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Stopped by my lgs to see if they had any 22lr ammo. Ya right none. So i was lookin in the display case and saw a neat looking 9mm A lionheart. I asked the guy about it. And its imported from a company in Washington state from Korea. I thought it looked kinda familiar like a gun Ive seen before. So I looked it up. And yes the former Daewoos if any of you remember them. Dont know if there any good or not. But they come with a limited lifetime warranty. They looked good I just thought they were a bit pricey. From about $550 on up to close to $700. Something new to check out.
 

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First I heard of this brand.
I checked out some photos...interesting.
Hope to find some reviews on them.
 

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I just took a look at their 'double-action plus' safety set-up.
I really don't see any benefit to the design.
The gun does seem to be of decent quality though.
 

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I bought a surplus daewoo DP51, in 2009 for $200. The Daewoo DP51 became the ROK Army issue handgun with the Daewoo K1 and K2 rifles. The K1 battle rifle & K2 carbine replaced the M16 in the early 1990's. I fired a few hundred rounds through mine with no problems and it was well made and accurate. I traded it plus cash for very popular used Austrian handgun, mistake on my part. Daewoo company has/had a bad reputation for many of their commercial products, cars, refrigerators, electronics etc, but a good reputation for their hanguns and rifles. The Daewoo was caught up in the Clinton weapons ban an experienced some financial problems about the same time and the company was sold at the behest of the Korean government.
 

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A friend here just put them in his shop and let me play with a couple. They feel okay and have a nice trigger for the price, but I just can't see myself buying a Korean gun any more than I can see myself buying a Korean car.
 

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A friend here just put them in his shop and let me play with a couple. They feel okay and have a nice trigger for the price, but I just can't see myself buying a Korean gun any more than I can see myself buying a Korean car.
I'd buy a Hyundai or Kia any day over a Ford, Chevy, GMC, or Dodge.
 

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I have a Hyundai. Actually, I have owned two of them and they are excellent. If and when I need a new car, I would put it at the top of my list.

However, I just bought a SCCY 9mm for several reasons. 1. They are made in the USA 2. They have a lifetime warranty and as someone who is very new to handgun ownership, I felt that was something I needed for my own peace of mind 3. The price. I got mine new for $297.48 this Thursday, right in the middle of all this craziness.
 

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Lionheart looks kinda like a smaller copy of that DA Colt that was out.
 

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its the re-birth of the Daewood DP51 which were excellent guns. Too bad the re-birth did not include the very reasonable prices of the Daewoo when it
was available.
 

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You really cannot underestimate the quality of Korean products lately. The past ten years have seen them skyrocket in both feature, fit and finish, and overall quality. The fact is that most South Korean companies recognized their poor image and sought to rebuild themselves and shed their old failures. Hence why the afore mentioned Hyundai (and subsidiary Kia) are actually some of the best new cars on the road, dollar for dollar. Same with Samsung products.

I think the price is a bit high for them to jump back into the market with, BUT on the other hand people often say "you get what you pay for" so if they price themselves at the mid-range, a lot of peoples' "gut-instinct" could be altered simply because of it.

I'd give one a shot, pun intended :)

edit: I will admit the operating description of their "double action +" is a bit odd. So...I pull the hammer back, then physically push it back up, from there out I can pull the trigger part way and it cocks the hammer, but won't fire unless I continue to pull the trigger, or release the trigger and it stays locked. I fail to see the improvement from a standard cock-and-lock system.

They -do- come with a nice set of kit though, from the factory.
 

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Lot of good foreign made 9mm around. I Stick with Ruger, S&W ect we need the jobs at least until they are band
 
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Korean industry is certainly shedding its lackluster reputation-
15 years ago I would've laughed if you had told me that I'd own 2 Hyundais, but my wife and I found that "the bang for the buck" is there!
That being said, I find those pistols to be uglier than an ape:what:

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Has similar lines to a Sig P226. At least that's what it looks like to me. The Deawoo guns were pretty good quality back then. I'm sure they're the same quality, if not better, today
 
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