D&L Sports™, Inc.
 
 

What Others Say About D&L Sports™, Inc.

 
Common MR-30PG accuracy performance  
Common MR-30PG accuracy performance
 
Dave,
The grip shape and design is the best I have ever felt on any striker fired pistol I’ve shot.
Former Military Shooter
 
5 shot group .308 @853 yards  
Dave,
Typical DL rifle performance. Five shot group .308 @ 853 yds.
Precision rifle shooter
 
Dave,
Got the D&L Pro Model Glock !… I immediately recognized how it fits the hand perfect… Trigger breaks true and clean, with a nice reset… it is perfectly balanced… she shoots really nice… the ergonomics are natural and the high grip is intuitive… it shoots where you point it no doubt… I was shooting bullet over bullet in the same hole… extremely tight groups… fire control was awesome… I am approaching double digit thousand round count through the pistol and I am one with it… no failures… runs like a tank… I am going 100% to your gun and won’t shoot anything else… at this point I have lost count of the number of rounds fired though it… shot it almost every day… no failures at all… That’s what I love about your gear… it is decades of what works… your achievements are way ahead of the trend.
Tactical Shooter
 
2017 Gunsite Beam Shoot IN 2017 the Gunsite ‘Beam Shoot’ was completed in 27 seconds flat (1st place) by shooting partners RC and DL using single stack 1911 pistols.

 
Dave,
Yesterday with my D&L MR-30PG in .300 WM;
750 yds. 1.6" 3 shot group = 0.21 moa.
Field practical rifle shooter
 
Dave,
I have to say that if I hadn't ordered two more of your Pro Model 1911 Longslides I'd never be able to bring myself to shoot this one I have now. It's a work of art. It really seems much more than the sum of it's parts. I feel honored just to have it.
Thanks,
1911 Collector
 
Hi Dave
Picked up my D&L 1911 pistol. Superlatives are unworthy. It's outstanding, it's stunningly beautiful.
Thank you again.
1911 Collector / Shooter
 
I love having a sturdy stock… it really makes the gun… makes every other stock look like a toy!
AR Shooter
 
Dave,
your mags are pure awesomeness! exactly what I wanted.
AR Shooter
 
Subject: Pro Glock Report
Dave,
Here are my impressions of the Professional Model Glock 17 you built for me. I have fired over 4,000 rounds, from several manufacturers, through this pistol, and it has functioned flawlessly (except for one cartridge with a warped case that thankfully the pistol would not chamber). The way you have reconfigured the grip, with the elimination of the finger grooves, improving the grip angle, removing the hump, adding the hand stop at the bottom the grip, and adding the beavertail, makes the grip exceptionally natural feeling and effective for shooting. The grip fits the hand perfectly and allows a flat, direct presentation of the pistol to the target with no hand adjustment needed. The beavertail allows the hand to take a high, stable firing grip with no concern about slide bite. The Professional Model Glock is the most comfortable and natural feeling pistol of any of the many kinds of pistols I have handled. The feel upon drawing and presentation compares very well with that of your custom 1911s, except that the lighter weight of the Professional Glock makes it especially easy to present. The angle-cut top sides of the slide and front slide serrations give this pistol a handsome appearance over the blocky-looking standard Glock, and the appearance is further enhanced by the three arrow grooves cut into the length of the slide top, which function to guide the eye nicely to the front sight for quick target acquisition. The front and rear sights are distinct, very evident, and easy to pick up in bright sunlight, in dim light, and in the dark; these are the best day and night sights I have seen on any pistol. Several individuals have commented appreciatively to me on the pistol´s overall appearance, and others have commented favorably that it doesn´t really look like a Glock anymore, given the esthetic and functional improvements you made in the grip, trigger guard, and slide. The action is smooth and crisp compared to a standard Glock, much like your custom 1911s. Very importantly, the trigger is exceptional, with a very short pull, a distinct wall that quickly builds (as the striker spring is compressed), yielding then to a clean and sharp break with no over-travel. The reset is superbly short and distinct. With a pull weight of approximately 5.5 lbs., the trigger is perfect for duty carry, EDC, and marksmanship training. This is a serious pistol for serious shooters. In creating the Professional Model Glock, you have taken the Glock pistol and made it true perfection.
- Gunsite Graduate / Vietnam Vet
 
Dave,
you do spectacular work!
- Michael Bane, The Outdoor Channel
 
Dave,
0800 hrs D&L custom 308 win with Lake City m118 LR ammo Range 1315 yards, prone
Second round hit - Dead nuts center of 18x20 plate 15.7 mil elevation, 2 mil left on NF NXS after initial rnd correction of add .5 and left another .6
This rifle is a shooter!
 
Dave,
Holy smoke, You have got to be one of the most productive gunsmiths on the planet, always with something new.
- ABH, American Pistolsmith´s Guild
 
Hi Dave,
I’m in North Carolina right now taking a 1911 build class. It’s a great class, and with an excellent instructor. As you can imagine, the class is constantly asking the instructor for his opinions on various 1911’s. This is usually followed by the instructor rattling off a list of where the builder cut corners or was just plain wrong. So today, your name came up. The instructor’s response was “Dave Lauck is one of about five people on this planet that I would trust to build a gun that I was going to carry.” I was thrilled to tell him that I own a gun that you had built for me. When he asked me how it ran, I told him I had 40,000 rounds through it and never had a problem. “And that’s what I'm talking about,” he said to the class.
- Regards 1911 Shooter
 
Dave,
Well I have had my DL 308 bolt gun now for over a year and around 1800 rounds. Took it out today to confirm zero and shot a couple 0.26 MOA three round groups. I am not much of a paper puncher so the five round groups were 0.49 MOA. Paper punching aside this rifle, if I can cherry pick, shot a 0.27 MOA group at 850 yards a few months ago. Has a DL trued Rem 700 action and bartlein barrel with NXS 5-22. Will ring steel out to 1200 but that is a reach and it is for me more like a 1000 yard and less gun. This used to be my best precision rifle until Dave built a Mausingfield 300 win mag for me. Now that thing is a whole other story! Unbelievable action and a shoots like a dream out to 1500 yards. If my 308 did not shoot so well I definitely would get a Mausingfield in 308!
Thanks Dave!
Colorado Shooter
 
Dang sir! Totally bad ass and serious work of art! Thanks for sending along
Semper Fi
Carlos Hathcock Jr.
 
Dave,
Yesterday was 1st day I was able to shoot my gun with new sights. It is dead on. I have never had a snub nose that is so accurate. What a great, professional job you did installing the sights!
Thanks,
Revolver shooter
 
As a long time custom builder, Dave Lauck does some incredible work. Always looking to make things stronger and more practical, he developed a combat rear sight for smith and Wesson revolvers. It is a fixed carry sight, void of sharp edges. It is perfect for concealed carry. It makes for fast sight pictures and the serrations reduce glare. It allows for a smooth draw from a jacket, sweater, or T shirt with no snagging. The D&L Sports carry rear sight is a huge improvement.
Personal Defense World
 
Hi Dave,
Good range session today with the Pro Glock. Everything; the clean break trigger, great feel of the pistol, easy to pick up sights, all good. And, solid performance: no failures or problems of any kind through 1700 rounds now. No more excuses for me!
Pistol Shooter / Gunsite Graduate
 
Dave,
I tried out a standard Glock 17 at the range today. Not at all good. Fit in the hand is not comfortable, large knuckle of the firing hand middle finger gets rubbed and hurt by the trigger guard, the pistol doesn't point correctly, and the trigger does not feel right or break correctly. I could only fire one magazine's worth of rounds before having to put it down in pain and disgust and go back to the D&L Professional Model Glock, which was a relief to shoot. How can standard Glocks, which are so uncomfortable and clumsy, be so popular? Seems like a scam that they market Glocks as “perfection”, because they most certainly are far from perfect. On the other hand, with the work you have done to make the Pro Glock, you have taken a beast and made it a beauty. Once the word gets out, your Pro Glock should take over among serious shooters who want a polymer-framed pistol.
Pistol Shooter / Vietnam Veteran / Gunsite Graduate
 
Dave,
Can not wait for the longslides! Every one of your signature guns has been beyond expectation and the few I have shot so far can only be diminished by coming up with standard trite superlatives. Merely outstanding pales to the reality.
Top of the line - almost too nice to shoot or handle without gloves.
For what it's worth (and meaning no BS fawning). Just the facts.
1911 Enthusiast
 
Shooting prone off bipod at 1200 yards - .398 MOA
Shooting prone off bipod at 1200 yards - .398 MOA
 
Dave,
You are neither a braggart, nor a coward.
You are humble, understated and a true Craftsman.
World class competitor, an expert in many fields, world class teacher.
Thanks for your patience.
JJ
 
Good Morning Dave,
I wanted to let you know that I had received the sight in yesterday's mail and wanted also to say Thank You for your excellent machine work and fast shipment. I am very pleased with the sight/purchase. The sight looks very good on my revolver, this is exactly what I was looking for and wanted. I also noticed with your sight that it does not hang up in my holster as I am drawing out the revolver and it doesn't gouge my side like the original sight did. The only issue that I have with your sight is, that I wished I had known about your product much sooner. Thank you again for a great and wonderful product,
Very Respectfully,
DH
 
Dave,
Fantastic Sights for S&W!
Thank you !
Revolver shooter
 
Dave,
Just put my new sights on. love them I can't wait to order sights for all my revolvers. a must have in my opinion. High quality and durable. Thank you for the pictures and the fast shipping I will be ordering more for my 629 and 627.
Wheelgunner
 
Dave,
For the record..........I don't come to you to nickel and dime you. I come to you for the BEST.
Have never been the least disappointed
1911 shooter / collector
 

“Custom Handguns” blog comments

Dave Lauck is a rock star in my book. That is just pure badass.
-TC
He does top shelf weapons and is a real genius
-RS
I believe it!
-RW
DLSports Custom 1911This is a very interesting piece by Mr. Dave Lauck, one of his full house 1911 customs.
-PS
 
Dave,
I want you to know that your pistols are outstanding and it is a pleasure to work with you. Superlatives are wasted. The D&L custom pistol which I shoot works flawlessly, every time I pull the trigger. And it's a spectacular work of art. I still often pull it out and lay it on my desk just to look at it. I have lots of high end pistols but your guns seem to be the best in a class of their own. My experience working with you has been outstanding. There are no comparable pistols. I'm honored to be able to be a customer.
Thank you.
Experienced Custom Pistol Operator / Collector
 
Hi Dave,
"The superior quality of your Professional Slim-line Model 1911 becomes more and more evident as I work with this pistol. In having made the transition to the 1911 from polymer-framed pistols over the past year, and having fired to date over 4000 rounds through the 1911 you made for me, in various courses, classes, and training sessions, with no failures of any kind, I have come to respect and rely on this fabulously beautiful and beautifully functional work of art. It is superbly accurate and ergonomically perfect. I carry this pistol daily with confidence and feel secure knowing it is ready and able to protect me in any eventuality. No other custom 1911 I have handled and fired comes even close to the quality of this pistol. I count myself as exceptionally fortunate to own a DLS 1911. Thank you for your knowledge, experience, and skill.
Paul D.
 
Hi Dave,
Christmas is of course BBQ pistol time on the ranch. Everyone drooling over my Dave Lauck pistol - nothing compares......by a country mile! The 'other big name' BBQ pistol looks like a factory pistol by comparison. Giving the kids and their friends a reason for being productive high earners. A real treat for kids still on their first Glock or Colt. You can see it in their eyes and the reverence of their handling (fondling) it. Your future customers!!
1911 shooter/collector
 
Dave,
As someone who has clients of my own, I have become a difficult customer. I see over and over businesses that act in such a way that I know if I did the same, I would not have clients. When I come across a business that does everything right, I feel it is important to let them know. Our transaction was very minor (monetarily speaking) but you acted as if my business was the most important thing you had on your plate. It is seldom one sees the owner answering the phone or emails.
Mike
 
WOW! Custom pistol built as a gift for our 45th President by a friend I met way back in 1993, Dave Lauck of D&L Sports, a master gunsmith, gun & knife maker, sniper, instructor, author, and police officer from the great state of Wyoming. He is a real innovator, inventor, and pioneer in firearms design that I met at a Heckler & Koch training course in the early 90s. He also wrote two excellent books for all manner of rifle shooters, "The Tactical Marksman" and "Advanced Tactical Marksman." His pistols, rifles, and knives are highly recommended. These were purchased in bulk and issued to all attendees of the four types rifle courses that I ran for SigSauer Academy. Everything that Dave does is top shelf.
John P
 
Dave,
I know you are tired of seeing how well your hardware shoots. Here is a 5 shot 0.27 moa at 853 yds with the 308. Had wind so wind holds were 1.5 -1.75 mils
Target
Western Shooter
 
Dave Lauck built my custom 1911. Why? Because he's the best: PERIOD Check him out. www.DLSports.com
Tony Brown
 
Dear Dave,
I am back now from the four day, 40 hour MAG 40 course at Howell Gun Club in Howell, Michigan. Massaad Ayoob did a great job in giving us a solid in depth view of the legal, ethical, psychological, and tactical aspects of defensive pistol use and how to prepare to deal with the aftermath of the use of lethal force. My 1911 performed perfectly throughout, and I came to further appreciate how a pistol of this quality can help one shoot better. I am getting used to my 1911 and am liking it more and more as I learn how to control and use it. I asked Ayoob to check the trigger on my 1911; I was curious how it felt to someone more familiar with 1911 triggers. After dry-firing it a few times, his comment was "sweet".He remembers you well, mentioned the 1911 that you built for him, and spoke highly of your skill in building 1911s.
Thank you and best wishes,
1911 Shooter
 
Dave,
The D&L 1911 Pro Model 45 is fantastic! Still running perfectly. I have a friend that is on Columbus special unit/swat and last time we shot about a month ago I was able to beat him on the plate rack consistently.
1911 Shooter
 
Dear Dave,
I have fired now approximately 2000 rounds through my DL custom 1911, so here is an update on handling and overall impressions. No failures to feed, fire, or extract. I field strip and clean carefully after each firing session, which typically has been 200 to 250 rounds per session. Trigger -- Perfect! Overall impressions -- A fabulous handgun. Feels comfortable in the hand, nicely balanced, works perfectly and looks great. This 1911 operates at a level well beyond my skills. An obvious goal is for me to bring my skill level up to, or at least approaching, the quality of this handgun. I see that happening over time based on good progress in the past month.
Thanks very much.
1911 Shooter / Gunsite Graduate
 
Dave
I installed your fixed rear sight for my S&W 339 PD. I was ecstatic to discover it shot right at point of aim @ 25 yards with my 310 gr Garret Hammerhead .44mag. Awesome sight. Gun fits better in my back country holster and doesn't get hung up like the Millet sight with sharp edges.
Sincerely,
Bear Hunter
 
Dave
I don't know if I mentioned how well my D&L Custom 1911 works. We were shooting the heck out of it and it ran like a Rolex! Thanks, I'll be in touch soon.
1911 Shooter
 
Initial Impressions: Lauck SLR Custom Hybrid Carbine 7.62 x 39

Opening the gun case the first visual is this is a carbine that has a definite military all business appearance, especially in FDE. The biggest initial surprise is how light the rifle is when you pick it up the first time - a tad over 7 pounds. Lots of quality gunsmithing and features added to make this an quick handling, close quarters firearm.

All controls on my custom version are ambidextrous so both right and left hand shooters will quickly adapt to this carbine. Charging handles on both sides of the receiver as well as safety levers. The mag release is positioned at the front of the trigger guard and can be operated without moving your firing hand. Mag well is smoothly machined and there is no need for wearing gloves when quickly operating this carbine for speed loads, etc. Handguard, picatiney rails top and bottom for optics and lights and a custom muzzle brake finish off the package.

I topped mine with a low mounted Leupold prismatic 1X optic and decided against the iron sights option. To keep the weight down I used a small white light, green laser combination. It came with a stubby forward grip,but I substituted an advanced hand guard stop as I tend not to use a forward grip.

Have put a couple hundred rounds thru it so far and the two impressions that stick with me are this carbine is extremely quick to handle and lots of fun to shoot. The 1X optic allowed me to easily shoot 2 MOA groups at 100 yards as well as quickly pop 9” plates at 20-65 yards randomly. The trigger is one of the smoothest I have experienced in this type of weapons platform. Since this is not a platform I am familiar with reloads are a bit slow, but I should be able to get down to a couple seconds with practice.

Looking forward to the arrival of a couple thousand rounds of 7.62 x 39 to get more familiar with this carbine.
 
Dave
Regarding the Professional Model 1911 .45 ACP you made for me, my expectations for the quality and beauty of this handgun were very high, based on what others have said about your work and the photographs of your 1911s I have seen. However, my 1911, which arrived from you today, exceeds those expectations in all aspects and very substantially so. The evident quality of this handgun is beyond compare. Its elegance is palpable, and it has an unexpected physical presence that is deeply attractive. None of the many other custom 1911s I have handled and fired even approaches this level of quality. Functionally, it is almost unreal in the way it melts into my hand, guides my eyes to the sights, and yields to a gentle press to cleanly and smoothly fire. I consider myself to be very fortunate to now own a D&L Sports 1911. Thank you! Sincerely,
PD
Vietnam veteran
9th Infantry Division, 1969-70
 
Dave
It's magnificent! Awesome! I was stunned by the look of the D&L carbine when I opened the case, and the sense of quality and permanence I get from handling it is way beyond any previous experience. The feeling is like driving around for years in an old Chevrolet sedan and then being given a new track-ready Ferrari… I showed it to a couple of the head people… They were impressed…The associated gear is great, too! Thanks.
Gunsite Graduate
 
 

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