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Old July 6, 2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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Lionheart industries handguns

I saw a listing on Armslist for a gun I have never heard of. I like weird things so anyone have any info on Lionheart industries handguns. Couldn't find much info here or on the web for them. Does anyone know anything about them? They look interesting.



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Old July 6, 2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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Reincarnation of the Daewoo pistols.
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Old July 6, 2013, 06:48 PM   #3
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Their business is across Lake Washington from Seattle, and I've spoken to them a couple of times. I'm hoping to attract them as a sponsor for a match we're hosting at our club in August, and if they attend as a vendor, it will be interesting to get a look at a selection of what they offer. I'll report back if/when I have anything to tell.
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Old July 6, 2013, 06:50 PM   #4
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whatever they are that looks like horribly aggressive grip patterns.
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Old July 6, 2013, 07:05 PM   #5
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Here is a good youtube video by nutnfancy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=qg2LwYSFU4s
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Old July 7, 2013, 04:48 AM   #6
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Did anyone else notice the cars driving in the distance behind the stove they where shooting at? Fancy That!
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Old July 7, 2013, 11:01 AM   #7
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My wife and I saw these at the NRA convention in Houston. They have two basic platforms, 3.6" and 4.1". The 4.1" comes with or without a rail. My wife really liked the pistol so I got one for her as a Mothers Day present. We don't have a lot of rounds through it yet, but so far it's been a reliable shooter and is solidly built. The grips are don't feel as aggressive as they appear. My wife doesn't like the VZ grips I have on several of my 1911s because they are too aggressive, but she like the feel of the Lionheart grips. The aluminum frame holds down the weight so they come in at 24-26 oz. As mentioned earlier they are an offshoot of Daewoo, which has been manufacturing weapons for the South Korean military. The biggest challenge for Lionheart will be the competition in their price range ($600-$700). For that money there you can look also look at XDs, M&Ps, and Glocks, all of whom are well established.

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Old July 7, 2013, 11:33 PM   #8
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They are trying to get $600 to $700 for these? Good Luck
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Old July 8, 2013, 01:01 AM   #9
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Those look exactly like a Daewoo knockoff. On the bright side, you can get the real thing slightly used from Sarco, for quite a bit less. $225-$250. http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/pistols-2.aspx
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Old July 8, 2013, 02:37 PM   #10
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Those look exactly like a Daewoo knockoff. On the bright side, you can get the real thing slightly used from Sarco, for quite a bit less. $225-$250.
They are a Daewoo, right side of the slide is marked MADE IN KOREA. Lionheart is just the importer. They jack up the price because of the packaging, ceracoat finish and the aluminum grips.
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Old July 8, 2013, 05:09 PM   #11
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At least they have some justification for jacking-up the price.
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Old July 8, 2013, 07:10 PM   #12
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I had one of the old Daewoo DP51s and it was a great pistol that got the snot shot out of it and ran like a champ until my brother got it and traded it off for some HK AR mags. My only gripe was it wasn't a super great shooter in the accuracy department. Hopefully the "Hard Chrome Match Grade Barrel" and "Carefully designed for a tighter barrel-to-slide lockup" as shown in the company literature means that the new pistols are more mechanically accurate than their predecessors.
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Old July 8, 2013, 07:44 PM   #13
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Damn they are proud of those things.
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Old July 11, 2013, 05:15 AM   #14
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I think these are part of the Kiss my ____ Collection. Exclusively From The Boys at Lionhart Industries
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Old July 11, 2013, 06:43 AM   #15
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Wait!? This isn't the ugliest pistol thread?
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Old July 11, 2013, 10:50 AM   #16
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It looks an lot like a black clone of my S&W 659.
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Old July 12, 2013, 02:31 AM   #17
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^^^^^ That's because it is. Daewoo patterned this gun after the second gen smith 9mm. I used to own one. I think the 59 series mags will work in both guns. You can pick up one up for $250.00 plus fees. Sarco has em used in excellent cond.

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Old July 12, 2013, 10:38 AM   #18
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Man, I love the second and third gen Smiths, but when I can get a LNIB or 99% ACTUAL Smith & Wesson for $300-450, a decent one for $250-300, or a Daewoo for $250-350, I'm not paying $600+ for a copy.
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Old July 12, 2013, 02:52 PM   #19
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Like RickB, I've spoken to the Lionheart guys, in my case at gun shows in the Seattle area.

It is a real Daewoo. The firearms part of the company has changed names but it is the same company that makes the pistols and rifles for the S. Korean military. I like the new versions and would like to own one.

It is not just a copy of an old S&W. This gun has the same interesting hammer system that the S. Koreans adopted. I've used it in the .40 version (years back, when it was called Daewoo) and it works.

1) Load the weapon, ending up with round in chamber, slide forward, and hammer cocked.

2) Push the hammer forward until it is almost fully down. The trigger is not in the fully cocked rearward position.

3) Carry it until needed, then draw, aim, and pull back though a very light but long trigger pull. While the trigger is being pulled, the hammer will snap back to full cock, then release when the trigger is fully back.

4) Fire rounds as desired with normal short and light single-action trigger pull.

5) When desiring to return pistol to holster, go back to Step (2).

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Old July 12, 2013, 03:48 PM   #20
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TheTruthAboutGuns.com Review

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...rt-lh9-take-2/

Personally, I like it. I wouldn't pay $600 for it (I'd go for a CZ P-01 or Sig p250 first), but if I found one in the $450-500 range, I'd certainly consider it. I actually like the LH9's looks better than the S&W. But that's really subjective.
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Old July 13, 2013, 06:44 AM   #21
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The Koreans built first rate weapons. The older Daewoos are a bargain today. The trigger action alone is worth a few extra bucks. This new line appears to be an improvement. People that know and use Daewoo will be interested. I know I am. I only wish they'd also bring back the DP52.
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Old July 14, 2013, 11:53 PM   #22
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Was that dp-52 a .40 S&W ?
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Old July 15, 2013, 05:54 AM   #23
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Was that dp-52 a .40 S&W ?
No, Daewoo produced a all steel, Walther PP clone, model DP52 in .22lr, and the same pistol in .380acp as the model DP380. The .40 S&W pistol model was DH40 and in 9MM the DP51 (two versions). IMHO the small Daewoo .22 was one of the best small .22s ever made.
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Old October 11, 2013, 09:16 AM   #24
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If it's "Like" any other pistol... Imagine this... A Beretta 92 and a S&W 59 spent a long passionate weekend in Vegas, and this popped out 9 Millimeters later.
I've shot the LH9, LH9C, and the MKII (Railed) pistols. I have to admit that they are very well made guns and good shooters. Even the Compact had good accuracy and reliability.
Since the S&W 59 is no longer in production, this is a breath of fresh air from all the CZ-75 Clones and Beretta if you are wanting a double action / single action hammer fired gun with a metal frame.
The trigger mechanism is different, but in a good way. I'm picky and jaded as hell about new guns, but these are quite nice. Just take one out and pop some rounds through one and see for yourself.
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Old October 11, 2013, 12:07 PM   #25
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My dear sir,

Just take a look at my signature below. Done? Good. Lets move on.

The LH9 is like the Gen3 of the K-5; South Korea's own military sidearm. The frame is designed around the SW5906, it has a Browning blowback system, and an FN triple (fast) action trigger.

I bought the Daewoo DP-51 (Gen2). I'm working on putting the initial 500 rounds through it as we speak. And let me tell you, it is a great weapon. The trigger pull is super long and heavy making it (IMHO) a very safe gun for CC. And when things turn thick as they do in this third world country I switch over to its fast action in order to run super hot.

Truthfully, I can't say enough good things about Mr. Park (my nickname for it). A very good gun.

Now as to the LH9, that gun has been updated for a more pleasing look while keeping the same level of quality. The marking on the slide are very nice. The new ring hammer is sure to give more grip. And those aligator looking grips are sure to provide better control while enhancing the guns over all appearance.
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