Well, I went to the gun store yesterday in hopes to fondle 3 1911s for my next carry gun. DW CBOB, Colt XSE, Springfield EMP.
---The EMP was awesome with its size but the grip corner dug into the palm of my hand. Sure I could try and find someone to bobtail it or just mill the edges softer but then it would probably sit weird. So I turned it down; yes I know, carry guns are not always the best range guns. However, I plan to shoot IDPA with which ever gun I purchased. So, scratch EMP off the list.
---Next up, Colt XSE. Gun felt solid, had ambi safeties (not a fan) and had a nice clean breaking trigger. Still though, the grip was not sitting right. It seemed I was in need of having something done to these dang grip backs which led right into my final finger fondling fun.
---DW CBOB. Boy I did not expect it to be as awesome as it was. Perfectly tucks in my hand, the bobtail feels amazing, something that all my 1911s will need to have done. She felt great in the hand, almost had no weight to it at all.
2 were booted from the group of wants, so the CBOB wins out. I wasn't really sure if I wanted to pull the trigger yet on the purchase. But I was inclined to ask if they had an unfondled one in the back. The store rep asked why I didn't want the one in my hand, well, the slide was scuffed up and it looked like the gun had probably been cycled over 500 times without ever seeing a bullet. Something about seeing a 1911 newbie trying to force open a slide with the safety on just doesn't sit right with me when it comes to carrying for my own safety. Nor does a salesman who says he will knock $10 off if I take the shelf gun. Boy, that seems like a huge deal to me. He then said or he can raise the untouched gun $10 to offset a $20 difference. So I flat out told him if he did that I will walk out. This is not the first time I have seen salesman pull something like this.
Maybe they think I am just young and will go for the deal, but please you are talking about a early 20s male who has opened his own business and is working on another one. Silly deals do nothing for me. So I swapped it back at him, take the money off the new one or I walk. Well, I am now the proud owner of an untouched still wrapped DW CBOB in .45. I just got off the phone with Comp-Tac as well ordering a MTAC. I hope the M is as good or better than their C-Tacs that I use now.
Full pictures to come as well as a range report. I am trying to get all my shooting buddies to come along so we can get 500+ rounds through her. I can only hope I am not number 6 of 2000 who has a hammer break for no apparent reason.
Oh yeah, as for price. $880 out the door. I could have probably hounded for more off, but with Buds and everyone else looking for $920+ then you add shipping if needed and a $30 FFL charge. I made out quite well.