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Eyes On: the Dan Wesson Discretion 1911
Mike the Mook

One of the most iconic American pistols of all time is the Model 1911A1. Its design has endured for over a century and it’s still serving elite forces in the US military. This 100+ year old design has been produced by hundreds of companies, but one of the best of the bunch is Dan Wesson with their latest model: The Discretion.

Eyes On: the Dan Wesson Discretion 1911

We recently had a chance to shoot one. Our test pistol shipped in a durable hard case with cutouts for the pistol, spare magazines and cleaning gear.

The Discretion is definitely not the 1911 your grandfather carried onto Omaha Beach in the WW2. Dan Wesson took John Moses Browning’s greatest design and enhanced it as only they could do. Most noticeable is the integrated Picatinny rail on the dust cover so you can attach a light or laser, or unit which incorporates both. The next major difference is the skeletonized slide.


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