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in my opinion more Colt than Smith. but Dan Wesson did a hell of a good job//
 

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I've owned one Dan Wesson, a 2" .357 with the large target grip, and that one only briefly. I wish they made the Dan Wesson three barrel set that they catalog, it looks like a nice set, and I'd be happy with it as a Dan Wesson/CZ product, but I've never actually seen one for sale in the flesh...

As for Rock Island 1911s, their ratings are beginning to catch up to their quality I'm afraid, and you know what two things often happen then, right? Cost ˄˄˄, Quality ˅˅˅...
 

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What no love for Hi-Points and Bryco?:LOL:
 

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Dan Wesson's early revolvers from Monson are excellent. I have a complete and original Pistol Pak acquired in 1977:

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This was my first centerfire handgun, and I qualified for LFI with it.

Later, just before CZ's acquisition of Dan Wesson, I bought their M1911a1 "Guardian" and "Specialist" pistols. They are both remarkably well made - as close to a full custom hand made M1911a1 and I've found:

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In the last year, I saw a production DW M1911a1 in the shop that was not as well fitted as these pistols. I believe that CZ probably wanted a more price competitive mode, and cut back on the precision and hand work. As a result, I'd advise checking out the individual pistol in the shop before buying one of the new ones.
 

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Who ever said that DW was underrated?? They have some of the best handguns made. They may be under advertised just like CZ used to be.

I will put my DW 1911's up against any other. Revolvers I can not say. They are a 1911 company.
 

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Of past manufacturers, I would have to say High Standard. Although their revolvers were a far cry from a Smith and Wesson or Colt, they were solid well built guns. Their Supermatic .22 auto lines were excellent target pistols. The Victor, Citation, and Tournament guns were highly regarded competition pistols of their time and good examples bring a hefty price today.
 

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As for Rock Island 1911s, their ratings are beginning to catch up to their quality I'm afraid, and you know what two things often happen then, right? Cost ˄˄˄, Quality ˅˅˅...
They also make revolvers.
 

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I don't know about under rated but they seem to be under appreciated. I honestly don't think too many of us have seen or shot a currently manufactured DW. It sure has a nice shiny finish. How is the trigger pull?
absolutely wonderful mate.

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In the 70-80’s I would agree with Dan Wesson. In the last 5-6 years I would say Taurus
Personally I know that Taurus pistols are way over rated. They're still low budget priced range pistols, and nothing more. There is no way on this earth that I would ever trust my life to one, and I'm not afraid to say it. I sell guns for a living, and I'm well aware of their problems far more than most people that just hear stories from others.

If you feel differently, that's fine, because we're still allowed to have our own opinions. This opinion isn't up for argument. It's just a comment. Don't try to make more out of it than it is.
 
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