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Old 09-03-2010, 06:38 AM   #21
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If you've upped the ante, take a look at the Dan Wesson Commander Bobtail. For years, it was underpriced and a sleeper. Now, they've gotten more expensive, but it's a hell of a pistol.

Link: CZ-USA -> DAN WESSON Commander Classic Bobtail
A couple of years ago, I picked up the 10mm C-Bob (marked blemished) for less than $899. I still cannot find the blemish.
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Is the benefit of the bobtailed magazine well a carrying issue? Does that merely affect the comfort for carrying, or is there another benefit?

I couldn't tell from the link whether that Dan Wesson was also available in .45acp, but I for one would prefer .45 auto over 10mm every day of the week.

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Is the benefit of the bobtailed magazine well a carrying issue? Does that merely affect the comfort for carrying, or is there another benefit?

I couldn't tell from the link whether that Dan Wesson was also available in .45acp, but I for one would prefer .45 auto over 10mm every day of the week.
The bobtail supposedly makes it a tad easier to conceal, I doubt it makes a big difference though in practical use. Looks damned pretty though...
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It's supposed to make it easier to conceal, but like what Dave said, I don't know if it really does. However, it does look cool and it feels really good.

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DW is not putting out the 10mm any more after this year. I saw a C-Bob on gunbroker this morning (in .45).
The bob does not "print" as bad as one that isn't. Ed Brown has the same bob.

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Want to see a great CBOB, check out Sarge's BEASTBOB;

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/lets-see-some-1911s-14126/#post337015

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Wow, that BEASTBOB is beautiful! That's the "problem" with the 1911. It blurs the line between utility and art, function and form, need and lust.

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Get yourself a Springfield Armory. Noones customer service is better. You will never regret it.

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Looking to buy my first 1911 prefer commander 4 or 4.25 in barrel.made in USA have about $900 to spend.Need some 1911 peoples opinion.

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You're right about "need and lust", Once you get one you'll start lusting for the next one. I'd bet that very few here have just one 1911 type pistol.

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You're right about "need and lust", Once you get one you'll start lusting for the next one. I'd bet that very few here have just one 1911 type pistol.
Isn't that the truth I bought my first last week have been to the range twice and I'm already looking at others.
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