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Dan Wesson RZ 45 first time out

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by reloadem, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. reloadem

    reloadem Monroe, OR Member

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    Owned for 4 months and finally shot it this weekend. My son and I went out the back door with 200 rounds Remington 230 gr. ball, 100 rounds 230 XTP/w 7.5 gr. Silhouette, 100 rounds 185 Montana Gold HP w/6.5 gr. Zip, and an ammo can full of 200 SWC/w 4.6 gr. Bullseye.

    Son started loading the 6 mags (2 DW and 4 Chip's) and I began shooting, first the Remington ball and then on to the reloads, finishing with the SWC. No malfunctions of any kind, I shot until I was tired, and then we traded off, he shot until he was tired and we traded again. We ended up switching off 3 times total. Still no malfunctions. I don't know the total round count, but what a nice bucket of brass.

    What a beauty of a pistol. It looked pretty good til we got to the SWC, then it lost it's shine. Shined it up when we got done and it is ready to go again.

    I am going to fire up the Dillon this week so I can burn some more ammo in the DW
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Another DW owner. Welcome to the club! :thumbup: Fantastic pistols. I have two and love them.
     
  3. KENOC

    KENOC Portland area Member

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    Yep, welcome to the club. DW's are imho the best bang for the buck anywhere. And they don't usually require a 200 round 'break-in' period. Another nice bonus!
     
  4. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Great to hear, I am glad you are happy with it.
     
  5. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Now you just need another DW :D
     
  6. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I agree.... Some one just needs to put one up a nice 5" model for sale on the forum
     
  7. reloadem

    reloadem Monroe, OR Member

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    Bobtail for me
     
  8. chadmaster

    chadmaster Vancouver, WA Member

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    RZ-45 Heritage here. My favorite gun to shoot and carry!
     
  9. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I just wish they would add a 1911 to the line with a nice blued finish. I love my stainless pistols, but there's something about a really nice blue job! I would be first in line.
     
  10. KENOC

    KENOC Portland area Member

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    They have a very very nice 1911 with a blued finish. I guess technically it is not 'blued' but duracoat or whatever, but looks blued in any case. It is the new CCO, and it is one the best handguns i have ever shot.:thumbup:
     
  11. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    You know, I knew the CCO was out, I just really didn't realize it was a blued gun. I'm actually more looking forward to a full size 1911 blued with target sights. Something along the lines of a DW "GoldCup" if you will.

    Actually, I wouldn't refer to the Duracoat finish as blued. The Valor has that finish as well, although I've heard it's a good finish.
     
  12. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    DW 1911s are AWESOME! Congrats. Looks like you got a keeper.
     
  13. reloadem

    reloadem Monroe, OR Member

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    and it just moved up to my carry gun, as the Kimber UC II is broken and just mailed back to Kimber today. Quite a bit heavier than a 3" alloy shooter.
     
  14. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Not throwing rocks at Kimber here, but I looked long and hard at Kimber before I went with the DW. It was just more gun for about the same money.
     
  15. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    I've thought about throwing rocks at one of the kimbers I had :p
     
  16. reloadem

    reloadem Monroe, OR Member

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    :laugh: