Went to the range this weekend and put 165rds total rounds through it. I shot 150 of Federal Maroon colored box 230gr. FMJ and 15 rounds of Winchester PDX-1 230gr. Reliability was basically 100%...
I used Metalform 7rd, Wilson 47D 8rd, Wilson Elite 8rd, Chip McCormick Power 8rd, the supplied Check-mate 8rd and stock Colt 8rd mags.
Every mag fed rounds 100%. Every shot fed, fired and ejected from the gun itself. One thing though, my Valor does not like Colt or Colt based magazines. It fed 100% but failed to lock back the slide on the last round. I had 4 Colt 8rd mags and 4 Metalform mags which are like the original GI type and all 8 failed to lock the slide back.
The Wilsons, Chip McCormick and Check-mate mags had zero problems so I'm chalking it up to mag preference, not the gun. My first Ultra Carry didn't like Wilson Officer sized mags but ran like a freight train with everything else. Some 1911s just don't like certain mags. ETA: Cleaning off the mags, I just noticed I also brought a Wolff/ACT mag with me that ran 100% and locked the slide back no problem.
Accuracy was pretty good. The target below was a 5 shot group at 15 yards. Not my best and honestly won't comment any more on it until I take it to the range a few more times. I've gotten equal groups with my Colts, Springfield and Kimbers so I'm going to have to hit the range again soon. One thing I didn't do to the DW though was change the recoil spring to a 18.5# Wolff spring. I do this to even new 1911s because I can't stand 16# springs what-so-ever so this might be a reason the accuracy was equal to my other 1911s.
The other factor might be the straight 8 sights. I'm used to 3 dots or all black and haven't shot a 1911 with straight 8 sights in 3 years. I'm not sure why they even call the straight "8" sights since the barrier between the rear dot and the notch prevents them from ever becoming an "8" I think everything combined will take me another trip or 2 to get used to the sights again and use the correct spring weight.
The Turbo screws came from VZ. I still got shine on the grips from the flash but I basically take pictures to show something and don't go in depth with angles and lighting. I really think the screws go with the grips just right.
All in all it was a huge pleasure to shoot. After I change the spring and get used to the sights (or change them to 3 dots) I'm sure I'll love it even more.
Covered mirror shine feedramp
Mediocre 15-yard 5-shot group. three below, one in the 9 and one in the 10.