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NERVOUS
12-10-2010, 10:44 AM
I've been meaning to post these pictures for quite a while now. I couldn't be happier with the level of fit and finish it offers at this price point. In fact, this is the problem with buying a Dan Wesson Pointman Seven as your first 1911... It sets the bar too high (in terms of fit and finish) for other comparably priced guns. Case in point, I was strongly considering a Kimber Eclipse Target II, but after handling both guns it was an easy decision for me.

I'll still end up getting the Kimber at some point because I like it aesthetically, but it simply doesn't hold a candle (in terms of fit and finish) to my Dan Wesson.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_UDDn8XatGnI/TE0D2YUarJI/AAAAAAAAAs0/erqFyv49W88/s720/1.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_UDDn8XatGnI/TE0D3cCq20I/AAAAAAAAAtE/XGKWJz1hSIM/2.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_UDDn8XatGnI/TE0D2942ofI/AAAAAAAAAs8/ac31t5jOfCc/s912/3.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_UDDn8XatGnI/TE0D2k0YYSI/AAAAAAAAAs4/zYcWQrmp-pg/s720/4.jpg

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jerryballs
12-10-2010, 10:46 AM
amazing! love it

evidens83
12-10-2010, 11:19 AM
Absolutely stunning!!

jermzzzzzzz
12-10-2010, 11:22 AM
sexy!

MrOrange
12-10-2010, 11:36 AM
Hey! Never put a loaded gun in that case!

There. I feel better now.


Can't argue with the looks of that puppy, very nicely put together. Tasteful elegance, not too much with the pizzazz or the uber-tactical look.

And great pics, BTW.

Enough about looks; does it shoot into one caliber-sized hole at 50 or what?:D

NERVOUS
12-10-2010, 12:15 PM
Here is a report from my first trip to the range with my new Dan Wesson Pointman Seven (PM7-45):

The gun is definitely accurate (see pictures below). I just need to figure out the point of aim versus point of impact. In either case, both of these targets are showing five shot groups from 7 yards. The orange target was shot hand held. The black target was shot resting my hands on the bench. I'm not exactly sure how small these groups are, but for perspective the orange target has a 2" white square in the middle and a 1" white square centered above.

Also, I had no problem regularly hitting reactionary targets at 35+ yards. I was averaging 5+ hits per magazine.

NOTE: I apologize for the small size of these images. I was limited to the use of a cellular phone.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_UDDn8XatGnI/TFZD-3hxN1I/AAAAAAAAAtk/zrCjRLIkYUk/Range%20-%201.jpeg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_UDDn8XatGnI/TFZD-dbEUEI/AAAAAAAAAtg/XX1OZtScmTo/Range%20-%202.jpeg

MrOrange
12-10-2010, 12:24 PM
Not too shabby!

If you had the top of the blade on the bottom of the 2" white square, that looks right on to me.
I like to have the center of my groups just above the sight, like dotting the i.

ruddogg
12-10-2010, 12:30 PM
very nice! I've been in search of a used one on GB, here, & every other forum. One day...

NERVOUS
12-10-2010, 12:30 PM
Yes, me too... Are Dan Wesson's usually sighted from the factory so that the point of impact is covered by the front sight?

Not too shabby!

If you had the top of the blade on the bottom of the 2" white square, that looks right on to me.
I like to have the center of my groups just above the sight, like dotting the i.

ruddogg
12-10-2010, 12:51 PM
would you guys buy this one?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=204523667

or is it too beat up. the seller said he's had about 1500 round thru it.

MrOrange
12-10-2010, 1:30 PM
Yes, me too... Are Dan Wesson's usually sighted from the factory so that the point of impact is covered by the front sight?

Ya got me. Seems most folks take it for granted nowadays, but I'm always pleasantly surprised if a gun prints anywhere near POA from the factory.


would you guys buy this one?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=204523667

or is it too beat up. the seller said he's had about 1500 round thru it.

I wouldn't, I'd keep looking for the elusive Great Bargain, but then again my most note-worthy characteristic is that I'm a cheap bastage.
Compared to what others are going for, that price is pretty decent, and stainless scratches are an easy clean-up.

ruddogg
12-10-2010, 1:34 PM
I wouldn't, I'd keep looking for the elusive Great Bargain, but then again my most note-worthy characteristic is that I'm a cheap bastage.
Compared to what others are going for, that price is pretty decent, and stainless scratches are an easy clean-up.

yea for some reason, it just looks too beat up for me to think that it's a good deal...

what do you do to clean up scratches on stainless?

247Nino
12-10-2010, 3:38 PM
very nice

MrOrange
12-11-2010, 11:39 AM
yea for some reason, it just looks too beat up for me to think that it's a good deal...

what do you do to clean up scratches on stainless?

Flitz in general, if I want to take the time and go full-shiny then it's Simichrome.

Fishslayer
12-11-2010, 12:00 PM
would you guys buy this one?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=204523667

or is it too beat up. the seller said he's had about 1500 round thru it.

At $700 I'd be all over it, I think. It's stainless. That stuff'll buff right out.

rockman
12-16-2010, 5:43 AM
Nice PM7, I have the CBOB and love it. I also have several Kimbers, and you won't be disapointed if you buy one of those.

Speedpower
12-16-2010, 8:41 AM
My favorite is my PM 7!