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Colt Clone
« on: July 30, 2014, 08:41:01 AM »
This Dan Wesson followed me home, can I keep it?



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Re: Colt Clone
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 12:06:11 PM »
You can keep it, but a Damn Wesson is still a Damn Wesson....not a Colt! *?.
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Re: Colt Clone
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 06:10:40 PM »
StrawHat,   looks like you might be liking the 1911 models a little better now-a-days.  I'm still on the fence with mine but last time I shot it I was beginning to come around.   That Dan Wesson model looks very nice.  Hope it shoots as nice as it looks.

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Re: Colt Clone
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2014, 03:03:04 AM »
You can keep it, but a Damn Wesson is still a Damn Wesson....not a Colt! *?.

This is why I called it a Colt Clone.
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Re: Colt Clone
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2014, 03:07:38 AM »
StrawHat,   looks like you might be liking the 1911 models a little better now-a-days.  I'm still on the fence with mine but last time I shot it I was beginning to come around.   That Dan Wesson model looks very nice.  Hope it shoots as nice as it looks.

I have about 400 rounds through the Government Model and am beginning to get the hang of it.  Picking up brass is a pain but, for it's intended use, I will probably not be policing my brass.  This DW is the CCO model, a Commander slide and 4 1/4" barrel on the Officers frame.  A bit more compact than the GM.  Actually, it is only a little longer then the S&W M3913 I used to carry under my Uniform shirt on the straps of my vest.  If I had known then that the Commander was nearly the same size, I would have opted for the 45.

I will not get this one to the range for a while, possibly late fall.  Enough time to get leather and etc. for it.
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Re: Colt Clone
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2014, 08:14:49 AM »
I have the Rock Island compact in 45 ACP if we were allowed to get a CCW easy this would be my carry, when we are out camping some of the area's while nice are close to border or out in the boonies, I do carry and usually its my Browning HP, don't have enough rounds threw the RI yet to carry it.

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Re: Colt Clone
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2014, 08:43:42 AM »
Strawhat,

You need a bumper pad on the bottom of the magazine... (@+

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Re: Colt Clone
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2014, 11:12:17 AM »
No you can't keep it, you need to send it to me to watch it for you
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Re: Colt Clone
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2014, 05:07:16 PM »
Strawhat,

You need a bumper pad on the bottom of the magazine... (@+

Frick a damn bumper pad! I tossed the mag my RIA came with because the damn bumper cant be permanently removed.
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Re: Colt Clone
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2014, 07:06:49 PM »
Strawhat,

You need a bumper pad on the bottom of the magazine... (@+

Frick a damn bumper pad! I tossed the mag my RIA came with because the damn bumper cant be permanently removed.
So, why don't you tell us what you really think, Hawg? Don't hold back..... *6'
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Re: Colt Clone
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2014, 02:33:16 AM »
Strawhat,

You need a bumper pad on the bottom of the magazine... (@+

Frick a damn bumper pad! I tossed the mag my RIA came with because the damn bumper cant be permanently removed.
So, why don't you tell us what you really think, Hawg? Don't hold back..... *6'

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Re: Colt Clone
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2014, 02:53:01 AM »
is the bottom of that thing plastic?
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Re: Colt Clone
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2014, 04:21:54 AM »
is the bottom of that thing plastic?

The frame is a lightweight alloy, forged aluminum.  According to the DW site, the weight is 1.6 pounds empty.  I have the original grips and will put them on for the time being.  I am considering getting either stag, bone or ivory for the next set.

Just the little I know about 1911s, this feels a lot smaller than the Series 80 GM I have.  Visually, not a lot smaller but in the hand - much smaller.  Actually about the same size as the 3913.
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Re: Colt Clone
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2014, 04:23:00 AM »
You can keep it, but a Damn Wesson is still a Damn Wesson....not a Colt! *?.

CaptainKirk,

Don't like DWs or just clones in general?
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Re: Colt Clone
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2014, 09:34:59 PM »
You can keep it, but a Damn Wesson is still a Damn Wesson....not a Colt! *?.

CaptainKirk,

Don't like DWs or just clones in general?

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