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Old 06-03-2012, 10:22 PM
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Review of a Valor




Thought you guys might like this
Review of a Valor
http://tacticalgunreview.com/blog/20...or/#more-12593
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:50 AM
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link doesn't work.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:48 AM
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Link worked ok for me.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:57 AM
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Sounds like my Valor - and I agree about not parting with it!

No one really mentions the flat ledge slide stop or the slightly larger than "tactical" safety. Manipulation is so much easier.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:11 AM
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The photos were quite nice. The writer, however, needs to review some basic rules for grammar and punctuation.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:43 AM
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In the article he says that only a few hundred are made a year. I looked at a couple that had the shell casing dates only a few months apart but the serial numbers were a couple thousand apart. Is he wrong in saying they only make a few hundred each year?
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:00 PM
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and.....

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In the article he says that only a few hundred are made a year. I looked at a couple that had the shell casing dates only a few months apart but the serial numbers were a couple thousand apart. Is he wrong in saying they only make a few hundred each year?
I haven't heard from DW, but I have "read" eleswhere that there were +/- 3k made per year.

And.... the reviewer said something about " “Duty Finish” ceramic coating", which I think is incorrect nowadays.

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Old 06-05-2012, 02:05 PM
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I read that somewhere as well but thought it was 3K Dan Wessons per year, not 3K Valors per year. But honestly, I dont know. The website still had the "coating" description last I checked as does every description I have seen at the dealers sites. Someone needs to get around to updating the description from the "coating" to that of the "treatment" on the CZ-DW website. Do that and the retailers descriptions (and reviewers) will surely follow
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:07 PM
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An addendum to my previous post. The author of that article needs to address his fact-gathering skills, in concert with improved writing fundamentals.

But again, the photos do seem to be accurate. So, good work there.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:08 PM
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I agree w/ 3000 total production ( not all valors) per year.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:34 AM
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Duty Coat

Go here for a demonstration of Duty Coat

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=255326
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:02 AM
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I am the author of the article
I am verifying the facts with Dan Wesson
The coating description is off their website.
It as actually the same process as Glock's tennifer coating
I am waiting to get the official correct verbage on it as well as clarification on the number of units made from the production manager.

I made some corrections on grammer and spelling.
I am a gun nut with an IT background not an english major.
I do appreciate the honest feedback though and take it to heart.

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Old 06-07-2012, 11:37 AM
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I could be totally off, but I remember reading somewhere DW makes 500 Valors. I don't know if that is 500 of each Stainless and Duty.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:03 PM
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Charles,

It is well known here that DW's web site is a travesty. Inaccurate and dated information are the rule rather than the exception.

Since 2010 DW has used "Duty Treatment" (ferritic nitrocarburizing metal treatment which is NOT a coating) NOT their previous "Duty Coat" which was cerekote. Keith Lawton, the Production Mgr, will verify the several thousand figure is annual production and NOT just the Valor model.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:09 PM
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Dan Wessons total production numbers in 2010 was a little over 3,500. BATF provides yearly statistics on manufacturers output.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:30 PM
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Nice review, nothing we didnt already know though. We all know DWs are great lol
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