Just got my Dan Wesson CBOB .45!


B. Adams
April 2, 2007, 05:33 PM
Today I went and picked up my Dan Wesson Commander Classic Bobtail, which I ordered from Bud's Gun Shop. I ordered it at about 4:00pm on Sunday, March 25th, and picked it up today (April 2nd) at 1:00pm. That's a total of 7 days and 21 hours from start to finish. And here I was just hoping it was going to be here by the 10th or so... I was surprised that my FFL even called me today, since it was just this morning that I got the e-mail from Bud's telling me it was shipping, but I'm not going to complain. ;)

I cleaned it and took it out to the range, intending to put 150 rounds through it. During the second magazine I noticed that the rear sight was loose, loose enough that it was sliding around quite a bit, and since I didn't have an Allen wrench with me I took it off. Since I couldn't really aim the gun like that, I only put 55 rounds through it, but every one fed perfectly, even the hollowpoints, and the gun felt great in my hand. I put the sight back on when I got home, and I'll put another 100 rounds through it tomorrow while I sight it in. In hindsight I should have checked to see if it was tight when I cleaned it beforehand, but I didn't think about it. I'm not really used to sights that can come loose, actually, all my other guns have fixed sights. But if a loose sight is the only thing I can find "wrong" with this gun, I won't complain too much. I didn't even realize that they're night sights until after I'd ordered it, so it's kind of like I got them for free, right? :rolleyes:

This is the first 1911 and/or .45 I've bought, and the first bobtailed pistol I've ever shot. I'm incredibly impressed with this pistol so far, it's much nicer than my dad's Auto-Ordnance 1911 (of course), and it feels as every bit as good as any Colt or Kimber I've used. The attention to detail is very apparent. I intend to use this as a carry pistol once it gets broken-in (and once I get a couple holsters), and I think it will fit the bill perfectly.

This is also the first new gun I've bought online, although I've bought several used ones, all long guns. I was impressed with the speed and efficiency that Bud's handled my order, and I appreciated getting an e-mail each time my order progressed, even if they came a little late. I'm certain that they'll be getting more of my business, especially since my FFL is on file with them. :)

I'm not going to post pics, because it looks like every other DW CBOB, except the trigger seems lighter in color than in photos. I just wanted to post and say how pleased I am with my experience with Bud's Gun Shop, and how excited I am about my new Dan Wesson pistol. I bought it based on recommendations that I've read here and on other sites, and I bought it from Bud's because they had the best price and came highly recommended as well. I'd never seen or handled a Dan Wesson pistol before, and the closest dealer in my state is 6 hours away. I was nervous about buying a gun sight unseen like that, especially one that is at the limit of what I can afford, but I'm very, very pleased with the experience. :D

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April 2, 2007, 06:55 PM
I got one last year. She looks great, fit & finish is top notch & I get alot of comments from all that see her. Down side, we've had hiccups to overcome :(

Good luck w/ yours ;)


April 2, 2007, 11:20 PM
The sights are meant to be adjusted and loctited (the screw) in. You'll be happy with it!

B. Adams
April 3, 2007, 01:18 AM
Oh, I'm already happy with it, and I've barely shot it. I kind of want another one now... :D

Now I just need to remember where I put my blue Loc-Tite. :o

April 3, 2007, 01:28 AM

Anyone share a photo of the other side of it?

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