Dan Wesson 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by ntgaines, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. ntgaines

    ntgaines New Member

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    Does anyone have any complaints about Dan Wesson? I'm seriously considering the Valor Vbob for my first 1911. Any help with my decision would be great.
     
  2. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    There have probably been some complaints. However I would guess they are few & far between.
    DW builds a very good pistol. I have two DW 1911s (no VBOBs), they are both excellent. Of the "off the rack 1911s," it doesn't get much better than DW.
    FWIW, their customer service guy (Keith), is quite helpful. He helped me through some issues on my used (and out of warranty) PM7-40.
     

  3. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    what more can be said?
    good luck, Remember sight alignment and trigger control.
     
  4. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    DW makes a great pistol. They had a few problems for a little while then CZ bought them and quality came back. The only problem was the price went up, but you always pay for quality. CS is good and and the guns run like scalded dogs. Buy with confidence.
     
  5. HOSSFLY

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    DW is one of the few "high end" 1911's that i really can't recall hearing any real complaints about :confused:
    Never been able to afford such so no hands on advice - :(
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I've had nothing but good reports from what has been through here.

    I have a C-BOB in 10mm, and love the thing.
     
  7. progolfer_iii

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    I have the Guardian in 9mm. Shoot IDPA with it and love it. I've never had a problem.
     
  8. ntgaines

    ntgaines New Member

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    I wasnt sure if CZ only upped the price or if they actually did anything positive for Dan Wesson.
     
  9. Jay

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    1911's... I have Colts, Sigs, Kimbers, and Dan Wessons... MY preference is the Dan Wessons.. better workmanship, no tool marks, and better fit. Call it luck or whatever, but I've had no function issues out of any of my 1911's. My favorites are still the CBOB, and the VBOB.

    Personal preference... be glad you have a choice. :)
     
  10. ntgaines

    ntgaines New Member

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    Speaking of DW has anyone heard of Fusion Firearms. Are they DW quality?
     
  11. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Gotta watch out for fusion from everything I've heard. Bob Serva is the owner and turns out a great product but there has been more than one complaint about the gun you order isn't exactly what you get. A friend of mine just got a 10mm commander from him and loves it. Nice gun. Just be sure whatever you order is documented and you should be good to go.
     
  12. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I've used some of Fusion Firearms parts. Haven't had any problems so far.
     
  13. Olympus

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    I have two Dan Wesson 1911s and they are top quality. No complaints from me at all.

    Their older guns were a huge bang for your buck in terms of what you get for the money. That has since gone out the window with the much more expensive Valor series. Still a good gun, but price is in the same range as Les Baer and that's stiff competition.
     
  14. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Yes it is!
     
  15. ntgaines

    ntgaines New Member

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    Does anyone know the difference from the 2010 V-Bob and todays current production other than a $300-$400 price difference?
     
  16. esc2820

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    But I think the Valor is comparable if not better than the Baer. I like Baer, but when my local shop had a V-Bob and Baer next to each other on the shelf, I picked up both and the V-Bob felt like part of me, the Baer was nice, but the V-Bob now resides with me.
     
  17. Jay

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    Excellent examples of personal preference. Far too often fans of a particular platform, or manufacturer tend to think that their opinions of certain firearms translate into fact.... for everyone.... not likely. Baer makes a fine 1911. So does Dan Wesson. I own Dan Wesson VBOBs... Baer still makes a fine 1911, but my hands prefer the VBOBs, and I pay much more attention to my hands than I do anyone else's.
     
  18. ntgaines

    ntgaines New Member

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    Thanks for the comments. I am a proud new owner of the black duty VBOB. Its my first 1911 and I can't imagine what a better shooting, better feeling pistol would be like. Thanks for all the insight.
     
  19. canebrake

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    I'm softening to the bobbed Commander and I think the DW V-BOB is one of the reasons. :eek:

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  20. esc2820

    esc2820 New Member

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    Here is a Pic of My Valor Bob

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