April 1999

DAO Semiautos: CZ100 Is A Best Buy; Pass on S&W’s 4053TSW

This matchup of .40 Smith & Wesson-chambered autoloaders finds a superb $399 Czech product that outdoes the Tactical model from S&W and Rugerís pricier P94DC pistol.

Many states have passed “shall issue” concealed-carry permit laws, allowing their citizens to exercise a Constitutional right to self defense. There is even a continuing effort to pass a national concealed-carry permit law that will recognize any state permit throughout the country, not unlike automobile registrations. As these “carry” gun laws continue to develop, gun-savvy permit holders, who want a small-frame gun carrying as many powerful rounds as possible, have spurred development of the .40 Smith & Wesson cartridge. Accordingly, this has led to a proliferation of handguns chambered for the round, and we have reviewed many .40 S&W pistols, some as recently as December 1998.

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