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Old 03-13-2020, 08:30 PM
TahoeDust TahoeDust is offline
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New Dan Wesson owner - Pointman 45

I picked up my first DW yesterday. I went with a Pointman 45. It is super tight and the slide feels smooth as glass. The trigger is crisp with just a little bit of takeup and came in ~4lb 3 oz on my Lyman. I'll be shooting it Sunday. For the record, and because the seems to be a topic of issue, I am using FP-10 as a general cleaner/oil and put a little TW25b on the rails...both of which they suggest. I have worked the slide a few hundred times on the couch and it's smooth like on bearings.

I installed a set of WC Starburst grips and a WC Magwell that I had. I have a set of DW grip medallions that I was hoping to swap into the WC grips, but they are larger by a few hundredths. I am sending the medallions to Michael at SGM Grips and he is making me a set.

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Old 03-13-2020, 08:39 PM
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Nice! Looks like you are doing all the things that should help with a good range session. Let us know how it shoots!
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Old 03-13-2020, 08:45 PM
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Very Nice. Iím considering the Pointman 9. Let us know how your range session goes.
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Old 03-14-2020, 08:22 AM
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That's as pretty a 1911 as I've seen and I've had over 50yr of looking!!
For comparison, my CZ Wesson CBob in 10mm. 2009 version

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Old 03-14-2020, 11:14 AM
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That's a beautiful DW,, if I were to get another DW it would be the PM45.
Let us know how the range session goes.
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Old 03-14-2020, 02:43 PM
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Gotta love the Pointman series.
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Old 03-14-2020, 07:28 PM
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Congratulations! You're going to love it!
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Old 03-15-2020, 05:49 PM
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I got it to the range today for it's first session. It ran it's first 150rds flawlessly. All ammo was winchester whitebox 230 grain and I used 4 different brand/styles of mags. Every round fed properly, ejected properly, and the slide locked back on every empty mag every time. It was cold and windy, but when I did my part, it seemed very accurate. I am VERY happy with it.

Every 50 rounds I ran a few patches through the bore, wiped everything down with a light coating of FP-10, and cleaned and re-lubed the rails with a little TW25b.

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Old 03-24-2020, 05:23 PM
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I got to run another 100 rounds through the DW today. It shot flawlessly again. It seams like I am getting a lot of barrel wear for only 250 rounds. Does this look normal?...




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Old 03-24-2020, 07:14 PM
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The three Dan Wessons I've owned had similar barrel wear.
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Old 03-24-2020, 07:56 PM
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The three Dan Wessons I've owned had similar barrel wear.
Thanks. That makes me feel much better. I love the gun.
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Old 03-25-2020, 06:01 AM
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I got to run another 100 rounds through the DW today. It shot flawlessly again. It seams like I am getting a lot of barrel wear for only 250 rounds. Does this look normal?...



Completely normal.....maybe this is your first 1911. They all do that. Very nice pistol BTW. Enjoy it.

Side note: Thanks for not saying "I just got my first DW and WOW just WOW". I don't know why that bothers me, but it does and I've seen it a few times and its usually from somebody that hasn't even shot it yet.
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Old 03-31-2020, 01:04 PM
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Nice! Gotta love it when new pistols are treated right during break in. Your barrel looks normal as well. Keep everything clean, clean, clean for 500 rds. and it will perform as intended. Congrads!
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Old 04-02-2020, 09:12 PM
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I’m strongly considering the PM-45 as my first 1911. Anything I should know before placing the order?
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Old 04-03-2020, 12:45 PM
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I’m strongly considering the PM-45 as my first 1911. Anything I should know before placing the order?
Use the recommended oil.
Run it wet.
Buy some extra ammo.

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Old 04-04-2020, 12:47 PM
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It means your gun is fit to DWs tolerances and is completely normal.
Enjoy your gun!
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Old 04-20-2020, 09:58 PM
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Similar experience to my PM45 I purchased about 8 months ago. Started with S&B 230 grain ball ammo, using the prescribed FP10 lube every 50 rounds. My first 30 rounds or so, a few FTF and problems going into battery. One more into the second 50 rounds. After that, perfectly reliable and smooth shooting. I wasn’t a fan of the fiber optic front sight for my indoor range, lighting is sparse and my 55 year old eyes didn’t pick it up very well. Called DW service, they sent me out the proper Trijicon front sight, they already knew the proper height. My smith installed it, I sighted it in with a bore sighter...my new trip to the range after a few tweaks on the adjustable front sight, it was one-ragged hole. I’ve owned many Colts, a Springfield, a couple of Les Baers (a thunder ranch that was a jam o matic) and an Ed Brown Special Forces than would stovepipe every 20-30 rounds. Their answer? Only use Ed Brown mags. Nice. I shot about 50 rounds through a borrowed Wilson Combat CQB, it was freaking amazing but twice the price of the DW.

No such problems with the DW. This is the best 1911 I’ve ever owned. Delighted, she’s a keeper!

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Old 04-20-2020, 10:32 PM
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New Dan Wesson owner - Pointman 45



Yep, I like the Pointmans (Pointmen?), as well. I picked up a PM-9 back in Jan, like too much. My girlfriend bought me a matching PM45 as a present.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to shoot the .45 yet.
I do wish I got my hands on a 2019 model, but with the 2020 changes, I still like them.



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Old 04-22-2020, 10:33 AM
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Very nice! I love my Pointman 45. I also have the Pointman in 38 Super.
My only changes have been to install some thin profile Lok stocks...Enjoy!!
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Old 04-24-2020, 07:09 AM
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Beautiful gun for sure. I have 3 Dan Wesson's now. My 45 target is a Patriot - Expert. That is the predecessor of the PM45 from 2005. Sounds like you are doing everything correctly. Keep in mind though, if you read what Dan Wesson is saying about lubes, the FP10 is one of the recommended lubes so to protect the Duty Treat (black finish). In a stainless gun, that is not so much of an issue. But, it is a great lube. I use it also and it works just fine.

Enjoy your PM.
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Old 04-24-2020, 07:54 PM
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Great pistol. I have at least 5,000 rounds through mine in single stack division and wouldn't run anything else.
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Old 04-25-2020, 08:53 AM
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Great pistol. I have at least 5,000 rounds through mine in single stack division and wouldn't run anything else.

Very nice. I shot the PM-9 in 2 IDPA matches and one bowling pin, before things got shut down. I can't wait to get out there again.
I see you have a pre2020. What is your opinion on the rib on top?


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Old 04-27-2020, 12:40 PM
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I just received mine a couple days ago. I must admit I prefer the actual rib vs the grooves on top of the slide. Other than that all good.
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Old 04-27-2020, 05:58 PM
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What a fantastic present! Congratulations!


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Yep, I like the Pointmans (Pointmen?), as well. I picked up a PM-9 back in Jan, like too much. My girlfriend bought me a matching PM45 as a present.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to shoot the .45 yet.
I do wish I got my hands on a 2019 model, but with the 2020 changes, I still like them.



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Old 04-28-2020, 07:24 PM
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Michael at SGM Grips finally finished my Dan Wesson grips between tornados and Covid closures. I sent him some DW medallions out of a revolver and asked him to pick me out some nice Cocobolo and make me some Sunburst grips with them in it. I think they turned out pretty damn good.



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