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Old 04-28-2012, 05:04 PM
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An Extremely Unscientific Specialist Test




I took my new Specialist to the range today with my Springfield Professional for some trigger therapy. I really can't tell the difference between the two at seven yards so I decided to put some one inch orange sticker targets out at 25 yards and see what would happen. I fired one round each at three stickers and disregarded the worst shot from each pistol. The first two photos are the Pro and the last two are the Specialist. Keep in mind the price difference:

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I know, it proves nothing in terms of which one is actually more accurate. However, it does prove that for $1,450.00 Dan Wesson sells you one Hell of a pistol.

The range also had a new Heritage for sale that I looked at after the range time. I can't believe how well it was built for its price point. The parts were all top notch and the fit and finish evidenced real attention to detail. I am more and more impressed with this shop all the time.
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:25 PM
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no doubt the specialist is nicer though correct?
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:43 PM
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Do Professional models have a guarantee at 25 yards?
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:05 PM
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Do Professional models have a guarantee at 25 yards?
The pistols during the trials were required to fire three consecutive 10-shot groups no larger than 1.5 inches at 25 yards from a Ransom Rest using service ammunition.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:19 PM
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The pistols during the trials were required to fire three consecutive 10-shot groups no larger than 1.5 inches at 25 yards from a Ransom Rest using service ammunition.
Got ya. I'm sure if Dan Wesson included a guarantee like that with their current offerings, the prices would be right up there with the best custom builders on the market. SA, Wilson Combat, Les Baer, Ed Brown etc.....we all know who they are.
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