Dan Wesson has shown us some very impressive 1911’s over the years, and the new Pointman Carry is no exception. Mirroring the fit and finish of the full sized Pointman 9, the Carry features a Commander length slide on an Officers sized frame. The Dan Wesson Pointman Carry is chambered in 9mm and is an absolute pleasure to shoot.
The 4.25 inch barrel makes fast target transitions a snap, while the chopped down frame size makes the Pointman disappear in a CCW role. The trigger is crisp, which we expect from a 1911, and broke cleanly at 4 lbs. That is more than adequate for a carry gun. The frame and slide are stainless steel, with a brushed finish. The sides of the slide are mirror polished, with a matte finish on the top. This helps reduce glare when acquiring a sight picture. The rear features cocking serrations, which are absent on the front.
Out of the box, the front sight is a green fiber optic, which is a nice touch. The rear is a rounded notch and features a ledge for one hand weapon manipulations.
The barrel is a bull cut, match grade, which reflected during the range sessions. The grips are checkered wood, an excellent choice on the traditional side. 25 LPI checkering adorns the front strap and mainspring housing. A flat mainspring housing was chosen on this model, further reducing the signature.
The trigger is a medium length with a serrated face, which I prefer for a carry piece. The safety is right hand only, in keeping with the slim lines. All of the edges have been rounded, including the butt of the gun. Also standard is the Dan Wesson tactical hammer, a skeletonized version to reduce weight. The Pointman Carry is an absolutely beautiful weapon.
Performance wise, the PM-C delivers. I have large hands, but the Officer frame wasn’t noticeable when the lead was flying. The heavy steel frame does a wonderful job of dampening recoil, and the trigger is great. The wide notch in the rear makes target transitions a snap. Another in a line of fantastic Dan Wesson 1911’s, this one is worth checking out. If you prefer old slab sides as your carry option, this one fits the bill.
- Chambering: 9mm
- Barrel: 4.25inches
- OA Length: 8 inches
- Grip: wood
- Sights: Fiber optic front, black rear
- Action: semi auto
- Finish: stainless steel
- Capacity: 8+1 rds.
- MSRP: $1597
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