Newbie's DW Panther first impressions (w/pics)

Discussion in 'Other Handguns' started by Flashpoint, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. Flashpoint

    Flashpoint New Member

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    I ordered a Dan Wesson Panther Pointman Series from CDNN last week and picked it up today.

    - Pistol $479
    - Extra 8rd Mag $9
    - Ultra thin Coco Bolo checkered grips $30
    - Shipping $12
    - FFL Fees$27
    - Total $557

    Seems like a pretty good deal for a well made 1911.

    The gun is pretty tight with no play in the slide at all and not a bit of rattle.

    The trigger is comparable to the SA Loaded Champion I'd been looking real hard at for the last 10 months. The only trigger I have felt that was any better was a STI Ranger, but I could have a heck of a trigger job done for the price difference.

    I didn't care much for the grips that were on it they were usable, but the new ones made a world of difference in feel and looks.

    I didn't see any noticeable machining marks when I broke it down so clean it. Even after I got all the crud off of it. This gun was dirty.

    The after market mag seems to work better than the one that came with it. The one that came with it requires me use both hand to release the slide or pull back on the slide a bit to release the slide stop. The extra I order just requires a little push to release the slide. Is there a fix for the mag problem?

    So far I'm real happy with the Panther even though it's supposedly DW's lower end model. Can't wait to get to the range.

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  2. bigbob68

    bigbob68 New Member

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    Thanks for sharing. I bought a Kahr T9 from CDNN and a buddy was going to get the DW but held off for now. I'll have to share this with him. Congrats on the 1911.
     

  3. Flashpoint

    Flashpoint New Member

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    When I ordered mine last thursday there was only 10 left and from what I've heard over on the 1911 forum there sold out yesterday morning.


    Be sure to post a report on that Kahr when you can.