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DW Guardian

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Scratch16, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Scratch16

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    Is the Guardian (9mm) as soft a shooter as a 5 inch model? I know it's an aluminum frame, so I'm wondering if it transmits more energy to the shooter.

    I'm a 1911 noob, so please be gentle...
     

  2. 20South

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    Smaller gun, lighterframe will normally lead to more energy returned to the shooter. But it's still 9mm, still a 1911, making it better on recoil than similar sized polymers.
     
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  3. drc767

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    I got two of them in yesterday as base guns for an upcoming project. I shot 50 rounds through one and was amazed how soft shooting it was. I cannot wait to see how it handles a .38 Super!! :)
     
  4. Nice Dave. Can't wait either.
     
  5. Quack

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    soft shooter. also the firing pin stop in more square which will result in less felt recoil. Hokie and knedrgr noted that the Guardian shot softer than my all steel 5" 9mm 1911.
     
  6. rsxr22

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    Never shot a Guardian, but I do have an EMP and i know how soft mine shoots, i would only imagine that it would be even better!
     
  7. Scratch16

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    This is what my assumption would have been had Quack and the rest of the NE corner of Ohio chimed in.

    Thanks for your input!
     
  8. Scratch16

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    As impossible as it seems, I take you guys at your word. I suppose the only way I'll know for sure is to just buy one, huh? :whistling:

    I stumbled on those earlier and really enjoyed the read. Thanks for sharing the knowledge!
     
  9. Yes, I'd shot Quack's DW Guardian. And it was pretty awesome. Fitment is as good as any semi-custom 1911. It's one of the nicest balanced 1911 I've ever shot. It's almost as good as a SACS 9mm government.

    And then you can fit a 38Super barrel into the DW and you'll have a kick ass toy.
     
  10. Hokie1911

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    Ditto above. It's a very well thought out and put together heater. I wouldn't hesitate to EDC one. It's a lot of fun to shoot and if you don't roll your own, 9mm is a lot easier on the wallet.
     
  11. hopefully, I'll be rolling my own 9mm heater...
     
  12. Quack

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    No track days this year = more gun stuff :supergrin:
     
  13. Scratch16

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    I don't think I can come up with a logical reason not to pick one up. Could this be the beginning of a "The Corner of NE Ohio Made Me Buy It" group?
     
  14. Hokie1911

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    Wasn't us. :rofl:

    :welcome: by the way...
     
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  15. Scratch16

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    I'm gonna have to point the finger at someone. It might as well be you guys.
     
  16. shssss.

    Honestly, I need to get my valves adjusted. It's at 27K since stock setting. So time to tear into the head and look at the valves. So that's going to be a project. Good thing no special tools require. Just need to check the clearance and order the appropriate shims for it. And I really don't fell like doing that before the track day, and I'm not about to ring the bike to 16K+ RPM for 3+hours w/ out of wack valves.

    And then there are my tires... :upeyes:
     
  17. I'm still down for that.