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Revolver in .45ACP?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by glockman19, Apr 13, 2008.

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  1. glockman19

    glockman19 Member

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    I was wondering would you buy a revolver in .45ACP? I like the S&W 625JM limited model. I can get it for $790? is it wrth it?
     
  2. earplug

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    I have that Revolver (JM 625) and a five inch 625-8. If you shoot IDPA and need a four inch you will be happy.
    I'm much better off with the five inch. I have modified and shot both in IPSC. I don't shoot IDPA.
    That being said, This year S&W has stopped making the five inch.
    You have to decide if the quick change sight, JM stocks, narrow grooved trigger, champhered charge holes are worth the JM price.
    A little research and elbow grease will give you A real nice DA action on either revolver.
    The new guns are easy to work up.
     
  3. hanno

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    Yes, I did just that in 97. My favorite revolver.

    S&W Model 625-4 (Model of 1989)

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  4. Gator

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    Hmmm.....I only have three, so SURE, I could use another!

    I've seen them for a little over $700, so $790 doesn't sound out of line if that's OTD.
     
  5. rcmodel

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    I like .45acp in single-actions, like the Ruger Blackhawk convertibles. The brass ejects just the same, rimmed or rimless.

    .45lc or .45acp... What will I shoot today?
     
  7. cluttonfred

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    Does it have to be new?

    M1917
     
  8. S&Wfan

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    Here's a 1980 Model 25-2, customized with its 6" barrel shortened to 3 1/4"

    It's my favorite handgun of all time . . . the dream gun S&W failed to make!

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    T.
     
  9. jmabbott888@aol.com

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    owlnmole has the right idea, I'll second the 1917, if you don't want to mess with the moonclips get 45 autorim brass, it's the semi rimmed version of the acp round. My oldest son age 11 went thru 50 rnds in it last weekend
     
  10. 71Commander

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    I like them well enough.:)

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    Yep. I certainly would. :cool:

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  12. StrawHat

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    Well, yes and no.

    I bought this 6 1/2" M25-2 because I wanted a good target 45.

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    When I wanted a 4" barreled version, I could not find one so I built this copy of the 4" Model 26.

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    I am now looking for a 6" M25-2.
     
  13. Deanimator

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    I've got an S&W Model 25-2. It's a very accurate revolver. I sometimes shoot it in out club's D/A revolver league. I usually shoot it better than my .38 Special Model 14. The greater mass damps my arc of movement.
     
  14. WildeKurt

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    Putting my 625JM away after an afternoon at the range I had this thought: As a home self defense revolver it makes sense. Leaving a standard revolver loaded and ready is fine but unloading (when going to the range) and reloading (when returning) is easily done with moon clips. Especially nice if you have 'special' home defense rounds you don't typically take to the range
     
  15. outerlimit

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    I have been thinking about picking up a revolver in one of my auto pistol calibers, just to have one. There are times when carrying semi-autos aren't practical, like if you have an injury or something. I can't decide whether to do that or just stay with something like .357/.44 special.
     
  16. Guillermo

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    If you don't have one you obviously need one, at least one.
     
  17. outerlimit

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    Yes, I would like a stainless one without the underlug or lock, but I'm not sure they exist. Maybe a .45LC Mountain Gun with a .45ACP cylinder if such a thing exists, though I've only ever seen them in .357/.45LC/.44mag
     
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    i want a 625 bad.

    I could have gotten a good deal on a Tracker 45 but I'm holding out for a 625.
     
  19. Famaldehide Face

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    Looks like one of George S. Pattons revolvers
     
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    Ditto to ShooterX
     
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    A 45 ACP Mountain Gun does exist, I have one. Model 625-6 4" barrel, stainless,shoots great. I like it alot. They do seem to be hard to find, this one is the only one that I have seen after almost a year of looking. Keep searching and good luck.
     
  22. brokencowboy

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    One vote for the revolver

    If I had the coins, I would love to have a S&W 625. I already have a SAA with an interchanable cylinder that holds 45 acp & is a lot of fun to shoot. I normally carry a 1911, but would like to use the 625 also.:)
     
  23. Stainz

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    I got my second 4" 625-8 - the very JM you referred to - in early 2/05, when they were released. In '07, the JM listed for $40 more, MSRP, than the 5" standard model. That's a steal, just for the easily changed front sight (I have the fiber 'HiViz optic front sight in mine today.). It also came with chamfered charge holes, for faster reloading moonclipped RN bullets, and the JM grip which I like. Mine came with an improved 'action', which I found basically to be just a ground strain screw, and hard-chromed hammer and grooved trigger. That latter attribute took DNA samples every time I shot it - until I 'eased' them with some emery cloth. The front sight is a gold-beaded Patridge, another nice touch vs the usual ramp. A versatile firearm. Google 'Ranch products' - 100 blued steel moonclips are ~$30 delivered. Imagine - all loaded up, you'd be ready for those stinking Zombies - 600 rounds! Do you know anyone with a bottom-feeder with that many rounds in magazines?

    Pure big bore fun, with a frugal round. And, if you reload, or order from the likes of Georgia Arms, you can load up spme no-clips-required .45 Auto Rims. I load 255gr LSWCs, actually from my .45 Colt bullet stash, in those .45 ARs at ~880 fps - hotter than my .45 Colts from a similar 4" 625MG. Fun revolver. Don't like the recoil? Order some .500 Magnum grips from S&W Accessories ($35 + s/h).

    Stainz
     
  24. mainmech48

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    It's your money, only you can decide whether it's worth it or not.

    Personally, I consider the dough I paid for my 625-4 to have been well spent and one of the smarter things I've done. It cost me considerably less than you're looking at (c. $450), but that was then, too.

    I like being able to do some load development without having to scrounge around for my brass, plink and practice ditto, and the added versatility when it comes to bullet and propellant choices it offers.
     
  25. glockman19

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    Thak you everyone. It looks like I'll be ordering the JM model 625.
     
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