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Old 05-09-2012, 18:35   #41
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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?
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Old 05-09-2012, 19:07   #42
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So you feel DW CCO's are better these days than Colts?
Hands down and without a doubt.
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Old 05-09-2012, 19:39   #43
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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.
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Old 05-09-2012, 20:12   #44
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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.
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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...
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Old 05-09-2012, 20:28   #46
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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.
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First off, I'm not a Dan Wesson fan.
Wondering why.

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Maybe he prefers all-American product?
DW is made in the US.
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Maybe he prefers all-American product?
Oh snap!

I know he likes Springfield Armory, though.
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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.
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DW is made in the US.
Methinks that the frame and slide are from a wee bit further East.
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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.
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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.

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Cool holster, I have some nice holsters but none of them work better than the Talon.
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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.
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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.
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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.
You've had steel clips loose tension? I have several steel clip holsters and the clips are still super tight.
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DW is a much better gun than the Colt.

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