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One of these 2. Dan Wesson Valor .45 or Hipower 9mm

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by u4ea, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. u4ea

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    Looking to get a nice looking gun to go along with my Glocks. I have it narrowed down between a 9mm Hipower or a Dan Wesson Valor. The Hipower is both cheaper to buy and shoot, while the Wesson is a .45 as well as the better looking of the 2. Anyone know of a place to buy either one new for a good deal at this time? No rush. I'd rather wait 6 months to get a deal than buy one now and get ripped off. I am new to both of these guns and don't know if there are any GSSF-like programs for either of them. I would tend to doubt there are any deals on either gun, but any money saved is good in my book. Help break it down for me. I have already bought 2 guns in 2010 and between the Wesson and Hipower that will be 3. Good enough for 1 year for me. :cool:
     
  2. Azjeeper

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    My vote goes for the hp. For me they carry nicer then the 1911 and they take down and re-assemble easier plus they are lighter. I am also partial to the way they look. 1911s are a dime a dozen the P35 is alittle more scarce. I need to get a pic of my semi custom Mk3 hi power up. It has heine sights ebony wood grips and a no bite ring hammer on it with the mag disconnect removed.
     

  3. u4ea

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    Let's see some pics.
     
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    I took this pic just for the thread. :)


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    My vote goes to Hi Power (as always).

    Here is my 35 years young BHP.
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  6. u4ea

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    :cool: Awesome, thanks! Which would you say is more enjoyable to shoot? They both look pretty sweet, so I think my decision may come down to which one is more fun to shoot. It'll be hard/impossible to track down someone with a Valor and a Hipower that will let me shoot both of them back to back.
     
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    Thanks.

    That's a tough one. The Hi-Power is my favorite 9mm of all time, but the 1911 is my favorite pistol design period and the Valor is a good example.

    That's not even mentioning that an enhanced 1911, like the Valor, has a trigger 10 times as nice as a stock Hi-Power. The trigger was never the Hi-Power's strong point, at least stock. I have a custom Hi-Power and a competition Hi-Power that have nice triggers.

    All in all, I have to give my vote to the Valor. As much as I love my Hi-Powers, they will never quite equal a good 1911 in my eyes.
     
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    Tough decision. I vote the HP as the price of the DW keeps going up and is about as expensive as a Les Baer. The DW VBOB went from $900 to almost $1300 dealer price. The Valor is a very nice 1911.
     
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    Why not a Hi Power .40 cal? The 9mm is really nice. I have one and it's beautiful to look at and shoot. I have two 1911's in .45 but I mostly shoot my Glock .40's. The Hi Power is a wonderful gun and of all the above it's my favorite.
     
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    The only good thing about a Hi-Power in 40S&W is that they're less expensive because nobody wants them. Me included.
     
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    Good thing is, I can't go wrong either way. So do I want a Hipower Mark II or III?
     
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    Thats just filth right there :) awesome.
     
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    bac1023 has a flame thrower while the rest of us are trying to rub 2 sticks together to start a fire lol
     
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    Glad you like the pic, loki. :)
     
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    I'd go with the Valor. They have to be the sexiest 1911 ever built. After that, save some money and buy a HP. Both are exceptional firearms, you can't go wrong either way.
     
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    Mark II or III for the Hipower?