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Offline cargaritaville

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The New Dan Wesson Valor in .45
« on: June 28, 2021, 11:14:29 AM »
I have been waiting for this beauty over a year now. Finally it arrived. Check it out!
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Re: The New Dan Wesson Valor in .45
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2021, 12:56:52 PM »
A beauty but no surprise you waited for over a year; their website states that it is either discontinued or in limited production.

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Re: The New Dan Wesson Valor in .45
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2021, 01:38:27 AM »
I really like the cleanliness of pistol. 

No obnoxious roll marks taking up most of the slide and it's not a billboard for the company making it (like a Cabot).

If it shoots as good as it looks you defiantly got a keeper.


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Re: The New Dan Wesson Valor in .45
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2021, 08:20:50 AM »

Very nice. 

My first serious gun was a Dan Wesson .357 Magnum revolver with the interchangeable barrels.  I used the 6" barrel to compete in 25 yard bullseye competitions.  It was a beautiful gun.  Nearly everyone else was shooting a S&W 686 and my DW always got some looks.

Enjoy the new DW!

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Re: The New Dan Wesson Valor in .45
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2021, 09:02:07 AM »
Wow!
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Re: The New Dan Wesson Valor in .45
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2021, 01:32:46 PM »


I have always wanted  a Dan Wesson Razorback but I have never jumped.

Nice buy!

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Re: The New Dan Wesson Valor in .45
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2021, 02:10:08 PM »
The amazing thing about Dan Wessons is they use all Ed Brown parts.
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Re: The New Dan Wesson Valor in .45
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2021, 02:54:53 PM »
The amazing thing about Dan Wessons is they use all Ed Brown parts.

Dan Wesson has long been recognized as the best buy for a "Premium Production Gun".

I have quite a few Les Baer 1911's and I feel they are the best buy in a "Custom Gun".

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Re: The New Dan Wesson Valor in .45
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2021, 07:58:21 PM »
Surprisingly, the Razorback has had some reliability issues.

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Re: The New Dan Wesson Valor in .45
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2021, 08:34:22 PM »
Surprisingly, the Razorback has had some reliability issues.

I have not heard much about that but many manufacturers have trouble with 10mm 1911's when they first start up.

Les Baer quit altogether and then started back up when the demand increased about 10 fold.  The one I have works fine.

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Re: The New Dan Wesson Valor in .45
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2021, 10:18:35 AM »
One of my cousins had a Les Baer .45, bought it new, sold it almost immediately.  It was so “tight” that he had trouble racking the slide.  I bought my oldest boy a Wilson Combat CQB for his 40th, a superb pistol.  My Ed Brown Special Forces is pretty impressive as well.  I’ve never shot a Dan Wesson.
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Re: The New Dan Wesson Valor in .45
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2021, 12:04:45 PM »
One of my cousins had a Les Baer .45, bought it new, sold it almost immediately.  It was so “tight” that he had trouble racking the slide.  I bought my oldest boy a Wilson Combat CQB for his 40th, a superb pistol.  My Ed Brown Special Forces is pretty impressive as well.  I’ve never shot a Dan Wesson.

That is the way that Baer fits his 1911's and that is why he guarantees them to shoot 3" groups at 50 yards or better.  Most will shoot 2" to 2 1/2" and for an extra $150 you get one that shoots 1 1/2" at 50 yards.

He builds and fits guns like they did in the 30's, all by hand.  He shoots 50 rounds through a completed gun and tears it down to look for any unusual wear.  He then puts another 100 to 200 rounds through it and ships it.  He recommends putting 500 rounds through it before cleaning or you will have trouble getting it back together.

His front strap is even checkered by hand.  I've never had trouble racking the slide, even the 10mm with a 22# spring. 

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Re: The New Dan Wesson Valor in .45
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2021, 06:02:56 PM »
Does anyone here own a Nighthawk Custom or have an opinion on their 1911s?