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Old 06-07-2013, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default S&W1911 e series bobtail commander or DW VBOB?

Guys I'm in the market for a new carry piece as my 21st century commander is beginning to show some wear and I would like to keep the gun looking new. So I've decide on a bobtailed commander and narrowed it down to these. I don't know much about the Smith e series as far as quality and reliability. I know DW valor guns have a stellar reputation. So I'm asking is the s&w worth the $1300 price tag? Or do I just wait on a vbob to pop up? Thanks.
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #2
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The S&W is a good gun, but it's nowhere near being in the same league as the DW. One thing I hate about the S&W guns is the "lawyer talk" they print on the gun. DW had a classier, clean look. Not to mention your getting a gun with tool steel internals and no MIM parts. Fit and finish on the Valor will blow the S&W away.

Right now, there is a stainless DW CBOB in 10mm on GB. If you like 10mm, that's another good option. Better than the S&W in my opinion as well.

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The S&W is a good gun, but it's nowhere near being in the same league as the DW. One thing I hate about the S&W guns is the "lawyer talk" they print on the gun. DW had a classier, clean look. Not to mention your getting a gun with tool steel internals and no MIM parts. Fit and finish on the Valor will blow the S&W away.

Right now, there is a stainless DW CBOB in 10mm on GB. If you like 10mm, that's another good option. Better than the S&W in my opinion as well.
I would want the black I believe.
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Severns Custom offers a Hard Hat Treatment which is basically the same thing as the Duty Treatment from DW. You can have it treated with IonBond which is also pretty much the same thing.
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If you can afford it, DW.
If you can afford better, Ed Brown Kobra carry.
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Dan Wesson ,hands down, no contest.
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I'm a big DW fan. I carry a CCO, I also have a PM7 as well. Great products with great CS to boot.
I would also point out that the Guardian (LW frame) is a fairer comparison to the S&W. But yeah, the VBOB would be excellent.

I will admit that the S&W round butt models seem pretty nice. The few S&W 1911s I've messed were good guns. My primary issue with S&W is with some of the styling choices they make.
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I have handled (not shot) the S&W and shot the DW.

No brainer for me, it would be the Dan Wesson. Great, strong build, pleasing to both eye & hand. JMHO
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