View Full Version : Dan Wesson Mil-spec?
16th February 2005, 22:28
I sure would like to see Dan Wesson come out with a Mil-spec. type pistol. What do you think? :rolleyes:
17th February 2005, 07:56
I think Springfield Armory has pretty well covered the MilSpec types, both a modern version and a WW II reproduction. Dan Wesson's usually come with adjustable sights, great triggers, nice stocks, decently fitted barrels, and at a good price. They seem to be filling the niche that desires these things, but are still on a tight budget. DW is also filling the 10mm market. I really don't think DW needs to try to compete with Springfield for the MilSpec market.
17th February 2005, 13:14
(Excuse me while I get on my soapbox :))
DW has tried to be on the cutting edge of things. SA has the mil-spec pretty well sewn up. If I could look into the future, I think the merger with CZ is going to bring some exciting things.
It may be an interesting thing for DW to produce a mil-spec, but they are producing only SS 1911a1's as I understand, and a SS mil-spec (to me) just doesn't "seem" right.
(said as I stumble off the soapbox)
18th February 2005, 18:59
I agree with Stumbler.
The 1911 market is pretty well saturated right now. There are a LOT of manufacturers battling for market share, each looking for some way to set their pistol off from the competition. I doubt DW would sell enough Mil-Specs to make it worthwhile to tool up to produce them. Aside from the aforementioned Springfield, Kahr also produces a GI model, and Colt offers both WW1 and WW2 replicas, as well as the basic Series 70, which is pretty close to a Mil-Spec.
At what price point could DW possibly sneak into this market?
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