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. Â 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. Â We can argue whether this round or that round is “better,” but no one will say the .45 won’t get the job done. Â The magazines will hold eight rounds, and two mags come standard with the gun.