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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 Pink
Type Pistol
Action Semi-Auto
Caliber 6.8 mm Remington
Barrel Length 2 1/2"
Capacity Not Valid
Safety Hammer Drop/Thumb/Trigger/Key Lock
Grips Composite, Black
Sights Drift Adjustable
Weight 1.56 lbs
Finish Midnight Blue
Type Not Valid
Action Semi-Auto
Caliber 410/45 Long Colt/454 Casull
Barrel Length 4.55"
Capacity 12 + 1
Safety Extended Beavertail Grip Safety
Grips Crimson Trace Grips
Sights High Profile
Weight 1.56 lbs
Finish Boron
Action Safe Action
Caliber 36 Black Powder
Barrel Length 9 1/2"
Safety Firing Pin & Loading Chamber Indicator
Grips Simulated Ivory
Sights High Profile with Dots
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 Midnight Blue
Type Rifle
Action Break Open
Caliber 5.56X45 mm
Barrel Length Threaded Barrel
Capacity 12
Safety Notched Cylinder
Grips Synthetic
Sights 3-Dot Adjustable
Weight 1.56 lbs

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Reviewed By: Paul J on 08/11/2016 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
This is my 2nd Dan Wesson from Buds, I have the Duty treat V-Bob 9mm as well. This ECO is simply superbly built for a lifetime of concealed carry service. Discreetly designed without any flash or gaudiness, just simple elegance and function, and ultra smoothness. This is the $3,000 black tuxedo that never goes out of style whether its NYC, to the Vegas strip to LA. That applies to any Dan Wesson 1911 - they don't have any of the flash or variety of the Kimbers or guns like that. They are more understated, classic, and a little plainer. Also, because they are so tight fitting, they require careful break-in with a little attention to ammunition type in some cases, with careful attention to cleaning and lubing during break-in. These are beautiful, well engineered and crafted guns that will reward this type of care with years of flawless, very accurate shooting. Nothing feels as good in the hand as a 2 pound 1911, right? Thank you Buds for a great deal, fast shipping as always.

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Reviewed By: Chris B on 12/17/2015 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
300 rounds so far and no issues. Great carry. Light, compact and accurate . DW quality shining through as always. Buds a pleasure to work with.

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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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