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reloader_22
07-02-2010, 12:23
I've been looking at the Valor all week at my local gun shop, deciding on whether to pay the $1599.00 price tag. I walked in today at lunch and they were having a 4th of July sale and the Valor was marked down $400.00. Needless to say it now has a new home. Love the fit and finish, and the trigger is remarkable.

I'd like to replace the stock thin rubber grips and get a nice set of thin diamond cocobolo (rosewood) grips to compliment and dress up the brushed stainless finish. Any suggestions on websites to look at? Other color grip suggestions would also be appreciated.

BTW, research on this forum led me to the valor...Thanks...Jim

Quack
07-02-2010, 12:30
NICE!!!

$400 less? if so i would've jumped on it.

is it a new Valor or the old Valor?

reloader_22
07-02-2010, 12:45
Not sure how to differentiate but there's a fired shell casing envelope from the manufacture dated April, 2010

rsxr22
07-02-2010, 13:15
post some pics for us.

Joenpb
07-02-2010, 14:44
Sweet, congratulations.

I'm looking for some cocobolo (rosewood) grips for my Springer to set it a part from others too.

glock2740
07-02-2010, 15:42
Congrats! What a deal!

bac1023
07-02-2010, 17:28
Congrats! :cool:


:needspics:

Ruggles
07-02-2010, 17:35
Heck of a markdown! Congrats :)

gruntmedik
07-02-2010, 18:24
That's what I like to call a "No brainer". Good on ya. :thumbsup:

knedrgr
07-02-2010, 18:59
You basically robbed them blind...LOL.

hi-power man
07-02-2010, 19:11
Wow 25 % off, that's a deal. I looked a new Colt Combat Elite at a local shop that was severly scratched in several places on the slide and frame and one grip was broken. The dealer said he'd knock off $100 and the tax. A few days later he told me he sent it back to Colt.

CMG
07-02-2010, 19:13
[QUOTE=reloader_22;15572270
I'd like to replace the stock thin rubber grips and get a nice set of thin diamond cocobolo (rosewood) grips to compliment and dress up the brushed stainless finish. Any suggestions on websites to look at? Other color grip suggestions would also be appreciated.

BTW, research on this forum led me to the valor...Thanks...Jim[/QUOTE]

Sweet gun at a great price!

I have these (PM me if you're interested):

Navidrex slim GM grips Checkered rosewood in doublé diamond pattern. Excellent condition. $25 shipped
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/RC/NSlimRW.jpg

Hokie1911
07-02-2010, 21:55
:needspics:

Tactical black
07-02-2010, 21:57
Congrats and that's a great deal post some pics when you can.

Rinspeed
07-02-2010, 22:51
Great snag.

HAIL CAESAR
07-03-2010, 05:03
HOLY crap! That is below dealers cost!!

Just for the sake of interest does the serial number have a upside down Y in it? Check the serial number under the grips also.

Hokie1911
07-03-2010, 07:44
HOLY crap! That is below dealers cost!!

Just for the sake of interest does the serial number have a upside down Y in it? Check the serial number under the grips also.

What are some of the things that DW might see that would cause it to be designated as a blem? From what I've heard, most people are either oblivious, or don't care. Just curious.

SDGlock23
07-03-2010, 14:19
Wow congrats! My Valor is my favorite 1911!

HAIL CAESAR
07-03-2010, 16:33
What are some of the things that DW might see that would cause it to be designated as a blem? From what I've heard, most people are either oblivious, or don't care. Just curious.

Honestly, I have seen the gamut of I couldn't find anything wrong, to pin head size pock marks in the old cast frames ( some were internal and were a bear to find), to slide to frame fit that you could just feel movement (you know, the way they should be built:rofl:), a few seemed to have looser GS fit than other guns (but that was what I called it because I could not find anything else wrong), and finally some were scratch and dents ( of a minor nature).

I honesty thought that the blem guns ( as long as sold at blem prices) were absolute steals for a person who is a real shooter.

Rimcrew
07-04-2010, 23:23
That is a smokin' buy!

Let us know how she shoots.

reloader_22
07-05-2010, 07:32
Been OOT the past couple of days so catching up. Hail Ceaser, no upside down Y on the pistol. NO blem's that I can see. Samll gap where the extractor is, but frame to slide fit is perfect. Like I mentioned in my originial thread, the Valor was priced at $1599.00 and was losing sleep over whether to get it, based on availability. Walked in on Friday morning and there it was $400 off. Like a few said here, it was a no brainer. Having trouble with my camera so sorry about no pics.

bac1023
07-05-2010, 08:10
That was a great deal :)

HAIL CAESAR
07-05-2010, 12:44
That was a great deal :)

Yes, it was!

sargespd
07-05-2010, 22:10
For some really nice grips, check out http://www.esmeralda.cc/
Some of the nicest wood grips I have ever seen, had some for a revolver, absolutely beautiful.

GOOFA
07-06-2010, 10:02
About a month ago I was at a dealer that had 6 or 7 DW's tagged blems in the case and priced as such. The funny thing is that I noticed only 2 of them had the upside down y after the serial #.

RMTactical
07-06-2010, 17:02
Seriously? No pics?

reloader_22
07-06-2010, 17:49
I'll try and post pics tomorrow. Having trouble with my camera.

Rinspeed
07-06-2010, 20:17
I'll try and post pics tomorrow. Having trouble with my camera.





I'm starting to lose my patience. :rofl: :tongueout:

bac1023
07-06-2010, 20:44
I'll try and post pics tomorrow. Having trouble with my camera.

Time for a new camera...

We need pics! :supergrin:

Monte#2
07-07-2010, 06:31
Time for a new camera...

We need pics! :supergrin:


Seriously! Need them NOW! I'm with bac...take that $400 you saved on the Valor (...awesome deal, by the way!) and go buy a nice camera! Go! Now! :supergrin:

Quack
07-07-2010, 10:58
He can't buy a new camera, he's buying an EMP. :)

reloader_22
07-07-2010, 14:54
Picked these up through research and your comments/recommendations...

This is my first attempt at posting pics so any comments on utilizing the upload process would be appreciated

Hokie1911
07-07-2010, 15:12
http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=200243&d=1278535814
http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=200244&d=1278535888

:thumbsup: Those are a pair of VERY nice pistols. Well played sir.

SuHu
07-07-2010, 16:48
Incredible price. Buy your dealer some beer, because he lost money on that sale!

Cobra64
07-07-2010, 22:12
I'm starting to lose my patience.

Well here ya go. Here's mine custom bobtailed. :)

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/P1020045.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Right06.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Left13.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Grip02.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Grip03.jpg



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bac1023
07-07-2010, 22:14
Picked these up through research and your comments/recommendations...

This is my first attempt at posting pics so any comments on utilizing the upload process would be appreciated

Very nice :)

bac1023
07-07-2010, 22:14
Well here ya go. Here's mine custom bobtailed. :)

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/P1020045.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Right06.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Left13.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Grip02.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Grip03.jpg



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Cobra, that remains one of the best looking 1911s on the forum.

Hokie1911
07-07-2010, 22:26
Cobra, that remains one of the best looking 1911s on the forum.

Yeah no kidding.

Cobra's custom Valor
your Yost
Joe's golfballed ProCarry

The 3 guns I never get tired of seeing.

Cobra64
07-07-2010, 22:34
Cobra, that remains one of the best looking 1911s on the forum.

Thanks Bac. Your Yost and Rock River are my favorites.

bac1023
07-07-2010, 22:37
Thanks Bac. Your Yost and Rock River are my favorites.

:cool:


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/000_1689.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/000_1724s.jpg