Dan Wesson Vigil Government Model

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by 41 Charlie, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    I've been Jonesing for a light weght Government model for sometime. Colt produced a LW Government model about eight to ten years ago. Although I'm a Colt fan boy, I couldn't get past the front cocking serations. I almost pulled the trigger a couple of times on Colts version, just because you don't see a lot of LW Government models. I'm pleased that I held off the temptation on the Colt version. Last week I picked up a Dan Wesson Vigil LW Government chambered in 45 ACP. I have plenty of LW Commander models, so I knew the Government model was right up my ally. And I definitely wanted one in God's caliber (45 ACP). There's just something about Big, Fat, Slow, bullets! I had a chance to get her to the range yesterday, and like my other Dan Wesson 1911s - no disappointments. Although I only got 150 rounds down range, she ate em' up. All were hand rolled 200 gr. SWCs. She ran like a scalded dog, not one hick-up. This one's a keeper, pictures to follow.
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  2. BR549er

    BR549er Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2018
    Making popcorn....
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  3. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
  4. azguy1911

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

    Oct 22, 2015
  5. mikegalway

    mikegalway CEO of DILLIGAF industries Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014
  6. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Great setup ya have their. Looks fantastic.
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  7. code420

    code420 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Mar 20, 2012
    DW is now making a lightweight bobtail commander that is pretty sweet!!! I think its called the EPC?
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  8. Bro. Pappaw

    Bro. Pappaw Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2016
  9. stlgecko

    stlgecko I’m just here for the 1911’s

    May 24, 2014
    Great pics and sweet pistol. Definitely getting a Vigil someday.
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  10. WNC1911

    WNC1911 NRA Life Member & IDPA Member

    Dec 30, 2014
    Very nice - Congrat's on your new Vigil.
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  11. LPRoad

    LPRoad Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 16, 2015
  12. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Sweet pick-up.
    I’m thinking I need one as well.
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  13. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Nice pistol Charlie!

    I enjoy mine, even if it's in a girlie caliber. :)

    (Somehow I have difficulty imagining a guy- getting shot in the face with a 9mm- saying; "Oh, just a 9?, Thank God it wasn't a .45!")
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  14. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Thank you, and well said Sir!
  15. cgff

    cgff Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2015
    Very nice,
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  16. samuse

    samuse Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2013
    Lightweight Government and Milt Sparks leather are my every day carry!
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  17. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
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    Today's weather turned out pretty nice. I managed to snap some current pictures of my light weight Vigil Government model. I've been carrying her for 4 or 5 weeks now. I'm really pleased with a light weight Government, and this one rides, and shoots really well. If you've been itching for a full size 1911 for carry, Dan Wesson hit one out of the park with their Vigil series. Love the round butt! No disappointments!
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