Dan Wesson Releases New Kodiak 10mm Long Slides at NRAAM

Dan Wesson Kodiak

Featuring a 6-inch barrel, the 10mm DW Kodiak is pitched to the handgun hunter market (Photos: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Kansas City-based Dan Wesson announced their new series of Kodiak hunting pistols, chambering in 10mm, at the NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis last week.

The Kodiaks are long slide 1911-style semi-autos complete with 6-inch bull barrels. Chambered in 10mm — a caliber that had all but died out just a few years ago but is now very much resurgent — the big pistols were developed, “For the hunter who is up to the challenge of pistol hunting,” notes the CZ-USA subsidiary on the new gun.

Using a solid frame, these bruisers are named after the largest of brown bears and when picking one up you can tell from the Kodiak’s 47-ounce unloaded weight that the moniker fits the pistol. Overall length is 9.7-inches long. For this, the sportsman taking to the field with Dan Wesson‘s newest 10 gets a pistol that has an accessory rail, fully-adjustable sights, an 8+1 capacity, and G10 grips.

The stainless steel frame and slide are in what the company calls a Tri-Tone finish which is a black frame, a matte stainless slide, and bronzed small parts including the manual safety, barrel and magazine release.

Dan Wesson Kodiak 10mm (3)

For those who prefer, the DW Kodiak is also available in a more understated black finish.

Dan Wesson Kodiak 10mm black

While DW’s headquarters is in Kansas City, their factory is in Norwich, New York, as shown by the rollmarks.

Dan Wesson Kodiak 10mm sights

The Kodiak series features 6-inch bull barrels along with fully-adjustable rear and fiber optic front sights.

MSRP is $2,349 on the Tri-Tone DW Kodiak while the Kodiak Black runs a half C-note less at $2,299.

DW fans looking to get a “centimeter” gun that runs shorter can always opt for the Razorback, which runs a 5-inch barrel and bright stainless finish for about $1K cheaper.

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