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    DW Specialist 9mm - Anyone with Experience?

    So, I love 1911's but when I consolidated to 9mm, I didn't give the manother thought. A wild hair had me thinking about 1911's and realized it's 2020, there are probably some good, reliable 9mm 1911's. Part of me wants to splurge and get something nice. I can get LEO discounts through CZ/Dan Wesson. I really like the looks and package the Specialist offers. Anyone have experience? Or other good 9mm 1911's? Reliabiltiy is my number one concern,

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    I can't speak to the 9mm but I have the DW Guardian in 38 Super. It has been boringly reliable. I would suspect the Specialist (damn nice looking 1911) would be the same. DW does recommend a 200 rd break-in period, so expect a couple of glitches at first. Mine was "broke-in" & running like a sewing machine after 50 rounds.

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    I had one in .45ACP. It ran very well and I had a X300U under it. I used Wilson ETMs and 47Ds to feed it. My biggest complaint was the rear sight kept drifting right on me. DW didn't want to warrant it because I had aftermarket Trijicon sights, the factory one did the same thing and was included in the box that went back to them.
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    They are gtg

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    Iíve had mine long enough to put 4200 rounds through it as of today. Iíve had two or three malfunctions in that time; generally speaking it runs like a sewing machine. I swapped out the ambi safety for a Wilson single sided unit and the sights for some Proctor Y-Notches. Iím feeding it from DW, Wilson, and Mec-Gar 10 rounders. It doesnít appear to be ammo picky. Iíve run some genuine garbage ammo through it with no issue, as well as a significant quantity of NATO ball. Super happy with it so far.

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