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Old 10-17-2019, 11:03 PM
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That's pretty bad. BTW that Colt Ejector you posted the picture of looks like what I see in the Delta Elite so they are using that one in their 10mm.
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Old 10-19-2019, 04:25 PM
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Are you talking about the machine marks on the barrel bed?
Yes. Like I said not a huge deal, just weird nobody caught it. Maybe they didn't consider it a cosmetic blemish since you can't see it.
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Old 10-19-2019, 04:49 PM
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Yes. Like I said not a huge deal, just weird nobody caught it. Maybe they didn't consider it a cosmetic blemish since you can't see it.
I suspect you may be right.
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:14 PM
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On the one hand I agree with one comment the Op made - DW parts are hand fitted - and disagree with the other about low quality. I have two Dan Wesson 1911 pistols, both in 10mm. The first one is a Silverback which was and is perfect right out of the box with no need for any break in period. It has a great action and great slide to frame fit. I special ordered a stainless Specialist Commander and the slide to frame fit is amazing as is the incredible single action trigger pull- super light, super tight, and smooth as butter. I also have a Night Hawk Custom and it has the best single action pull of any 1911 I have ever owned. But, that Specialist Commander's single action trigger pull is just about as amazing as my NHC.

I did experience an issue with that Specialist Commander in that the slide locked up on the frame after only firing about two rounds of 10mm. I contacted DW and they sent me a pre paid mailing label, received, fixed, and returned it to me within two weeks with a note explaining that they had polished the rails. I took it to the range and it functioned, but, did have a little hesitation on cycling some rounds. I chock that up to needing a break in as I have only run about 21 rounds through it so far. I expect that after a hundred or so rounds through it and it should be good to go.

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Old 10-20-2019, 01:42 PM
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Valor, 3 trips back

I'll let the pic's tell part of the story.
After 3 trips back to DW, all was addressed and the Valor runs like a Swiss watch.
Aside from the misfitted FP stop that dropped down and was hitting the back of the frame I never had any performance issues or failures of any kind.
I just won't accept anything less than perfect if I can help it. It is about as perfect as it can get for a Dan Wesson.
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:19 PM
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Machine marks on feed ramp

Anyone had their DW delivered with machine marks on the feed ramp and unpolished? If so did you return it to DW to be addressed?
See the third photo in my post above.

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Old 11-13-2019, 06:06 PM
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Anyone had their DW delivered with machine marks on the feed ramp and unpolished? If so did you return it to DW to be addressed?
See the third photo in my post above.
Yes, and no I did not return it. The gun runs fine so I didn't see the point.
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Old 11-13-2019, 07:14 PM
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Anyone had their DW delivered with machine marks on the feed ramp and unpolished? If so did you return it to DW to be addressed?
See the third photo in my post above.



How's it feeding for you ?
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:13 PM
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I have a SS Valor Commander 45 ACP which HAD Galling issues. I performed the cleaning / Lube with the recommended TW-25b grease. After 300 Rds I had FTF's every mag from any mag (ETM'S, Wilson Vickers Duty, 47D's, Checkmates and PowerMags).

After leaving a voicemail for warranty service, I received a call back from Endre. I explained the issues and Endre sent the RMA # and shipping label via email. Endre and I also discussed additional work to be done while he had the Valor in his hands.

Throughout out the Endre had my Valor, we talked almost daily and any questions I had were answered and also pics of examples of their other work, such as flat topping were texted for reference. The pricing of their custom shop was extremely reasonable too.
I explained reliability was my #1 priority as this gun would be a CCW piece and had to perform.

From shipping out to receiving the Valor back at my residence was just under 2 weeks!!!

Out of the Colts, Springfields, Paras, and Les Baer TRP, this is now my favorite 1911 and have not had 1 issue with it.

Give Dan Wesson Service a call and guarantee you will be happy!

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Old 11-13-2019, 09:17 PM
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How's it feeding for you ?
Pics of my feed Ramp. 100% reliable!

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Old 11-13-2019, 09:19 PM
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How's it feeding for you ?

100% Reliable!

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Old 11-13-2019, 09:37 PM
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When I had the loose firing pin stop issue initially I had a low round count at that point and returned it. Prior to returning I discovered the feed ramp had machine marks among a few other issues also but the pistol ran great.
The feed ramp was polished, FPS and other issues were addressed by Endre and as mentioned in my earlier post never had a failure other than the loose FPS issue.
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Old 11-23-2019, 08:49 PM
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Guardian

Been very pleased with my 9mm Guardian purchased from Severns Customs - great pistol that I carry on a regular basis. I also have an older, pre-cz Pointman Dave Pruitt .45 that is a sweet shooter but a bit heavy for carry. I am very surprised that Dan Wesson 1911's are not more popular than they are. They are an outstanding value and my experience has been very positive compared to the other manufacturers I have owned.
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Old 11-24-2019, 04:38 PM
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I also had a terrible experience with a 10mm ss valor. I'm glad you can use your freind to get yours right.Their service wasn't good when I used them.


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Old 12-18-2019, 01:47 PM
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Haven't been here in a long while and was a bit surprised to find this thread.

I've only skimmed the thread but could we call it a pre fire vs. post fire/new facility differences?

Before the fire, DW could do no wrong and ALL three of mine are near perfect in every way specifically reliability and accuracy. All three of mine are pre fire built. They were also growing extremely fast and were in extreme demand right at the point of the fire.
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:46 PM
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I have 6. The oldest is a 2014. I had some minor accuracy issues with my 9mm ECO that were remedied by a trip back to DW and promptly returned.

If the funds were available, I'd have no issues buying current production DW's but I've got the line pretty well represented at this time.
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Old 12-25-2019, 05:34 PM
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I had some minor accuracy issues with my 9mm ECO that were remedied by a trip back to DW and promptly returned.
You're saying the sights were off, correct?
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Old 12-28-2019, 10:35 AM
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Something like that. I really don't recall what they did. I ended up changing the front to a F/O and the rear to an adj.
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Old 12-28-2019, 07:20 PM
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I have a 9mm Valor and PM-9, they run 100%. I had .45 Valor and it too was quite good. The PM-9 had to back to DW once because the safety didn't "click". Customer service was fast and excellent.
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Old 12-28-2019, 08:04 PM
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Personally, I thing this thread title is jive.
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Old 12-28-2019, 08:21 PM
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And comes across from many posts as either manufacturer bashing or loyalists defending DW - downhill from the beginning. Closed.
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