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Small Tony
01-28-2012, 03:28
Hello all. I am having the urge to step up to mid level 1911 price wise. I REALLY like the Dan Weson CCO which is roughly $300 dollars more than Colt's.

To my untrained eye I see subtle difference for the higher price on the DW. One thing I would like to see on the colt is the larger thumb safety for example.

Anyway, I would appreciate any feed back or advice on these two guns.

faawrenchbndr
01-28-2012, 05:19
First off, I'm not a Dan Wesson fan.

However, the fit and finish of the DW CCO does place it above the Colt.
The DW is the clear winner between these two.

glock2740
01-28-2012, 08:49
DW hands down. The Colt CCO would make a great base gun, but the DW comes ready to go right out of the box. I love mine. :)

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/IMG_3594.jpg

Three-Five-Seven
01-28-2012, 08:52
What does the term "CCO" stand for or otherwise mean??

Thanks.

glock2740
01-28-2012, 08:55
It's a Commander size slide on an Officer size frame.

faawrenchbndr
01-28-2012, 09:07
What does the term "CCO" stand for or otherwise mean??

Thanks.


Colt coined it years ago,...."Concealed Carry Officer's"

Small Tony
01-28-2012, 09:35
DW hands down. The Colt CCO would make a great base gun, but the DW comes ready to go right out of the box. I love mine. :)

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/IMG_3594.jpg

Yes that was my exact thought also. If I did get the colt I would have to spend extra money on couple upgrades anyway. Might as well spend the extra money and get how I want it right out of the box.

I guess that answers my own question. Beautiful DW by the way...

glock2740
01-28-2012, 10:20
Thanks. :cool: You won't be dissapointed with the DW CCO. :thumbsup:

glockin-45
01-28-2012, 12:43
Thanks. :cool: You won't be dissapointed with the DW CCO. :thumbsup:
+1 I love my DWCCO. Nice build and very accurate. Handle both gun's and you'll know which is better.:cool:

FLSlim
01-28-2012, 14:49
I have the Colt CCO, but haven't shot the DW. First, the CCO size and weight (with LW frame) makes is a very good carry weapon. My Colt has run without a hitch through the first 1k rounds--lrn, fmj and jhp, but it isn't perfect (we each have our personal likes and dislikes, so not many guns are, I suppose). My biggest issue is that the trigger is heavier than I like and has a slight pretravel; overall, not nearly as nice as the triggers on my STIs. The sights aren't the greatest (std combat), but they certainly are adequate, and fit and finish are fine. So, if I wanted another CCO I wouldn't pass up the Colt if I wanted to save a few hundred. If I wanted to spend more, I at least would check out the DW CCO or the Colt Gunsite CCO.

dragbike
01-28-2012, 15:16
Love my DW CCO.

knedrgr
01-28-2012, 19:44
I've handled the Colt CCO, and it's just not my cup of tea.

But I do like CCO guns.

DW CCO
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/fourstardrift/Guns%20stuff/DW-CCO.jpg

SA Compact
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/fourstardrift/Guns%20stuff/9d5ee795.jpg

PlasticGuy
01-28-2012, 21:27
This is a tough call for me. I'm a huge fan of the CCO size 1911's. The first one I bought is a Les Baer Stinger. I love that gun, but it can get a little heavy at the end of the day.

For a lightweight version, I bought the Colt CCO. It is not as well fitted as the Dan Wesson. It is very reliable though, and more than accurate enough. I also like the short trigger and classic look and feel. That said, the DW is $300 more because the fit and finish is $300 better. I chose the Colt more for sentimentality than for pure performance.

fnfalman
01-29-2012, 02:01
I like the Colt Talo Edition CCO. Too bad mine shot three or four inches low and is right now back to Colt for fixing.

I like the small safety lever. I like the basic but visible iron sights. If I were to have my druthers, I would prefer for the beavertail grip safety to be replaced with a regular grip safety. And the plastic mainspring housing be replaced by a steel or aluminum mainspring housing. Otherwise, I like the gun's simplicity. The matte/brushed blued finish is both stylish and elegant.

The walnut grip is nice, except the "Colt" is cheesily done and the stipling doesn't do squat for friction. That mutha is going to be replaced by Esmeralda's full checkered grip panels soon enough.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/Colt%20Talo%20Special%20CCO/ColtCCO023.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/Colt%20Talo%20Special%20CCO/ColtCCO021.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/Colt%20Talo%20Special%20CCO/ColtCCO032.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/Colt%20Talo%20Special%20CCO/ColtCCO027.jpg

PlasticGuy
01-29-2012, 05:09
...The walnut grip is nice, except the "Colt" is cheesily done and the stipling doesn't do squat for friction. That mutha is going to be replaced by Esmeralda's full checkered grip panels soon enough...
I tossed the factory grips in my 1911 parts bin, and it now wears ivory grips I bought in Maui last summer. It looks very classy now. I really gotta take some pics...

knedrgr
01-29-2012, 08:26
This is a tough call for me. I'm a huge fan of the CCO size 1911's. The first one I bought is a Les Baer Stinger. I love that gun, but it can get a little heavy at the end of the day.

For a lightweight version, I bought the Colt CCO. It is not as well fitted as the Dan Wesson. It is very reliable though, and more than accurate enough. I also like the short trigger and classic look and feel. That said, the DW is $300 more because the fit and finish is $300 better. I chose the Colt more for sentimentality than for pure performance.


This was my same sentiment.

glock2740
01-29-2012, 08:55
the DW is $300 more because the fit and finish is $300 better.
I'd say the DW has more features as well. Checkered front strap and good 3 dot night sights are features that I like alot.

awpk03s
01-29-2012, 11:54
Dan Wesson makes the best production CCO option going today in my opinion - save for some high zoot semi custom guns.

glock2740
01-29-2012, 14:05
Dan Wesson makes the best production CCO option going today in my opinion - save for some high zoot semi custom guns.
The DW CCO is the best CCO for the money out there for sure. :thumbsup: Minimal roll marks, durable finish, lightweight, no FCS, single side safety, good trigger, great fit, rounded butt, front strap chainlink, good night sights, accurate, dependable, priced right (especially for what you get), no MIM (for those that care), reputable company with no CS issues that I can recall, etc., etc., etc....There. That's just a few things I can think of off the top of my head. :supergrin:

pcc
01-29-2012, 14:30
I have 3 CCO sized pistols, never had a problem out of any of them. Between the DW and Colt the DW has much better fit, finish, feels smoother when cycling and is more accurate. The colt went to the looser fitting = better reliability school.

If you want to get one just to have one get the colt, if it's going to be a carry gun get the DW. If you want one with all the bells & whistles get a bill wilson carry.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-S6Bnbe7OXJg/TBFffU3tZII/AAAAAAAACuw/OzlnvYGM0TU/s720/DSC03561.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-h_0tRKJqc9w/TNnAtpED3zI/AAAAAAAADYc/1_yRHNY6N0Y/s720/DSC04544.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8FGFGb_HBH8/TWk-4qBwb3I/AAAAAAAAEBI/kwIto45QTe0/s720/wilson-carry.jpg

glock2740
01-29-2012, 14:35
Or, if you want a Wilson CCO, the way you want it, instead of the way Bill Wilson wants his, get an ULCc. :cool:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/NewUltralightCarryCompact2004.jpg

Gary1911A1
01-29-2012, 15:17
I have a Dan Wesson CCO that I carry almost every day. I liked so much I purchased another one for just in case.

sns3guppy
01-29-2012, 20:25
I like my DW CCO, although it came tight enough out of the box that if failed to properly cycle, initially. It needs to be shot-in to function. It's tight.

Small Tony
01-30-2012, 01:32
Well here is the one or type I have been looking at. All over gunbroker they say it is a bobtail but it doesn't look like a bobtail to me. Mistaken?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=268054488

glock2740
01-30-2012, 06:21
Well here is the one or type I have been looking at. All over gunbroker they say it is a bobtail but it doesn't look like a bobtail to me. Mistaken?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=268054488
They call it a bobtail on the DW website. That's where the mistake comes in. DW needs to re-word their description, since it's a typo. It's clearly NOT a bobtail. They say the ECO has a "rounded bottom", yet it's the SAME frame as the CCO.

bac1023
01-30-2012, 11:36
First off, I'm not a Dan Wesson fan.

However, the fit and finish of the DW CCO does place it above the Colt.
The DW is the clear winner between these two.

:agree:

Giggity
01-30-2012, 20:54
I thought CCO = Colt Commanding Officer

????

Nickpisp
01-31-2012, 09:34
I thought CCO = Colt Commanding Officer

????


Nope.


http://collectorebooks.com/gregg01/coltpistol/Lot-843.htm


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b376/Nickpisp/DSC04412.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b376/Nickpisp/DSC04415.jpg

Giggity
01-31-2012, 12:04
That's a weird gun.


I'd own it though :)

Small Tony
02-06-2012, 03:30
What is the difference between the Dan Wesson Guardian .45 vs Wesson CCO. I see the Guardian is a little more in price. Is the only difference the slight bobtail in the Guardian? Thanks,

glock2740
02-06-2012, 06:30
What is the difference between the Dan Wesson Guardian .45 vs Wesson CCO. I see the Guardian is a little more in price. Is the only difference the slight bobtail in the Guardian? Thanks,
The DW CCO has a rounded butt and is an officer size frame with a commander size slide. The DW Guardian has a true bobtail and is a fullsize frame with a commander slide. Also the DW CCO has a chainlink frontstrap while the DW Guardian has a checkered frontstrap.

Hawker Man
02-06-2012, 08:01
Dan Wesson

fnfalman
02-06-2012, 14:56
That's a weird gun.


I'd own it though :)

It was a weird gun. The logic was to use the shortened slide for comfort and full grip length for control.

hoser45
05-09-2012, 00:12
Is the Dan Wesson CCO steel or alloy frame (or did it come both ways)?

glock2740
05-09-2012, 02:12
Is the Dan Wesson CCO steel or alloy frame (or did it come both ways)?
Aluminum frame.

ca survivor
05-09-2012, 06:35
DW hands down.

hoser45
05-09-2012, 09:03
I found one that's a 2009. Are there any significant improvements to the 2010 and later versions? How does Ceracote hold up in 2009 model?

BFN
05-09-2012, 13:40
Dan Wesson CCO is worth the extra $300. Tight fit with no play in the rails which translates to accuracy. Trigger is excellent - may even be too light for some at about 3.75 lb. Has night sights, no ambi, no front cocking serrations, and no FLGR. Some would prefer thin grips, an easy mod. Tough finish, reliable, 28.8 oz w/mag, good looking. Has everything I want and nothing I don't.

glock2740
05-09-2012, 15:51
Dan Wesson CCO is worth the extra $300. Tight fit with no play in the rails which translates to accuracy. Trigger is excellent - may even be too light for some at about 3.75 lb. Has night sights, no ambi, no front cocking serrations, and no FLGR. Some would prefer thin grips, an easy mod. Tough finish, reliable, 28.8 oz w/mag, good looking. Has everything I want and nothing I don't.
I agree. :cool: Here's mine.

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/IMG_3594.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Gunsonthedeck007.jpg

Paul7
05-09-2012, 17:56
I like the Colt Talo Edition CCO. Too bad mine shot three or four inches low and is right now back to Colt for fixing.

I like the small safety lever. I like the basic but visible iron sights. If I were to have my druthers, I would prefer for the beavertail grip safety to be replaced with a regular grip safety. And the plastic mainspring housing be replaced by a steel or aluminum mainspring housing. Otherwise, I like the gun's simplicity. The matte/brushed blued finish is both stylish and elegant.

The walnut grip is nice, except the "Colt" is cheesily done and the stipling doesn't do squat for friction. That mutha is going to be replaced by Esmeralda's full checkered grip panels soon enough.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/Colt%20Talo%20Special%20CCO/ColtCCO023.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/Colt%20Talo%20Special%20CCO/ColtCCO021.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/Colt%20Talo%20Special%20CCO/ColtCCO032.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/Colt%20Talo%20Special%20CCO/ColtCCO027.jpg

I also can't stand the cratered lettering on Colts these days. They are good guns but don't compare with DW.

hoser45
05-09-2012, 18:35
I also can't stand the cratered lettering on Colts these days. They are good guns but don't compare with DW.

So you feel DW CCO's are better these days than Colts?

glock2740
05-09-2012, 19:07
So you feel DW CCO's are better these days than Colts?
Hands down and without a doubt.

Paul7
05-09-2012, 19:39
So you feel DW CCO's are better these days than Colts?

I have a Dan Wesson Valor and a Colt Commander and would say the Valor is a much better gun, and I'm sure the CCO would be too. I got my Valor for $1,350 delivered off Gunbroker, not a whole lot more than they're asking for new Colt's these days. It has a beveled slide, frontstrap checkering, nightsights, and just a better fit and finish that a Colt. The slim grips feel strange at first but I've never shot a 1911 more accurately. Before I bought I read that DWs have lower recoil due to their construction, and I found that to be true.

I handled a new Colt 70 series at a gun shop a few months ago and was amazed at how bad the trigger was.

glock2740
05-09-2012, 20:12
I have a Dan Wesson Valor and a Colt Commander and would say the Valor is a much better gun, and I'm sure the CCO would be too. I got my Valor for $1,350 delivered off Gunbroker, not a whole lot more than they're asking for new Colt's these days. It has a beveled slide, frontstrap checkering, nightsights, and just a better fit and finish that a Colt. The slim grips feel strange at first but I've never shot a 1911 more accurately. Before I bought I read that DWs have lower recoil due to their construction, and I found that to be true.

I handled a new Colt 70 series at a gun shop a few months ago and was amazed at how bad the trigger was.
Preach it brother! :cool:

fnfalman
05-09-2012, 20:27
I also can't stand the cratered lettering on Colts these days. They are good guns but don't compare with DW.

Especially when Dan Wesson guns cost more...

fnfalman
05-09-2012, 20:28
I have a Dan Wesson Valor and a Colt Commander and would say the Valor is a much better gun, and I'm sure the CCO would be too. I got my Valor for $1,350 delivered off Gunbroker, not a whole lot more than they're asking for new Colt's these days. It has a beveled slide, frontstrap checkering, nightsights, and just a better fit and finish that a Colt. The slim grips feel strange at first but I've never shot a 1911 more accurately. Before I bought I read that DWs have lower recoil due to their construction, and I found that to be true.

I handled a new Colt 70 series at a gun shop a few months ago and was amazed at how bad the trigger was.

My Lightweight Commander XSE was out the door for $950 brand new. I think that for another $400, I could have Colt or somebody done a few things to the Commander to make it the equivalence of the Dan Wesson.

deadite
05-09-2012, 20:50
First off, I'm not a Dan Wesson fan.

Wondering why.

deadite

fnfalman
05-09-2012, 21:39
Wondering why.

deadite

Maybe he prefers all-American product?

Paul7
05-09-2012, 21:46
Maybe he prefers all-American product?

DW is made in the US.

deadite
05-10-2012, 05:15
Maybe he prefers all-American product?

Oh snap! ;)

I know he likes Springfield Armory, though.

glock2740
05-10-2012, 05:41
My Lightweight Commander XSE was out the door for $950 brand new. I think that for another $400, I could have Colt or somebody done a few things to the Commander to make it the equivalence of the Dan Wesson.
Wrong. Hold the two side by side. Adding checkering or chainlink etc. to the frontstrap and good set of sights, which would cost about $400, doesn't make the Colt come close to what DW is putting out these days. Colt fell off the wagon many years ago and unfortunately will never make it back on. They build a great, but very over priced base gun. And that's about it. When you buy a Colt these days, you're just paying for the name.

Rinspeed
05-10-2012, 05:51
I think that for another $400, I could have Colt or somebody done a few things to the Commander to make it the equivalence of the Dan Wesson.




:faint:

fnfalman
05-10-2012, 11:43
DW is made in the US.

Methinks that the frame and slide are from a wee bit further East.

fnfalman
05-10-2012, 11:44
Wrong. Hold the two side by side. Adding checkering or chainlink etc. to the frontstrap and good set of sights, which would cost about $400, doesn't make the Colt come close to what DW is putting out these days. Colt fell off the wagon many years ago and unfortunately will never make it back on. They build a great, but very over priced base gun. And that's about it. When you buy a Colt these days, you're just paying for the name.

A good set of sights? The XSE comes with Novak's.

Checkering? Why? Does the gun need it?

I'm talking about Dan Wesson has better fit than Colt, and that can be remedied by spending $400 on the Colt to have the slide and frame tightened up.

Of course, I'm sure that Colt could do the same from the factory, if they were to jack the price up to Dan Wesson's level.

Get a Dan Wesson of similar price to the Colt and then compare.

Gary1911A1
05-10-2012, 11:45
I own both and would pick the DW CCO over the Colt CCO. The DW just has better features for me and the CCO is the best 1911 DW makes. I carry the DW CCO almost daily.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb75/Gary1911A1/100_0517.jpg

Rinspeed
05-10-2012, 12:31
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb75/Gary1911A1/100_0517.jpg



Cool holster, I have some nice holsters but none of them work better than the Talon.

Gary1911A1
05-11-2012, 06:44
Cool holster, I have some nice holsters but none of them work better than the Talon.

I certainly agree. Easy on and off, the nylon clip doesn't loose it's tension like a steel clip, and it rides at just the right height for me.:wavey:

Bits&Bytes
04-03-2014, 03:50
I've had a few Colts in 1911 and while they are solid guns they just don't compare to the DW CCO.

The fit, finish, feel... for me the DW just hit the sweet spot for a CCO. Carry all day and never notice it is even there.

While both guns will out shoot me, I'm more accurate with the DW.

Of all the guns I own the DW CCO is one I would never sell.

BuckyP
04-03-2014, 05:43
I certainly agree. Easy on and off, the nylon clip doesn't loose it's tension like a steel clip, and it rides at just the right height for me.:wavey:

You've had steel clips loose tension? I have several steel clip holsters and the clips are still super tight. :dunno:

HAIL CAESAR
04-03-2014, 13:11
DW is a much better gun than the Colt.

Better workmanship, better parts, better sights, better cs if you ever need it.

fnfalman
04-03-2014, 13:24
DW is a much better gun than the Colt.

Better workmanship, better parts, better sights, better cs if you ever need it.

Don't forget to mention higher price too.

You don't get something for nothing.

HAIL CAESAR
04-03-2014, 13:28
Don't forget to mention higher price too.

You don't get something for nothing.

And when you take the Colt and upgraded with parts it will be Wayover the cost of a Dan Wesson.

fnfalman
04-03-2014, 18:48
And when you take the Colt and upgraded with parts it will be Wayover the cost of a Dan Wesson.

Maybe, maybe not. The Colt doesn't need any upgrade. It's fine as is.


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HAIL CAESAR
04-03-2014, 19:38
Maybe, maybe not. The Colt doesn't need any upgrade. It's fine as is.


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I'm not a fan of plastic MSH's.
I like night sights on a carry/duty gun.

That right there eats up the difference in price of the cheaper Colt.

Then you add up fit and finish, and the finish of the CCO....

Them you are talking buying a Colt and sending I off with a check for $1,500 to a custom shop.

faawrenchbndr
04-04-2014, 05:02
Maybe, maybe not. The Colt doesn't need any upgrade. It's fine as is.





Sights
Main spring housing
Checkered front strap
Refinish

Yes,......it needs upgrades!

Bren
04-04-2014, 05:10
First off, I'm not a Dan Wesson fan.

However, the fit and finish of the DW CCO does place it above the Colt.
The DW is the clear winner between these two.

Same here. I'd go with the Colt if it cost the same or more. I can't believe anybody would pay $300 more for the Dan Wesson.

As for the OP - an extra $300 for a safety that take $50 and 5 minutes to change (not that I recommend a bigger thumb safety - I do not, unless the gun is just for range paper punching).

Bren
04-04-2014, 05:11
Sights
Main spring housing
Checkered front strap
Refinish

Yes,......it needs upgrades!

Yeah, what good would a gun be without a refinish?

Seems like most times when I see your posts, I have to ask myself whether you really own guns or you are one of those kids playing an internet character.:upeyes:

faawrenchbndr
04-04-2014, 08:51
Yeah, what good would a gun be without a refinish?

Seems like most times when I see your posts, I have to ask myself whether you really own guns or you are one of those kids playing an internet character.:upeyes:

Yea,.......what ever. Unless a stainless Colt is bought a refinish is in order after a front strap checkering. Or can you not figure that out yourself?

Rinspeed
04-04-2014, 15:23
Yeah, what good would a gun be without a refinish?

Seems like most times when I see your posts, I have to ask myself whether you really own guns or you are one of those kids playing an internet character.:upeyes:




That wasn't very nice.

fnfalman
04-04-2014, 16:10
Sights
Main spring housing
Checkered front strap
Refinish

Yes,......it needs upgrades!

Why? The gun doesn't function without these upgrades?


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faawrenchbndr
04-04-2014, 16:53
Why? The gun doesn't function without these upgrades?



It will function just fine,......but would suit MY needs/wants better with the added upgrades.

faawrenchbndr
04-04-2014, 16:55
That wasn't very nice.

He's a lawyer,......what do you expect? There is his opinion and there are all the other opinions.

fnfalman
04-04-2014, 17:38
It will function just fine,......but would suit MY needs/wants better with the added upgrades.

Everyone is entitled to their own aesthetics preference.

However the Colt CCO is good to go as is.

Also I'd like to see a performance co
Parison between the Colt and the DW: mechanical accuracy, practical accuracy and reliability. Then we can see of the DW is actually better

Just FYI for those who aren't M1911 nuts, Colt invented the CCO concept.


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faawrenchbndr
04-04-2014, 19:01
Everyone is entitled to their own aesthetics preference.

However the Colt CCO is good to go as is.

Also I'd like to see a performance co
Parison between the Colt and the DW: mechanical accuracy, practical accuracy and reliability. Then we can see of the DW is actually better

Just FYI for those who aren't M1911 nuts, Colt invented the CCO concept.




That would be a great idea. Would love to see a 3-4K round test between the both with accuracy and reliability tracked.

tpr7304
04-06-2014, 09:13
I had been wanting a CCO style 1911 for awhile but when I was ready to buy, it seemed like there were no Dan Wesson CCO's to be had.

Gunsite was having a sale on their Colt CCO's so I decided to get one.

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae276/jb7304/DSCN1891_zps32435341.jpg (http://s979.photobucket.com/user/jb7304/media/DSCN1891_zps32435341.jpg.html)

dakota1911
04-06-2014, 14:07
I am waiting to look at the new Colt WC CCO that Colt showed at this years SHOT show. If you have to have one tomorrow I would try and look at both pistols if you can.

fnfalman
04-06-2014, 20:16
I had been wanting a CCO style 1911 for awhile but when I was ready to buy, it seemed like there were no Dan Wesson CCO's to be had.

Gunsite was having a sale on their Colt CCO's so I decided to get one.

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae276/jb7304/DSCN1891_zps32435341.jpg (http://s979.photobucket.com/user/jb7304/media/DSCN1891_zps32435341.jpg.html)

Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.


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Grouch
04-29-2014, 20:11
Both of these CCOs are fit for purpose. Some like the DW for their purpose, some like a Colt for their purpose.

I for one am content with the Colt, as it does exactly what I want to do with a carry gun - reliable, accurate within the range that I might use it.

FLglockdude
05-23-2014, 01:40
If you compare the DW and the Colt side by side, the difference in quality is immediately apparent. With the DW being relatively close to the Colt in price, I would not even consider the Colt.

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burttrans
06-10-2014, 07:49
I had been wanting a CCO style 1911 for awhile but when I was ready to buy, it seemed like there were no Dan Wesson CCO's to be had.

Gunsite was having a sale on their Colt CCO's so I decided to get one.

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae276/jb7304/DSCN1891_zps32435341.jpg (http://s979.photobucket.com/user/jb7304/media/DSCN1891_zps32435341.jpg.html)

I like this gun^^^^!! Do you mind sharing how much during Gunsite sale?

burttrans
06-10-2014, 08:02
A question for you guys that have a CCO and a DW Guardian (or other Commander LW frame gun).. I was planning on getting a DW Guardian in the next few months for carry I currently have a Colt Willey Clapp Commander and carry it some. I have no experience with any CCO size gun what are some of the things I would notice pros and cons between the CCO and DW Guardian??

burttrans
06-10-2014, 08:12
When I buy a DW Gurardian or DW CCO would it be stupid to look at the 9MM version??
I have never shot 9MM version I have five 1911 guns but none in 9MM what do you guys think about these guns in the 9MM?

ArmoryDoc
06-10-2014, 10:34
The DW CCO is an amazing gun. Beautiful fit and finish.

http://app.onlinephotofiler.com/Img1/A_7/8/1/6/226187/166133a71d1547f4855ffd4cf5860d29.JPG?uid=487f0d04-b297-4bf1-a06e-4f2c390bbe44

burttrans
06-10-2014, 12:47
Nice gun Doc!

maxmanta
06-10-2014, 17:11
Get the Dan Wesson, then please write to Colt and explain why you cannot support a CT-based business.

ArmoryDoc
06-10-2014, 22:32
Nice gun Doc!

Thanks. :) It is a fantastic shooter. :wavey:

burttrans
06-10-2014, 22:45
Thanks. :) It is a fantastic shooter. :wavey:
What do you think of the Dan Wesson Guardian?

I ordered some fine leather for my Colt Wiley Clapp Commander the CCO should fit in that holster too?

ArmoryDoc
06-10-2014, 23:22
The Guardian is every bit as nice. That leather will work because the CCO is a commander length slide. It won't know the difference.

burttrans
06-10-2014, 23:33
The Guardian is every bit as nice. That leather will work because the CCO is a commander length slide. It won't know the difference.

Thanks for your input. I just ordered a holster and mag carrier from TT Gunleather for my Colt Willey Clapp Commander I thought the CCO would fit just fine. I was sold on the Guardian but this thead has seriously made me consider the CCO.

I am going to large gun showing June 21 and may take a gun or two to trade on the CCO or Guardian or may pay cash not sure yet.

fnfalman
06-11-2014, 16:42
When I buy a DW Gurardian or DW CCO would it be stupid to look at the 9MM version??
I have never shot 9MM version I have five 1911 guns but none in 9MM what do you guys think about these guns in the 9MM?


Though I have 9mm Colt Commander and Defender, I am always leery of them because the cartridge is too short. I know that the magazine is blocked for the round and the feed ramp is also modified, but it's still a steep feeding angle for the round.


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burttrans
06-11-2014, 16:48
Though I have 9mm Colt Commander and Defender, I am always leery of them because the cartridge is too short. I know that the magazine is blocked for the round and the feed ramp is also modified, but it's still a steep feeding angle for the round.


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Good point but it seems Dan Wesson has had good luck with their 9MM. I have a little time to look and so some more research.

BuckyP
06-12-2014, 06:50
Though I have 9mm Colt Commander and Defender, I am always leery of them because the cartridge is too short. I know that the magazine is blocked for the round and the feed ramp is also modified, but it's still a steep feeding angle for the round.


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Absolutely. The 9mm can be a fun gun, but I wouldn't want to have to trust one for SD. Just look at the way the rounds stack in the magazine! The only exception I could see would be an EMP which is designed for the shorter round, but many here don't consider that a 1911. :dunno:

burttrans
06-12-2014, 07:05
Absolutely. The 9mm can be a fun gun, but I wouldn't want to have to trust one for SD. Just look at the way the rounds stack in the magazine! The only exception I could see would be an EMP which is designed for the shorter round, but many here don't consider that a 1911. :dunno:

I will be using it for CC so maybe I should go with the 45? Like I mentioned earlier I have a lot of experience with 1911's but have never shot one that is a 9MM so I appreciate all the input.