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5th November 2006, 23:55
Just curious how many of you own one of these and what your experiences have been. It's a beautiful gun and is very accurate. I have about 200 rounds through mine and while that's not many rounds it hasn't skipped a beat. I had some reservations on the trigger shape but after shooting it I like it.
6th November 2006, 09:20
I have the SW1911 SS(108284)with no problems. But that is a nice looking Smith.Welcome to the forum.
6th November 2006, 09:43
Welcome to the froum Gunner. I have two S&W's and they are both great guns. I would like to get a DK model but you know how that is. Good luck with it, and I think you will be well pleased with it.
6th November 2006, 20:27
Thanks guys I appreciate it!
6th November 2006, 21:39
Have one, shoots great, accurate--just trying to get useed to the flat trigger.
Haven't decided to change out to more of a standard long one, yet.
6th November 2006, 21:54
I don't care for that style trigger, but that is a good looking pistol. http://forum.m1911.org/images/icons/icon14.gif
6th November 2006, 22:28
I bought my DK over a year ago and love it. It is the most accurate "out of the box" pistol I ever purchased. I lost track of the round count, but have over 5000 thru it without any problems period. It did have the "burr", but a file cured that. I also really like the flat trigger. Good luck with yours.
16th November 2006, 19:47
My purchase was early this summer, I have about 1500 rounds to date with no problems what so ever. Out of the box was very accurate at 25 yards. Experienced a few stove pipes in the first 100 rounds, but after that have had no problems of any kind. I did send the gun to Wilson Combat for a match grade barrel and bushing. I also did not like the trigger and had a Wilson match grade trigger installed. They indicated they could not improve on the S&W trigger action. I must say I can't tell much,if any difference in accuracy with the Wilson barrel. As far as Wilson's service, I shipped the gun on a Thursday and received in back the following Thursday. (7days)
16th November 2006, 20:27
I'm now at about 600 rounds and still not one malfunction of any kind. Standing back at 15 yards or so it's still making one hole with 50 rounds. It's about 2 inches by 2 inches. I had one called flyer out in the 8 ring. It's certainly reliable and as accurate as anybody could expect. I know some people don't like skateboard tape but I always use it if the gun doesn't have 20 to 30 lpi on the front strap. It really does help the grip. Shown with tape and a Milt Sparks 55BN.
I'm not surprised Wilson couldn't get a better trigger pull. Mine and I'm sure yours is hard to beat out of the box. I'm still liking the trigger. I may get tired of it but I don't think so.
26th November 2006, 16:32
wel here is mine. i shot an IDPA match with it yesterday. i feel as though i did fairly well cosidering i normally run revolvers.
26th November 2006, 16:38
good looking s&w gunner777,just curious whats the cost on one of those,it might be next in my stable.
26th November 2006, 16:58
Probably would make a great IDPA gun. The only thing I would do to mine is narrow the front sight a little to pickup the sights a bit faster. I sure like the two tone combo of stainless and blue steel.
Cost on this one was about $800 with tax. Usually I believe they are about $850 (pre tax) but they had this one in for a S&W open house so they had the price dropped quite a bit. Pretty good price really.
27th November 2006, 19:18
mine was $875, but i have seen them as high as $979.
27th November 2006, 19:43
15th December 2006, 00:50
Where are y'all getting those guns for under $1000? Gunner777, you said you paid $800??? That is phenomenal! I went to two local gun shops today and they both priced them at $1100+. A regular Springfield Loaded SS is $785-$850 at the two gun shops mentioned above. If y'all wouldn't mind telling me where you purchased the DK at or a web address? I would love to get one at that price and one of the local shops would be willing to recieve a shipped gun.
15th December 2006, 05:57
i picked mine up from a local shop, at a gun show though. it was there and so was i.
15th December 2006, 11:47
I buy my guns at Cott Firearms in Marshall, Missouri. He sells all his guns at cost plus 10%. He believes in volume sales not getting as much as you can for each and every gun.
If you would like his contact information just PM me and I'll pass it along----
15th December 2006, 14:49
PM sent, thanks for the info guys.
13th January 2007, 14:31
It's been almost a month since the last post. So, how are these DK's doing??
13th January 2007, 14:43
Real good. I'm at about 800 rounds without one malfunction. I did have one bullet that didn't seat all the way but it's one of the Hornady's I had that backed up in the case. I thought I had pulled all those and yanked the bullets out but I missed one. Other than that runs like a swiss watch:-)
I want two--one for each hand-----LOL
5th February 2007, 12:36
I bought one several weeks ago and after five hundred rounds was happy with the functioning of the gun but not the groups or the trigger. The shape does not bother me, it's the sloppy fit on the trigger. I used brass shim stock on the bottom and the sides to snug the trigger up. As far as the barrel goes when you examine the muzzle end there are lands on the right side, but they disappear on the left right at the crown.
Smith said to send the gun back to the factory and they will test it. Since I wanted a better barrel anyway I got a Nowlin ECM pre fit with matching bushing and that works absolutely great, the fit is superb.
Now my question is, why does Smith want the whole gun when anyone with a set of decent inside mic's can tell that their barrel should have gone into the reject bin?
I always want the original barrel or parts that come with a gun, cause I paid for them, and if they are any good I might want to sell them to someone.
5th February 2007, 22:14
They pretty much have that as a policy.They want to go through the whole gun to insure there are no other problems. They are pretty picky about fixing the pistol.
6th February 2007, 13:54
Thanks Gunner, I'll send it along to them. But I don't think they will like what I've done to close the trigger tolerances, think they will void my warranty?
15th February 2007, 20:57
Sorry it took me ahwile to get back to you. I've been cooped up in the hospital. Anyway, I doubt they would void the warranty.
15th February 2007, 21:57
Sorry it took me awhile to get back to you. I've been cooped up in the hospital.
Hope all is well Gunner.
16th February 2007, 00:09
Thanks Radar! I hate hospitals anyway and 8 days is just toooo long. On the mend now though.
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