Dan Wesson 9mm Valor ?

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Pappabear, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Pappabear

    Pappabear Active Member

    Feb 24, 2018
    I just snagged a Dan Wesson Valor. My LGS store had one in 45acp that impressed me. Next thing I know I see one on gbroker for a decent price in 9mm.

    Anyone else have this gun and have any feedback or suggestions. Oh I know, clean it and feed it well, just looking for watch outs. My first Dan gun.

  2. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    You bought a Dan Wesson ??

    WATCH OUT.....
    Your bank account is about to take a hit....
    One leads to two leads to three leads to just one more ......

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  3. Pappabear

    Pappabear Active Member

    Feb 24, 2018
    Joe, Bourbon is what got me in the mess. I’m a Ky boy. Gunbroker + Buffalo Trace and kaboom, Dan Wesson.

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  4. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    it is a no lose situation. DW makes great guns .45 acp , 38 superb and 9mm all function great and are fun.+ they make great base guns to modify

    congrats on entering the addiction with a great choice
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  5. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Welcome PB!

    I have a Commander and 5” DW (alloy frame Vigils) I use as carry guns.
    Both are dandy’s.
    Lube rails, barrel hood and barrel/bushing interface.
    About it.
    I have several other 1911’s; .45, .38 Super and 9mm. Most cost 3 to 5 times what the DWs did.
    The DWs will shoot with most of them.
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  6. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    Good math!
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  7. JJM7288

    JJM7288 Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2018
    I've added a Dawson IPSC magwell, 10-8 rear sight, Dawson FO front and VZ Operator 2 grips (and bushings) to mine. Someday I hope to shoot as well as the Valor 9mm is capable of.

    My .45 Valor is setup the same, great 1911's!
  8. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Dan Wesson Suck!

    I meant it sucks that they discontinued the Valor!:bang:
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  9. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    I’ve always thought a 9mm DW would be a sweetheart. I’ve only owned 2 9mm 1911s and they are so much fun. Couple that with a solid maker and you have a real winner!
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  10. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    I learned a similar lesson lol... don't shop online while drinkin anymore... LOL
    My Nephew goes to UK !!
  11. Hangar Pilot

    Hangar Pilot New Member

    Mar 11, 2019
    If you're interested Grab a Gun has a 9mm Valor Commander Stainless in stock.
  12. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    It doesn't look like there's a 9mm VBOB left in the world :(
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  13. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    My buddy recently bought a SS Valor in 9mm and loves it!
  14. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    You can’t go wrong with a Valor IMO..
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  15. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Valor, VBob, Valkyrie & Guardian all in 9mm + .38 sup Guardian live at this house..... and they are here to stay.
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  16. FredZ

    FredZ Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 7, 2017
    Enjoy your new DW Valor. If and when you choose to make some upgrades to a good pistol I strongly recommend you contact Integrity Arms . Steve Owens knows how to take your valor to the next level IMG_4428.jpg

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  17. tgoldie00

    tgoldie00 Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2018
    I just picked up a 9mm Stainless Valor a few weeks ago. Excellent pistol out of the box as others have mentioned. The weighty construciton translates to amost 0 vertical recoil impulse...one really has to work hard to keep the 9mm Valors from hitting thier intended targets. Enjoy!
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  18. InstiGator

    InstiGator Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    I always intended to order a Valor in .38 super to go with my .45 but just never got around to it. Now I'm wearing out my leg kicking myself over it.

    They're superb guns for the money. I don't think mine has ever malfunctioned through who knows how many rounds in the 7 years I've owned it.
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  19. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
  20. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
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