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Dan Wesson RZ-10: Need Educating

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by Kwesi, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Kwesi

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    Please educate me on the quality and value. My only 1911's are a Colt Delta Elite 10 and EAA Witness Limited 10. I've been offered a used RZ10 that looks to be stainless steel with grooved black rubber grips. Owner states 200 rounds fired and pics show it to be in very nice condition. Asking $900 with two mags. While I don't need another 10mm I have read good comments about these guns & always interested in a "good deal". Please advise
     
  2. dsb1829

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    Dan Wesson makes a very nice 1911. We have had one of the 10mm on the local arms list. It started at $1100 and is now down to $950. IMO $900 is probably what the market will bear.
     


  3. alwaysshootin

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    If it's a firearm you want, and, know how to look it over to make sure it hasn't been misrepresented, I would think that would be a nice 10MM to add to your stable. Although I've never owned a Dan Wesson, I know a couple that have, and, read all I can about them. Nothing, but high praise, have I heard! That being said, other then the Delta, I know of no other 1911, in 10MM, that can be had for under a grand. I have a Kimber, and I wouldn't trade it for a Delta. If I had a DW, it too, would not be traded, for the Colt. Lastly, how much are the DW's new? Best I can figure, much more than $900!
     
  4. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

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    Kwesi,

    I had a DW Razorback (2006 model IIRC) and found it to be an extremely fine firearm. I loved my RZ. The only ... and I mean ONLY ... reason I sold it is to fund a custom Fusion Longslide 6" 10mm... otherwise, I'd still own it. It was deadly accurate (got my first 10mm deer with it), very reliable and handled full power 10mm like a champ. I highly recommend them.

    I bought a scratch and dent RZ for $825 plus FFL/Shipping and that was when they were cheap. I'd say 900 is fair price from what you know about it.

    Go for it!
     
  5. Kwesi

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    Don't know when it was built but it does have serrations at the front and rear of the slide. The photo that I found of the newer productions only near the hammer end. Does this add'l info have any bearing on your opinions?
     
  6. Kwesi

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    Update: might be a scammer. I asked the seller if the three pics he sent were actual photo's. He replied "of course". I replied really, then why is the exact pic of photo #3 listed on the internet as images?
     
  7. I purchased a new RZ-10 once. I'll never do that again! I suppose you would like to have some reasons why. Well, it would not feed any brand of 10mm ammo that I had into the chamber. If I hand fed one into the chamber and then fired it would not eject. All it ever did was give me high blood pressure. No, $900 is too much. $9 is too much! Just my $1000 opinion. Maybe you should consider other 10mm pistols.
     
  8. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

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    Front cocking serrations generally means it's an older RZ. The older ones were mostly hand-made but the newer ones were made on CZ's new machines. The old ones had forged slides and frames but honestly it's a toss up which ones are nicer. They are all VERY nice. TOP NOTCH customer service, as well.