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Anyone here have a SW 1911 DK model? Any comments? Reviews?
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I'd be interested in information also. I'm on the "verge" of purchasing a SW1911 DK .38 Super from the Performance Center and haven't been able to find more than a couple of posts on it. I'd like a little bit more info from someone who owns one prior to shelling out a bunch of money.

Anyone got one????

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I've got one of the PC DK models.

It's fit and finish are excellent. Mine came with the flat trigger that the standard DK model has, not the skeletonized one seen on the website.

When I first got it, I had a horrible time with failures to feed; like 2-4 times out of a 10 round magazine. I called S&W and they paid for shipping it back to the PC. I got it back two weeks later stating that "barrel fixed". Since then I've put 200-300 solid rounds through it without a hiccup. Accuracy is what one would expect from a fairly expensive 1911, quite good.

Overall I'm very pleased now and it's my favorite 1911, as well as favorite .38 Super gun. I wish it hadn't had it's teething problems (and certainly hope they don't come back!), but S&W took care of me. I've communicated with another member of this forum who also bought one, he hasn't had any trouble with his at all.



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CCMDFD: Hmmmm....I wonder whether they have the skeletonized trigger now or the one like you got? I want the skeletonized trigger and don't want to have to have it put on aftermarket. Guess I'd better have my dealer call his distributor and ask prior to paying for one. Glad S&W took care of your gun. It's disappointing to have to send one back right away. Happened to me with a SIG SPORT STOCK (finish problem) and one of my Colt Special Combats (miscut slide). Both SIG and Colt made the guns rights and paid for shipping but I was still disappointed since they were NOT cheap guns. At least they ran 100% so maybe I shouldn't be so picky.

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QB:

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I wonder whether they have the skeletonized hammer now or the one like you got?
The hammer on mine is skeletonized, it's the trigger that isn't.

From S&W's website:


Note the black, "normal" trigger. It's a crappy picture of mine on my part, but it's got the "speed hammer", you just can't see it well.

Yes, I was unhappy having to send something that expensive back right away. On the other hand, as much trouble as I read about with gunmakers' customer service departments on the web, I'd have to give S&W an A+. It was pretty short and sweet. The lady on the phone said; "That gun shouldn't do that, let me send you a shipping slip."

Best of luck with your decisions.

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Oops...went back and fixed my post...I meant to say "skeletonized trigger".....good grief.

Your gun is just gorgeous.....I'm gonna order one tomorrow.....unfortunately I'll be out of town from 8-12 December and so it will sit at my dealer's until I can go on the 13th to pick it up....bummer. I'll post a picture once I get it and then a range report. Sure wish there was one locally for me to go buy...I HATE waiting... :grumble:
 

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Sure wish there was one locally for me to go buy...I HATE waiting... :grumble:

Me too!

I had to wait for months! I knew I wanted one when they showed it at SHOT and put it on their website in Jan/Feb of this year. I called and they (S&W) said it wouldn't be available until March or April. I called in April and they said it wouldn't be out until the end of May. I placed an order with my local S&W dealer at the end of May, and he couldn't get one in until mid-July! (his normal distributor never picked any up, he had to go outside of his usual paths).

Best of luck and let me know how it handles when you pick her up!

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I've been shooting my DK since June. I've got about 5500 or so rounds through it and it has been trouble free. You get used to the trigger, in fact you don't even notice it aside from the look. I've added an ambi mag release which helps me get my mag changes done without changing my grip. Aside from that, there is nothing else I can think of doing to make it a better shooter.

It has really helped my scores (IDPA and some USPSA). The trigger, BTW, just gets better and better.
 
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