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  1. Dan Wesson
    For all of you that have a DWX, what holster are you using? I've found a couple kydex (Red Hill, Longs Shadow), but I'm hopeful someone has found a good leather holster? If this should be in the holster section instead, please move accordingly.
  2. Range Reports
    Heading to Bud's tomorrow morning to put the first rounds through it. Just finished taking it apart and cleaning the oil they ship it with off and liberally oiling it with FP-10 to get it ready. Excitement does not come close to how I feel about breaking this fine weapon in. I'll most...
  3. Range Reports
    Enjoyment of a day off is always better when a range trip can be had. Took a 5" 1911 in .45acp with some 200gr lswc & 230gr ball, a 2011 with 115gr ball and today's carry gun...DW alloy frame bobbed 4.25" .38 Super with 130gr ball. Opened up with the carry gun at 10yds. Same rate of fire I'd...
  4. Range Reports
    DW PM-C and P220 range fun today. ANSWER: 10yd rapid fire scattered groups like this....P220 mags = initial round DA & then chased it SA Forgot to wipe of storage oil from the P220 prior to session. Looks like it's leaking, lol
  5. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    Hello, My new Dan Wesson slide stop on my specialist commander is not fitting flush with the slide stop notch when the slide is locked to the rear on an empty magazine (photo). I sent it back to Dan Wesson customer service and was told the issue was fixed via adjusting the detent. However, the...
  6. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    Hello all. I have a Vigil Commander 45ACP that I purchased last December. Have approximately 500 rounds through it as of today. I noticed some marks that appear to me to be made by the cases during ejection. Top of slide just forward of ejection port. I have a total of 4 DW's, 5"Vigil 45acp...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi all. Just picked up my first 1911. It’s a Dan Wesson Specialist 9mm. Debated for weeks about 9mm or 45acp. But with the prices of ammo and everything else going up, I figured this would be a better choice for now. Going to take my first shots later this week for the break in period. Looking...
  8. General Gun Discussion
    hey guys! just joined the forum as i really neaded help deciding between a dan wesson blem vigil or a smith e series 1911. on armslist the smith goes $1015 and the dan $1099 on dans site. any help is appreciated and thanks in advance!
  9. Dan Wesson
    Dreams do happen -- I always wanted a two/tone bobtail, sure some of the semi-customs guys can do it but I love Dan Wesson bobtails and wanted to do some "bubba smithin" at the same time and learn about the internals of the gun. I did the 3-hole trigger, slide-release and the Chen thumb safety...
  10. Dan Wesson
    Today was a play day, cleaning and some grip swaps on my two 38 Super DW's. I have a VBOB (9mm) slide at Evolution for DLC, sights, slide-top treatment and a French border. That'll give me the holy trinity with a seldom seen two/tone bobtail to slip in between these two.
  11. Dan Wesson
    Last year with Covid and the BLM issues I bought my Dad a Guardian, dependable, light, thin, etc. Over the past year he has struggled to carry it in comfort (I joke that it shouldn't be comfy, that's your reminder it's there). Granted he's a first time carrier and never even held/shot a gun...
  12. Dan Wesson
    I bought this last fall and it sat with a Smith that was to busy to do some minor mods so I had him send it to me. The night sights are dated 2013 and it doesn't look like it was shot much but not loving cared for either. It had many slight swirls on the slide and a faint idiot scratch as far...
  13. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    Hi Everyone, I'm a newbie to the 1911 world, but have many years hunting and shooting as a youngster (72 years old now). The year 2020 brought me to the decision to arm myself for many various reasons. I've always been intrigued by the 1911 as my high school friend's father was a police officer...
  14. Dan Wesson
    Hello all, I am requesting a bit of information. Working through a decision process in my head about purchasing one of the two models listed. What I can't find out is what parts are stainless. The pieces I am interested in know about specifically are: Slide stop Grip safety Mainspring...
  15. Springfield Armory
    Hello all, First I want to start by saying I am a new member. Not a new shooter. I have only ever had one 1911 pistol. The Ruger SR1911. The SR1911 was a gift from a family member and due to its sentimental value I don’t want to carry it in case I have to use it. I would rather the police don’t...
  16. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    I just got a new Dan Wesson Heritage in stainless with the plan on having the slide finished in DLC for that two-tone look. Considering the tight tolerances of the gun, should I break it in first or would it be okay getting the slide coated right off the bat (before firing the gun)?
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