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Dan Wesson 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by alecat88, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. alecat88

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    I was looking at a Dan Wesson 1911 tonight so anyone out there have any experience with them? Are they worth it? Quality good? Right now i have a few Kimbers, colts , springfields.
     

  2. bac1023

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    I think they're very good 1911s.

    That said, I'd sooner buy a Les Baer for the price of some of them.
     
  3. jfost11

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    My father-in-law has had a bobtail for quite some time. It's a great gun. He has a couple of Kimbers and prefers the DW to both.
     
  4. Tallahassee

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    I agree. I just picked up a used CBOB for a good price, and it looks like it's been shot very little. I don't think I'd get a new Dan Wesson right now, though. The new Valors around me are +/- $1600 and that's close enough to push me towards a Premier II.

    I haven't shot my CBOB yet, but it is the first 1911 I've had that requires a bushing wrench. It's built very tight. The only thing I'm not wild about is that there are visible tool marks on the barrel bushing.

    I guess my comments boil down to, if you can find a good used Dan Wesson for a good price, go for it. A new one? They are still great guns, but I think there are better options for only a little more money (if that even).
     
  5. bac1023

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    It seems like years ago, pre-CZ, CBOBs could be easily found in the $900 range. They sure are beautiful pistols IMO.
     
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  7. Rinspeed

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    Dan Wessons are better than Les Baers these days. I know I read it on the errornet.
     
  8. bac1023

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    :animlol:
     
  9. CigarandScotch

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    The one I got to shoot recently was a Heritage. I fell in love with it immediately; felt better than any 1911 I have ever used, although I have only fired about a half dozen or so. At 10 yards I made a one inch hole without really trying.
     
  10. DRJ1911

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    I have a vbob and it is a very nice pistol. Very accurate and no problems of any kind.

    Doyle
     
  11. glock_19guy1983

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    but Baers come in a cardboard box.:rofl:
     
  12. bac1023

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    :animlol:

    That was a thread for the ages. :supergrin:
     
  13. alecat88

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    i saw a photo of a glock 1911 , model G1911. they had a Ed brown i few weeks ago and i was going to trade in a few to get that but it sold and saw they had a bunch of dan wesson's, thanks eveyone for your input.
     
  14. rv4driver

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    I picked up a CBOB that was a mfgr's rep demo gun. Excellent value. Great gun. It's a keeper. I doubt I could get the same deal today, but two years ago, it was amazing.

    Do it.

     
  15. SauerChoi

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    Didn't know you can get a Les Baer for the same amount of money but I love the stainless VBOB that I have and have no regrets.
     
  16. Paul7

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    I have a SS Valor I got off GB for $1,350 delivered, fantastic gun, super accurate and runs 100%. One of the best looking 1911s out there, IMHO.
     
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  17. bac1023

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    For the black Valor you can.
     
  18. bac1023

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    It's certainly a beautiful 1911. :cool:
     
  19. ArmoryDoc

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    I own the Dan Wesson CCO. Great gun - wouldn't trade it. :)