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bought 1st Gun (1911) question about damage

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by powerhouse, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. powerhouse

    powerhouse Active Member

    I recently bought my first handgun a Dan Wesson 1911 commander. There is some slight damage on the slide stop the I didn't know about and I had a couple questions.

    1.) Is it safe?
    2.) Should it be repaired?
    3.) Any Idea's how it was damaged?
    4.) Would it be repaired under warranty?

    This is my first handgun and maybe I'm overreacting... should I just file down the sharp edges and forget about it?

  2. Primersinmyshoe

    Primersinmyshoe Well-Known Member

    Doesn't look like it's a problem. I vote for file the high spot, and shoot it.
  3. Model 624

    Model 624 Active Member

    Did the same thing with my Wilson CQB. Dropped the thing coming in the door with too much stuff in my hands. (and no, I don't know why it wasn't in a holster). Sort of forced the slide back past the slide stop. Had to take it to the local gunsmith to get it opened, but since I have had absolutely no problems with it. Several thousand rounds, not a problem.

    Of course, it's always a good idea BEFORE you start tinkering with a gun, especially the use of a file, to have it inspected by a qualified gunsmith.

    Nice looking piece.
  4. AndyC

    AndyC Well-Known Member

    Who put the idiot-mark on the frame? Just below the slide-release? ;)
  5. Innova

    Innova Well-Known Member

    Smooth it out, and then have some fun. Congrats on your first!
  6. TireFryer

    TireFryer Well-Known Member

    I have the exact same DW CBOB and let me tell you from my experience...


    You need to ship it to me and I will dispose of it in the appropriate manner. And I will also pay it to be shipped to me as a favor to you :evil:

    Nice one for your first 1911! As stated above, file it, and go have fun at the range! :neener:
  7. powerhouse

    powerhouse Active Member

    Thanks everyone! I will file it out and try to shoot it sometime this week, and no I wasn't the one to put the idiot mark on it.


    Congrats on your first, and enjoy it.
  9. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    Smoothen it out a bit & start getting acquainted w/ it

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