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Old 10-27-2018, 04:59 AM   #1
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New Dan Wesson Vigil 9mm

For a long time I have wanted a 9mm 1911 with a 4Ē barrel simply because I didnít have one. The Vigil wasnít even a 1911 I was considering. The two 9s that had my attention were the Kimber Aegis Elite Pro and the Springfield Range Officer Elite Champion. Both can be purchased for around $850 which is were I wanted to be as far as cost. They both have nice features but I never had the opportunity to see either in person which may have changed my decision.

While looking on GB I came across the Dan Wesson Vigil which I have see before but never gave it much thought. I remember reading a review on KT from one of our members and it appeared to be very nice. One day a saw one listed on GB for $999+$35 shipping and it caught my attention. I started price shopping and I made Budís an offer for $998 and they excepted the offer. Shipping was free so I jumped on the opportunity.

This in DWís entry level 1911 and itís far from an entry level gun. It has zero MIM parts, SS roundtop slide, aluminum frame with a small round butt, SS match grade reversed-crown flush cut barrel 4.25Ē,tritium front sight, black tactical rear with cocking shoulder, front and rear checkering 25LPI,2-9 rd mags and the DW duty finish.

The fit and finish are excellent, itís a very tight fit that Iím guessing will need some break in. The trigger is rated between 3.5-5lb and Iím guessing this one is closer to 3.5. Iíll check later.

At first appearance Iím very impressed with this 1911, I donít think you can find a better equipped 1911 for this price but the true test will be on the range. Hopefully I can get there soon and then I will report back to you.

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Old 10-27-2018, 05:20 AM   #2
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Dan Wesson makes a quality gun, I think you're going to love shooting it John.
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:29 AM   #3
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Thanks Chuck, I can’t wait to do some shooting.
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Congratulations JC. Dan wesson makes a great gun. I have the eco in 9mm and been lovin it at the range. It seems to like 124 grn the best. It's far more accurate than I am , I let a few seasoned members shoot it and all was impressed. Enjoy it you will definitely be pleased with your new found friend.
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Looks like you made a great buy John. Let us know your thoughts after some range time.
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Nice looking addition to the family. Hope you'll be able to get to the range soon :-)
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Originally Posted by 427malibu View Post
Congratulations JC. Dan wesson makes a great gun. I have the eco in 9mm and been lovin it at the range. It seems to like 124 grn the best. It's far more accurate than I am , I let a few seasoned members shoot it and all was impressed. Enjoy it you will definitely be pleased with your new found friend.
Thanks, Iím definitely going to try some 124gr. Itís usually what I use but Iím running very low and need to restock.
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Looks like you made a great buy John. Let us know your thoughts after some range time.
Thanks Skip, as soon as I go shooting Iíll let you know.
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Thatís a nice price on the Vigil JC. I think youíll be glad you got it, I love mine. Great looking pistol and great shooter also.
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Thatís a nice price on the Vigil JC. I think youíll be glad you got it, I love mine. Great looking pistol and great shooter also.
Thanks Tejun, I knew someone around here had a Vigil.
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