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    Dan Wesson Vigil 9mm--any experience?

    Hey,

    I am looking for a fun 9mm 1911 to practice with alongside my full-size .45. The Dan Wesson Vigil seems to have a very similar setup to my Wilson so I am wondering if anybody has any experience? I was thinking about getting a Colt full size CCU but the DW appears to be better fitted. Any thoughts?
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    I visited with Mr. Hackathorn last month. The 9MM 1911 came up during our conversations. His exact words were the best bang for your buck in a 9MM 1911 is a Dan Wesson. He did say that the magazine is important so buy good quality mags like Wilson and Chip McCormick (which is now owned by Wilson BTW).
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    I have a PM9 and it has been excellent. I only use the Wilson Combat mags. The older one with the plastic followers sometimes do not lock the slide back. Ymmv.


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    Greg, buy it, We will hold a vigil for your "break my Vigil" run.

    If you have to put a compensator on a 9mm, maybe you should buy panties instead of briefs - Ken Hackathorn via Facebook live

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    I shot a friend's LW Vigil Commander after he got it back from DW. It has locked up jammed tight first time out shooting. Their CS was horrified and what he got back was pretty outstanding in fit, finish, trigger and accuracy.
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    I may get a Valor, but I wish they came with a mag well.
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    I have a 5” and Commander sized Vigil in 9mm.
    I was thinking of you after reading your comment on the gun you’d prefer to have in a scenario like we had last weekend.
    The Vigil is an ideal carry gun IMO.
    The guns have good parts and are pretty well assembled.
    Some trigger work and mine were GTG.

    If you can find a used Valkyrie in good shape, I recommend these as well.

    I run Metalform 10 rd. mags exclusively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Bell View Post
    I may get a Valor, but I wish they came with a mag well.
    I bought a Valor for $1,250 and its fit N finish is outstanding. The crown work, I love the straight eight bold dot sights., some of my favorite sights.. Shoots like a dream. I drink SA koolaid but this DW really impressed me. Get that Valor if you can get a deal. Best of luck.

    Oh yea, I bought a SA magwell for like $65 and it works fine. It's a drop in so if your picky you might not like, but it doesn't bother me.

    Just checked, $1,278 on GB right now. Very very hard to beat.

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    I may or may not have just bought a Wilson ultra light commander in 9mm. I may also be needing to sell my old Springfield Pro. I won't feel to bad since Christine, my old Wilson CQB came back from the burglars.

    I think the Valor or the Vigil would have been great, but I am a moron.
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    How much for the Pro?

    If you have to put a compensator on a 9mm, maybe you should buy panties instead of briefs - Ken Hackathorn via Facebook live

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