Does DW test fire prior to shipping?

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by GasGuzz, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. GasGuzz

    GasGuzz New Member

    Dec 3, 2018
    NIB DW Valkyrie CCO, preparing for the range… I noticed the barrel was dirty.
    Does DW test fire?

  2. cdhbrad

    cdhbrad Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2011
    Yes, that is my understanding. I had a custom two tone Valor built for me this year and Keith indicated that he had test fired it before it was sent to me. I assume they do that for all the 1911s they build, but would have thought they would clean them before shipping.

  3. wobblie

    wobblie Well-Known Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    Why clean it? Just gonna get dirty again.
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  4. cdhbrad

    cdhbrad Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2011
    Agreed, that's pretty much how I feel about cleaning pistols after a range session......why spend the time? I just wipe mine with a silicone towel to get the fingerprints off and put it back in the safe till next time.
  5. Fred_G

    Fred_G Known Agitator

    Dec 29, 2015
    Barrel of my DW was dirty. I know Wilson, Nighthawk and Guncrafter test fire. Clean it, lube it and get it to the range! Rinse and repeat as often as your time and budget allow. :)
  6. GasGuzz

    GasGuzz New Member

    Dec 3, 2018
    It was pretty dry out of the box. So I lubed per DW during break-in.
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  7. Badguybuster

    Badguybuster Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2018
    Id be a little upset if it was not test fired
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  8. John Blazy

    John Blazy Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Nov 20, 2018
    Or be awed by their incredible confidence. But I'm with you there.
  9. dakota1911

    dakota1911 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    I think they would fire it once with a proof round. Twice if they still include a fired case in the little envelope. I always liked the fired case. Gave one a date after it was put together but before it was sent out to distributors.
  10. cdhbrad

    cdhbrad Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2011
    I bought a Blued Valor 9mm built in 2017 this Spring and they built a Custom 9mm Valor for me this year. Neither came with a fired case. I know the Custom was fried because I spoke to Keith about the sights and he told me he had fired the pistol before shipping to confirm function and sights, etc. I don’t remember looking at the barrel of either before I shot them so can’t comment on whether they had been cleaned.
  11. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 25, 2016
    The new SSC .40 I just received was clean and lubed perfectly from the factory. Ran a patch down the barrel with just a tiny hint of residue and I mean tiny.

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