S&W 325PD issues


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deereman
December 11, 2004, 09:19 PM
Any one have any issues or concerns with their 325PD's? I am looking at a used one but found out it has been back to the factory 3 times already. Also is there any differences in maintenance or what ammo you can use between the old steel and new light weight TI/SC revolvers? I believe the first time it was sent back was due to a hard to pull trigger. They reworked the action and it was sent back worse then before. Went back to S&W Due to the fact it was still very hard in DA plus and it felt like it was filled with grit. Reworked and was fine. Then sent back due to the cylinder blowing by the stop on a hard ejection. Has not been fired since. Think it is worth $350.00?

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Highland Ranger
December 11, 2004, 10:20 PM
Sounds like a lemon . . . . not sure I'd buy it for a carry gun but S&W does back up their products assuming it hasn't been modified . . . so if you need a plinker and don't mind sending it back for service price seems decent.

(doublecheck their warranty to confirm they don't limit it to just the original owner)

B36
December 11, 2004, 10:38 PM
Is about how long it would take me to get the money out of my pocket. :)

Cortland
December 11, 2004, 11:09 PM
http://customersupport.smith-wesson.com/pages/warranty_info :
We will repair any defect in material or workmanship without charge to the original purchaser for as long as you own the handgun.

denfoote
December 12, 2004, 10:15 AM
I think the 340PD was designed as such.
If my Taurus ultra lite is any indication, this is the case!!
The gun is an absolute joy to carry, but an adventure to fire!!! ;)
I have already had the sublime bliss of experiencing the bullet crimp problem with non jacketed rounds!!!!
The pain associated with +P rounds is a recoil lovers dream come true!!! :evil:
I understand that Smith and Wesson has specific warnings about what type (jacketed only) and weight (124gr) of bullets that can be fired from this gun. They are engraved on the barrel!!!

It could be that the previous owner disregarded this sage advice and experienced the inevitable result of his folly!!!

Find more about why it got sent back before you buy!! :scrutiny:

It could be that it just did not get broken in properly!!!
I know my trigger was kinda stiff and funky until I sent a few rounds down range. I quickly doned the shooting glove in order to do it!!
But hey, this is a Taurus we are talking about here!! Smiths might be different!! :what:

If the previous owner was being stupid by not heeding the rules, then I see no reason why you should not plop your money down!!

Am I gunna get rid of mine??
Heck no!!

Fletchette
December 12, 2004, 07:04 PM
I understand that Smith and Wesson has specific warnings about what type (jacketed only) and weight (124gr) of bullets that can be fired from this gun.

I read my owners manual - nothing about "jacketed only". :confused:

deereman
December 13, 2004, 07:46 PM
Called S&W today. They said lead is fine shoot in the 325PD. They recommend not using any thing abrasive on the titanium cylinder to clean. He said remove cylinder and soak in hot water then run a patch through the charge holes.

Fletchette
December 14, 2004, 12:34 AM
-Thanks for the info. :)

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