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CZ-USA 01968 Dan Wesson 1911 ECO 8+1 9mm 3.5"

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Model: 01968
Condition: Factory New
Bud's Item Number: 79777
UPC: 806703019680

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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.

Finish Carbon Fiber
Type Not Listed
Action Not Valid
Caliber 38 Long Colt
Barrel Length 3.26"
Capacity 19 + 1
Safety Trigger/Thumb
Grips Mother of Pearl
Sights High Profile
Weight 1.56 lbs
Finish Black
Type Semi-Automatic
Action Single
Caliber 9mm
Barrel Length 3.5"
Capacity 8 + 1
Safety Thumb and Grip Safety
Grips G-10 (Composite)
Sights Night Sights
Weight 1.56 lbs
Finish Pink
Type Pistol Frame
Action Recoil Operation
Caliber 410/45 Long Colt/454 Casull
Barrel Length 10.5"
Capacity 100 + 1
Safety Trigger/Firing Pin
Grips Ivory
Sights Open Rifle
Weight 1.56 lbs
Type Semi-Automatic
Caliber 357 MAG / 9mm
Barrel Length 6.5"
Capacity 5 + 1, 6 + 1 ( Grip Extension)
Safety Manual Thumb
Grips Holster Grip
Sights Modern Square
Weight 1.56 lbs

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Reviewed By: John T on 07/26/2015 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Typical Dan Wesson. Tight, well made, great trigger, very nice finish. Had a few stovepipes in the first 150 rounds through the gun, functioning perfectly after that. The trigger is exceptionally nice right out of the box. The ECO has almost no recoil and is a joy to shoot. Very accurate. I believe it's the best shooting handgun I own.

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Reviewed By: Edward R on 04/18/2014 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
My new Dan Wesson ECO compact 1911 9 mm from Buds is a joy to shoot and a sight to behold. It is light and my accuracy with it is comparative to a full size Dan Wesson 1911. Zero problems with almost 200 rounds through it. I'm used to the thin grips on Dan Wesson's Valor and have ordered a thin set of carbon fiber grips for my ECO to fit my hand better. Kudos to Buds on giving me a great deal and getting it to my FFL in a timely manner.

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Reviewed By: Shirley T on 01/13/2013 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Nice gun, good grip, feels good in hand, accurate shooting, easy trigger pull...I have to get use to that, love the gun.

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