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#7118869 - 03/21/18 04:00 PM Dan Wesson owners-need your input please
janie Offline
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I've been wanting one forever, and finally took the plunge. Bought the Pointman 9mm

Broke out the owner's manual today, and holy moly.

300 - 500 rounds for the break in. And it states that after every 50 rounds, to field strip/clean/reapply oil.

I'm not the most patient person, and if I have to break it down every 50 for the 1st 500.....

Please let me know how y'all broke yours in.

Thank you.
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#7118872 - 03/21/18 04:02 PM Re: Dan Wesson owners-need your input please [Re: janie]
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Dang...I love Dan Wesson's but only have DW revolvers.

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#7118884 - 03/21/18 04:18 PM Re: Dan Wesson owners-need your input please [Re: janie]
patriot07 Offline
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I'm with skinnerback that I've got a Dan Wesson 357 mag that I love but never shot one of their pistols. That's an involved break-in procedure.

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#7118898 - 03/21/18 04:31 PM Re: Dan Wesson owners-need your input please [Re: patriot07]
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
I'm with skinnerback that I've got a Dan Wesson 357 mag that I love but never shot one of their pistols.


Same here.

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#7118899 - 03/21/18 04:31 PM Re: Dan Wesson owners-need your input please [Re: janie]
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Thatís a pistol with excellent tolerances but without the hand polishing and the price that goes with it. In my opinion itís well worth it. Itís likely to jam on you the first 100 rounds or so. If you follow the directions it will operate like a 1911 costing 3x as much. I had a rock island Tactical I refinished and hand polished. It shot better than $1200 1911s Iíve owned. Had to put the slide in a vice to close it up first but I was greatness. I say itís worth the effort and ammo cost. Itíll likely shoot great after a 100 rounds but donít forget the cleaning. If you do it will still shoot great but not as well as if you do the cleaning. Good luck. Iím waiting on a range report.

You can also take the spring out and manually operate the slide with oil. This will reduce rounds fired during the break in significantly.

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#7118921 - 03/21/18 04:55 PM Re: Dan Wesson owners-need your input please [Re: janie]
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I'd strip it down before I shot it and clean everything as good as I could then re-oil it. Id shoot the heavier bullets for the first couple hundred or hand polish all the necessary stuff. Not that I find taking apart any 1911 much fun but its probably worth it to do it right.

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#7118932 - 03/21/18 05:11 PM Re: Dan Wesson owners-need your input please [Re: janie]
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Shoot it and dump oil on it.... itíll run
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#7118938 - 03/21/18 05:16 PM Re: Dan Wesson owners-need your input please [Re: janie]
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Pretty typical break-in directions for a 1911 Janie.

I own several and break-in varies in that different springs are used for different models.

As mentioned already, the tighter the tolerances the more often you need to clean them. I own Colt, Kimber and Smith and Wesson. I've never felt like I have to clean any of them too often. They aren't bad to take apart at all once you've done it a couple times. Your friends at 1911 Academy can assist if needed. I would get their opinion on that model for the break in procedure.
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#7118944 - 03/21/18 05:21 PM Re: Dan Wesson owners-need your input please [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
janie Offline
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Many thanks y'all. Mark, I already thought about taking the pistol to the 1911 Academy. Always been very happy with them.
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#7118988 - 03/21/18 06:04 PM Re: Dan Wesson owners-need your input please [Re: janie]
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Janie, you have bought a VERY fine 1911 !!! Congrats. I really regret selling my Specialist. With the PM-9 you have a perfect "every use" pistol. !!

Get a 1911 take down tool

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools...-prod26727.aspx

it will make getting the tight fitting slide stop easy to get in and out with out causing the scratch on the slide. Every 50 rounds will fly by and you can perform the basic field strip at the shooting bench.

Run it WET during this break-in time, all the contact points well lubed. It will be messy but worth it.

action is tight and like glass

color me jealous.
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#7119162 - 03/21/18 08:27 PM Re: Dan Wesson owners-need your input please [Re: janie]
gusick Offline
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How about breaking it in with a wire brush on a Dremmel tool?

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#7119165 - 03/21/18 08:30 PM Re: Dan Wesson owners-need your input please [Re: janie]
patriot07 Offline
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Honestly never heard of the PM9 before buzz's post. Looked it up and that seems like a freaking sweet pistol! Congrats!

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#7119183 - 03/21/18 08:52 PM Re: Dan Wesson owners-need your input please [Re: janie]
Eyesofahunter Offline
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I have 2 DW and my process was shoot often and keep wet. Clean when it looks dirty,and shoot more. I love them both and they have never let me down, I will never sell either one.

I think you will come to love yours too.

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#7119207 - 03/21/18 09:05 PM Re: Dan Wesson owners-need your input please [Re: gusick]
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Originally Posted By: gusick
How about breaking it in with a wire brush on a Dremmel tool?


I think that would be a little too aggressive. It needs to mate well with the surface in which it contacts. Cotton and jewelers rouge (spelling?) works well but you can get too aggressive even with that.

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#7119224 - 03/21/18 09:17 PM Re: Dan Wesson owners-need your input please [Re: janie]
spg Offline
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Never bought into that, just shot the hell out of mine until I felt guilty then, I cleaned it. I don't run it wet due to where I'm usually using it is pretty dusty and all it does is collect excessive dirt. Never had any issues with mine, it a 10mm bruin although I doubt it make a difference. Only time it hangs up is when my kids shoot it but I think its due to their grip because it never hangs up on me.

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