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2010 DW CBOB pricing...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by SSN Vet, Feb 8, 2010.

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  1. SSN Vet

    SSN Vet Member

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    After scrounging cash from every possible "off the radar screen" location back in December, b4 CZ USA put their new plans into play for the Dan Wesson line, I couldn't find a CBOB to buy. I did find a dealer in FL who sells a lot of DWs, but I was one day to late to get his last one. :(

    The "official" story I heard was that starting in Jan. 2010 the were only selling them in CA, but now the dealer in FL just e-mailed me to say he had them in again..... but that the price was now $1,400 (up from $990).

    So it appears that they can be had outside of CA after all.

    Way over my "working man with three hungry kids" budget... but I suspect they'll still sell.

    I'm happy with the 1991 Series Commander I purchased in January for $740, and figure I can make a LOT of improvements for the $660 difference in price.

    Oh well. It is what it is.

    If I had the $1,400 to drop, I'd send it to Fusion, as that's what Bob quoted me for a custom build to the same spec. as the CBOB.
     
  2. Whitman31

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    Save for the Fusion...
     
  3. airbus300

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    I am in the same boat. Just when i was getting ready to get one the price jumps $400.
    My second choice was the Colt Commander 1991 at around $800 and I may do that.
    I may look at Fusion as well. I don't know much about them and was not planning a custom build but who knows.
    I found a Valor vbob around $1550 and thought about that for $200 over the Classic I might go that way.
    Timing is everything.
     
  4. Quack

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    Bob Serva used to be owner of Dan Wesson before it was sold to CZ.


    more info:
     
  5. SSN Vet

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    Bob is a really knowledgeable and nice guy to talk to on the phone...

    He has been gracious enough to answer all of my dumb questions.
     
  6. ajoker31

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    They shouldn't have any problem selling them. CBOB's are very nice pistols in my opinion. I don't doubt that fusions are also, I just haven't had a chance to play with the fusion yet.

    Jerry
     
  7. bds

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    How does STI Trojan compare to the above?
     
  8. orionengnr

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    I looked at a CBOB a year ago for $850. Maybe I should have bought it at that price, but I didn't.

    There is no way I will go back and pay $1400 for the same gun next week.

    Everyone pees and moans about profiteering on primers and ammo, but a pistol manufacturer can increase it's retail price ~40% and nobody bats an eye?

    Press on, brothers. ;) I think I'll either look for a used, reasonably priced CBOB or save up a little longer and buy a Wilson/Baer/Brown. They have not raised their retail prices by 40% recently, and used models are still (relatively speaking) a bargain.

    Or I'll keep buying used Kimbers, which have so far served me well...
     
  9. Full Metal Jacket

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    $1,400 is for the stainless VBOB. the finished VBOB lists at over $2,000.

    contrary to popular belief, you're not getting an ed brown for less when you buy a DW.

    spend a little more and get a real ed brown.
     
  10. Wes Janson

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    This one really ticks me off. I went to go check on Ellet Brothers, and find that dealer pricing suddenly shot up by $400.

    *** CZ, ***?
     
  11. MICHAEL T

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    Buy a Colt Commander and have it bobtailed Brownells has the parts or order from Ed Brown I have a CBOB but will be doing a Colt LTW Commander down the road . I like my DW but not 1400 worth.
     
  12. smartshooter.45

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    discontinuing the CBOB is a huge mistake IMO.

    - generally when i read peoples descriptions of their DW's they arent saying they got an ED BROWN pistol. they talk about the quality of DAN WESSON frames and slides, fit and finish. and they will mention that the pistol has a few Ed Brown parts on it. It is what it is... a Dan Wesson.
     
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    Count me in the "CZ priced me out of Dan Wesson" market. I wanted a CBOB bad. I've been saving for 18 months (I have other more important things I am also saving for, so it was slow going). I was going to buy one as a graduation present to myself. Not any more.

    I don't fault CZ for wanting to step it up and move into a higher end market. I just think it was a dumb move. In my opinion, DW was successful because the company was a bridge from factory pistols to custom shops. The company fell right smack dab in the middle of the continuum and represented a real value.
     
  14. Randal45

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    I agree and I am in the same boat as you. I've given up on DW and I am going to focus on getting a Fusion Arms 1911. It is a shame at what Dan Wession has done.
     
  15. SC_1911Shooter

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    DW just took the entire reason why they were such a great deal and threw it straight out the window...putting them at a new price point where frankly, they're not the best deal in town for the money anymore. Prior to the price-hike, it was always my opinion that they were THE best deal to be had for $1,100 or less...with STI or Smith and Wesson running 2nd and 3rd respectively...maybe even tied although I just hate S and W's external extractors, but I digress.

    Just like a few other's have mentioned...getting a custom (or semi-custom...whatever) Fusion for that money is an absolute NO-BRAINER now. My 2 Fusions are w/o a doubt a notch above the 2 DW's I previously owned (CBOB & PM7).
     
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    I'd rather just get a Fusion for only $400 more. It'll come with a trigger job, reliability package and include the features I want.

    However, I refuse to spend more than $1000 for a handgun. In the end, it's still just a handgun. If I'm going to spend $2,000, I want a serious rifle.
     
  17. Kingofthehill

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    I have 3 DW's now... the most expensive was 825... one at 800 and at 700... luckly i got those last year used.

    No effin' way am i spending $1400 to just barely get INTO the DW class again. They say "We did it to produce a better pistol" "You are getting a forged frame now"...

    Well great!... but really? who cares... was there a problem with the previous frame? NOPE.... None at all... all their models jumped 40+%.

    I just don't see how it was a "Smart" move.... they were the best deal going for the famous question "Whats the best 1911 for $1000".... now they are being laughed at... OH, and the Quality control has gone down the tubes!... If you even bring that up over at 1911 forum, they close the thread, they can't stand to see anyone not thrilled with their purchase.... sad really.

    JOe
     
  18. SSN Vet

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    Unfortunately, from what I've seen the word is out and the very few used CBOBs I've seen are selling for $900 plus.... more than they likely cost new.

    That's exactly what I'm doing. I picked up a brandy new 1991 (Series 80) SS Colt Commander and am going to customize it myself... with a minimalist approach..
    Ed Brown Beaver Tail and bobbed MSH. Clean up the trigger a little bit (not much required) and I'll be a happy camper.

    I promised myself I wouldn't touch it untill I had 500 rounds through it.... half way there :)
     
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