Revolver or Semi? Why not both?

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  1. Barry the Bear

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    Worked alot of OT since covid came and I work at home at the moment, enough cash flow that i could purchase 2 guns relatively close together, I had been wanting another 625 since I got rid of my performance center like an idiot, guy on the local traders website had a 625 JM with 13 moonclips and 225 rds of .45 acp and auto rim assorted for a good price so I took it. Likewise I had been wanting another semi for concealment and couldn't find a sig 365 for a good price, a stumble into academy for fishing gear had one at 549.99 so I took that one to. 20210127_203914.jpg
     
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    Congratulations! Sounds like you did well.
     
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    You got rid of a 625? Yikes!

    Glad you replaced it. Congrats on the new guns.
     
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  4. Barry the Bear

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    Well I needed the cash at the time. The last one was the performance center, the trigger on that one was alot better than this one, a trigger job is in order for this baby.
     
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    Yeah, understand, we do what we have to do. My 625 is just a regular 625-4 but I had it worked on by Cylinder & Slide. It has a superb trigger.

    Again, congrats on the new guns.
     
  6. CapnMac

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    So happy this was not a Webley-Fosberry thread [:)]
     
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    I was hoping it was. Seriously cool gun, but not very practical. What OP has is much more practical. The 625 is a gun I just don’t understand. I like it but outside of a game scenario I can’t imagine an actual use for it. I like them and would love to have one. Moon clip revolvers are fun, I just don’t care for .45 for some reason.
     
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  8. CapnMac

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    Ok, brain is not coming up with the answer--but did Mataba build a semi-revolver?

    625 one of the few S&W 45acp I could shoot well. The autos just never fit my hand right. Wanted to like them, they were well made, but just did not fit me.
     
  9. WheelGunMan

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    Revolver or Semi? Why not both?

    Good for you...I too am a fan of both.
     
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    Two great scores! Nice way to spend that saved up overtime!
     
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    Dang, I was hoping for a Metaba Autorevolver...

    Either way nice pickups!
     
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    Revolver or Semi? Why not both? In the same holster?
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    Todd.
     
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  13. Tallball

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    Nice pick-ups! :)

    My 625 is a gem. It shoots like a 44 special or 45 colt, but in a caliber that's normally cheaper and easier to find.
     
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    I got a couple guys nearby I think I'll take it to. I may also try replacing the serrated trigger with a smooth one
     
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  16. Rexster

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    N-Frames are just a bit too large for me to shoot them double-action, and the P365 is not my cup of tea, but I am glad that Barry The Bear is happy with this combo. Enjoy!

    I have carried mixed pairs, at times. Auto-pistol and revolving pistol; life is good. :)
     
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    I have relatively large hands...I can palm a basketball and wear size 11 gloves. The N-Frame is a perfect fit for me. Here are two of my preferred firearms, a Colt Combat Elite in .45 ACP that has been worked over by both Wilson and Turnbull, and a S&W 25-9 in .45 Colt. Great hand-filling ergonomically wonderful firearms.

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    I don't have large hands (size 9 motorcycle gloves) but my M-25 in .45LC is one of my favorite revolvers, and I shoot it pretty well.
    And the 1911 is my favorite semi auto handgun, so I am with you on all counts.
    Neither is high capacity, but I have BTDT, and sold them all.
    I will sacrifice capacity for absolute accuracy, and that is how I have arrived at my carry choices.
     
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  19. Rex in OTZ

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    If your packing a .44 mag like in Alaska then the revolver seems to fit the hand pretty good as compared to a .44 mag stick magazine handcannon.
     
  20. George P

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    This thread is making me want a 45S&W revolver now.....................
     
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    I purchased a 629 in .44 rem mag and soone found I didnt like the S&W wood grips it had, I replaced them with some rubber grips that help with grasping and recoil management.
     
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    In order to maintain our friendship, I shall pretend that you didn't say that. :scrutiny:
     
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  23. StrawHat

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    There are lots of choices!

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  24. StrawHat

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    I find the ACP revolver with a 4” tapered barrel ideal for carrying. The large chambers and bore keep the weight down yet the cartridge is sufficient to carry the day.

    Kevin
     
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    Nothing wrong with that. For me most of the time I do carry a semi auto but I also happen to love revolvers, so I have begun putting my sp101 into rotation even though I realize that in ways there are downfalls to carrying a revolver. I wish all revolvers came cut for moonclips because they do help a lot.
     
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