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Need advice for .45ACP 1911 Purchase

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JazzDoc, Nov 12, 2012.

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  1. RSR

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    1858, I'm seriously drooling over your railed EB. Thanks for the gun-porn.
     
  2. valnar

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    The only one from the list I'd buy is the Ed Brown, but I'd go off that list and get a DW Valor or Fusion Firearms instead.
     
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    Of the three, I would stay away from the kimbers.

    Yes, I have a very good reason to hate on them.
     
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    I have a Dan Wesson Valor and V-Bob as well ... the EBs are considerably better with WAY more attention to detail. Both the Valor and V-Bob had numerous issues. The only way I'd buy another DW is through Dave Severns who claims to thoroughly check each DW before he sells them. My experience is that DW quality control sucks!!
     
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    It may be a moot point as I just read that DW's facility experienced a fire Wednesday which will most certainly hamper production. Severns Custom did have 1 Heritage listed in stock if the OP is quick...might even consider a Hard Hat treatment before it ships.
     
  6. JazzDoc

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    skylerbone, what's a "hard hat" treatment? :confused:
     
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    Have you handled any of them or are you just looking at pictures?
     
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    Your first .45 ACP should be a BAER~!!!!!
     
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    Well, that's one data point.

    My DW was (and is) my biggest disappointment as far as 1911s go.
    Of the 25 or so 1911s I have owned in the last 30 years or so, Kimber has provided the best value and reliability of any of the 1911s I have owned.

    That includes one Guncrafter Industries .50GI, one Baer, one DW, at least three Colts, three or four Springfields, four Paras, and so on.
    The only reason I still have the DW is that Dave Severns actually talked me down off the ledge (on the phone) and helped me get pointed in the right direction....it still had to go to a 1911-smith to get it fully squared away.

    I won't even get started on DW's "Customer Support". I would have a hard time recommending a DW to anyone after that experience...
     
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  11. valnar

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    I bought my DW back in 2003, before the CZ days. I love it. For those who don't like their DW, when was it made?
     
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