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Old 12-18-2009, 07:14 PM
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New to S&W auto's . Looking for model numbers for the 45. I guess the 3rd gen. guns. Could you tell me about decocker or will they even have one. I would like to CCW but would like info on all 45's.
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AFAIK, the 3rd Gen .45's are four digit model numbers starting with "45", like "4519". There are exceptions, such as the CS45 (Chief's Special 3"). Have you tried S&W's website? You can search by caliber or model #.
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I just sold a 4546 this past week. That is the full size gun with DAO. The other that I am sure of is the 4586. There may be another two guns in the 45ACP platform that are DAO. Someone will chime in with the other models.
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The 4546 is the full size DAO, the 4586 is the "commander length". The DAO guns have no decocker, as the hammer falls to a sort of "half cock" after each shot.
The 4576 is a traditional double action (DA first shot), and has a decocker.

There are lots of 3rd gen 45 variations out there. I'm sure Smithnut will chime in when he sees the thread, and enlighten us all.
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I have a really nice 4506 (5" DA/SA) for sale if you're interested! PM me for details.
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Just picked up a 4553 from Kurt C.
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Thanks for info, do they make a commander slide on a officer's frame.I carry a star PD and like it's size, just looking to upgrade to DA. Thanks
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The 4556 is the DAO version of the 4516, both of these have a shorter grip frame, AND slide.

I do recall seeing someone on this board that has a 4586 slide on a 4556 frame, so it can be done, but it would take 2 guns to get there.
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Default Other than the CS series.....

These are all I know of:



And this very scarce version made for the Chicago Police - the M457D - part of the Value Series.

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I have a Chief's Special in 9MM that I had converted to DAO.The Chief's Special in 45 ACP is a DA/SA arrangement but can easily be converted to DAO by the S+W Armorers.....Mike
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i have a 4583TSW and a 4516, both a great although i am looking to trade the 4516 for a compact DAO model........
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my 4513tsw is a decocker. great gun though I have never carried it because i dont want to mess it up.lol
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