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New 1911 (gun pron!)

Postby cedjunior » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:42 pm

Dan Wesson Valor 1911
.45 ACP
Adjustable Combat Nightsights
8+1 capacity
Black Cerakote finish
Canvas Micarta thin grips.

I actually bought this gun back in mid December, but I had to send it back for a refinish due to some defects. Just got it back this week.

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First thing I did when I got my hands on it was detail strip it

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A lot of fitting went into this gun. For example,the hammer hooks are ground down to exactly .020":

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I'm not a big fan of the grips, they soak up dirt and oil and get stained too easily due to their texture. I was thinking of getting some new grips from Esmeralda. I didn't get a change to hit the range yet, too many asshats there on the weekends anyway. Probably sometime next week.

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Postby Shike » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:07 pm

Nice pistola you got there!

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Postby Azad » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:24 pm

I don't have a lot of experience with guns. I've used only 4 pieces when I was with the coast guard, S&W38 (later changed to Taurus 38) and 9mm Glock (later "upgraded" to the USP)... I don't know if this is appropriate but that is a beautiful gun! I understand the micarta stains and all but it does look very nice. The 2 things I love about USA... Free speech and the right to bear arms. Green with envy.

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Postby Blueboost » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:35 pm

Nice 1911. I agree with you on the grips, though. Some carbon fiber might look super nice with that finish, for the stealth look?

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Postby cr78 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:29 pm

Blueboost wrote:Nice 1911. I agree with you on the grips, though. Some carbon fiber might look super nice with that finish, for the stealth look?

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That, sir, is a stellar looking setup.

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Postby Shike » Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:53 pm

Blueboost

Nice! But if I needed that much hardware I would stay home :D . Great looking rig!

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Postby Mancer » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:54 pm

I miss my Glock 21 :( , shes back in South Africa.
Looking at getting one this side shortly soon as my finances are in order.
Looking at either a Glock 21SF or a Glock 36.

I do love the 13+1 capacity of the Glock 21 but it is a big sucker to carry around.
The Glock 36 though is an awesome size, yet again so many choices, never enough cash :P

Will post pix soon as I get her n all my extra's.

Cheers n nice 1911!

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Postby dialex » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:13 am

Nice assortment, congratulations on your new piece ;)
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Postby type00rev » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:50 am

Very nice gun. Are those sites by Trijicon, or proprietary?
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Postby losabio » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:50 am

Congrats, that's a beauty! The checkered front strap and polished muzzle are nice touches. Have you ever tried an arched mainspring housing? Are you going to leave the 80's Series safety stuff in?

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Postby The Mastiff » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:49 am

Love these gun threads!

Blueboost, is that a detonics setup? Reminds me of better days. Joe
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Postby cedjunior » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:36 pm

type00rev wrote:Very nice gun. Are those sites by Trijicon, or proprietary?
Champion sights with Trijicon vials.

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Postby cedjunior » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:38 pm

losabio wrote:Congrats, that's a beauty! The checkered front strap and polished muzzle are nice touches. Have you ever tried an arched mainspring housing? Are you going to leave the 80's Series safety stuff in?
I've tried arched, but not really a fan of it. There is no series 80 or any other firing pin safety stuff to eliminate. Straight series 70 style.

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Postby losabio » Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:24 pm

cedjunior wrote:I've tried arched, but not really a fan of it. There is no series 80 or any other firing pin safety stuff to eliminate. Straight series 70 style.
Good deal on the firing pin. I never thought about it, but I guess I sort of agree with you about the flat mainspring housing on single stacks, whereas I really like the arch on double stack 1911s. Weird!

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Postby Shike » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:25 pm

Here is one of mine
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Postby Domanfp » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:38 pm

those are some nice looking 1911's. I have alwyas liked them and they fit my hand very well but the money is just never there :(
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Postby Billy » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:32 am

Congrats on the new Valor! Beautiful gun. I have a few Colt 1911's as well and it is one of my favorite handgun platforms.
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Postby Shenmue728 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:38 pm

Domanfp wrote:those are some nice looking 1911's. I have alwyas liked them and they fit my hand very well but the money is just never there :(
Same here. When i do i'll need more to get some of the awesome mods I've seen here though :D carbon fiber grips?!?! :eek: :eek: :eek:
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