Dan Wesson Chaos Pistol

Logo Dan Wesson

Dan Wesson will release a new Elite Series handgun in 2014 called Chaos.  The Chaos will be a 1911-style 9mm pistol developed specifically for competition.  The gun will use 21 round, double-stack magazines.  The expected MSRP of the Chaos pistols is $3,829.

Chaos guns will be hand-built with a match trigger and fiber optic sights.

The gun sounds like it will be very similar to the company’s Mayhem, which is a .40 S&W competition pistol at close to the same price ($3,899.)  While specifications on the Chaos have not been released, the specs for the Mayham (6″ bull barrel, 51 oz weight, G10 grips) are likely similar.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • FourString

    Pretty cool concept—if it didn’t cost your first born child ><

    • They are high dollar for sure!

      • sianmink

        Don’t look at trap and skeet shotguns. I know guys who compete with hand-made Silver Seitzes and Krieghoffs that cost 20k plus.

        • FourString

          that’s nearly the price of a 2015 Subaru WRX D,:>

        • Yea I know and I’m glad they can afford it. I sure couldn’t!

          • sianmink

            Personally, I’ve inherited some good kit. I use a Perazzi MX8 and TM1, which combined are probably worth about $2000+5000, and a $500 Super X-1 for clays and hunting. Sporting shotguns get expensive fast, and I’m not 100% sure why.

  • Sable

    Now if they could just build a 9mm cco for less than a grand, that would be great.

  • Degasse Giant

    21 rounds in a 1911?! Sign me u–
    “Expected MSRP is $3829”
    Sign me up for none then… 🙁

    • Think I’d go with a Wilson for that money.

      • darkdestroyer

        With $3829 I would get a Wilson CQB or an STI Executive with a bunch of ammo for which ever I chose.

  • AZRon

    The first centerfire handgun that I ever bought was a Dan Wesson 15-2, 6″, .357 magnum revolver. It was an eye-opening experience to wield that much accuracy and power in a one-handed arm. (that’s why I still own it some 38 years later)

    The MSRP of their current line put them well outside of my consideration, but I’m sure it won’t be long before a post reviewing a $900.00 HK elicits the usual ignorance. (hate you/ you suck)

    For what it’s worth, I wouldn’t trade my 15-2 for an HK pistol anymore than I’d trade an HK pistol for a DW semi. What I have works everytime. Isn’t that the point…choices regarding what works for you?

    • Vhyrus

      It doesn’t take $4000, or even $900, to get reliability anymore, which is probably why people balk at the price. You can get a 100% reliable handgun for $400, and you can spend as little as $200 and get a gun thats probably reliable 90-95% of the time. When you put that in perspective, why would anyone pay those kind of prices?

    • hkryan

      Gotta love the 15-2! I have the same one as you. I’m surprised the interchangeable-barrel revolver hasn’t been brought back. If eBay prices are any indication, just the barrels would sell quickly!

  • Andrew

    For $3800 it should come with a thermal imaging sight, not fiber optic.

  • Bruce

    I dunno if I’d call it high priced or not. It’s about what you’d pay for a similar gun from STI or SVI. Neither of which fit my had as well as the CZ frame. If I was going to add 3-gun to my sports and campaign like I had a chance, this would be a very real choice. Fortunately I’m not that good so I can play with cheaper toys. 🙂

  • Visceral
    • Suburban

      So, like a Limited-class USPSA pistol, but in 9mm. That’s a pretty small niche to fill with a nearly $4000 pistol.

  • Sid

    Does this gun come bundle with an Uzi 9mm, 12 gauge autoloader, and a pulsed-plasma rifle in the 40 watt range? Because if I am spending $3800 plus tax on one frigging handgun….
    I have tools. I use them in my business. A good quality tool is worth the price because a cheap tool will break at the least opportune moment and cost me time which is money. Climb off a ladder 2 hours from the nearest hardware store and make a round trip for the replacement. So, I see a lot of comments on the price. But seriously, a high capacity 9mm in a 1911 frame, even with gold enlay, does not need to cost this much.
    I love the 1911 as a design. It was the first handgun I qualified with as an MP. But I know that Dan Wesson is known for quality. And damn.