Avatar
Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Dan Wesson Eco 45
Avatar
cardboard
Piney Woods of East Texas
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 9
Member Since:
March 7, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
March 7, 2015 - 5:42 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

 Been looking at a Dan Wesson Eco 45. The more I look at it the more I like it.

Wanted it for a carry pistol. Never held one, never seen one and surely never shot one.

Just put a deposit down on one. Was told it should be here by Wednesday.

Gonna be hard to sleep till them.

Hope I have chosen a good weapon for concealed carry.

 

Incase nobody remembers what one looks like here is a reminder

 

Image Enlarger

Avatar
SCORPIO
PA

Supporter

Range Officer
Members


Moderators


DWF Supporters


Dans Club
Forum Posts: 3682
Member Since:
December 4, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
March 7, 2015 - 7:40 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Great gun, you’ll like it.  It’s one of my favorites for EDC.  They take down a lot easier than other 1911’s, different but easier.  Only thing I had to get used to was the shorter sight radius, kept dipping the muzzle, until i réaliséd thé flaw in my grip, nos no problème.

Anything worth doing is worth doing well.

My father

If a man designed it, and a man built it, then a man can fix it.

My grandfather

Avatar
vinny gjona
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 5
Member Since:
January 9, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
March 14, 2015 - 4:02 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

HI,

I just got my ECO from my LGS and havent shot it yet, but i waited 2 months for it. Here in ny you need to ammend your pistol permit with the county clerk so thats why it took so long.  But I got her and she sure is absolutely sweet and pretty.  I dry cycled it about 300 times as part of the break in cycle which beats actually purchasing bullets and have malfunction (due to the break-in period).  So tonight I will surely take her to the range and run a couple of rounds through her.  Hope she shoots as sweet as she looks.  Good luck..

Avatar
SCORPIO
PA

Supporter

Range Officer
Members


Moderators


DWF Supporters


Dans Club
Forum Posts: 3682
Member Since:
December 4, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
March 14, 2015 - 6:12 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory

If you haven’t done so yet, take the pistol down and remove the factory shipping lube and soak the rails etc with the provided oil, run her wet and she will break in better with less chance of a galling issue.  Also, watch a few youtube videos on tearing down an ECO they take down differently than traditional 1911’s, easier in my opinion.  I like the paperclip method.

This one is a decent video.  

Anything worth doing is worth doing well.

My father

If a man designed it, and a man built it, then a man can fix it.

My grandfather

Avatar
vinny gjona
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 5
Member Since:
January 9, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
March 16, 2015 - 10:58 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Thanks again for you help Scorpio,

 

Yes sure did.  After a 300 time hand cycle i took her apart and completely cleaned all her and oiled her down with the recommended lube.  She gave me not one hiccup.  I ran the rem white box (umc) ammo.  She cycled every time even with me double tapping a few times.  I really enjoyed it and so far my best pistol out the box.  Glad I got it,  and Thanks again for all your help.

Avatar
vinny gjona
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 5
Member Since:
January 9, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 343
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 37
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
Steve: 10330
SHOOTIST357: 4788
Dave_Ks: 4293
Supermagfan: 3162
zoommb: 3157
Blacktop: 3004
IHMSA80x80: 2763
Ole Dog: 2657
Stinger: 2564
brucertx: 2311
Newest Members:
Pineywoods Rooter
John D
JDraz
onlinebattery
ikusevad
OldFart1882
Monty Marquardt
supermag88
dugron
HankFerguson
Forum Stats:
Groups: 11
Forums: 42
Topics: 15087
Posts: 132770

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 87
Members: 8045
Moderators: 4
Admins: 1
Administrators: Jody
Moderators: lbruce, Charger Fan, rwsem, SCORPIO