I've had a Dan wesson kit gun and used it alot, never had a bit of trouble with it, my only complaint was with the controls, being a firearms training officer on a municipal PD that was equiped with S&W's it was a bit confusing at times making the transition, the S&W has the cylinder latch in a different possition than does the Dan Wesson, so I finally quit trying to confuse myself and sold it off.I was wondering if anyone knows where I could get one of these, how much they run for, and does anyone own one?
I have a model 715, which wasn't purchased as a "Pistol Pack" but I've obtained several barrels and shrouds for it over the years. Mine is a late "Monson" production piece and I've owned it since the mid 80's. I purchased most of my extra barrels from a gun show vendor who was an employee at the Monson factory. Back in their heyday, these guns were highly rated by top competition sillouette shooters and brought home many trophies. The interchangeable barrel system made them inherrently accurate because of the way the attachment system stressed the barrel from each end. The heavy hammer spring and short hammer throw made for quick lock time and the frame stud made it a perfect candidate for any type of custom grips you could imagine. These were really good guns, but they didn't catch on too well with the avearge Joe. Financial problems forced them to move production from Monson to Palmer (Mass) and then the quality started to suffer. It was mostly downhill from there. They went belly-up and disappeared for many years. Last I heard the name, designs and patents were bought by another company and they're making them again now in N.Y.. I believe they also market a 1911 under the Dan Wesson name now too. I haven't seen any of the new production guns so I can't comment on them, but if you're looking for an older one, make sure it was made in Monson Mass., NOT Palmer.does anyone own one?