DW - Classic Bobtail Range Report


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10-Ring
November 5, 2006, 06:01 PM
I put another 200 rounds through my new CBOB. So far she's been awesome.

Shot 100 rounds of 230 grn FMJs & 100 rounds of 185 grn HPs. After 30 rounds of the FMJs I noticed that I was pulling the trigger a bit & it felt heavy. I used a trigger scale & was surprised to see it was breaking at 3#'s. I felt that the heaviness was from a burr on one of the trigger parts. After a little discussion w/ a buddy, it was decided to stone the internals a bit just to clean it up & smoothen the pull. My buddy has an old honing stone that feels like thick construction paper. I put a couple drops of militec on it and started polishing. It didn't take long to basically polish out all the appropriate parts & contact points. Reassembled my gun and re-measured the trigger pull. To my surprise, it's now 2.5#'s and like buddah.

Well, the remaining rounds went by really quickly and every round went right where I point it. The pull I had is gone! At 50' all shots can be covered w/ a quarter. I honestly thought I was missing the target because I wasn't seeing any new holes. Yup, I'm a satisfied owner of a DW 1911 :D

As far as fit & finish. Fit is tight and surprisingly very good for what I look at as a production gun (like Colt, SA, Kimber, SIG, & Taurus)...I hold it on par w/ guns more considered semi-custom.

Finish is a slight mixed bag. I'm thinking that if this gun were finished properly I wouldn't have had this burr issue, but outwardly, she's a beauty. Out of 100, I'd give her an 89. Good parts, quality assembly, very good shooter...a great value!

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CZF
November 7, 2006, 12:02 PM
I've been very pleased with my CBOB in .45 ACP. This is the first 1911 for me in over 20 years. I still like and shoot CZ75 type guns better, but improving with the DW.

10-Ring
November 14, 2006, 11:58 PM
Here's a pick of my new baby ;)

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r208/10-Ring/P1010880.jpg

Zundfolge
November 15, 2006, 12:21 AM
So just how much does that bobtail increase concealability?

I'd love to have one of those in 10mm (that or I wish they'd put an officer's sized frame on it ... with the bobtail).

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