Very Concealable and Extremely Accurate: The New DW ECP Pistol

A 1911 Ideal for All Day Carry from Dan Wesson

Kansas City, KS (May 7, 2019) – A new offering from Dan Wesson is the new DW ECP or Enhanced Compact Pistol. Made for all-day concealed carry, the DW ECP took the heavy, match-grade bull barrel from the Dan Wesson 1911 Officer-size ECO and installed it into the slightly-larger ECP platform.

The resulting DW ECP is a very concealable 1911 with amazing accuracy.

The DW ECP features a trim 4-inch. barrel, and a compact, stainless steel slide on a forged aluminum frame. This design brings the weight of the DW ECP to a svelte 29 ounces, for comfortable all-day carry. The grip frame on the ECP, by the way, is full-sized, providing a very stable platform for a shooter’s hands.

The DW ECP’s tri-topped slide wears aggressive side serrations, while a top rib knocks down glare for a better view of the sights. The generous U-notch on the rear sight is a Dan Wesson creation and allows a shooter to quickly line up that rear notch with the pistol’s brass-beaded front sight. The bull barrel itself is flush-cut to make for easier disassembly and has a 30-degree crown.

New tapered G10 grips on the DW ECP have a tapered profile that is slim at the top and full-width at the bottom, giving shooters with smaller hands an easier reach to the trigger, and provide superior control, especially when firing off multiple shots. A bobtailed frame enhances the pistol’s ergonomics, making it a great option for carry. The trigger guard is also undercut for a comfortable, high grip.


With a similar recoil system to the Dan Wesson ECO pistol, the DW ECP features a flat-wire recoil spring rated for 15,000 rounds–three times the round count of a typical 1911 dual recoil spring set up!  Available in both 9mm Luger and 45 ACP, the DW ECP conceals easily, draws fast and gets on target quickly, making it the ideal 1911 for everyday carry.

DW ECP 45 ACP Specs

  • SKU: 01883
  • Caliber: 45 ACP
  • Mag. Cap.: 8
  • Frame Material: Aluminum
  • Slide Finish: Black Duty
  • Grip: G10
  • Overall Length: 7.64 In.
  • Barrel Length: 4.0 In.
  • Width: 1.25 In.
  • Weight: 29 Oz.
  • Sights: Brass Front, U-Notch Rear
  • Safety Elements: Manual Thumb and Grip Safety
  • MSRP: $1,600.00

DW ECP 9mm Luger Specs

  • SKU: 01884
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Mag. Cap.: 9
  • Frame Material: Aluminum
  • Slide Finish: Black Duty
  • Grip: G10
  • Overall Length: 7.64 In.
  • Barrel Length: 4 In.
  • Width: 1.25 In.
  • Weight: 29 Oz.
  • Sights: Brass Front, U-Notch Rear
  • Safety Elements: Manual Thumb and Grip Safety
  • MSRP: $1,575.00

Since 1997, CZ-USA has given American shooters and hunters the best firearms the Czech Republic has to offer. In 2019, we completed yet another milestone by producing CZ firearms here in the United States at CZ-USA’s Kansas City, Kansas, facility. With our ever-increasing production capabilities stateside, CZ-USA will continue to improve, innovate, and add to the CZ-USA line-up of high-quality, affordable handguns, rifles, shotguns, and suppressors, plus custom-quality handguns from Dan Wesson.

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WWW.CZ-USA.COM.