Dan Wesson PM-9 differences for 2020?

Discussion in 'Competition 1911's' started by Carl_From_Accounting, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. Carl_From_Accounting

    Carl_From_Accounting Member

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    Dec 25, 2019
    Is anyone privy to the changes for the 2020 PM-9?

    I noticed the price is slightly higher, the front sight is changed, and the front cocking serrations are different.

    Anything else?

    At posting the new model's sales copy is a bit sparse.

    (wanted to link but can't do due my post count)
     
  2. pcar157

    pcar157 Well-Known Member

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    Jan 22, 2019
    I have a PM-9 that I purchased in Jan 2019 and the serial number starts with 19. The new PM-9 has changed front and rear cocking serrations, more course than the current model. Front sight appears to be the same as mine, fibre optic and rear sight Bomar style adjustable like mine. Can't tell in detail if the top of the slide has changed although it says the Clark style rib is in place. Guess the best way to determine the changes is to handle one. I have over 11,000 rounds thru my PM-9 and it has been trouble free. Excellent 1911 especially considering the price.
     

  3. Josey

    Josey Well-Known Member

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    Jun 20, 2019
    They changed the slide top on the PM-9/PM-45 to the same as most of the other models.

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  4. Josey

    Josey Well-Known Member

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    Jun 20, 2019
    Another change for a lot of the new DW are using a "standard" slide stop instead of the "ledge/tactical" slide stops. I don't dislike the standard slide stop, but I do like the ledge for slide release. What's really strange is the PM-45 still shows the ledge style, but the PM-9 has now started using the standard slide stop?

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  5. Josey

    Josey Well-Known Member

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    Jun 20, 2019
    Specialist also wearing new features.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Lineman1982

    Lineman1982 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 21, 2018
    I want the Heritage. I like the simple clean look.
    Screenshot_20200104-090640_Gallery.jpg
     
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  7. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    Looks as if the top rail has now changed to a flat milled surface in lieu of the raised and serrated Clark Rib they used previously.
     
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  8. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    valor looks great as does the kodiak
     
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  9. Josey

    Josey Well-Known Member

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    Jun 20, 2019
    I think it looks like the best "updated" model they have for this year.
     
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  10. e1911

    e1911 Member

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    Jan 24, 2016
  11. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Is it me or does the Heritage looks a lot like the old Valor?
     
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  12. Lineman1982

    Lineman1982 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 21, 2018
    Yes it does
     
  13. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Overall I like the changes Dan Wesson has made.
    For some reason the after getting a few railguns, the Specialist is speaking to me.
    The Heritage is now a fantastic gun for customizing. The new Valor will appeal to
    the southpaws now. Personally I liked the old Valor better. I think it looks more like a Colt now which is ok.

    The DWX will sell like hot cakes!
    My faith is being restored in my favorite production 1911 maker.
     
  14. JNW

    JNW Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    I'm glad my PM9 is several years old and has the Clark rib, which is I think is very spiffy.
    Jeff
     
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  15. Jrock9

    Jrock9 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 3, 2019
    Liking the heritage!
     
  16. jcc7x7

    jcc7x7 Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2019
    I miss my old heritage, traded away in some 2011 deal. A sad day in mudville.
    Might have to get another one just cause!
     
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  17. Carl_From_Accounting

    Carl_From_Accounting Member

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    Dec 25, 2019
    New PM-9s are on GB now. Easily searchable by SKU 01942.

    Bought one today.
     
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  18. Kamber

    Kamber Member

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    Apr 25, 2020
    I definitely prefer the look of the classic PM-9 and Specialist. Not sure why, but the FCS and single-slot rail just look off.
     

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