Dan Wesson valor?

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Been looking at 45ACPs for about 3-4mos now and have pretty much settled on the DW Duty finish 45.

I’ve read a lot of reviews and all have been good but thought I’d ask guys that have owned and shot them their thoughts.

So what are you guys thoughts on the valor?

Thanks Dave.
 
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LOVE my V-Bob.


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VZ Gator grips in a Gator skinned OWB holster. For BBQs of course. ;)

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I also have a Guardian and an ECO.

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No. 36 from the original factory before the fire.


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Kisssofdeath

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Jefes Dope those are nice, I have the CCO Valkyrie in 45. Night and day difference for carry between that and my DW Silverback in 10mm. I'd put a photo up but don't have one. Besides anyone can see what it looks like on the CZ website SKU is 1965. I highly recommend the DW.
 
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thanks guys...now to find a valor with the duty finish...they are outta stock everywhere i look guess ill have to order one and wait.
 

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Been looking at 45ACPs for about 3-4mos now and have pretty much settled on the DW Duty finish 45.

I’ve read a lot of reviews and all have been good but thought I’d ask guys that have owned and shot them their thoughts.

So what are you guys thoughts on the valor?

Thanks Dave.
Buy a blem if you can.
It will still photograph well.
 
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Buy Dan Wesson pistols with confidence...
I have owned several through the years before settling down with a Specialist.

I have owned Nighthawks at the same time as DW’s, and take nothing away from the NH (great pistols), but I couldn’t find the extra $1500 or so value in them compared to he price of a DW.
 
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Wyzrd

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I’ve owned a couple DW 9mm’s... the ECO and their Guardian. Of all the 1911’s I’ve owned or shot over the years, DW is my favorite hands down! Springfield TRP is up there too. Anyways, as others have already stated, you can’t go wrong with a DW.
 

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Call Dave at Severns. He's a bit of a DW specialist. No pun intended. ;)

http://www.severnscustom.com
Another vote for Severns Customs - that's where I bought mine from, great experience. Dave strips apart and goes over all the 1911's he sells, to ensure his customers are getting an excellent product with no defects.

I love my Valor. It's the only 1911 I own, the only one I need, and one I am taking to the grave.
 
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hes not taking any new orderers/customers right now...ive got 2 guys here local checking every where they know but because its the duty finish EVERYONE is outta stock so it looks like its going to be a long wait but well worth it!

thanks again guys.
 
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Well I found a slightly used 4.5” barreled black valor....going to take a look at it tomorrow....only problem guy wants ALL the money for it...in other words as if it’s new never fired money.
 
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The valor v-bob is a commander size pistol with a bobtail. The first several pictures posted in this thread by Jefe's dope are of a valor v-bob. Just a preference if you want a standard mainspring housing or a bobtailed.
 
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I too have a V-bob, and I love it! Mine is SS. I have heard some stories (one firsthand from a customer at a LGS I used to manage) where using the wrong solvent on the black finish models took the finish clean off. I believe he used Safariland powder blast aerosol solvent, or something similar. I wouldn't use any of the brake cleaner/ carb cleaner stuff on it. Just be weary of what you use to clean it if you get the black finish.
 
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