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  1. Does anyone have any experience with the commander-length, and "c-bob" Dan Wesson 10mm Valor pistols I've been seeing on GB? I've tried to find some kind of writeup with regards to these and have come up with nothing. I used to own a DW 10mm cbob but didn't like it because it wasn't ramped IOT handle standard 10mm loads. Thanks, d
  2. The grip IMHO is where it's at. There's nothing like a curved lower grip in your hand. I owned a DW CBOB in 10mm a while back and, even though that little jewel had an unsupported throat, was one of THE best handling weapons ever put in these hands. That's what stands out to me. If it's a Kimber 10mm, it should shoot fine as long as a 22# or 23# recoil spring goes in, to handle normal 10mm loads, e.g. Underwood/Double Tap/Buffalo Bore, et al 180gr-200gr. or larger.
  3. No joy. Still looking. BTW, the grips I have on them now are wooden, looks to be a custom job; but a slight crack on the right exposes some of the trigger mechanism.
  4. Just bought a Colt Double Eagle 10mm. How do I tell the difference between a 1st and 2nd generation? Does anyone make aftermarket grips for them? I have several 1911 10mms and always change out the recoil springs to the 20-22# range. Is this possible for the Double Eagles? In other words, are the slides similar? With that in mind, what was the stock recoil spring poundage for the Double Eagles?
  5. Sir -- what is the difference between them?
  6. Utterly sick to my stomach about the VLTOR Bren Ten. They need to sh%t or get off the pot. I posted several years ago, asking about the Peregrine Falcon, with nothing but lip service. Maybe it's time to do a Crowd Funding thing. I am sure that people on this board would put money up to have a percentage of the Bren Ten when made. If VLTOR keeps waffling, let the 10mm fans have it and run with it. Geez whiz, am I only one sick to death of this?
  7. No, that wasn't a rhetorical question. I don't think you understand what a rhetorical question is. You haven't understood this argument, so, sir, you are one of two things. A complete idiot or someone flaming me on this board. If the latter, touche! If the former, well, sorry about that. Seek help.
  8. Does DW offer any 1911 10mm pistols without ramped barrels, time now? If not, why?
  9. I'll try once again to explain this situation a little slower. DW sold a pistol which could not handle 10mm rounds. That in itself is a discussion. What is a 10mm? To me, it is a Norma-class round. That's my baseline. If it isn't yours, then you have a glorified .40SW. DW decided to replace their rampless weapons with a ramp, no charge. They realized their error and tried to correct it. This means they realized their mistake and tried to change it. At some point, they decided that this error correction was not worthy of it being on their dime. They decided to charge the people who bought their weapons, under the guise of it being able to fire 10mm, under the auspices of who cares. And people like you. Look, I realize you are not reading this and don't care. Logic obviously does not matter to you. It's sad, because I love the 10mm but hate when companies screw their consumers. Done.
  10. DW offered to fix their mistake for $235. Read, FIX THEIR MISTAKE FOR $235. You have fired thousands of rounds of normal 10mm through your pistol. Great. I don't understand what you mean by saying why I would recommend doing something I would consider dangerous. I am doing the opposite. However, you do have a point. I thought you would actually understand my salient points. I guess I was wrong, and you are right. Enjoy!
  11. Look how smart you are! I misspoke, and you know it. There are two types of DW CBOBs: the one with an unsupported/unramped barrel and one with the better ramped version. Yes please, by all means, fire normal (AGAIN read: those loads meant to be 10mm, not 10mm weak) rounds through your DW CBOB with an unramped barrel. Good luck. As for me, the more intelligent route would be to fire so-called "full-house" loads through a 1911 10mm pistol with a ramped barrel. If you are firing a DW CBOB without a ramped barrel, I would recommend you find some Norma 200 or 170JHP, Underwood, or Buffalo Bore rounds and see how the pistol performs after a couple hundred rounds. If you're afraid of doing that, get a .40 SW and save us all a lot of grief.
  12. HansTheHobbit nailed it on the head. BLUF: DW initially made a pistol unsuited for full-power (read: regular) 10mm rounds by selling a pistol WO an unsupported barrel. They then started making it WITH a supported barrel, realizing their error, and offered to replace the unsupported barrel with a supported one for customers of the prior. They did not make the replacement for me when requested. Pepper, DW should hire you. However your analogy about the truck is non sequitor. A more proper, intelligent analogy would be if you bought a truck without an airbag, the company realized their mistake, and offered you an airbag free of charge. And then didn't offer it free of charge. I know that's stretching it a bit, but everyone knows (almost) that you cannot safely fire standard 10mm loads (e.g. Norma, Buffalo Bore) through a 1911 without sufficient chamber support. This is with respect for your love of DW, of course, and you can have it. I hope we can consider this horse beaten to death.
  13. Yes, especially if they had done that swap for free in the past. At some point, DW decided they were not going to install ramped barrels on their non-ramped guns after a period of time. Having a non-ramped 10mm is a little different than your little truck story, but thanks for sharing anyway.
  14. I sold it. I read about DW CBOBs with ramped barrels behaving nominally with factory ammunition. Mine did not have a factory ramped barrel, thus could not fire standard 10mm ammunition due to its unsupported (nonexistent) ramp. This is the point: I sent the pistol back to DW and they told me I would have to pay to get a ramped barrel installed, which they should have done in the first place. THAT is the point. Who cares now.
  15. I've heard that 10mm proof rounds will instantly, or invariably, destroy the weapon in which it's fired. SAAMI says 10mm pressures are nominal at 37.5K psi. The questions are: 1. Does anyone know what the pressure is with Hornady 10mm proofs? If yes, what is it? 2. Has anyone ever fired one of these proof rounds through a pistol? Glock, 1911, EAA whatever? 3. Has anyone ever fired one of these proof rounds through a dedicated 10mm rifle? Olympic Arms, Thureon Defense, whatever? For 2-3, if yes, what happened? Yes, I know: these proof rounds were meant to push the upper limits of a firearm and will eventually (if not instantly) destroy them. But I believe that some firearms built, or modified, for the 10mm standard SAAMI of 37.5K can withstand the proof round, no sweat.
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