- A Novak-style snag-free sight with tritium self-illuminated vials
- With an abrupt front face, the tactical rear sight allows for one-handed racking of the slide and has a single tritium vial dead-center below the sight's notch
- Forward cocking serrations give solid purchase for press-checks
- To cut down on glare the top rib is cut into the slide
- Ball End Mill Cut accentuates the carry cut and slightly modifies the appearance
- The skeletonized hammer helps to reduce weight and maintains the clean look of the pistol
- Long solid trigger was used to give a traditional look and incorporate a serrated face
- An ambidextrous safety allows for an easy to access to the safety for both left-handed and right-hand shooters
- Equipped with a 1913 Picatinny rail, adding a light or laser is a simple operation
- 25 LPI checkering on the flat mainspring housing provides the means for a superb grip
When police departments approached Dan Wesson to build them a more reliable, durable 1911 to replace the ones they had been carrying, DW developed a model just for them. The additions that made it ideal for law enforcement also make it perfect for home defense, so we gladly offer it for sale to the public.
A full-size 1911, the Specialist Pistol is chambered in 10mm and loaded with features to satisfy a public servant's special requirements. The forged stainless steel slide wears the inverted top rib with a single amber tritium dot in the rear sight and a green lamp with a white target ring in front.
The frame sports an integral 1913 Picatinny, 25 LPI front strap checkering, undercut trigger guard and recessed slide stop to enable the installation of laser grips. Equipped with an ambidextrous thumb safety, extended magazine release, and detachable magwell, the Specialist is operator-friendly. It is finished off with a set of G10 VZ Operator II grips that force the hand into the beavertail and hold it there.
The Specialist ships with two 8-round magazines with bump pads and is comes in Duty Black finish, which makes for an especially hardy pistol that scoffs at everyday wear and tear.
|Barrel Length, in||5"|
|Magazine Capacity, rd||8|
|Number of Magazines||2|
|Front Sight||Fixed Night Sight|
|Frame Material||Forged Stainless|
|Slide Finish||Duty Black|
|Trigger Mech||Single Action|
|Safety||Ambi Thumb Safety, Grip Safety|
|Overall Length, in||8.75"|