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S&W 1911 vs Dan Wesson PM-7

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by schmeky, Sep 9, 2008.

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  1. schmeky

    schmeky Member

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    Just curious from those that have compared these 2. They are virtually the same money feature for feature. It seems that DW is building hand fitted 1911's using quality components.

    I know the S&W's are very good as well. If it were you're money, which one?

    Just curious.
     
  2. Jason_G

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    If it were my money, I'd probably get the DW.

    Jason
     
  3. hi_desert

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    I have the SW1911 and a DW CBOB, both very good guns. The two stack up pretty well side by side with an edge to DW for quality and fit/finish. The Smith ran great right out of the box, the DW is very tight and definitely benefits from a break-in period. No regrets either way, you'll be happy with either.
     
  4. MICHAEL T

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    I go DanWesson A well made all most custom pistol for the money I love my DW
     
  5. 9mmepiphany

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    i'm interested in this too. i have a S&W 19111Sc and thinking about giving DW a try
     
  6. shooting4life

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    The DW is the way to go!
     
  7. glassman

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    I went with the DW. Fit and finish is excellent, extremely accurate and it just feels right in my hand. If you intend to carry, take a look at the CBOB.
    pointman.jpg

    · Forged, one piece match grade barrel and bushing.
    · Round top slide with Bo-Mar style adjustable target sight
    · Hand polished flat surfaces with contrasting bead blasted rounds
    · Flat, all steel 20-LPI checkered mainspring housing
    · Front and rear cocking serrations
    · Beveled magwell
    · All sharp edges dehorned by hand
    · Lowered and flared ejection port
    · Hand polished feed ramp
    · Ed Brown slide stop
    · Ed Brown memory groove grip safety
    · Tactical extended thumb safety
    · One piece full length stainless guide rod
    · Commander style match hammer
    · Match grade sear
    · Aluminum trigger with stainless bow
    · Extended serrated magazine catch
    · Wolff springs used exclusively
    · Diamond checkered coco-bolo grips
    · Tuned, machined, internal extractor
    · Test fired for reliability
    · 38 ounces unloaded
     
  8. Craig M. Arnold

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    I have two Smiths and two Dan Wessons.The Smiths are both very nice pistols and I like them a lot.

    If I had to sell two of the above guns, it would be the Smiths.

    IMHO, Dan Wessons, for the money, are the best 1911s being made.

    Best regards.
     
  9. Snapping Twig

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    The DW is the better gun IMO. Both are good, but I'd buy the DW and never look back.
     
  10. FM12

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    From pictures I've seen, the DW LOOKS a little nicer. I have the SKU 108284 S&W 1911/45acp and love it...flawless right out of the box, no break-in required. I'm always a little leery of any handgun that needs "breaking in".
     
  11. JHansenAK47

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    I got a Pointman 7 and after owning that I have to say I would have gotten the Dan Wesson Valor if they had been available at the time, but that is onle because I want checkering on the frame and not just the mainspring housing.
     
  12. pistobro206

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    Another recommendation for the Dan Wesson PM-7.

    I have one in 10mm and will eventually get one in .45ACP as well as 9mm.

    -Albert
     
  13. Tamlin

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    I just picked up a slightly-used Dan Wesson Pointman 7 - my first 1911 - and I am extraordinarily pleased with it, both in terms of quality and accuracy. I've handled S&W's, but have not shot them.
     
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