Few can deny the timeless lines of a classic 1911. Unfortunately, a lot of manufacturers screw up Old Slabsides by treating all that real estate like billboards. Not Dan Wesson. The Valor, like most of the DW line, is one of the cleanest looking pistols out there and is a true testament to exceptional quality materials, workmanship, and finish. You can spend a heck of a lot more on a custom 1911, but a gun like the Valor makes that additional money a lot harder to justify . . .
I have been a long time reader here and have done the 100+ hours of research before purchasing my first 1911. Only graduation college a few years ago I have finally saved enough to purchase a quality 1911. I started by looking at Springfield and then progressed to Kimber. After weeks of research I decided on a Dan Wesson. I didn't have enough for a Wilson or Ed and the Dan Wesson seemed to be the best bang for my buck. The model I decided on was the Valor in Stainless.
About three years ago I decided it was time to start using something more modern than the 1911, which had served as my carry gun for almost twenty five years. Over a two year period I experimented with several designs and while most of them were satisfactory for the most part, none of them worked quite as well for me as God's Gun. Consequently, I decided to return to the fold, so to speak. There was only one problem, I'd given my long serving Colt Government Model to my youngest son on his twenty first birthday. Unlike many, I'm not dogmatic in my love for John Browning's wonder gun. I don't think it's the only gun "real men" carry, or any of that drivel. I don't think the .45acp is a lightning bolt from the hand of Zeus, whereas the 9mm is a grain of sand fired from a slingshot.