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    6brshooter

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    Thanks guys. It's LW 9mm 2 tone brother is gonna get some things done next. Ball end cut on slide and on flat top, serrate rear of slide. It was rebuilt with all WC BP parts, and runs like a top. Ive not had much issue with kimbers, use good ammo and good mags, might have to tweak an extractor or change recoil spring weight.
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    Asiparks

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    DubfromGA

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    How do the DWs compare to the others? 🤠

    Nice collection. (y)


    Thanks.

    I've had very good experiences with Dan Wessons......my only problem with them is they tend to multiply. (y)




    They've each arrived very well fitted and flawless finishes in both brushed stainless or matte stainless....or the "Duty" finish.

    Triggers in each of mine have been excellent. Clean breaking and light....zero grit.

    Safeties swipe on / off cleanly with resistance...all controls are well fitted.

    Internals are all tool steel.

    Last couple years they could be found and sometimes at good prices.......this last year, however,.....the folks at DW seem to have gone radio silent...or at least really scaled back. Dang shame....in a time of record gun sales they are playing possum. Must suck to be a gun manufacturer in a repressed blue state.....which begs the question...why did they start there and why have they stayed there ??



    Hopefully they will get on solid ground and get back in the game. The were the best value in the 1911 world...in my opinion.
     

    Jefe's Dope

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    Thanks.

    I've had very good experiences with Dan Wessons......my only problem with them is they tend to multiply. (y)




    They've each arrived very well fitted and flawless finishes in both brushed stainless or matte stainless....or the "Duty" finish.

    Triggers in each of mine have been excellent. Clean breaking and light....zero grit.

    Safeties swipe on / off cleanly with resistance...all controls are well fitted.

    Internals are all tool steel.

    Last couple years they could be found and sometimes at good prices.......this last year, however,.....the folks at DW seem to have gone radio silent...or at least really scaled back. Dang shame....in a time of record gun sales they are playing possum. Must suck to be a gun manufacturer in a repressed blue state.....which begs the question...why did they start there and why have they stayed there ??



    Hopefully they will get on solid ground and get back in the game. The were the best value in the 1911 world...in my opinion.

    I have two as I just sold one to another member here. I was mostly interested in your opinion on how they stand up to the others in your collection. I lucked upon an Ed Brown in NIB condition at a steep discount. I bought it and quickly sold it as it was nearly identical to my DWs and wasn't, to me, worth the extra price of admission. I wasn't disappointed in the EB, just not enamored either.

    I have a VBob in Duty, an ECO, and recently sold a Guardian. All pre fire. All .45 ACP. 🤠

    Thanks for the reply.
     

    DubfromGA

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    I have two as I just sold one to another member here. I was mostly interested in your opinion on how they stand up to the others in your collection. I lucked upon an Ed Brown in NIB condition at a steep discount. I bought it and quickly sold it as it was nearly identical to my DWs and wasn't, to me, worth the extra price of admission. I wasn't disappointed in the EB, just not enamored either.

    I have a VBob in Duty, an ECO, and recently sold a Guardian. All pre fire. All .45 ACP. 🤠

    Thanks for the reply.


    Cool. Sounds like we have similar opinions of them.


    I've never owned an EB. I missed the boat on the V-Bob's as I waited too long to buy one.

    They have come back now....but pricey...whew.
     
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    Asiparks

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    I have two as I just sold one to another member here. I was mostly interested in your opinion on how they stand up to the others in your collection. I lucked upon an Ed Brown in NIB condition at a steep discount. I bought it and quickly sold it as it was nearly identical to my DWs and wasn't, to me, worth the extra price of admission. I wasn't disappointed in the EB, just not enamored either.

    I have a VBob in Duty, an ECO, and recently sold a Guardian. All pre fire. All .45 ACP. 🤠

    Thanks for the reply.
    funny- I had the exact same experience- I put a couple of mags through my Executive Elite, then flogged it off to someone who'd like it more.
    It was competant and well made, but so similar to my Valor that it was redundant.
     
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    aamity

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    My three favorites. CZ P09 (Benchmade Nimravus for extra points), CZ Shadow 2 with Coolhand G10 grips and a Springfield Armory Range Officer I just picked up for next to nothing.
     

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    PBWalsh

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    Nice. CGW does a great job with CZs. My S2 has an optics cut from them.

    How would you compare the DA and SA of the P09 (with CGW parts) with the S2?

    I’m pretty impressed with the factory P09s I’ve felt. They ain’t bad for a factory polymer gun at that price, interested to see how one with CGW parts compares to an S2.
     

    aamity

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    Nice. CGW does a great job with CZs. My S2 has an optics cut from them.

    How would you compare the DA and SA of the P09 (with CGW parts) with the S2?

    I’m pretty impressed with the factory P09s I’ve felt. They ain’t bad for a factory polymer gun at that price, interested to see how one with CGW parts compares to an S2.
    The CGW parts made a huge difference in the trigger stroke. DA was shortened about a third and SA about the same. Reset was cut by about half as well. I don’t think it compares to the S2 but it’s much better than stock.
     
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    I'd definitely recommend a CZ 75. For me, CZs are some of the best feeling handguns made and they point very naturally. They're available at a good price point, right around $400-600 or all the way into the $3000 range depending on which model you get (for example, I paid a hair over $600 for the SP-01 and a hair over $1100 for the Shadow 2, both brand new). You can take your pick from DA/SA with a safety, DA/SA with a decocker, or SAO, whereas the BHP is SAO and that's all you can get. Not to mention CZs some of the best looking DA/SA guns made. I might catch some flak for this, but in my mind, the BHP is like the 1911. They're guns that are cult classics, and while they are still excellent guns, there are newer and better options. Whether you choose a CZ, BHP, or 1911, you've picked a good gun.

    But the best thing I can recommend picking a few guns out, handling them in a store and dry firing them, then going out and getting some quality trigger time with each of your options. From there, make the decision based off what you prefer from actually shooting each one, not the opinion of someone on the internet.

    I look forward to seeing what you choose!
    have owned a couple czs myself i would agree for a can host the p07 p09 duty with suppressor sights cant be beat and the value in price is a plus. the browning hp i think wont meet current needs like the cz or the duty would.
     

    Asiparks

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    Love CZ's, exceptional value before the current madness and, other than Steyr, my favorite poly guns .
    Hi Power is still my go to carry though, it's the slimmest, most comfortable 15 round 9mm I own, accurate as tits, 100% reliable and one of the more handsome guns out there.
    Sadly, seems the days of picking up a $450 surplus, adding $200 of fire control parts and having a well sorted pistol are far behind us...


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    ceruleanblue

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    My newest (and sexiest) handguns. Owned a West German P220 a couple years ago and wasn't impressed, but I had always heard about how nice CZs are to shoot. I can't disagree one bit.

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    You must be an IPSC shooter with that Shadow 2!
     

    JasonPaul

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    I just rebuilt my old Springfield .45 1911 this winter and decided to polish instead of paint. I plan to use this as a home defense pistol so I added a novak rail for a light, kensight night sights, then fitted it with all Wilson combat bullet proof parts, magwell, beaver tail, hammer, sear, disconnector and all the rest of the internals. She running better then new now and looking good doing it!
     

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    6brshooter

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    20210401_224133.jpg20210401_223840.jpg20210401_224022.jpg9mm lw kimber. All wc bulletproof internals, trigger set to 3.5lb with hardly any travel to reset, ed brown carry mag release, and nhc fitted 1 piece magwell. Steel work was hand radius lower slide edge, ball end cut on slide nose, fit 2 wilson extractors and serrated 40lpi slide rear, and ran 3 thin ball end cuts down flat top. Parked slide and vz grips.
     

    diggler1833

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    Trying some Culinas on an older Python. The original grips are 99+% as is the revolver, but they are a little mismatched.

    The new grips are about 1/4" longer, a bit skinnier, and have a bit of a palm swell reminiscent of older S&W coke bottles.

    Forgive the cell phone pics with residual oil.

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    Cerberos

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    Korth JW 1.JPEGMy Korth Mongoose revolver recently got some new grips. These Turkish Walnut grips debuted on the Korth Ranger, which is a variation of the Mongoose with a 4” barrel and picatinny rails top and bottom. It is available exclusively from Nighthawk Custom. The Ranger is a collaboration with legendary Sheriff Jim Wilson, who was Sheriff of Crockett County, TX from 1988 - 1996. Sheriff Wilson is also an acclaimed Cowboy/Western entertainer. His first album titled “Border Bravo” won the “Best Traditional Album” from the Western Music Association in 2003. In addition to his many accomplishments as a Sheriff and Country Western Star, he a respected journalist known for his numerous magazine articles and columns in a variety of publications. Sheriff Wilson is currently writing the monthly column “Straight Talk” in NRA’s “Shooting Illustrated.” Truly, a bonafide legend!

    The Nighthawk Custom Korth Mongoose .357Mag / 9mm revolver features an innovative release that allows for a quick and simple switch out of the cylinder giving you a choice between .357Mag/.38Spl or 9mm. The 9mm cylinder features Korth’s patented ejector that eliminates the need for moonclips when shooting 9mm. These industry leading features combined with exquisite German engineering and a silky smooth double action trigger make this revolver an exceptionally versatile and capable tool.
     

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