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Old July 26, 2000, 08:52 AM   #1
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Regular 8-shot 4053, not the 9-shot TSW version. Saw one at a show. In very good shape, presumably used since judging from the date stamp on the nite sites it was made in 1996. I like the slim profile, and would like to add a DAO to the family.

And now, my questions for you kind folk: is this one of the S&W autos that were OK, or one of the sucky ones? Or does it start out OK, and get worse over time, i.e., get too loose too quick, or other premature malfunctions.

Thank you for your replies.
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Old July 26, 2000, 10:54 AM   #2
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There shouldn't be much concern with that one. The *s have one of the best DAO pulls out there. They also can be fitted with the manual safety lever, should you ever decide that would be desirable. If the price is good, I would not hesitate on it.
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Old July 26, 2000, 11:07 AM   #3
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I like mine. It has a good trigger, nice and smooth. Slim profile, carries well in my Kramer IWB #2. Adequate firepower and capacity for CCW. If it feels good , buy it.
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Old July 26, 2000, 11:45 AM   #4
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Paging FUD. Would FUD please report to the Handgun & Pistolcraft section?

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Old July 26, 2000, 12:55 PM   #5
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FUD reporting as paged!

MOST (not ALL, as it is possible to get a lemon in every patch) third generation S&W autos are very well made with few to no problems with them. I do not own the DAO model, but I do have the 4013 (the traditional DA/SA version of the model that you are interested in) and I've been very happy with it -- it is accurate and has functioned flawlessly.

If you want to learn more about this model as well as share your thoughts, comments & ideas with regard to Smith & Wesson products, why don't you come join other S&W owners at the Smith & Wesson Firearms Enthusiast's Web Board, which is no way affiliated with the Smith & Wesson Company of Springfeild, MA.
Share what you know, learn what you don't -- FUD

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Old July 26, 2000, 03:54 PM   #6
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Hmmmm...so far, so good....is the magazine catch reversible?

Yes, I am a lefty and no, I'm not gonna just use my left forefinger to press the release.

Thanks again.
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Old July 27, 2000, 01:55 PM   #7
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Anyone?....Anyone?....Bueller?....Bueller?....
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Old July 27, 2000, 02:03 PM   #8
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I may be wrong, but I think that you'll have to live with your forefinger.
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Old July 27, 2000, 02:10 PM   #9
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You know, you're not the first person to tell me that...
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Old July 28, 2000, 12:26 AM   #10
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They're OK, but they tend to be a bit ammo sensitive. Make sure you check the slide rails, especially aound the front of the frame. Some SW 40s can experience execssive frame battery.

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