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45 ACP Revolvers

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Iceberg, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    Does anyone else have a weakness for .45 ACP revolvers?
     
  2. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I don't really remember why but for a long time I wanted a S&W model 1917 in .45 acp or a Webley converted to .45 acp. I used to do bowling pin shoots out at Molalla rifle club years ago and a lady had two model 1917 revolvers. I just thought they were cool with the half and full moon clips. You think Thunder Ranch is a fan of Indiana Jones? :)

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  3. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I seem to buy one every few years to remind myself that I wasn't overly impressed. Then I sell it, kick myself in the butt, and realize I'll do the same thing at some point again. I have owned: 22-4 TR revolver, Model 25 with custom 4" barrel, Ruger Blackhawk with .45 ACP cylinder, and a 1917 S&W Service revolver. Probably need a 625 pre-lock next. Best way to waste my money before I sell it again... ;)
     
  4. yskippy

    yskippy Tigard Life Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Absolutely love my SW MP325 Thunder Ranch .45ACP:

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    I'm always looking for more 45 ACP revolvers

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  5. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    I'm looking at either the S&W 325 Thunder Ranch or 625 Performance Center as the next addition to my collection. Of course, I also wouldn't mind having a Colt SAA or USFA Single Action Revolver w/ a fitted .45 ACP cylinder.
     
  6. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    A pre-lock S&W 625 is also on my needful things list.
    I'm really not a fan of the controversial internal key lock, but I can live with it since I don't use it & have I've never had an issue with it. If I can shoot a heavy recoiling 4" S&W 500 and my demonic little .357 Magnum Scandium framed Airlite 360 w/o issues w/ the lock, I'm good to go. That said, all my buddies that are serious S&W collectors get really spun up when they even see the evil key lock hole....lol. You would think I was holding a Taurus revolver by the disgusted look on their faces. :paranoid:
     
  7. taroman

    taroman Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Picked this one up a while ago. Serious fun, for sure. Would do just as well for serious social work, too:
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    No locky, either.
    I'd like to add a fixed-sight one someday, too.
     
  8. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    Looks great w/ the Magna Grips.
     
  9. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Love the 45acp revolvers. Kick myself for passing up a good deal on a 1917 S&W few years ago. But last year my wife surprised me with a 5"- 625 'Model of 1989' for my birthday! I absolutely love it.
     
  10. Tanners Owner

    Tanners Owner Thurston County, WA Member

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    I too love my 625JM version. Smooth & slick- shoots better than I do
     
  11. waddell

    waddell Sedro Woolley New Member

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    ron, I'm envious of your birthday present. Had the same model, but let it go for financial reasons, 15 yrs ago. Am now looking for a replacement.
     
  12. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    I have to have one of those!
     
  13. justsaymo

    justsaymo NW WA Member

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    Yup, fun guns.

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    Mine's a Colt
     
  14. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    I have a S&W 325 and a Ruger Blackhawks convertible. Love my 45 revolvers!
     
  15. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a Webley Mk VI converted to .45 ACP. I understand the .45 ACP is more powerful than the original .455 caliber so I will shoot it sparingly and look at getting some reloads made with reduced powder charges. Just a fun bit of history that I can shoot on occasion. I don't think I will get the .45 Auto Rim casings as I like the half and full moon clips so I won't have to go chasing brass casings every which way.
     
  16. Mandodoc

    Mandodoc Battle Ground, WA Member

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    Dang it, I just drooled all over my keyboard.
     
  17. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Went out and fired my Webley today with .45 ACP. I am going to have some softer shooting reloads made so I can shoot it more often. The heavy double action trigger pull takes a bit getting used to but it was fun. :)

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