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Offline Glenn54

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Guardian Commander questions
« on: August 18, 2023, 06:49:22 PM »
Is the Guardian the same as Guardian Commander?  I saw a Guardian Commander for just over $2,000.00 but not sure if the price is reasonable?

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Re: Guardian Commander questions
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2023, 07:08:41 PM »
I don't know what the commander is, but here's Guardians available for much less than 2K. https://www.gunengine.com/search?q=Dan+wesson+guardian&type=Guns

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Re: Guardian Commander questions
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2023, 08:43:20 PM »
I don't know what the commander is, but here's Guardians available for much less than 2K. https://www.gunengine.com/search?q=Dan+wesson+guardian&type=Guns

Thank you!  I had no idea this website existed. 

Offline SI VIS PACEM PARRABELLUM

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Re: Guardian Commander questions
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2023, 05:24:12 AM »
A Commander model in reference to a 1911 is typically a full size frame with a shorter barrel and slide normally @4.25 inches vs the normal 5 inch barrel.
I think the DW Guardian only comes in the 4.25in. length.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2023, 10:50:14 AM by SI VIS PACEM PARRABELLUM »

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Re: Guardian Commander questions
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2023, 02:00:56 PM »
A Commander model in reference to a 1911 is typically a full size frame with a shorter barrel and slide normally @4.25 inches vs the normal 5 inch barrel.
I think the DW Guardian only comes in the 4.25in. length.

Thanks.  So much I don't know about guns, 1911s.

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Re: Guardian Commander questions
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2023, 03:09:29 PM »
To my knowledge, the earlier post stating that the DW Guardian is a 4.25 barreled ("Commander" length) pistol and only is available in that length is correct.

I have owned one in .45 ACP for many years.  I sent it back to Dan Wesson about five years ago and had them replace the OEM front sight with a gold bead front sight and the OEM rear sight with a "ledge" rear sight similar to the ones on the Valor models.  It is an excellent pistol and I carry it quite often. 

I wouldn't mind owning one in 9mm if I ran across one for the right price.

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Re: Guardian Commander questions
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2023, 01:14:52 AM »
Well, I just couldn't stand it, I ordered one.  One of the retailers lowered their price by about $250.  It was very close to other retailers and I have used them.  Thanks to all for answering my questions.

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Re: Guardian Commander questions
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2023, 10:16:35 PM »
Yep, mine has been on order for 3.5 weeks from my LGS.  I check
 back weekly... argh.....

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Re: Guardian Commander questions
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2023, 10:44:52 PM »
Yep, mine has been on order for 3.5 weeks from my LGS.  I check
 back weekly... argh.....

I checked with one of my LGS and they were unable to get one through their suppliers.  But they are OK with being my FFL dealer.  I hope you get it soon.

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Re: Guardian Commander questions
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2023, 10:07:57 PM »
Finally picked up my Guardian.  Also did a little shooting while I was there.  Love the way the gun shoots.  I'm pleased with this choice.  Thanks to all that answered my questions.  Guess I don't have enough posts to add photos.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2023, 10:15:48 PM by Glenn54 »

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Re: Guardian Commander questions
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2023, 09:14:36 AM »
Finally picked up my Guardian.  Guess I don't have enough posts to add photos.



Please read the rules again. There is nothing about 'post count' and your ability to post images.

The information you need can all be gleaned right here: https://czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=93202.msg711086#msg711086
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Offline Glenn54

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Re: Guardian Commander questions
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2023, 04:02:34 PM »


« Last Edit: September 17, 2023, 07:46:18 PM by Glenn54 »

Offline Glenn54

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Re: Guardian Commander questions
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2023, 04:05:50 PM »
Finally picked up my Guardian.  Guess I don't have enough posts to add photos.



Please read the rules again. There is nothing about 'post count' and your ability to post images.

The information you need can all be gleaned right here: https://czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=93202.msg711086#msg711086

Thanks.  The older I get the harder things like this get.

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Re: Guardian Commander questions
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2023, 10:40:09 AM »
Thanks.  The older I get the harder things like this get.

Time for the 'old dog' to learn a new trick. It's thoroughly explained with page dumps and examples. I'm in my mid-70's and know what it's like.

If you have issues, then simply PM me. I'll be glad to walk you through it.

To put all the factors in your favor, use a computer with a big screen, NOT a stinkin' tiny screen cell phone.
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