Dan Wesson Steve Owens/ Integrity Arms DW Valor

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by WWB, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    I recently picked up my Valor that I had Steve Owens work over for me. The work performed Mostly cosmetic but also some internal work and upgrades as well.

    Initial impressions after taking it out of the box from My FFL were very impressive. All the machine work, blending, bead blast and polish work is excellent, very well executed and flows very well IMO. Gun feels great in hand as well no sharp edges everything smoothed and blended very well. Trigger is excellent as well very little take up and glass rod break 3.5# right on as requested.

    The new thumb safety is very positive on and off no Muss no over travel and blended nicely to the frame. New barrel bushing is very tight to slide and barrel Close to Baer tight but not obnoxious like many Baers perfect IMO.

    I put 200 rounds of Ball Ammo through it today. The pistol is a shooter shoots as well as any 1911 I own and runs just as well. I couldn’t be happier with the work that Steve performed on this gun and see him doing great things in the future. And have to say that he was a total pleasure thoughout the build and after. The turn around time was excellent as well but I’m sure it won’t stay that way forever. Just have to decide what to send next before he gets booked up ;). The bottom target were shot at 10 and 20 yards standing unsupported. I’m am extremely happy with the results Steve was able to achieve. And will be sending him another pistol in the near future.
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  2. A45GUNNER

    A45GUNNER Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2012
    That's a good lookin gat And accurate too! I had Steve do some work for me also & he does great work I'm sure he is going to get busy quick
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  3. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Thank you guys really glad you guys are happy with the work.
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  4. TexasBB

    TexasBB Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Nov 23, 2014
    Wow! Nice looking pistol!

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  5. BBP

    BBP Enabler Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2014
    That's high praise coming from Mr WWB. Congrats Steve!
  6. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Thank you sir, I appreciate that. And I know WWB knows his stuff, many conversations with him has taught me that lol.
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  7. TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot

    TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot I do not consent.

    Dec 28, 2017
    That’s great @WWB! Congrats to you and @Steve Owens both!

    That’s a fine-looking sidearm. Looking forward to getting mine back...

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  8. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    This is professional class work.
    Very, VERY nice!
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  9. 45ACP_ray

    45ACP_ray Well-Known Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    WOW very nice, and looks like a great shooter as well!!
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  10. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Dang that looks great. Book now people before he has long wait times!!!!!!
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  11. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    Nice Steve! As usual
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  12. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
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  13. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    That's very impressive. Congratulations WWB, and good job Steve!
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  14. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    EXCELLENT!! :)
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  15. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    great gun @WWB. nice choice using a DW as a base gun. came out great and I see it shoots as good as it looks.

    steves work speaks for itself. he is going to be a busy beaver(tail) I think

    happy thanksgiving
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  16. 1L26

    1L26 Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Very nice! Congrats! Steve ya done good work!
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