I looked at the Dan Wesson website. They sure aren't cheesy-looking. I'm just attracted to the old COLT pony and the GOVERNMENT MODEL stamping across the slide. Guns with me are a lot about emotions, though. There is sentimental value. My grandfather's Savage 1899 was in .300 Savage.I agree on the Savage 99. Shot lots of Elk with one in .358 Win. But, Dan Wesson is far from a plastic Walmart gizmo. Most are more vintage (in the way they are manufactured) than the majority of 1911s on the market.