For yeeeeaaaarrrss, Brink's has used the S&W .38 DAO revolver. They are very solid, overbuilt guns that deserve trust for reliablility and could be accurate with alot of practice. Now they are training me on the DAO TSW. I looked it up online and this is apparently the gun that S&W deigned their .40 cal cartridge for. I got to learn how to field strip one today and have to say I was suprised with it. I thought it would be a heavy dinosaur with outdated design but it was far from that. The solid steel frame slide and barrel looked indestructible. It wasn't too heavy, but I think well balanced to handle .40 +P loads very comfortably for the shooter. All the parts internally looked like what you would expect in a late model semi-auto. It has a safety feature that prevents firing without a magazine in it, which I don't like just because S.I.G. and that isn't simple. Other than that, it has no decocker/safety which makes that part simple (therefore good).
I get to shoot it tomorrow, so I will have more to say then. I just thought I put this up now to get some opinions, tips or warnings if any is warranted.
here's a photo:
Edited by Honky Cat, 22 July 2010 - 08:53 PM.