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Old March 26, 2008, 01:36 PM   #1
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Has anyone put their hands on this one yet. Looks very promising at the sub $1200 price point.

Guns are supposed to be fitted, blended, dehorned, and polished all by hand. My understanding is that it is ceramic coated stainless steel. Comes with the slim VZ. Adjustable rear sights. I love my CBOB and am interested in this one.
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Old March 26, 2008, 02:32 PM   #2
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Dealer cost is over $1,100.00 and MSRP is $1,600.00.
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Old March 26, 2008, 02:41 PM   #3
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Dealer cost is over $1,100.00 and MSRP is $1,600.00.
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They are being sold for $1175 shipped by Buds. No one should ever pay MSRP.
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Old March 26, 2008, 02:50 PM   #4
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I never said to pay msrp. I just said what it was. Bud's obviously has a master dealer status. Don't expect that price from your local dealer.
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Old March 26, 2008, 03:34 PM   #5
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Darned fine looker. I'd love it even more if they had made the slide serations straight vertical instead of slanted, but it still one heck of a look.
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Old March 26, 2008, 03:37 PM   #6
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I never said to pay msrp. I just said what it was. Bud's obviously has a master dealer status. Don't expect that price from your local dealer.
Why would I pay more from a local dealer if I can get it for $1175 shipped with a $15 transfer?

You may not have said pay MSRP but you did imply that this is not a sub $1200 gun which it is.
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Old March 26, 2008, 03:46 PM   #7
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Has anyone handled this nice 1911 in person?
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Old March 26, 2008, 10:16 PM   #8
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does it come in 10mm?
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Old March 27, 2008, 09:42 AM   #9
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Not that I have seen. I would like to see it in 10mm and 9mm but I doubt they will. I think that amount of time that is going into building this one to branch out.
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Old March 27, 2008, 09:47 AM   #10
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That is one good looking 1911.
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Old March 27, 2008, 10:03 AM   #11
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That is one good looking 1911.
I have to agree. I love the fact that is does not have front serrations. It has really clean lines to my eyes.

This was posted by a Dan Wesson Employee over on 1911forum.com

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Truth is these are in such high demand at such a steal of a price I can't make them fast enough. Truth be told we can only build one of these a day. They need to be fitted, blended, dehorned, and polished all by hand. Next they have to be built and test fired to make sure that they work before sending them off to be coated. Next we have to disassemble the entire gun and package all the parts for each gun and send them out to be coated. Upon its return we then have to laser the slide and reassemble everything.

We have to be extra careful not to scuff your guns before you get them. This is one of the most durable "coatings" available on the market and setting the standard for all other coatings. It is now being used by a number of companies by different names. In fact there is one company that is using this coating on their barrels instead of Stainless because of it's durability. It is very wear resistant though not indestructable. I wish it was.
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Old March 27, 2008, 12:00 PM   #12
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I wonder if they can accept a request for one without the coating.
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Old April 2, 2008, 09:46 AM   #13
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Dan Wesson Valor:









So far over 1200 rounds and zero issues period.
I really like the slim VZ grips. They took alittle getting
used to but now I have changed my CBOB over to the
slims as well.
It is hard to see in the pictures, but ALOT of time
went into the handblending on the Valor. This quickly
became my favorite .45 ACP ever.
I do not believe there is a better bargain at this price range....
Seriously.

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Old April 2, 2008, 11:45 AM   #14
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Don't know much about DW, but that is a very nice looking piece.
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Old April 2, 2008, 12:09 PM   #15
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I really dislike front serrations, and love the fact this gun is without. The solid trigger really goes well with the all black gun, I would be tempted to put a set of 10-8 sights on it, but it really does look like a quality 1911. I really like the way Dan Wessons don't billboard their slides with names. If it shoots anything like my pointman 7, it should be a success.
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Old April 2, 2008, 12:59 PM   #16
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Do they make it in stainless? If so I'd go for one of these over a Springfield loaded as I'm in the, I dislike front slide serrations, crowd.
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Old April 2, 2008, 03:02 PM   #17
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Dan Wesson use a lot of Ed Brown parts to make their 1911s? If so, this could be a good way to get a semi custom, decent priced 1911 made from good parts. Definately cheaper than an Ed Brown.
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Old April 22, 2008, 09:36 AM   #18
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[QUOTE][Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Dan Wesson use a lot of Ed Brown parts to make their 1911s? If so, this could be a good way to get a semi custom, decent priced 1911 made from good parts. Definately cheaper than an Ed Brown.
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This is true.
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Old April 22, 2008, 09:38 AM   #19
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But does it shoot like an ED brown....
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Old April 22, 2008, 10:12 AM   #20
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But does it shoot like an ED brown....
If tearing a ragged hole in the 10 ring means shooting like an Ed Brown, then my Bobtail does. Oh yea, and for half the price.
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Old April 22, 2008, 10:16 AM   #21
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I never said to pay msrp. I just said what it was. Bud's obviously has a master dealer status. Don't expect that price from your local dealer.
I'll bet the main reason Bud's sells at such low prices is the efficiency of its operation. Low prices, low overhead and high volume really works. Quick and easy to order from them, I've been very pleased.
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Old May 6, 2008, 01:30 PM   #22
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Has anyone else gotten to see one of these in person. I cannot find one locally and will most likely end up ordering one from WildAlaksa right here on the TFL.

Bud's is okay of price checking but I find if you want to talk firearms and have real relationship with a dealer guys like Wild are the way to go.

Most of the time I can call him get custom service for the same price.

WildplusIjustlovetohearthesoundofhisvoiceAlaska
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Old July 6, 2008, 01:28 AM   #23
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How about a Bobtail variant?

Old thread as I was warned...but my first viewing. Their Commander-sized Bobtail needs this treatment (coating and trigger) as well. What do you say DW? ...or at least a regular blued one? I realize a lot of folks are into the stainless look (and I understand and appreciate the function)...just not for me, but a coated stainless like you can get the EB's might be just the ticket.

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Old August 25, 2008, 06:02 AM   #24
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gak,

Reviving the old thread again, call DW, they'll do whatever you want (within reason) in a custom gun. I requested a fair amount of information on various customizations from Keith, and was quoted really great prices considering the work I was requesting. You might be surprised, give them a call and find out.
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Old August 25, 2008, 03:26 PM   #25
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They need to offer it in 10mm. Also the entire 1911 line in blue/black.
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