The Dan Wesson Specialist is another addition to the company’s 1911 line of pistols that I expect to be on display at the 2012 SHOT Show. According to the Dan Wesson company, the Specialist is a full sized, single-action pistol that was designed for police departments and “special units” that carry a 1911-style pistol.
The pistol will be familiar to most any 1911 enthusiast, but it has a number of nice features that should appeal to anyone wanting a full sized handgun for self defense or duty carry.
The Specialist is chambered for the ubiquitous .45 ACP cartridge. We can argue whether this round or that round is “better,” but no one will say the .45 won’t get the job done. The magazines will hold eight rounds, and two mags come standard with the gun.