Anyone have a Dan Wesson?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Kenney, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Kenney

    Kenney New Member

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    I was reading G&A today and CZ has started making 1911s under the name. CZ is a great gun, so I wouldn't expect anything less than good. Opinions?
     
  2. Dan308

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    I do. don't know anything about the autoloaders but I have the DW 15-2 VH-4, VH-6, VH-8 .357 mag
     

  3. Olympus

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    They haven't "just" started, they've been doing so for several years now! I think you're a little late to the party. DW 1911s have always been very highly regarded in respect to their quality, accuracy, features, and value. In the past, they were considered a lot of bang for your buck. Their new models offered within the last year are even better quality, but the price has increased and now they are competing with Les Baer and other high end makers. I currently own 2, both 10mms, and they are fantastic guns. You'll have a hard time finding one used and if so, they seemed to be priced almost as high as a new one.

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  4. Kenney

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    Yeah, that's unsurprising. I was looking over the Specialist model and was pretty impressed. I just haven't heard of them I guess.
     
  5. Olympus

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    That's one of the newest models, so I anticipate you'll have a hard time finding one and you'll definitely pay a premium. When they introduced the Valor series and I saw the pricepoint, I lost interest as I'd rather spend the money on a Baer.
     
  6. rjgnwdc

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  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The Dan Wesson line is very good. The older ones used what appeared to be Ed Brown parts.
    Every DW I've had and still have are exceptionally accurate.
     
  8. bartwatkins

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    I just picked up, about two/three weeks back, a DW Guardian in 9mm (they also make this gun in .45).
    It is a commander size (4.25" barrel) bobtail 1911 that is lightweight (aluminum frame).
    I have been looking for one in my area here for over a year. You cannot find them in stock and no one sells them used once they get one.
    Even most discount internet sellers (like Buds) stays out of stock in the Guardian most of the time.

    It is absolutly awesome! I can knock down small pie plate sized metal plates at 25 yards with ease. Have put about 300 to 350 round through it so far.
    This gun is as accurate as my EB Kobra.
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  9. mes227

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    I have a pre-CZ Pointman in .45acp and a new model Guardian in 9mm. Both fantastic guns.
     
  10. esc2820

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    I purchased a Valor Bob in Duty Finish a couple months ago. It is sweet. I actually like my Valor Bob much better than the Baer models. IMO the Wesson shoots much more accurate and you really get a LOT more out of a Wesson for your Money compared to a Baer.

    On the other hand, that Razorback is a beautiful firearm. I really like the grips on the C-Bob, but I do like a more tactile grip. Great firearms!
     
  11. esc2820

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    So the difference between the Valor and Guardian are the Valor has a Stainless frame and the Guardian has an alloy frame? I think I am right.....but if you look at the weight of the two, the Valor weights 2.2 lbs. and the Guardian is 1.8 lbs. not much difference when you consider stainless vs. alloy frames. I thought you would more of a weight savings?
     
  12. Overkill0084

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    Actually, DW was making them for a number of years before the CZ buyout. From everything I've read the CZ purchase has given them a solid financial footing for the first time in forever. Their 1911s are top shelf. Common opinion puts them just below the Baers & Browns, in quality. Their customer service guy, Keith, is active on at least one 1911 forum and is great to deal with. I have 2 DW 1911s, a CCO and a PM7-40. I'd buy another in a heartbeat.
     
  13. Durangokid

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    Overkill, I see you are just down the mountain from me. Where did you find a DW 1911 I have never seen one.:confused:
     
  14. Overkill0084

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    The CCO my wife bought NIB at Impact, Ogden. There's a thread on it here somewhere. Ironically, the only other DW I've come across was the PM7-40. It was a trade-in at Impact. The sales guy called my attention to it early on and it never made it to the display case.
     
  15. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    OK I stop in at Kents and Sports about every week. I only get out to Impact a few times a year. Thx:)