I recently come across a Dan Wesson Patriot for sale, it appears as if the pistol is still up for grabs and that I may be able to get it for a reasonable price. It shocked me to find out that it was a series 70 pistol with an external extractor, maybe the reason it was discontinued as I know many who do not care for the external extractors. I have owned a few, with no actual problems, but do consider them somewhat of an eyesore. It seems from what I read that the internals and other controls were high quality parts from Ed Brown, Nowlin, And McCormick... So, while I got some information, someones first hand experience with this particular handgun would be much appreciated.