I’ll admit it, I was never a 1911 person. I learned to shoot DA/SA and what enjoyed shooting for a long time. Using a decocker is what I used for many years and carrying a 1911 “cocked and locked” didn't appeal to me. I had friends that are 1911 fans and I always enjoyed shooting them at the range but never found a 1911 that I really wanted but when CZ-USA approached me with the opportunity to test and evaluate three Dan Wesson 1911’s that all changed. The Dan Wesson 1911's are wonderful examples of a timeless and classic design.
The fit and finish were top notch for factory produced firearms and something you would expect from a custom 1911 manufacturer. The tolerances were amazing, the finishes were flawless, they are beautiful firearms with wonderful attention to detail and they also ran everything I brought to the range without any malfunctions. Basically, they had me from the first shot, down to the last round. I only wished I brought more ammo because I was thoroughly enjoying shooting them.
The CCO and Valkyrie were both Commander length (4.25”) and were both a pleasure to shoot. But when I shot the Discretion, the longest barrel length of the three at 5.75” (threaded barrel), I was blown away. It had all the bells and whistles you could wish for; ported slide, serrated trigger, competition hammer, tritium sights, etc. I am by no means a great shot but I was ringing steel with the Discretion out to 100 yards with ease…it was almost boring, almost. I could not believe what I was hearing when I sent a rounds down range…ping, ping, ping.
Here are the targets for all three at 10 yards using Winchester White Box ammo.
Dan Wesson has made me a fan for life. The quality you get at this price point is simply too good to pass up and would be worth every penny. So to all of my friends that are 1911 fans, I stand with you…shoulder to shoulder, ringing steel out to 100 yards, and with a Dan Wesson on my hip. Thanks CZ-USA…I’m a believer.
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