1911Forum
Forum   Reviews   Rules   Legal   Site Supporters & Donations   Advertise


Go Back   1911Forum > 1911 Manufacturers > Dan Wesson


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-04-2011, 04:52 AM
Sir James Sir James is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Washington St
Posts: 43
My Second Dan Wesson, The Guardian in .45




Was at one of the local fun shops on Wednesday and I stumbled on the Guardian in .45 I fingered for a few and put in back and headed to work. Well I stewed on it over night and just had to have it. So I called them back to make sure that they had it, they did. Three actually(all gone now) so I brought it home with me. It is in the high 400's for the s/n.
Here it is



I got it home and disassembled and cleaned up but I am a little concerned with a couple of things. It seems not to want to lock back when I am hand cycling and it had a few rounds not eject fully. Hopefully these issues will iron them selves out when I get it to the range in the morning.

Here he is with his Vbob Brother (single digit s/n VB00xCZ)


Sir James
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-04-2011, 07:24 AM
Phillykid Phillykid is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 86
Very Nice Family Photo...

Congrats on your newest member of the family They both look great. When you get a free moment give us a range report on the guardian compared to the valor... I am very curious of the recoil of the Guardian vs the all steel V-bob...

In any event congrat's on your new toy and best of luck with it, very nice eye candy..

Best Regards,
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-04-2011, 07:33 AM
dumbell2 dumbell2 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,781
Very nice guns!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-04-2011, 08:01 AM
Douglas_knott Douglas_knott is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: KC area missouri
Posts: 2,392
congrats on your new Guardian, its a beauty.
__________________
*COTEP#0405*

Custom Shirts- http://hdtshirt.com/shop/index.php?route=common/home
Get your COTEP Shirts here- http://hdtshirt.com/shop/COTEP
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-04-2011, 10:16 AM
PA 1911 PA 1911 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phillykid View Post
Congrats on your newest member of the family They both look great. When you get a free moment give us a range report on the guardian compared to the valor... I am very curious of the recoil of the Guardian vs the all steel V-bob...

In any event congrat's on your new toy and best of luck with it, very nice eye candy..

Best Regards,
+1 Would love to get a side by side comparison of both. Two great guns
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-04-2011, 10:23 AM
69charger 69charger is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Tacoma Wa.
Posts: 8,059
They both look great.
I am envious. Gun envy.
But then again I a bit envious of Hue Hefner too. BUT.

Dave
__________________
Its not what you have, or where you have it,
Its who you are, that counts
Colt-Glock17
SEMPER FI
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-04-2011, 10:29 AM
NAMVET72 NAMVET72 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Kersey, Pa.
Posts: 7,729
Congrats on getting yourself one of of the 2011 Guardians in 45 ACP..........

Clyde
__________________
HMC FMF (AW/SW) US NAVY Retired 2 Tours In Country Nam
COTEP - FOREVER
COTEP DEACON CBOB0002
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-04-2011, 10:58 AM
Dave Severns Dave Severns is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 8,651
Quote:
Originally Posted by 69charger View Post
I a bit envious of Hue Hefner too. BUT.

Dave
Umm...dude, he's like 110 or something...


To the OP: awesome pics. Let us know how she shoots!
__________________
Severns Custom 775-790-0681
www.severnscustom.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-04-2011, 11:11 AM
Dude1839 Dude1839 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 545
Congrats on giving in to temptation.
__________________
COTEP
CBOB0019
A few DW 1911's, a few more DW revolvers, a couple of Fusion 1911's, and other assorted things that go BOOM!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-04-2011, 12:39 PM
Ken45101 Ken45101 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: southern Ohio
Posts: 706
Very nice

Do you notice any differences in how they feel in hand (other than the weight)?

Ken
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-04-2011, 04:05 PM
jmlutz jmlutz is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: De Leon, TX
Age: 55
Posts: 101
Congratulations
__________________
jmlutz COTEP 359
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-05-2011, 12:17 AM
Sir James Sir James is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Washington St
Posts: 43
Well I was able to get to the range for about an hour today. I ran 100 WWB 100 Magtech 100 Sellor&Bellot 230gr ball and two mags of Winchester Ranger 230gr T series +P It ate all the loads without a hiccup. No fail to feed or fail to eject. I did however have some issues with the slide not locking back when the mag was empty. I tried several different mags (factory Dan Wesson, Colt, Wilson and McCormick) and it would not lock back on any of them. So I pulled the slide stop out of my Vbob and installed it and that seemed to do the trick. Just to be sure I put the slide stop from the Guardian in the Vbob and it too had some lock back issues. I will have to contact Dan Wesson to get a replacement slide stop.

As for the heads up comparison, They are very similar. The Guardian is noticeably lighter. The triggers are about the same, but the Guardian seems to have a little sting to it(trigger) when fired. You also really notice the difference when firing the defensive rounds. Being lighter it snaps a lot more. Accuracy is good, in fact very good. I think I was a little better with the Guardian because I have more time behind the three dot system than the strait eights that are on the Vbob. Nothing came loose or broke the action seem to loosen up a bit. The thumb safety is very stiff but I would assume that it will loosen up with time. I would like to make this my everyday carry piece after I get a few hundred more rounds through it and the slide stop issues squared away.

Sir James
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-05-2011, 12:22 AM
TheDragonslayer TheDragonslayer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: South Carolina
Age: 50
Posts: 967
Sir, very nice pistola! Thanks for the range report. Will be ordering a CCO on Monday!!!!
__________________
COTEPCCO449

If you're scared, you can get in my pocket.
Medicated for your safety.
The Constitution is my Caeser - Kent Kelly
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-05-2011, 08:43 PM
oak1971 oak1971 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Peoples Rebublic of Wisconsin
Age: 43
Posts: 3,725
Nice!
__________________
Harrison-Baer Custom

Dan Wesson Valor 09 Valor #46 Cotep #184
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-05-2011, 08:50 PM
dumbell2 dumbell2 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDragonslayer View Post
Sir, very nice pistola! Thanks for the range report. Will be ordering a CCO on Monday!!!!
Way to go!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:15 AM.


NOTICE TO USERS OF THIS SITE: By continuing to use this site, you certify that you have read and agree to abide by the Legal Terms of Use. All information, data, text or other materials ("Content") posted to this site by any users are the sole responsibility of those users. 1911Forum does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2011 1911Forum.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved