DW ECO – 9mm


Our smallest 1911, the ECO weighs in at 25 ounces and is chambered in 9mm and .45.

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Product Description

There has never been a higher demand for self defense handguns than there is today. The greatest demand is for the smallest, lightest gun available, but this has drawbacks. Generally these guns are difficult to shoot well, lack stopping power and recoil can be a problem. If you can’t hit or stop what you are shooting at, what good is the handgun? We can understand all of these concerns as we face them every day as well. We wanted to give our customers the smallest, lightest gun that we could without sacrificing accuracy, dependability and stopping power.

Presenting the ECO, a true single stack officer size 1911 weighing in at only 25 oz. For years the officer 1911 has been criticized for reliability. We have taken care of that by using some of the latest technology as well as our background in doing what others say can’t be done. This gun has all the latest and greatest we have to offer.

The ECO wears tritium night sights with our tactical ledge sight on the rear of our lightweight 3.5” slide. The barrel is a flush-cut ramped bull barrel with target crown rather than the traditional barrel and barrel bushing. This makes the gun slightly more compact and easier to disassemble. The recoil system is quite unique for this style of 1911 as we use a solid, one piece guide rod and a flat recoil spring that is rated for 15,000 rounds in .45 ACP. That is 15,000 rounds! Not 500 rounds like most 1911 dual recoil systems are rated for. This is unheard of in a production 1911! This recoil system also gives the benefit of a smooth slide for easier operation and less felt recoil.

Trigger pull, like all of our 1911s, is short and crisp at around 4 lbs. This helps achieve the accuracy you’ve come to expect from a Dan Wesson.  The frame is anodized aluminum and features an undercut trigger guard and 25 LPI checkering. The mainspring housing is also aluminum with 25 LPI checkering and a rounded bottom corner for concealability and shooting comfort. These features coupled with the Ed Brown high ride grip safety and our new slim line DW carry G10 grips really help you hold onto the gun for faster follow-up shots and recoil control. Just like our Guardian, the ECO slide and small parts are treated with our Duty finish and available in both 9mm and .45 ACP. Stopping power is not a concern.

If you’re looking for a compact, lightweight and reliable 1911 that beats the competition, look no further than our ECO. We are confident you won’t be disappointed.


  1. :

    DW ECO 1911 9mm (Nice small gun in a large package) and it is the tightest gun from a gun manufacture ever. DW ECO 9mm, what year did you start making them?
    Thank you

  2. :

    DW eco in 9mm is great gun at low price but it did require break in of 500 rounds and I did change mag

  3. :

    I bought this gun and was worried that I may have some hiccups with it but wow, this gun has blown me away at the range. I’ve not had a single malfunction of ANY type — this is from round 1 — nothing. Seriously! It has exceeded my expectations. I shoot a lot of IDPA and 3Gun and this little Dan Wesson ECO 9mm fits my hands so good and is so accurate that I actually feel I could shoot it in IDPA. It blew me away when I ran through an IDPA stage with it.
    I’m really glad I purchased this pistol. It is gorgeous and performance even better than it looks. Love it!!

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