Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by FIVETWOSEVEN, Jul 1, 2010.
I've got a DH-40, the 40 S&W version of the one referenced. The tri-action is different, but it works. After it is decocked (by pushing the hammer forward) the trigger pull is much lighter. After you're about half way thru the trigger pull, the hammer springs back to the fully cocked position, which can be a surprise if you're not expecting it. It also has a manual safety.
I own a Daewoo DH40 and can't say anything bad about it. The pistol is accurate, reliable, made of high quality materials and the tri-action trigger is a hoot.
I also have the fairly rare DP52, one of my favorite .22lrs. This is a clone of the revered Walther PP... but better. Like it's big brother the small .22 is made of gun steel, is reliable and accurate. Compared to some of the current .22lr pistols, the DP52 is head and shoulders above the P22, FS22 and Mosquito.
usp9 is dead on. My DP52 is the best pp size .22lr I have ever owned. Eats anything and is pretty accurate. I also really like the DH40 as well. It is fun playing with those tri-action triggers. I made a little video here:
All my Daewoos were imported by Kimber. I actually have an extra DP51 9mm that has never been shot I might be willing to give up is anyone is interested.
Here is my DP52. Wish I had a few more.
Here is that extra DP51
DAEWOO? My radar is always up for the "Pride of the R.O.K." sidearm...I'm still looking for the elusive Daewoo .45acp; never was legal to bring into the country; but somewhere there are a few lurking and I'm still looking...
Don't they make cars? And TVs? And kitchen appliances? Guns, too, huh?
I can't wait for the latest GLOCK sewing machine to come out
In retrospect, I don't know if it was true (hard to believe for a supplier of their own military weapons not to mention exports).
I would likely become very interested if Daewoo pistols (or heck, their rifles such as the K2) were to hit the US market again. I've heard their pistols are quite simple and reliable, my favorite combination.
The Daewoo Group was the second largest conglomerate in South Korea, until the ROK government dismantled it in 1999 (Asian financial market crash, forced government to step in and reorganize).
There were 20 divisions within Daewoo, which made everything from textiles, electronics, firearms, heavy machinery, vehicles, ships and musical instruments.
Today there are seven companies that were created from the Daewoo Group.
*Daewoo Electronics (DE) - Specializing in electronics
*Daewoo Engineering & Construction - Specializing in construction
*Daewoo International Corporation - Specializing in trading and investment
*Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) - Specializing in shipbuilding
*GM Daewoo - Specializing in automobiles, majority owned by GM
*S&T Daewoo - Specializing in small arms manufacture
*Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle - Specializing in commercial vehicles, wholly owned by Tata
In regards to firearms...
Daewoo Precision Industries was the division with the Daewoo Group that was responsible for producing firearms.
They started off making licensed copies of the Colt M-16A1 (Colt supplied machinery/tooling/tech support) and went on to create & manufacture all the small arms (K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K7 & K11) used by the ROK military.
After the collapse of the Daewoo Group, Daewoo Precision Industries was reorganized and later became S&T Daewoo.
The Daewoo handguns, shotguns and rifles that were imported into the USA during the mid-1980s through late-1990s, were all made under the Daewoo Precision Industries company.
Kimber was the last US importer for the Daewoo firearms.
The Federal AWB and the collapse of the Daewoo Group were contributing factors as to why importation ceased.
There have been no attempts to import any of the S&T Daewoo firearms and/or firearm parts into the USA.
The only handgun S&T Daewoo makes is the K5 (DP51), all the other handguns made under Daewoo Precision Industries have been discontinued.
Is an accurate and reliable 9x19mm pistol.
The "tri-action" is an interesting feature of the pistol and one I kinda like.
S&W Model 59 series magazines will work in the DP51, they stick out a little bit but they do work.
Around the late-1990s/early-2000s, ROK special forces ceased using the Daewoo K5 in favor of the (counter-terrorism) H&K P7M13, (navy) H&K USP9 Tactical and (army) Glock 19.
Once it's down, it ain't coming up... unless you know something I don't.
This is true. That's what worries me about my DP52 (.22lr) and why I held back that extra new DP51 for so many years. I shoot the .22 a lot but truth is I don't shoot my other DP51 or DH40 that often just for that reason. I have no reason to think they will break down but you just never know.
The tri-action is the neatest thing about the guns. It is just some cool engineering.
Here is that little video link I made again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oAmnZzLcuY
They have some parts in-stock, some in low quantities, and some Out of Stock. However, the parts do eventually come in...BTW, I found that many of the springs, and other internals are interchangeable with the DH40...
trigger spring jumped rendering it inoperable. bad design. had to make a bushing so it wouldn't jump out. wasn't even using hot loads
tri action is just a gimmick IMO
fit and finish is top notch though
jams a lot with truncated cone bullets
safety is rather easy to trip on or off
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