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Offline puddintame

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New Guardian 9mm
« on: July 19, 2018, 12:22:11 PM »
just arrived yesterday. first dan Wesson. and only the 2nd 1911 ive ever owned. I had a RI armory around six years ago. takedown and reassembly were a bit of a learning curve. had to go on you tube [don't laugh] the fit and finish on the DW is steller. cant wait to go shootin ;D

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Offline The Guardian

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Re: New Guardian 9mm
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2018, 12:54:16 PM »
Truth be told this is my favorite 1911 model, I?ve owned several some considered ?higher end? than the Guardian, but this one just has the ?it? factor........you have something pretty special, enjoy!
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Offline czsuby

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Re: New Guardian 9mm
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 08:24:20 AM »
Congrats on purchasing a beautiful DW!!

Offline Rickytick

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Re: New Guardian 9mm
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 04:41:25 PM »
Great looking.

Offline Texf6

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Re: New Guardian 9mm
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2018, 07:05:04 PM »
"Ain't she a beaut, Clark?" 

Yeah Eddie.  She's a beaut.

Offline puddintame

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Re: New Guardian 9mm
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2018, 11:05:51 PM »
added an insert w/finger grooves. cant decide which way I like it more though :o

Offline tgoldie00

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Re: New Guardian 9mm
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2018, 08:06:36 PM »
I love mine. I added some VZ carbon fiber frag grips. I like the look better than the provided wood ones. Either way, you?re going to enjoy it thoroughly!

Remember, start at a 6:00 hold for sighting...most come that way now. 

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Re: New Guardian 9mm
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2018, 06:36:24 AM »
Nice  8)
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Offline puddintame

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Re: New Guardian 9mm
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2018, 06:51:44 PM »
I love mine. I added some VZ carbon fiber frag grips. I like the look better than the provided wood ones. Either way, you?re going to enjoy it thoroughly!

Remember, start at a 6:00 hold for sighting...most come that way now.
I like the VZ grips as well. these stock ones though? they remind me of the Haken design

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Re: New Guardian 9mm
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2018, 06:56:23 PM »
I love mine. I added some VZ carbon fiber frag grips. I like the look better than the provided wood ones. Either way, you?re going to enjoy it thoroughly!

Remember, start at a 6:00 hold for sighting...most come that way now.
I like the VZ grips as well. these stock ones though? they remind me of the Haken design
They are!
https://vzgrips.com/pistol-grips/1911/carbon-fiber/etc-frag-carbon-fiber-g10

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Re: New Guardian 9mm
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 02:39:54 PM »
Nice!  Great buy, very happy with my DW out of the box.  Swapped out to VZ grips, haven't touched anything else.  Has performed like a champ.

Offline Tanners Owner

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Re: New Guardian 9mm
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2019, 12:24:23 PM »
Congrats- I have 2 DWs, a Specialist Commander in 45 and a TCP in 9mm. My TCP was a learning curve for me, being the first 9mm 1911. Found it prefers Dawson Precision mags, and after the break in period, disassembly is much easier.  No issues with the 45

Agree with you on fit and finish- far superior to all other 1911s I?ve owned. ( SA, Colt, S&W, Sig) Of all of those, I only have the DWs and the S&W.

Enjoy the gun- keep us updated with your range experience

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Offline Rickytick

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Re: New Guardian 9mm
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2019, 12:53:31 PM »
I can smell the newness.

Offline recoilguy

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Re: New Guardian 9mm
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2019, 03:34:55 PM »
Nice gun!!
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Re: New Guardian 9mm
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2019, 03:50:17 PM »
Great guns!!  Stick with 115gr ball for the first 100-200 rounds until it breaks in.  Mine wouldn't shoot 147gr until about 250 rounds and now it happy with everything it gets.  Just be warned, these will spoil you and make you compare all other guns to them.

 

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