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Offline viper.jb50

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First 1911
« on: February 13, 2018, 10:12:46 PM »
What would be a good range toy in the DW line?


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Re: First 1911
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 02:21:11 AM »
I love my valor, but the PM9 has adjustable sights for the range.

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Re: First 1911
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 07:28:34 AM »
Well, for a first 1911 You certainly chose a good manufacturer :)  Since it is your first, you couldn’t go wrong with the A2 5” Government model.  If you decided 1911’s are not for you, could sell it easily. More likely scenario is you become addicted and you’ll be looking for your “Next 1911” :). The simple elegance of the A2 is what attracted me to it. Doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of a custom or semi-custom 1911 but it certainly is a great shooter!  Mine is stock other than new sights and some front strap grip tape. 

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Re: First 1911
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 07:30:43 AM »
PM9! Love mine

Offline czsuby

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Re: First 1911
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 08:10:39 AM »
An A2 as Jigo said is a great starting place.

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Re: First 1911
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 12:19:20 PM »
The A2 looks amazing.  Since photos are fun, here is my DW Valor blue 9mm.   Sorry about the size.

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Offline IronicTwitch

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Re: First 1911
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 05:33:18 PM »
I've got a DW Specialist in 45 with Duty coat that is a great range toy.  Nice to see those big 45 holes.  Less chasing magazine reliability in 45 too.  I put an adjustable rear and fiber optic front sight on it.  I've got a PM-9 too that I use for USPSA SS division, mainly for 10 rounds of minor stage planning.  But the Specialist is a more cool range toy in my mind.

https://imgur.com/MWXz3GC
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More close up pics here if you've never inspected one up close.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/YwdjMkQ3xEr8B1GF3



Offline Ron M.

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Re: First 1911
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 06:00:23 PM »
Another fan of the A2 as a first 1911. I have a Commander and will be getting a Government model soon. I also have V-Bobs in 9mm and 45ACP plus a Guardian in 38 Super.

Can't go wrong with a Valor, if you want a more modern 1911.

Offline S281

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Re: First 1911
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2018, 04:19:56 PM »
Depends on how much you want to spend. The entire line is pretty solid. But you can find some smoking deals on a Valor or specialist if you look for "blem" models. Basically they have a cosmetic blemish but you can't tell since DW QA is very strict. I have a blem specialist in 9mm that I still don't know why it's labeled blem.

Offline viper.jb50

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Re: First 1911
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2018, 06:23:11 PM »
Well, for a first 1911 You certainly chose a good manufacturer :)  Since it is your first, you couldn’t go wrong with the A2 5” Government model.  If you decided 1911’s are not for you, could sell it easily. More likely scenario is you become addicted and you’ll be looking for your “Next 1911” :). The simple elegance of the A2 is what attracted me to it. Doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of a custom or semi-custom 1911 but it certainly is a great shooter!  Mine is stock other than new sights and some front strap grip tape. 

Is that two different A2s I checked out their website since there are no dealers around here for DW. These two look like the A2 blues on top on Parkerized on bottom. Either way seriously stunning.


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Re: First 1911
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2018, 06:24:16 PM »
The A2 looks amazing.  Since photos are fun, here is my DW Valor blue 9mm.   Sorry about the size.


I really like the silver trigger on the black pistol combo. Stunning


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Re: First 1911
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 06:25:20 PM »
I love my valor, but the PM9 has adjustable sights for the range.
I used to hate stainless steel aesthetics until I saw the PM9 on their website.


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Re: First 1911
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2018, 06:27:33 PM »
I've got a DW Specialist in 45 with Duty coat that is a great range toy.  Nice to see those big 45 holes.  Less chasing magazine reliability in 45 too.  I put an adjustable rear and fiber optic front sight on it.  I've got a PM-9 too that I use for USPSA SS division, mainly for 10 rounds of minor stage planning.  But the Specialist is a more cool range toy in my mind.

https://imgur.com/MWXz3GC
(embedded img links aren't working for some reason?)

More close up pics here if you've never inspected one up close.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/YwdjMkQ3xEr8B1GF3
That is beautiful. Lol all of them are. I just don’t know. Stainless, blued, black it’s all good


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