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Old 06-30-2020, 12:13 AM
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Dan Wesson a2

Hello all, long time member but first post. Love coming to the sight and reading about all makes of 1911ís. I have 2 1911ís, a Rock and a Ruger, now I am wanting to move up a step in quality. I am looking at the A2 Government model, looking for folks option good or bad. It will be a plinker and possibly a nightstand gun.

Thank you for any thought.

Dave
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:30 AM
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I have the commander version in blue finish. Wonderful gun. I bought with the intention of customizing it some, but frankly, I'm leaning towards just keeping it as is. Classic looks, and a build quality far above the price tag.

Curious about the finish on the Blued guns- are they really blued, or is it a cerakote finish?

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Old 06-30-2020, 04:29 PM
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I like my A2s (government and commander), but prefer my govt. Specialist (9mm) with a light/laser (TLR) and spare mag in a chest holster (Man Gear Alaska) for a nightstand gun. Currently, I have a 9mm Beretta Cx4 Storm carbine with a red dot, light/laser, and sling at my bedside.
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:45 PM
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Went ahead and put the order in this evening, now the waiting game til I get it
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:00 PM
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Have both the A2 Commander in blue finish and yes, they are blued but look more like black as most guns do these days. My A2 Government has the parked finish that is also a blackish color. Really like these pistols and if looking for a solid, accurate carbon steel pistol you will be very happy. Triggers are crisp 4 lbs from the box and they need nothing done to either for your stated use. I keep the commander at bedside, cocked and locked. Accurate pistols both that won't disappoint.
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Old 07-09-2020, 02:29 PM
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Went ahead and put the order in this evening, now the waiting game til I get it
Don't forget to post back for some pics of it. 🙂
I'm also interested in the A2.
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Old 07-09-2020, 10:20 PM
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Went ahead and put the order in this evening, now the waiting game til I get it
Sweet pistol.

Iíll bet you like it.
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Old 07-11-2020, 11:55 PM
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I actually bought this one yesterday: Commander

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Old 07-12-2020, 02:37 PM
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Wow, great photo there Fishjager.
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Old 07-13-2020, 09:20 AM
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Wow, great photo there Fishjager.
Thank you. I took the picture with my cell phone. I do love the A2, it feels like a great gun. Now to get it to the range. But first it is going to my buddy who used to work at Detonics and have him go through it. You would understand why if you ever held a 1911 he had gone through. He manages to find any little discrepancy and fix it. You should see the work he did on my other DW's. I feel like he won't find much on this one. He will probably tune the trigger to around 3 pounds, and take the creep out of the trigger.
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Old 07-13-2020, 08:05 PM
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I actually bought this one yesterday: Commander

I have its twin, but installed a Heinie ledge rear sight on mine. For the money, this gun is incredible. Fit and finish are excellent and the trigger is sweet. I bought the gun as a potential custom project but after firing the first mag at 10 yards into one ragged hole, I figured it's good to go as is. I also have a blued Valor 9mm and a 9mm Valkyrie, and both guns have the same build quality. DW knows how to build 'em!
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I went to my buddies house yesterday and he took the trigger from 4 lbs 4oz, down to 3.0 pounds. Put a finish reamer in the chamber and took a little bit out, made sure the sear had positive engagement and a few other small things. It felt great, and you won't believe the reset. WOW!

I took it to the range today and here is a picture of the first five rounds I shot at 12 yards.
It is a keeper for sure.



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