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Old 01-30-2012, 10:36   #26
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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.
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Old 01-30-2012, 19:54   #27
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I thought CCO = Colt Commanding Officer

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Old 01-31-2012, 08:34   #28
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I thought CCO = Colt Commanding Officer

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Nope.


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Old 01-31-2012, 11:04   #29
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That's a weird gun.


I'd own it though
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:30   #30
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Guardian vs. CCO

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,
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:30   #31
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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.

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Old 02-06-2012, 07:01   #32
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Old 02-06-2012, 13:56   #33
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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.
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Old 05-09-2012, 00:12   #34
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Steel or alloy frame?

Is the Dan Wesson CCO steel or alloy frame (or did it come both ways)?
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:12   #35
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Is the Dan Wesson CCO steel or alloy frame (or did it come both ways)?
Aluminum frame.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:35   #36
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:03   #37
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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?
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Old 05-09-2012, 13:40   #38
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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.
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Old 05-09-2012, 15:51   #39
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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. Here's mine.

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Old 05-09-2012, 17:56   #40
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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.

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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.
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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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So you feel DW CCO's are better these days than Colts?
Hands down and without a doubt.
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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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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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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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