When police departments approached Dan Wesson to build them a more reliable, durable 1911 to replace the ones they had been carrying, a model was developed just for them.
The additions that made it ideal for law enforcement also make it perfect for recreational shooters, so it's offered it for sale to the public.A full-size 1911, the Specialist is chambered in .45 and loaded with features to satisfy a public servant's special requirements. The forged stainless steel slide wears a popular Clark-style serrated rib with a single amber tritium dot in the rear sight and a green lamp with 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 two-piece 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 available in a Duty Black finish, which makes for an especially hardy pistol that scoffs at everyday wear and tear. This model was discontinued in 2019.
SpecificationsModel Specialist Black .45 ACPCaliber .45 ACPMagazine Capacity 8Frame Material Forged StainlessSlide Finish Duty FinishGrips G10Overall Length 8.75 inBarrel Length 5Height 5.5 inWidth 1.45 inWeight 42.3 ozTrigger Mech Single ActionFront Sight Fixed Night SightRear Sight Tactical Night SightSafety Ambi thumb safety, grip safety
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