CZ Builds NEW Dan Wesson 1911/CZ-75 Hybrid Pistol..also Bren 2 MS Carbine, 457 Chassis – SHOT Show 2020

Now you don’t have to choose between the CZ-75 and the 1911: The DWX is both.

CZ-USA has expanded its booth at SHOT Show 2020 and its offerings for the year. They’ve got new Dan Wesson pistols and rifles and shotguns galore. Jeff Crambit talked with CZ-USA about three of their new guns for 2020.

The DWX is like a tale of star-crossed lovers finally coming together and making a beautiful baby. It’s got Slavic brawn and Western swagger. It’s the perfect mix the 1911 and the CZ-75.

It’s got a 1911 upper, including a pic rail.

Wrap your hand around the grip and you’ll love the feel of the machined aluminum grips and front and back straps from the CZ, but you’ll cock it and lock it up top like a 1911.

And it’s got machined aluminum CZ grips that are interchangeable with other CZ models.

It’s got a 1911 trigger, but the grips and magwell are upgradable with CZ 75 parts. You’ll appreciate the 2011 capacity of 19+1 in 9mm or 15+1 in .40 S&W. It comes with two magazines. It’s shipping now and MSRP is $1,799.

A tight 1911 trigger.
Ribbed slide and fiber optic front sight.
Skeletonized hammer and adjustable blacked-out rear sights.

Bren 2 Ms Carbine

The Bren 2 MS Carbine picks up where the Bren 2 pistol leaves off. It’s got an adjustable folding stock mated up with the 16.5″ barrel. It’s got a full-length 1913 rail and ambidextrous non-reciprocating charging handles.

It’s a carbine version of the popular Bren 2 Ms pistol.
The stock folds to make it significantly shorter.

The Bren 2 Ms Carbine also has an AR-style bolt release and a blot release integrated into the trigger guard. The magazine release and safety are also ambidextrous.

it’s got AR-style bolt release buttons but also releases on the trigger guard.

Like the Bren 2 Ms pistol, the lower receiver is made of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer with an aluminum upper. The handguard is replete with M-Lok slots.

M-Lok slots all the way down the handguard.
Threaded barrel with a flash hider included.

The Bren 2 Ms Carbine will be shipping shortly. In the meantime, check out the Bren 2 Ms pistol. The carbine’s MSRP is $1,999.

The new 457 Varmint Precision Chassis is ready to compete out of the box.

CZ is well-known for their rimfire rifles, and the 457 which launched last year has lived up to the reputation. New for this year, CZ is offering the 457 Varmint Precision Chassis. It gives you the upgrades you’d like for precision competitions right out of the box.

The heavy barrel is threaded and comes in 16.5″ or 24,” but is also swappable with other 457s and older 455s.

The chassis is all aluminum with an AR-style grip. The forend is flat underneath for stability on rests. It’s got an adjustable Luth-AR stock, and M-Lok slots all the way down the forend.

It’s got a Luth-AR adjustable stock.

The Precision Chassis has the 457’s excellent trigger which is user-adjustable. The bolt handle requires just 60 degrees of throw and works fast. And while it’s fitted with a heavy varmint barrel, it’s got the same swappable barrel system as the other 457s and 455s so the combinations are wide open. It’s available with a 16.5″ barrel or a 24″ barrel. Both come threaded and suppressor-ready.

The 60-degree bolt throw makes for fast followups and low-mounted optics.

Complete 457 Varmint Precision Chassis rifles will begin shipping in the 2nd quarter of 2020. MSRP is $999.

Keep an eye on CZ-USA’s website for more details and check out the new line of shotguns, too.

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  • Rob Mears January 29, 2020, 6:01 pm

    The DWX looks like hot stuff! I was about to upgrade my Shadow to a Shadow 2, but the DWX with the 1911 trigger might be the most perfect full-sized 9mm imaginable. I believe I’ll be going this route over the Shadow 2.

    The only other area of the design that they might have considered would be the slide to frame fitment. The CZ-75 is famous for the slide design’s low reciprocating mass, and they could have reduced the mass on the DWX as well by fitting the slide into the frame, rather than the frame into the slide. They would have lost that classic 1911 profile as a result though, and ended up with essentially almost a pure CZ-75 with a 1911 trigger. That actually would have been just as awesome come to think of it, but I’m quite pleased with DWX just as it is!

  • Jeff Kellogg January 29, 2020, 1:34 pm

    Kinda reminiscent of the CZ40B from the 80s only in reverse. CZ slide and da trigger, 1911 grip frame. Love mine.

  • Kenneth Thomas January 29, 2020, 8:52 am

    I don’t buy single action pistol or revolvers. I have no use for it. I don’t want to have to keep it cocked and locked or engage the slide before using it or remove the safety to use it. Maybe a range toy or competition gun. I train the way, I play.

    • kevin January 29, 2020, 11:41 am

      Engage the slide before using? What does that mean? No cocked and locked? How is that different from a cocked striker with no safety. Train like I play….train with a safety and that is “normal” for those who train with it. Serious questions, not trying to be a dick.

    • joseph tessaro January 29, 2020, 2:41 pm

      SA or DA pistols have to have a bullet chambered. The only difference between, lets say a 1911 with a bullet chambered with the hammer back and safety on and a Glock (or comparable) wiht a bullet chambered is the safety. You can draw a Glock and start shooting. With the 1911, you have to draw it and disengage the safety to fire. I disengage when I am removing from the holster.

      SA revolvers have to be cocked and there is no safety.
      DA revolvers you can pull the trigger immediately.

      Out of all the arguments, the SA revolver is the most cumbersome becasue you have to cock it every time.

      I bet if we stood side by side at a range and had our pistols holstered, I can shoot just as fast as fast out of the gate with my 1911 vs. your pistol.

  • Cary Kieffer January 29, 2020, 7:47 am

    Wow! That pistol is nice! They took my TRP Operator with monolithic rail and gave it the grip of my fav 38 super which is my Witness Elite Stock III. I’m gonna hold off for a bit and pray for a 10mm.

    • Pantexan January 30, 2020, 10:33 am

      Me too but I am going to pray for a 11mm.

  • cc January 29, 2020, 7:43 am

    So the new CZ is a single action CZ 97 w a 1911 safety? Hope it’s more reliable and lighter than the CZ 97 was…

    • Roy Simmons January 29, 2020, 10:05 am

      No it is not a CZ97, that trigger is curved and like the other CZ pistols and a bit heavy double action (at least mine is – although very reliable and the weight certainly helps tame recoil). Apparently the difference here is the 1911 trigger which is the best of all triggers. Think that was the purpose of the article and the big innovation of this pistol.

  • 1ABOMINABLE1 January 29, 2020, 5:58 am

    I like all the info provided, it’s just hard to read when you start half of the sentences with “It’s got”.
    Try other introductions to your thoughts, such as, It comes standard with, or also included, available with, here’s a feature that I really like, etc.
    I’ve never left a comment like this before and I’m by no means a literary Nazi, but, if I’m noticing it, it probably needs work.

    Thank you for the time and effort that you put into going to SHOT, interviewing the vendors, and creating the articles for us to read. I hope that my friendly advice doesn’t come across as insulting.

  • Mike Goss January 29, 2020, 5:49 am


    “It’s shipping now ”

    I’d like to know where… There are currently none available anywhere that I can find.

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