Dan Wesson 1911 – Extreme Accuracy from Officer Framed Gun

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 Dan Wesson Carry features a Commander length slide on an Officers sized frame.

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 fiber optic front sight makes acquisition fast and it’s easy to keep the focus on the front sight where it belongs.

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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The Dan Wesson Pointman Carry comes with two magazines int he box.

Even the grip housing is rounded to make it easier to carry. No sharp edges against your body or to snag when carrying concealed.

Rear sight is rounded but features a shelf for one handed racking of the slide in an emergency.

The barrel is a bull cut match barrel

About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website, Off-The-Reservation.com

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  • Dr. JRB April 30, 2018, 6:08 pm

    I am surprised at the choice of a green-colored front sight on the 1911. There is a large percentage of men that are color blind to green, and what they see is dark grey. Don’t any gun manufacturer’s know that? How about yellow?

    In giving the specifications for a carry hand gun, in the future please include the gun’s weight!

    In giving the specification for a very high accuracy long-range rifle, please give the bullet rotation spec. As a former long range competitor at 1000 yards, it is the first number I look at.

    Thank you; Dr. J. Burnett (physicist)

  • Douger April 30, 2018, 1:18 pm

    $1500+ for a single action 1911 carry gun without an ambi safety? Seriously? Even righties sometimes need to be able to take the gun off safe with their left hand if their right is injured. Let alone what a left handed shooter would need….

  • Bob April 30, 2018, 12:20 pm

    I only watched this video out of vanity. I own 2 DWs, a Heritage and a Valor Commander V-Bob w/duty finish. Both .45s are more accurate than my 9mm M&P 2.0.

  • Pat J April 30, 2018, 11:42 am

    Dan Wesson 1911s are the best. They’re what Kimber would like to be, I carry a .45 V-Bob very, very close to where my appendix used to be, very comfortable and accurate carry weapons. I will be buying this Pointman Carry, too, even though it’s a 9mm.

  • Jumbotuna April 30, 2018, 10:48 am

    Promoted for concealed carry with an MSRP of $1597. That being said, there’s no excuse for not having night sights come standard on this pistol.

  • TFish April 30, 2018, 10:26 am

    Nothing really new here . I have a Dan Wesson 1911 Valor Commander exactly like that “new” PM-C except the trigger pull is 2 pounds. And yes, it is a great gun.

  • Kurt April 30, 2018, 8:22 am

    That thing looks fantastic nice to see a 1911 4” with a barrel bushing

  • Edgardo Ortiz Lugo April 30, 2018, 6:34 am

    Beautiful 1911

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