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I've previously owned two Guardian's and they were both 9mm; one I sold after being distracted by another shiny coin and the other I gave to my Dad. I finally made up my mind the next one would be a keeper so lets do a 38 super.

When @BCD 45 posted one brand new -- I pulled the trigger.

I'm looking forward to breaking this in and maybe using it as a primary carry piece once I track down some thin grips.

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And I'll buy the Amboyna Starburst from you if they're too thick.
 

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I favor a 147 GD (the .357 SIG bullets designed for 1200+ FPS) at around 1250fps for a carry load.
Shoots reasonably soft; not as harsh/snappy/blasty as a 125 @ 1450/1500fps.

Nothing wrong with a 10/11 rd .357.
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Congratulations, great P/U ,I know you’ll love it -very cool.
 

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Great pistol, Congrats! The Guardian was my first in .45. Jim is a great guy to deal with from what I gather on here. One day I'll get his black and silver Nighthawk.
 

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Congrats!!!
I had a .38 sup Guardian and let it go (pic 1).... After :bang::bang::bang::bang::bang::bang: until my head was mush, @Dwe sent me some Tylenol and his .38 sup. Guardian (pic 2).... all is right with the world.

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Congrats!!!
I had a .38 sup Guardian and let it go (pic 1).... After :bang::bang::bang::bang::bang::bang: until my head was mush, @Dwe sent me some Tylenol and his .38 sup. Guardian (pic 2).... all is right with the world.

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Some of you may be thinking I must have flipped when I sent @TheCollector my only 38 Superb Guardian.
And in all seriousness, I would have if he needed it, however it was a duplicate, and I still have my original Superb Guardian.
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It’s been by my side for 5 years now and still looks like it did the day I got it!
 

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I've previously owned two Guardian's and they were both 9mm; one I sold after being distracted by another shiny coin and the other I gave to my Dad. I finally made up my mind the next one would be a keeper so lets do a 38 super.

When @BCD 45 posted one brand new -- I pulled the trigger.

I'm looking forward to breaking this in and maybe using it as a primary carry piece once I track down some thin grips.

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Congrats man!
Glad you found one!
 

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Sure is a great looking gun and you’ve already got Addicts ready to throw some beautiful thin grips your way. Sweet deal all around I’d say!


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I got my Cherokee Hills slim bobtail grips from @Mtek and they are perfect, nice, thin and quality is that of what we expect from Bob

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Good looking super!
All the ones in this thread are,
Makes me want to build one!!!
 

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Not just to jump in on this thread but what mags is everyone who has the DW Guardian running. I'm hoping to pick mine up next week as it will be shipped on Monday to my FFL. The usual Wilson and other names I know appear to be sold out.
 

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I have a few DW's, all in 9mm.

While I've shot more rds. from a Super than ANY other pistol (my competition guns we're chambered in .38 Super in the day), I find I shoot 9mm or .45 ACP much more than Super these days.

When I shoot .38 Super, it is nearly always in a Super Comp (rimless case).
The rimless case IS an improvement over the semi rim of the .38 Super case.
The rimless case "stacks" better (more nose up) in a Single Stack mag. That said, I don't suppose I've had a malf that could be attributed to the semi rimmed case in years.

With the fairly recent "perfection" of 9mm 1911 mags, and their vastly improved reliability, it makes more sense for me to shoot 9mm.
Component cost, at least cases, is much cheaper. I shoot a lot of rds. and end up losing fully half my brass at the range.
Ramped 9mm barrels allow nearly as hot upper end loads with 9mm, although I seldom shoot these.

My love for the Super?; the cartridge is of the original 1911 design length, as a .45 ACP, it CAN be loaded to low end .357 velocities, it is a handloaders delight and the Pistols in that chambering are a bit exotic, particularly to shooters that aren't really "Gun guys"- yet.

My sole Super is a slide actually- a birth year Super slide that Jim Milks laboriously fit to an old(er) "70 Series" 9mm frame, actually now a "switch caliber" 9mm/Super.

 

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Not just to jump in on this thread but what mags is everyone who has the DW Guardian running.
In 38 super ? I prefer the 10 round WC's but I see that Ed brown has 9 round flush fits in stock, that'll work great. I like Ed Brown magazines.
 
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