Low prices on the Dan Wesson 1911 Guardian Bobtail Commander start at Champion Firearms-
Dan Wesson gained fame back in the 1970s and 80s for exceptionally strong and accurate revolvers featuring quick interchangeable barrels and a unique forward locking cylinder. Today, Dan Wesson also specializes in building high quality 1911 pistols with all the bells and whistles you'd expect on a semi-custom production 1911- including tool steel parts, a flared ejection port, match-grade barrel, dehorning, Wolff springs, skeletonized trigger, custom grips and a series 70 firing system.
The Dan Wesson Guardian is a true Commander size 1911 with a 4¼” barrel and slide. The Dan Wesson Guardian is an alloy-framed rendition of the Colt Commander-size 1911 pistol, weighing in at just 29 ounces. It is attractively finished in a matte black ceramic coating, the specific of which Dan Wesson regards as proprietary information.
Unlike Colt's original Commander model 1911, the Dan Wesson Guardian sports an ergonomic Bobtail grip frame. A "Bobtail" 1911 involves chamfering the lower rear corner of the grip frame to eliminate the portion that is the most difficult to conceal when the pistol is carried under clothing. Another major advantage to the Bobtail frame is extreme design ergonomics, making the Dan Wesson Guardian one of the lightest and most comfortable feeling 1911's on the market.
The Guardian's grip safety is an Ed Brown beavertail with a “memory groove” palm swell at the base, and is well fitted to the receiver. Trigger pull on the Dan Wesson Guardian is short and crisp at around 4 lbs. This helps achieve the accuracy you’ve come to expect from a Dan Wesson 1911. The frame is forged anodized aluminum and features an undercut trigger guard with 25 LPI checkering. The Dan Wesson Guardian sports a set of Trijicon® brand night sights, with the rear being a low-profile wedge type and the front being set in a dovetail. Under the hood of the Dan Wesson Guardian is an integral feed ramp barrel that is commonly seen on alloy frame pistols and protects against the possibility of damage to a softer alloy ramp, as well as providing better case head support.