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Model: DH40
Daewoo Pistol DH40 .40 S&W Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:7.4-in Height:5.27-in
Barrel:4.17-in Weight:32-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor175463
  • Recoil Factor6.73 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity12 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor89%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1995 - Disc
Caliber:.40 S&W
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:modified double-action
Safety:frame mounted ambidextrous safety
Frame:aluminum alloy
Grip:black plastic
Sights:white 3-dot, fixed front and rear
Notes:Daewoo Tri-Action trigger
S&T Motiv Daewoo
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Gun Value
MSRP:$359.00Used Est:$270.00
Last Update:11/2/2017
About the Gun

Daewoo pistols use delayed blowback action instead of the relatively more common recoil action of most automatic pistols. Other pistols which use the delayed blowback include the H&K P-7 Series and the Vector CP-1. The pistols have a special Tri-Action trigger pull which provides the same trigger pull with the hammer down as most single action automatics. The general appearance is that of a SIG 226. The DP51 is designed primarily for military and police use. It is the standard sidearm of the South Korean armed forces. The DH40 is popular with South Korean Police.

Cartridge Specifications
Caliber: .40 S&W
Alias: .40 Smith & Wesson Auto
MV: From 985 to 1325 ft/sec
ME: From 355 to 500 ft-lb
WT: From 135 to 180 grains
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed as a joint venture between Winchester and Smith & Wesson. It was an effort to to create a cartridge with the same power as the 10mm Norma round that the FBI had just started using, but in a shorter case. The shorter cartridge would facilitate accuracy and allow use of a smaller, more comfortable grip frame. The .40 S&W has become the cartridge of choice for many law enforcement agencies in the United States.

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