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Post by inthebeech on Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:40 am

I guess I have a home defense pistol or another tin can gun because I was ready to box up a DW Valor in 9mm to have Clark turn it in to an adjustable sighted 38 Super for CF and they told me that they don't work on them; that their "specs are too different than a regular 1911."
Any input on exactly what is "out of spec" -   1911 barrels, fire control parts, pin diameters, magazine wells, trigger bow races, ???
It will certainly be the tightest fitting, tightest grouping 1911 with higher quality parts than I've ever found in any other 1911 I've owned (Baer, Colt, Springfield...), all for putting holes in tin cans now I guess.
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Post by JKR on Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:53 am

Maybe you should get a second opinion. You do live in North Carolina, right?

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Post by kc.crawford.7 on Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:01 am

Get in touch with me.  Clark...………………………...UGH!
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Post by Sc0 on Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:03 am

Maybe they meant to say that you need a real gunsmith/machinist?  Had a bad experience with Clarke years ago with a revolver, not sure they specialize in gunsmithing anymore.

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Post by lyman1903 on Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:14 am

Dan Wesson's are considered a heck of a pistol for the money , 
I've never read anything about a different spec, (which means nothing Cool)

maybe they are metric?
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Post by james r chapman on Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:19 am

K.C offered. Take it.
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Post by inthebeech on Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:25 am

Metric.
Well.......... it is a 9mm??? pig
That was funny.
Yes, though recently, I did move to NC. What for you ask?  Please don't tell me to call the gunsmiths at Hyatt.  I'd rather sandpaper a bobcat's butt in a phone booth.



Oh.   I see now that KC is somewhere in this state as well.
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Post by Jon Eulette on Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:53 am

DW are fine pistols for a build. Good luck!
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Post by SMBeyer on Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:24 pm

Jon Eulette wrote:DW are fine pistols for a build. Good luck!
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Dan Wesson's are CZ aren't they?
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Post by Sc0 on Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:09 am

Old Dan Wesson's were made by Bob Serva before selling to CZ.  Bob is still making and selling 1911's and parts under the new company called Fusion Firearms.

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Post by willnewton on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:28 am

The Valor is fantastic BE gun with a change of sights and some light tuning of the springs and extractor. That is what I used for a while until I upgraded to a custom build. It is one of the nicest production pistols I had the pleasure of owning.

KC will do a great job taking care of it.
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Post by David R on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:48 am

I bought  a new Dan Wesson PM-9 last summer.   I had to change the barrel bushing.  It was loose in the slide.  I could measure movement .001" using a dial indicator.  My calipers showed .003".   I bought a new bushing and fit it my self. Now it shoots just over 1" groups at 25 yards off sandbags.  About 2.5" at 50 yards using handloads.   It shoots most anything quite well.  Trigger is good, slide to frame is excellent.  Link fits quite well.  I put a Burris FF III on it because I can't see the sights any more.    My wife took it over.    This is my most accurate semi auto.

I bought my self a new Valor in 45.  It does not shoot quite as well YET.   Barrel bushing is firm in the slide, but shows .0025" clearance on the barrel.   New angle bore bushing on the way.  Barrel link up was OK, then I installed a new extended slide stop.  Now it shows better fit with the legs.  It also has a Burris FF III.   Shoots 1.6"  @ 25 yards.  I have only shot coated bullets out of it.   I do have 1,000 Zero 185 JHP but am waiting till the new bushing is in and warmer weather to try them.

Right now we only shoot 50 feet indoors. 
We have a match tonight!  

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