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Old 08-26-2010, 05:01 PM
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My first DAOs. I still am undecided whether I like them or not.I will give them some time and decide.
4553

4586

I hesitate showing these police trades after all the beauties already shown. Oh well here goes.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:54 PM
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[QUOTE=deanodog] My first DAOs. I still am undecided whether I like them or not. I will give them some time and decide."

They're more likable if you are or have been a DA revolver shooter. Just center the trigger in the first joint--not on the pad--of your finger and think of them as revolvers with short pulls. They are not first choice for competing against autos with crisp 2 lb. triggers but that is not their role. At least you got in on the bargin prices and it's always patriotic to have another .45.

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Back to top, I'm saturated with plastic fantastic (not that they are bad, just like the Third Generation guns more, especially the DAO models).

I've always been a fan of the Third Gen models back before the secret got out....
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:57 PM
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Thank you for bringing this thread back up. I'm a big fan of the 3rd Gen DAO too and have spent hundreds of hours searching back through old discussions but had managed to miss this one. Now I've got to put a compact .45 high on my list,.......those are gorgeous!
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Old 07-09-2015, 10:29 PM
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My 6946.

6946 (2nd pic added)-6946-2a-jpg

I absolutely love it. But I'm keeping my eye out for a 3953.
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Old 07-11-2015, 03:53 PM
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Wondering if I could/should have my early, square TG 6906 converted to DAO?
I love my 5946.
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Old 07-11-2015, 08:46 PM
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Another vote for the 6946:

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Old 07-14-2015, 12:20 AM
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Not sure about these DAO's though I have one. Was looking for a 1066 as companion for my 1006 a few years back and found a NIB 1086 so I snagged it. Wasn't what I was looking for but the $400.00 price was to hard to pass up. Maybe I should break that thing out and see if I have been missing something!
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Old 07-14-2015, 05:56 PM
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Wondering if I could/should have my early, square TG 6906 converted to DAO?
I love my 5946.
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Dare I ask??????

What is going on in this pic?

I see the M5946, got it (nice gun).... It's the rest of the photo that has me a bit stumped.

Rubber Gloves - check

Can of Snuf - check

Hospital gown? Now this begs a little explanation please (especially as it appears that someone is in it at the time the photo was taken
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My DAO's
On top is a 4586 (4.25" & 8+1)
Bottom is a 4556 (3.5" & 7+1)
Stainless frame & slide
Pro's:
Accurate, reliable, and buttery smooth short trigger pull
Con's:
Heavy, but not a big deal with a proper belt & holster
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I just picked up this like new 3953. For less than $400 out the door, I think it was a good deal.





I have my eye out for some more 3rd gen DAOs as well. In the process I managed to pick up a 3914 LadySmith and a 5904 double stack 9mm DA/SA. Both at $400 or less. I prefer the blued guns.

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Old 09-08-2015, 11:40 PM
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The 6946 is a terrific pistol and has changed the way I shoot - for the better.

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Old 09-09-2015, 08:55 AM
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My DAO's
On top is a 4586 (4.25" & 8+1)
Bottom is a 4556 (3.5" & 7+1)
Stainless frame & slide
Pro's:
Accurate, reliable, and buttery smooth short trigger pull
Con's:
Heavy, but not a big deal with a proper belt & holster
Very nice pair, you have the medium and small versions, now you need a "large" to go along with them. The 45acp DAO guns are fantastic shooters and very reliable.




Having said that, the M4586 really fits perfectly in the defensive and target roles, it's my "go-to" auto, my pair are favorites.


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Old 09-09-2015, 10:00 AM
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Dare I ask??????

What is going on in this pic?

I see the M5946, got it (nice gun).... It's the rest of the photo that has me a bit stumped.

Rubber Gloves - check

Can of Snuf - check

Hospital gown? Now this begs a little explanation please (especially as it appears that someone is in it at the time the photo was taken
Actually, can of Snus. Swedish, spit-free snuff. General Mint, one of my favorites.
Blue technician's gloves.
Gray fluid recovery pads. For catching/picking up leaks/spills.

I'd just put in a snus befoe taking the pic.
I'd just bought the pistol and took a quick pic to send to my buddy who was not familiar with this particular model.

The gloves and pads were just some things that are in the trunk of my car.
I just put the gloves under the gun for color contrast, to help ring out detail.
I actually took the pic with the gun sitting in the trunk of my car.
Not a great pic, but it's the only one I have.

No rhyme of reason to the pic. Just a quick one.
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:23 AM
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These are nice looking pistols, but being trained on DA/SA ones I just can't get used to them. There is one I would like to have, the M&P Bodyguard .380 without a laser. I love this pocket gun, if only I can get used to the DAO. I have looked at it 15x, pulled the trigger, etc. I have shot my neighbor's DAO 9mm, and it was fun to shoot. It is just the difference in what I am used to. Why did most manufacturers go to DAO, safety? Were too many idiots who could not handle a firearm shooting things and each other?
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:34 PM
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Actually, that wasn't my trunk.
What you're seeing is the tan leather of my passenger seat, upon which the pic was taken.
Sorry for the confusion.
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