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Old 03-19-2020, 08:18 PM
JLS1911 JLS1911 is offline
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New Guardian BLEM

Was finally able to pick up my new Guardian BLEM 9mm on Tuesday. Hopefully will be able to get out back and start breaking in. Wow is this baby light. It took me awhile before I was able to find the blemish. If it wasn't for the diagram they sent with the gun I doubt very much I would have been able to find it. Have to hold it at just the right angle so the light catches it. My question is, when did DW stop putting the upside down "y" mark on the frame to distinguish it as a BLEM?
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Old 03-20-2020, 05:19 AM
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That's a good question. I'd like to know also.
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Old 03-20-2020, 06:22 AM
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So I guess if buying used, you wouldn't know if the gun was officially considered a BLEM without the original case, original owner was honest or without contacting DM.
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Old 03-20-2020, 06:55 AM
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So I guess if buying used, you wouldn't know if the gun was officially considered a BLEM without the original case, original owner was honest or without contacting DM.
No the upside down Y is stamped on the frame after the serial #.
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Old 03-20-2020, 07:28 AM
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Yes I know this however, mine is not stamped in that location or anyplace what so ever on the frame.
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Old 03-20-2020, 07:41 AM
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Did you check the serial# under the grip panel?
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Old 03-20-2020, 07:41 AM
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Sometimes the stamped "y" is very light
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Old 03-20-2020, 08:06 AM
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I looked and looked and looked even took both grips off. I personally don't care that it doesn't have the marking, just curious if they stopped that process or maybe just forgot?
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Old 03-20-2020, 09:07 AM
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Wow I'm intrigued also. Probably an omission.
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Old 03-20-2020, 09:13 AM
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I'm not planning on selling it but if I did I don't think I would be able to NOT inform the prospective buyer. After reading older posts about the marking and noticing mine doesn't have it, really made me curious.
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Old 03-20-2020, 11:24 AM
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Guardian is a great gun....I enjoy mine.
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Old 04-21-2020, 04:35 PM
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Wow I'm intrigued also. Probably an omission.
Maybe the blem was the lack of the inverted Y.
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Old 04-21-2020, 08:01 PM
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Love my blem Guardian chambered in .38 Super!
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Old 04-21-2020, 09:34 PM
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I have a Guardian in 38 super as well, 9mm or 38S it makes a wonderful carry gun, Light, easy to conceal and good capacity
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Old 04-22-2020, 06:17 PM
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I have a Guardian in 38 super as well, 9mm or 38S it makes a wonderful carry gun, Light, easy to conceal and good capacity
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Old 04-23-2020, 09:03 PM
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I picked up a guardian 9mm a couple of months ago. It has been just fantastic. Light, soft shooting and accurate. I haven't carried it yet because I don't have a holster for it. Been using it as a range toy.

I have had a total of 4 DWs and they all have been great. Take care of it and it will last forever.
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