Dan Wesson or Springfield

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by lasherb1, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. lasherb1

    lasherb1 New Member

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    For my first gun I'm looking for a 1911 style gun either 4 or 5 inches.
    the ones I'm looking at are:

    Springfield 1911-A1 .45ACP Loaded 5", Black-stainless target

    or,

    The Dan Wesson commander 4" .45ACP stainless

    mainly it will be used for target shooting and very minimal carry.
    any ideas on which one for a good reliable first gun choice?
     
  2. kevinleif2

    kevinleif2 New Member

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    i don't have experiece with dan wes, but i know springs are reliable and affordable...plus you can add on as you go for little $ and minimal (if any) gunsmithing...

    i own a spring mil-spec myself, bought it for $600 new, which came with a beveled out well, and polished feed ramp-good stuff to have with any 1911!

    added a guild rod (in my opinion, a must) for @ $30 and a comp for @ $70, next thing you know, i have a hell of a machine for less then $750!..i'll be adding a 8rd mag next-not bad if i may say so myself

    never had any problems with the springfield-no ejection problems, feeding related problems, accuarcy problems, disassembly/reassembly problems at all

    -hope this helps some
     

  3. aslocumb

    aslocumb New Member

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    I shoot a Kimber Pro Raptor II. I love it.
     
  4. Water-Man

    Water-Man New Member

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    aslocumb...you don't read too well do you!
     
  5. devildog66

    devildog66 New Member

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    I own a SA (I like it immensely) but I would pick the DW over it given the price point for the main reason of a better fit in frame to slide. Nothing wrong with the SA but I do believe the DW is a better fit and finished weapon.
     
  6. Chuck

    Chuck New Member

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    Dan Wesson 1911s, even though owned by Česká Zbrojovka, are made in the good ole USA with top grade parts. Check www.czcustom.com for a decent price.
     
  7. hkusp45

    hkusp45 New Member

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    Just bought the Dan Wesson and I have the Springfield V10 Loaded. I personally think the DW is a much better shooter and is better made when it comes to fit and finish.