Just picked up my new 2010 Dan Wesson CBOB. Finally after months of drooling over my keyboard and online photos of various 1911's I picked up my first. I say first because I already want another. Many thanks to JD for writing the multi-part 1911 buyers guide!!!
I knew I was close to "pulling the trigger" on a 1911 purchase and I wanted to fondle a few to help me decide on which to get. So last Friday Ilikeguns and myself were heading down to the nearest Cabella's to stock up on ammo (they seem to have a good selection & prices here). We decided to stop by another gun store on the way just to see what they had in stock. I did not really consider the CBOB to be a contender as I have had a very difficult time finding one locally and was unsure about buying through GunBroker.com. I knew that Cabella's had a Kimber Stainless Ultra Raptor II in stock and I was almost sure that's what I wanted. My plan was, and still is, to rotate the 1911 into my daily carry depending on clothing for the day. Hence, the fact that I was leaning towards a 3 inch model. While holding a black Raptor II my eye caught the CBOB on the bottom of the case. In my head I remember saying "OMG is that a CBOB". A few minutes later I had put a deposit to hold it. That lasted all of 2 hours....I just couldn't bear the thought of if sleeping one more lonely night in the back room of that store. Swung back by on our way back up the mountain and took it with me. Apparrently it had just come in the night before. A few of the employees caught a glimpse of it while I was finishing up the paperwork and commented that they didn't know it was in there or they would have bought it. Regardless, IT's MINE!
It's just beautiful. I have only 100 rounds through it with a few minor hiccups. I should have cleaned & oiled before it's first run but I just could not wait. The slide failed to lock back on 3 of the mags I ran through. I'm guessing it just needed a clean, some oil and a good break in. Back to saving my peanuts....the 10MM CBOB with black slide is still there and I want it too.