CZ-USA® Dan Wesson® Vigil Commander 9mm Semi-automatic Pistol
In 1968, Dan Wesson struck off on his own to manufacture fine firearms that deviated from the standards. 50 years later, the company he founded is still going strong and building unique products. Though there are many manufacturers of 1911s, not many combine custom-level fitting, top-shelf parts and clean, elegant lines like Dan Wesson—let alone at such an attainable price.
They produce only a few thousand handguns a year, using the best components and finishes the industry has to offer. They painstakingly hand-fit and polish each and every part, creating the best possible production 1911. Even a custom pistol-maker would be hard-pressed to build a gun that would outperform a Dan Wesson straight out of the box.
A more affordable entry into the Dan Wesson lineup, the Vigil series pistols are all built around a forged aluminum frame with a stainless slide. The round-top slide wears a tritium sight on the front and a serrated tactical rear. The frontstrap is checkered 25 LPI, as is the rear that also features a rounded butt for comfortable carry. With the same features as the Government-size Vigil, this shorter Commander modeldrops some weight due to its shorter barrel and slide, making it a mid-sized pistol that remains incredibly shootable while being easier to carry on-body all day.