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Question on frame size for my new Guardian 38 Super
Trooper Joe
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December 18, 2014 - 9:05 pm
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Hello Forum.

This is my first post.  Just picked up my new DW Guardian 38 Super that I ordered from CZ.

This gun is advertised to have a CCO frame which I thought was the same as an “Officers” short grip (6 rounds of 45 ACP, etc).

However, I was surprised to see that my new Guardian actually has a full size grip and of course the “Commander” length slide.

It is still very nice and I will not be sending it back to CZ.  However, I see in their web page that a 45 ACP in the CCO configuration is 5.0 inches high and a standard size 45 ACP 1911 is 5.5 inches high.  My new Guardian which is supposed to be a blend between a Commander size and CCO, is 5.5 inches high (or the size of a regular Commander not the Officers size frame).

I already ordered two “Compact” magazines from Wilson. Hopefully I can call them tomorrow morning and change the order to two 9 round full size Wilson magazines.

I  am curious if anyone else was confused by this description.


Trooper Joe

Lancaster Pa

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December 18, 2014 - 10:09 pm
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Welcome to the forum, and congratulations on the new Guardian.

   I had to go to their website to understand what you mean, and I can see how the description could be misinterpreted. The CZ-USA website is generally not highly regarded for detailed or accurate information on their Dan Wesson lineup. They certainly could do better.

   However the firearms themselves are very well built. I am sure you will be quite happy with your new Guardian. I recently bought a Guardian in 38 Super also, I have 20 rounds thru it so far and I love it. I like the size and feel of the alloy bobtail frame, and the 38 is a lot of fun to shoot. Give us a range report when you can. Do you own any other Dan Wessons?

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