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Hello from the Burbs of New Orleans
February 20, 2018
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I had a friend who had several Dan Wessons.  I think I would like to get one also. 

 

So, I figured I would do my research first.

February 20, 2018
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Welcome to DWF, lots to research. Poke around and ask away. What variety of Dan Wesson catches your fancy? 1911,  .357, .44 Mag or Super Mag?

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman "Were is the Self Help Section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

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February 20, 2018
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Welcome from Wisconsin!

February 20, 2018
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I think I am going to Supermag in 357 Maximum.

February 20, 2018
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Good choice!

February 20, 2018
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dwf-welcomeTodwf

SuperMag would be a super way to get started with DW

February 21, 2018
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I recently acquired 1200 rounds for a 357 Maximum so I’m kind of committed.  But I also got 80 rounds of 445.  So maybe one of each over time. 

Whats the thought of stainless versus blue?

February 21, 2018
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Many CRAs here. Corrosion resistance aficionados. With that being said, most model 40s have beautiful blueing. Blue will run 200 to 400 cheaper. DW stainless will corrode if not taken care of. A black pitting, however scratches can be polished out. The pitting is probably from leaving the gun in a tackle box or truck. Or in an non  airconditioned cellar for 30 years. 

April 20, 2018
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Hello Again,

 

i was able able to swap and trade and I acquired a stainless 357 maximum.  740 with a slotted 8” barrel.

 

What kind of holsters work with this pistol?

Also,  any thoughts on 6” versus 8”?

April 20, 2018
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The 8” pros:

Will be more accurate because of the increased sight radius

Higher muzzle velocity

Less felt recoil and barrel flip just because it’s heavier and longer

Less muzzle flash because more of the powder is burned in the barrel

Looks more manly 😉

8” cons:

Heavier

Fewer holsters around

Hard to draw to get that extra 2” out

A little fussier on the gap between the forcing cone and the cylinder due to the longer/higher pressure. I think the 8” tends to spit more with the same gap.

Needs a grip that extends backwards more like the Hogue mono-grip so it doesn’t tend to slide in your hand

April 20, 2018
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That’ good stuff to know John. Thanks. 

April 21, 2018
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welcome from the other side of the Pelican State!

Technically, the glass is always full; half liquid, half air....

August 3, 2018
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I finally got to shoot it and the fireball was about the size of a beachball.   Little or no recoil some minor muzzle rise.   My shooting buddy is going to help me reload for it.  So all I have to do is make a holster and I’m set.

August 3, 2018
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To revise my comments about price, a model 40 8″ V NOT new but in box with tool and extra barrel just sold for almost 1400 on Gunbroker. That is at least 400 more than a year or so ago.

 DW, I think Norwich, made a Supermag holster that swiveled when sitting so you could sit or ride a horse in comfort. I have the only one I have ever seen for sale. Does anyone else have one? 

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