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rightwingnut
02-15-2012, 12:47
I have no need for another gun but lots of "want" for another gun. I started first thinking of a DW CCO for carry but my G26 seems to fit that bill perfectly for now. I love the black Valor but I see lots of love for the VBOBs. Its just a range toy and investment (lol), atleast thats how I justify these purchases. Im not concerned with weight, round capacity, concealability or style of sights. Being new to 1911s and DW, what would you suggest? Thanks in advance.
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Tallahassee
02-15-2012, 13:26
If weight and concealability are not an issue, I'd look at the Valor or Vbob.

But, if this is just going to be a range gun, I'd take a look at a few Les Baers if I were you. Dan Wessons are great guns, but they way their prices have gone up, I think certain Les Baer Models (like the Premier II) are a better deal now.

minderasr
02-15-2012, 15:05
Haven't Les Baer's gone up in price as well? Love my vbob.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ySRCnAa205I/TyyiGme7sqI/AAAAAAAAAVo/Xu8b-5oqQXY/s640/DW1.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8_8hSfRxj_E/TyyiGuIpiOI/AAAAAAAAAVk/dqfiAzNRkLw/s640/DW2.jpg

bac1023
02-15-2012, 20:26
Haven't Les Baer's gone up in price as well?



Actually, they haven't gone up.

Baer is one of the very few that haven't recently and I feel they are a better value than Dan Wesson.

glock2740
02-15-2012, 20:36
Hard to beat a DW Guardian. :cool:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/IMG_3648.jpg

ca survivor
02-16-2012, 10:04
Haven't Les Baer's gone up in price as well? Love my vbob.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ySRCnAa205I/TyyiGme7sqI/AAAAAAAAAVo/Xu8b-5oqQXY/s640/DW1.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8_8hSfRxj_E/TyyiGuIpiOI/AAAAAAAAAVk/dqfiAzNRkLw/s640/DW2.jpg
can't stop looking at these pics, it's perrrrrfect...

PrecisionRifleman
02-16-2012, 10:05
I really like the vbob myself. Probably the best looking 1911 out there IMO.

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bac1023
02-16-2012, 10:29
I really like the vbob myself. Probably the best looking 1911 out there IMO.



Its certainly one of them.

venenoindy
02-17-2012, 13:59
I have a SS Valor and like it quite a bit, after the price increase I did a lot of research and found a great deal on mine so just do your homework and you can find a DW at a much better price than Les Baer (I saved about $800.00). I saw a magazine with the new model the Specialist and that has my name writen all over it.

bac1023
02-17-2012, 15:01
I have a SS Valor and like it quite a bit, after the price increase I did a lot of research and found a great deal on mine so just do your homework and you can find a DW at a much better price than Les Baer (I saved about $800.00). I saw a magazine with the new model the Specialist and that has my name writen all over it.

$800 dollars difference seems excessive.

Which Les Baer were you looking at?

venenoindy
02-17-2012, 19:50
I was looking to get a custom carry no FS and different sights and after those options it was about $2100.00 vs the Valor exactly how I wanted for $1250.00 OTD.

bac1023
02-17-2012, 20:11
I was looking to get a custom carry no FS and different sights and after those options it was about $2100.00 vs the Valor exactly how I wanted for $1250.00 OTD.

That's a great price on a Valor these days.

Congrats! :cool:

Tallahassee
02-17-2012, 21:30
That's a great price on a Valor these days.

Congrats! :cool:

No kidding :wow:

I'd definitely pick up a Valor at that price, great find. Congrats.

glockin-45
02-17-2012, 21:31
That's a great price on a Valor these days.

Congrats! :cool:
+1 Man, and i paid more than that for my DWCCO. Was gonna get a TRP. But i got what i wanted, does it have a checkerd front strap, no. But no fs,no lock, and has night sights, and it's for ccw. So i'm happy.:cool:

btj
02-18-2012, 07:05
I'd go with a VBOB. Though I'm probably biased, since I carry a CBOB.

TACLOAD
02-18-2012, 23:20
VBOB with the Duty Treatment all the way!

Nakanokalronin
02-19-2012, 05:46
I'm personally looking forward to the ECO to replace my Ultra Carry II in the future. If your looking for a pure range toy, I'd look into a Valor, although it would be excellent as a HD or carry gun if you where to use it for such purposes. Best to get a full size 5" Government model it it's your first 1911 IMO.

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brianfede
02-20-2012, 16:34
I know the OP mentioned the Valor and the VBOB, but how about the DW Heritage? If your patient enough you can find them new on Gunbroker or Gunsamerica for $999, add a pair of Sarge or VZ and I think you have a great 1911 for the money. Just my $0.02.

joerockhead
02-20-2012, 21:28
I know the OP mentioned the Valor and the VBOB, but how about the DW Heritage? If your patient enough you can find them new on Gunbroker or Gunsamerica for $999, add a pair of Sarge or VZ and I think you have a great 1911 for the money. Just my $0.02.

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Or you could find a used DW PM-7 for about the same price.... or less...