Help with next gun purchase. Dan Wesson Guardian vs. Cbob

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by getem2011, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. getem2011

    getem2011 New Member

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    Of those who have had experience handling these two please let me know what you think of what is a better buy. I cannot carry yet as I live in IL which is why I am leaning towards the cbob but the cbob is an 09 model I and concerned with cast frame. Do cast frames have serious effects on the lifespan of the gun? what things should I consider.

    Thanks everyone,

    Getem
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    With proper maintenance, that DW will outlive you.

    I like the C-BOB for concealment (and the BOB does feel comfortable on the range to me).
     

  3. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Here is my '09 CBOB in 10mm. If cast frames can hold up to 10mm, you shouldn't have any problems with .45. Lots of other manufacturers use cast frames as well. It will likely outlast you and your children as well.

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  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Cbob..................
     
  5. getem2011

    getem2011 New Member

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    My other option is that wiley clapp commander....I know you have one Cane. How is holding up for you?
     
  6. Babyfacenelson

    Babyfacenelson New Member

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    I don't usually prefer two tone guns but damn that is gorgeous, got a spare? :p
     
  7. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    I wish. There was only 100 of these made. That one is a single digit serial number. But I know where you can find another one for sale. Guy is asking $1400.
     
  8. Babyfacenelson

    Babyfacenelson New Member

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    If i had 1400 dollars to spend i would be raiding my LGS
     
  9. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    If I had $1400, I'd be buying that gun. LGS probably won't have anything like that. Owning 1 of 100 is pretty rare, but owning 2 of 100 is even better. Not to mention the value of DWs has gone through the roof in the past several years. But to each their own.