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Old 03-16-2006, 04:19 PM   #1
 
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New DW CBOB

Although I've had a number of 1911's by Colt, SA, Kimber, and even one Les Baer, I finally got my first DW- a CBOB in .45 ACP. Actually, my dealer first got in a CBOB and a PM7 in 10mm and I put both on layaway immediately. However when I went to get one out of hock day before yesterday, the shop had gotten in a .45 ACP CBOB. So I asked if I could change 'BOB's, and was graciously allowed to do so. So .45 CBOB went home with me, and 10mm PM7 is still on layaway. Anyway, I shot 50 rounds thru 'BOB today.
First let me say that I'm really impressed with the fit and finish. Even the machine checkering on the front strap is pretty good for machine, and the 20lpi doesn't tear up the hand like I thought it might. The grips have beautiful dark graining. The trigger pull is right at 5 lbs.- heavier than I like, but it's crisp enough that it feels lighter; so I probably won't have it worked on. Feel in my hand is great- don't even notice the fact that it's a Bobtail.
Field stripped and lubed up with FP-10 she went to work. Shooting the 'BOB was a real pleasure. Shot WWB & WWB HP's plus some of my loads (230 FMJ with 5 grns. Bullseye). Used DW mag plus one CMC Powermag, and a couple of Kimber mags. No problems or glitches. Shooting was done at about 10 yards, and the sights were well regulated at that distance. Was really impressed with the accuracy, particularly with my loads.
Have to have something to gripe about, right? Well, I already mentioned the trigger is a little heavier than I like, but no bigee. When I insert an empty mag there is a lot of slop between bases of mag and well, but no real problem.
All in all I'm one happy camper, and proud to finally be a member of the DW club.
 
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:14 PM   #2
 
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I just picked up a new cbob this last weekend. cleaned and oiled it. brought it out to the range saterday and put 300 rounds of cheap hardball through it and it performed very well. only one failure at round 170 (failure to go in to battery) and I think it was the bullet not the gun.
I agree the trigger is a bit stiff but I'll give it a few thousand more rounds and see if it loosens up befor doing a trigger job. Like I said, I am very pleased with it and I will be shooting it again this weekend.
 
Old 04-27-2008, 03:25 PM   #3
 
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second trip out

My second trip out with the Dan Wesson went realy well. I put another 150 rounds through it and it performed very well again. I brought my full size Kimber along also for comparison. The DW has more recoil but is just as accurate as the kimber. I found that the Kimber was more controllable and the full size handle seemed to help with this however, as I get used to the DW I think it will be a moot point. I'm very impressed with the out of the box reliability. the gun is very tight but it cycles through the rounds with no hickups unlike my Kimber. The Kimber had a 7 or 800 hundred round break in that showed some FF. The DW CBOB had no such break in issues. I also find that I like the sights on the gun. I also tends to throw the cases forward right. this is a good and bad thing. I makes it impossible to collect spent shells at the range. Over all I would recomend this gun to anyone that likes larg calibure pistols.
 
 
Old 01-02-2009, 07:06 PM   #4
 
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Re: New DW CBOB

i have a DW commander classic ss w/ns on layaway i 'm getting it for 800 plus tax is this a good price? i haven't been buying any thing or shopping around much lately but i know what i like and it looks like a less expensive version of the ed brown cobra bob tail. as to the idea of trigger work on a carry gun i've heard tales of prosecutors trying to use stuff like that against you in court .
 
Old 01-12-2014, 06:02 PM   #5
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i have a DW commander classic ss w/ns on layaway i 'm getting it for 800 plus tax is this a good price? i haven't been buying any thing or shopping around much lately but i know what i like and it looks like a less expensive version of the ed brown cobra bob tail. as to the idea of trigger work on a carry gun i've heard tales of prosecutors trying to use stuff like that against you in court .
Sounds like a very good price, but check CZ/DW website for MSRP and go from there.

As for the prosecutors story I never heard it from actual person that had it happen to them. But you never know.
 
Old 01-16-2014, 09:05 AM   #6
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Waldo: Check the date of the post you replied to. No worries, that happens a lot around here, but your courteous gesture may never be seen by mtl272.
 
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