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Which Dan Wesson?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by rightwingnut, Feb 15, 2012.


  1. rightwingnut

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    I have no need for another gun but lots of "want" for another gun. I started first thinking of a DW CCO for carry but my G26 seems to fit that bill perfectly for now. I love the black Valor but I see lots of love for the VBOBs. Its just a range toy and investment (lol), atleast thats how I justify these purchases. Im not concerned with weight, round capacity, concealability or style of sights. Being new to 1911s and DW, what would you suggest? Thanks in advance.
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  2. Tallahassee

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    If weight and concealability are not an issue, I'd look at the Valor or Vbob.

    But, if this is just going to be a range gun, I'd take a look at a few Les Baers if I were you. Dan Wessons are great guns, but they way their prices have gone up, I think certain Les Baer Models (like the Premier II) are a better deal now.
     

  3. minderasr

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    Haven't Les Baer's gone up in price as well? Love my vbob.

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  4. bac1023

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    Actually, they haven't gone up.

    Baer is one of the very few that haven't recently and I feel they are a better value than Dan Wesson.
     
  5. glock2740

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    Hard to beat a DW Guardian. :cool:

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    can't stop looking at these pics, it's perrrrrfect...
     
  7. PrecisionRifleman

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    I really like the vbob myself. Probably the best looking 1911 out there IMO.

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  8. bac1023

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    Its certainly one of them.
     
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    I have a SS Valor and like it quite a bit, after the price increase I did a lot of research and found a great deal on mine so just do your homework and you can find a DW at a much better price than Les Baer (I saved about $800.00). I saw a magazine with the new model the Specialist and that has my name writen all over it.
     
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    $800 dollars difference seems excessive.

    Which Les Baer were you looking at?
     
  11. venenoindy

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    I was looking to get a custom carry no FS and different sights and after those options it was about $2100.00 vs the Valor exactly how I wanted for $1250.00 OTD.
     
  12. bac1023

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    That's a great price on a Valor these days.

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  13. Tallahassee

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    No kidding :wow:

    I'd definitely pick up a Valor at that price, great find. Congrats.
     
  14. glockin-45

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    +1 Man, and i paid more than that for my DWCCO. Was gonna get a TRP. But i got what i wanted, does it have a checkerd front strap, no. But no fs,no lock, and has night sights, and it's for ccw. So i'm happy.:cool:
     
  15. btj

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    I'd go with a VBOB. Though I'm probably biased, since I carry a CBOB.
     
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    VBOB with the Duty Treatment all the way!
     
  17. Nakanokalronin

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    I'm personally looking forward to the ECO to replace my Ultra Carry II in the future. If your looking for a pure range toy, I'd look into a Valor, although it would be excellent as a HD or carry gun if you where to use it for such purposes. Best to get a full size 5" Government model it it's your first 1911 IMO.

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  18. brianfede

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    I know the OP mentioned the Valor and the VBOB, but how about the DW Heritage? If your patient enough you can find them new on Gunbroker or Gunsamerica for $999, add a pair of Sarge or VZ and I think you have a great 1911 for the money. Just my $0.02.
     
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    This ....

    Or you could find a used DW PM-7 for about the same price.... or less...