There has never been a higher demand
for self defense handguns than there is today. The greatest demand is
for the smallest, lightest gun available, but this has drawbacks.
Generally these guns are difficult to shoot well, lack stopping power
and recoil can be a problem. If you can’t hit or stop what you are
shooting at, what good is the handgun? We can understand all of these
concerns as we face them every day as well. We wanted to give our
customers the smallest, lightest gun that we could without sacrificing
accuracy, dependability and stopping power.
Presenting the ECO, a true single
stack officer size 1911 weighing in at only 25 oz. For years the officer
1911 has been criticized for reliability. We have taken care of that by
using some of the latest technology as well as our background in doing
what others say can’t be done. This gun has all the latest and greatest
we have to offer.
The ECO wears tritium night sights
with our tactical ledge sight on the rear of our lightweight 3.5” slide.
The barrel is a flush-cut ramped bull barrel with target crown rather
than the traditional barrel and barrel bushing. This makes the gun
slightly more compact and easier to disassemble. The recoil system is
quite unique for this style of 1911 as we use a solid, one piece guide
rod and a flat recoil spring that is rated for 15,000 rounds in .45 ACP.
That is 15,000 rounds! Not 500 rounds like most 1911 dual recoil
systems are rated for. This is unheard of in a production 1911! This
recoil system also gives the benefit of a smooth slide for easier
operation and less felt recoil.
Trigger pull, like all of our 1911s,
is short and crisp at around 4 lbs. This helps achieve the accuracy
you’ve come to expect from a Dan Wesson. The frame is anodized aluminum
and features an undercut trigger guard and 25 LPI checkering. The
mainspring housing is also aluminum with 25 LPI checkering and a rounded
bottom corner for concealability and shooting comfort. These features
coupled with the Ed Brown high ride grip safety and our new slim line DW
carry G10 grips really help you hold onto the gun for faster follow-up
shots and recoil control. Just like our Guardian, the ECO slide and
small parts are treated with our Duty finish and available in both 9mm
and .45 ACP. Stopping power is not a concern.
If you’re looking for a compact,
lightweight and reliable 1911 that beats the competition, look no
further than our ECO. We are confident you won’t be disappointed.