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Posted: 12/28/2005 1:17:37 PM EDT


Special ordered one for a custome of mine and I must say I'm impressed.

As much as a despise S&W autos I am rather impressed by their wheel guns. And I think this one would make an excellent CCW. I generally never went into revolvers chambered for auto catridges but I could see .45 being preferable to the usual .38 round and easier on the hand than a .357 mag.

And this one really seems to fit the hand nicely. I may have to get one.

Another example of the FFL curse. "Hey that's nice...I need one."

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:25:33 PM EDT
Mighty stubby barrel on that thing.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:28:02 PM EDT
I do not know if a JHP would expand from such a short barrel but even if it didn't a .45 FMJ is still .45"
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:30:56 PM EDT
Barrel is actually 2" but due to the short cylinder is set back far into the frame.

The short profile with a 2" barrel is one of the things I actually like.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:31:54 PM EDT
Are they special order from the S&W custom shop only?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:32:59 PM EDT
Tom Killhoffer is a local pistolsmith around here. He use to make full race guns from those for Bianchi cup. Full moon clips, man he could fly with a reload. They are way faster to reload a wheelgun than speed loaders.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:33:26 PM EDT
One other thing.....

On my most recent S&W revolver purchase, I saw a scratch right above the cylinder release (just like your pic) and tried to polish it off.

Then I realized it was an arrow and a "L" to show how to turn on the lock.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:33:41 PM EDT
Cool.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:34:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
I do not know if a JHP would expand from such a short barrel but even if it didn't a .45 FMJ is still .45"



I think the new short barrel specific Gold Dot HP's would....

Well, maybe.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:35:41 PM EDT
I had one of their 9mm Revolvers for several years that I really liked but never shot.
It went to a very cool Staff Member here
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:41:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Seth_Livzz:
Are they special order from the S&W custom shop only?



Was hard to find but I don't think they are custom order.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:42:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
One other thing.....

On my most recent S&W revolver purchase, I saw a scratch right above the cylinder release (just like your pic) and tried to polish it off.

Then I realized it was an arrow and a "L" to show how to turn on the lock.



First thing I did was grab a rag and start to wipe it down.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:42:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
One other thing.....

On my most recent S&W revolver purchase, I saw a scratch right above the cylinder release (just like your pic) and tried to polish it off.

Then I realized it was an arrow and a "L" to show how to turn on the lock.



lol
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:43:17 PM EDT
Looks interesting... 6 shot?

I wish the barrel was another inch longer
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:46:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 40BOY:
Looks interesting... 6 shot?

I wish the barrel was another inch longer



6 shot. I'm sure they make a 3."
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:47:14 PM EDT
That's screaming for some shot shells...
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 2:03:46 PM EDT
I have over the years shot several of the smith 45 acp wheel guns. That 2" that you pictured is not to bad to shoot. Throws a hell of a fire ball using hardball ammo. My favorite is still my model 1906 colt government model wheel gun in 45 colt. Don't shoot her much but sweet still.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 4:16:53 PM EDT
Nice, real nice.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 4:28:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 6:18:16 PM EDT by nightstalker]
S&W has quite a few different revolvers in .45 ACP, some Miculek models too....



$845
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 4:53:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 4:54:12 PM EDT by OFFascist]
I've been interested in getting a .45 revolver.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 4:56:18 PM EDT
How much $$$??
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:03:02 PM EDT
I like it!
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:06:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 5:07:59 PM EDT by MACHINE]
j-frame? bobbed or concealed hammer options?


Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:07:26 PM EDT
hows it compare in size to lets say a Smith & Wesson 640?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:22:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leadnbrass:
How much $$$??



The retail is over a grand. Pricey.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:25:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?sAccountUnq=1729&iGalleryUnq=419&iImageUnq=44079

Special ordered one for a custome of mine and I must say I'm impressed.

As much as a despise S&W autos I am rather impressed by their wheel guns. And I think this one would make an excellent CCW. I generally never went into revolvers chambered for auto catridges but I could see .45 being preferable to the usual .38 round and easier on the hand than a .357 mag.

And this one really seems to fit the hand nicely. I may have to get one.

Another example of the FFL curse. "Hey that's nice...I need one."




That looks like Bruce Wayne's gun from 'Batman Begins'...
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:27:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By leadnbrass:
How much $$$??



The retail is over a grand. Pricey.



for sure.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:34:37 PM EDT
I'd really like to have a 6" S+W .45, but I recently acquired a NIB 4" Taurus. Excellent quality; just not as cool as an S+W. It appears that Taurus discontinued the .45 Tracker.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:37:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 5:40:39 PM EDT by BigBore45]
Is that the actual revolver that you ordered for your customer?

If you handed me the gun with drag marks on the cylinder like that I'd be pissed. Take $25 off your price,it looks like you've dryfired the shit out of it.

Edited to add:
The retail is over a grand. Pricey. Take $100 off
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:42:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leadnbrass:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By leadnbrass:
How much $$$??



The retail is over a grand. Pricey.



for sure.



OK, So I can't put that one the must have list. crap
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:49:42 PM EDT
Nice, but I would tear it down and do away with that lock before I sent even one round downrange.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:07:10 PM EDT
My father's had a Taurus .45ACP revolver for years and he loves it. It's his CCW piece and it goes everywhere he goes. It's priced a helluva lot better than that S&W.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:09:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By leadnbrass:
How much $$$??



The retail is over a grand. Pricey.



Kinda cool but not that cool
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:14:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 7:16:24 PM EDT by mjrowley]


Yea what is cost not retail, on that beast?

I need a revolver, really bad.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:16:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 7:16:53 PM EDT by Cypher214]
I predict orders for that revolver going out in the next few days from many Arfcommers that will buy it mainly because "SteyrAUG says it's cool... so damn it, I must have one."
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:25:01 PM EDT
I love it!

When I get around to getting a CCW I'm pretty sure it'll be a .38 snubbie. But I sure like the idea of a .45 snubbie better.


But at a cool grand I guess it'll be more in the "Dream Gun" realm for me. Sure wish S&W could drop their prices some. Without sacrificing quality.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:27:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By leadnbrass:
How much $$$??



The retail is over a grand. Pricey.



Kinda cool but not that cool



S&W wheels usually ain't cheap.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:38:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
I predict orders for that revolver going out in the next few days from many Arfcommers that will buy it mainly because "SteyrAUG says it's cool... so damn it, I must have one."



Behave or I'll make you all change your name to "Heather."

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:38:30 PM EDT
Beautiful...I want one.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:38:56 PM EDT
Price prohibitive.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:46:19 PM EDT
Smith used to make a 625 with a 3" bbl and a round butt. It was a good CCW revolver and the only downside was the cylinder thickness.

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:52:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bmick325:
Smith used to make a 625 with a 3" bbl and a round butt. It was a good CCW revolver and the only downside was the cylinder thickness.


I've had 2, and regretted selling both to this day! 3" revovlers make my jeans tight, well 3" J-frames kinda suck, but I like the larger framed 3" guns.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:21:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 8:26:59 PM EDT by mjrowley]
Model # on this thing?

I cant find it on the S&W home page.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:24:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By leadnbrass:
How much $$$??



The retail is over a grand. Pricey.



Kinda cool but not that cool



S&W wheels usually ain't cheap.




I know thats why I dont own one
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 9:00:40 PM EDT
A S&W in .45acp?? What a cool idea, and to think they have only been doing it since 1917.

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 9:11:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By llanero:
My father's had a Taurus .45ACP revolver for years and he loves it. It's his CCW piece and it goes everywhere he goes. It's priced a helluva lot better than that S&W.




329.00 on sale to be exact. I really like mine, since I started reloading 45ACP I have found several pet loads for this weapon...
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 9:26:51 PM EDT
These have been around for a long time. I looked at one but IMO it is too wide for CCW. So what good is it? I prefer lightweight narrow and short CCW.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 10:27:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 11:30:05 PM EDT
What grip options are available? I always ask that now after shooting the 329PD with heavy duty 44mag loads.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 12:39:00 PM EDT
I checked at my local gun store and they had a 4" S&W 625 .45ACP for $699 and I believe a snub nose scandium for around the same price.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 12:45:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
Mighty stubby barrel on that thing.



The tip of the cartridge will be out the muzzle, while the base of the bullet is still in the cylinder.



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