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New 9mm DW Guardian

Discussion in 'Range Reports & Reviews' started by Glock2740, Aug 19, 2011.

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  1. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    The Guardian landed today. :) Took it to the range for a little stress relief after work. All I can say about the accuracy, is WOW! I doubt it is the most accurate gun I own, but I would be willing to say that it may be the gun that I shoot the most accurately with. Very impressive groups. Head shots off hand at 15 yards on a B-27 were called shots and were clustered together touching! At 25 yards, there a few slight misses (would have taken off ear muffs though), but most were hits. Again, head shots, offhand at 25 yards. For me that's F'ing GREAT! :) Shot 100 rounds of WWB FMJ and a few mags of Winchester 115gr Silver Tips through it, with zero failures of any kind. Using the 2 factory mags, which I had concerns with, as I don't care for my CCO factory mags at all. Now for the only negatives, which aren't too negative at all. More annoying than anything. Thumb safety is so tight, I thought it was broken. You literally have to put it back to safe using your left hand. Taking the gun off safety is a breeze though. This may possibly work it's way looser as time goes on, and it's not a huge deal, but nonetheless, it is the stiffest thumb safety I've ever seen on a 1911. Negative number two, is the extractor most likely needs to be tweaked a tad, as it throws 99% of the empties right square dead to the face. Also not a huge issue to correct, but a huge pain in the ass when your shooting. I'm sure my groups would have been even tighter, not that they weren't impressive to say the least:), if I wasn't anticipating a hot empty brass to come flying at my face every time I pulled the trigger. Even with that going on, it shoots like nobody's business. :40_002:
     
  2. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    told you that it's pretty nice :smokin:
     

  3. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    That's one sweet shooter for sure. Glad you like it, Joe.
     
  4. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Congrats bro! I REALLY want one!
     
  5. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    Pretty nice is a derogatory description of this gun. :)
    Thanks.
    Yes you do. :)
     
  6. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    i keep telling that you should get one. Why do you think I sold the EMP. I like the DaWG a LOT!!!
     
  7. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    That would be my choice for a 9mm carry pistol. I was in the market for a range pistol.. Ron
     
  8. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    Your Guardian is a 9mm isn't it Don? How would compare the 9mm EMP to the 9mm Guardian?
     
  9. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Yep, it's a 9mm.

    don't get me wrong, the EMP is a nice small carry gun, but the fact that i can use the mags from my other 9mm 1911 is a big plus for the DaWG.
     
  10. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    Ten SA 9MM 9rnd mags cost me $264 using the loaded coupon.. Ron
     
  11. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    I get Springfield/Metalform mags for $22/mag :smokin:
     
  12. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    After I have it swapped over to 38 Super, I'm gonna get some Tripp's.
     
  13. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    I think you just lost your moderator status since you got a COTEP # :76:
     
  14. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    :26_002:
     
  15. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    I actually got the card as a joke, but I do have to say that have been highly impressed with my 2 DW's. Trust me Don, I'm not a "true" COTEP believer, just a card "member". But Clyde is a really nice guy. :grin:
     
  16. wade-19

    wade-19 Global Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Aug 17, 2011
    You will be once you learn the secret handshake ! :0
     
  17. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    Don't worry. I haven't drank the kool-aid. :grin:
     
  18. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Wait! You got a COTEP card!!!! Hmmmmm.... Maybe I shouldn't say anything, last time I talked about the COTEP on TOS I got the ban hammer...
     
  19. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    Just covering all of my bases. LOL!!!!
     
  20. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    That might call for a 1 day ban with the COTEP card. :happy:
     
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