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Dan Wesson got bought by a subsidiary of CZ-USA. It is owned by a little company in Czechoslovakia.

I'd sell if I had one.
 

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My ECO 45acp and Discretion 9mm listed as discontinued. Here are two photo's of my two great 1911's. Installed a one piece mag well on the ECO. View attachment 605322 View attachment 605323
I'm a big fan of the ECO as well. I have a 9mm example and it is excellent. The discretion was the pistol I wanted but I was never certain how I felt about the slide cuts. Otherwise it has everything I want in a full size 1911.

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The Discretion is one of the the nicest DW's I shoot, accurate, comfortable,easy to handle. If the slide cuts aren't your style the Specialist is about the same sans the cuts and with an ambi.
 

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I just read the other day that the Pointman Carry has been discontinued too.

I've had the ECO and the Pointman Carry on my radar for awhile.

Yours are beautiful.
 

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For the last ten years I've said that DW is the best 1911 for the money. Now that CZ has really taken over I'll stick to builds from 2019 and before. Why in the world did they change their best sellers?
 

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That's to bad, it's a nice gun

Agreed. I've been very pleased with the single PM-C that I own. Doesn't look like I'll be adding another now.











For the last ten years I've said that DW is the best 1911 for the money. Now that CZ has really taken over I'll stick to builds from 2019 and before. Why in the world did they change their best sellers?

I don't know what they are doing over there.

Confusing.

Had a great product line. Seemed to be on the uptake and expanding into some competition guns, too.........then it's all but flatlined.

The DW pistols I own at this point... will likely be it.

I'm glad to have them and plan on running them hard....may even have some refinishing done on the stainless models if I can scratch together the dinero to have Steve work some Integrity Arms magic and then onto his DLC people.
 

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Dan Wesson got bought by a subsidiary of CZ-USA. It is owned by a little company in Czechoslovakia.

I'd sell if I had one.
I have two CZ Dan Wesson 1911's in 10mm. No way I'm selling either of them. Much better quality than any Colt firearm. Maybe now that CZ owns Colt, Colt will finally start producing quality products again. I had Colt 1911's in the past. I sold all of them and bought better quality 1911's. ;)

My Silverback is also discontinued and I'm glad I bought it before they discontinued it.
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I have two CZ Dan Wesson 1911's in 10mm. No way I'm selling either of them. Much better quality than any Colt firearm. Maybe now that CZ owns Colt, Colt will finally start producing quality products again. I had Colt 1911's in the past. I sold all of them and bought better quality 1911's. ;)

My Silverback is also discontinued and I'm glad I bought it before they discontinued it.
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pfft...... "better than any Colt firearm"..... yeah idk about all that!

Btw, very nice examples OP.....I DEFINITELY wouldn't be selling ANYTHING.... Especially not those DW's..... or ANY firearms for that matter!
 

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Unfortunately, as a Colt fan I have to admit that the DW pistols are fitted better. Colt may have their MIM game on point, but that isn't a good argument against the small parts DW uses either.

I've got a half dozen Colt Custom Shop 1911s, and one DW Specialist. Not one of the Colts is better than the Specialist. Accuracy however is on par with each other. Colt at least got that right.

I collect the Colts, but I shoot the Specialist far more.

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my favorite was the valkyrie . i wonder if they are trying to get product lines matched up with the colt acquisition? or maybe there are so many orders for 'plain' guns they don't want to spend time on the ones that take more time? i won't sell or trade the ones i have until after things settle down. best, james
 

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Dan Wesson got bought by a subsidiary of CZ-USA. It is owned by a little company in Czechoslovakia.

I'd sell if I had one.
I'm afraid I don't understand this. CZ bought Dan Wesson 16 years ago. All they did was pump capital into DW and allow them to improve, increase, and innovate their 1911 production. DW has come out with and retired some outstanding guns over that time to meet changing market conditions.

CZ is not a little company, and it produces very high quality, accurate, ergonomic, and reliable firearms. The Czech Republic is the most free country in Europe, and the Czechs are more in favor of private gun ownership than many Americans are. I hope you never shoot a CZ Shadow, because you'll have just gained a second pistol addiction to go along with 1911s. In fact, when I think the zombies are about to attack and I need twice the capacity of my DW or Ed Brown 1911s, this is what I turn to (CZ Custom Shadow SAO with short reset and CGW 10x accuracy bushing). It's just as accurate as my 1911s and feels almost as good in hand:

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Dan Wesson got bought by a subsidiary of CZ-USA. It is owned by a little company in Czechoslovakia.
Czechoslovakia? Like from when the USSR existed? Really? :rolleyes:
 

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As JCMike stated, CZ bought Dan Wesson years ago. The fine weapons you have bought recently have already been made under CZ.

Somebody got confused over the fact that CZ just recently bought Colt.
 

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I'm afraid I don't understand this. CZ bought Dan Wesson 16 years ago. All they did was pump capital into DW and allow them to improve, increase, and innovate their 1911 production. DW has come out with and retired some outstanding guns over that time to meet changing market conditions.

CZ is not a little company, and it produces very high quality, accurate, ergonomic, and reliable firearms. The Czech Republic is the most free country in Europe, and the Czechs are more in favor of private gun ownership than many Americans are. I hope you never shoot a CZ Shadow, because you'll have just gained a second pistol addiction to go along with 1911s. In fact, when I think the zombies are about to attack and I need twice the capacity of my DW or Ed Brown 1911s, this is what I turn to (CZ Custom Shadow SAO with short reset and CGW 10x accuracy bushing). It's just as accurate as my 1911s and feels almost as good in hand:

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Can confirm. I picked up a Shadowline Compact a few years ago when they were available, and it's been my carry gun ever since. I have since collected several more Shadows and other CZs that are awaiting customization.
 

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For the last ten years I've said that DW is the best 1911 for the money. Now that CZ has really taken over I'll stick to builds from 2019 and before. Why in the world did they change their best sellers?
The 2020 Valor I recently bought is excellent. It has a few more features that previous Valors don't have. I got a great price on it too. I just put a 2020 Valor VBob on layaway at the same shop, and it's just as good. The newer Dan Wesson pistols are excellent.
 
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