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S@W 325 PD .45acp revolver report (pics)

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Berto, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Just got home from the range, very happy with this revolver.:supergrin:


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    This is a 6 shot N frame revolver, shoots the .45acp pistol round. Can be used with 1/3, 1/2 and full-moon clips like the M1917 Colt and S@W revolvers, or can also shoot the .45 Auto Rim for conventional revolver loading and ejection.
    The gun will shoot the acp without the clips, but you will NOT be able to use the ejector for unloading and must pick them out....but they do headspace correctly on the case mouth without the clips.

    This version is constructed of scandium aluminum in the frame, with a titanium cylinder. The barrel it self is the two piece design with steel barrel surrounded by the aluminum lug. It threads into the frame using a tool that fits the rifling, drawing the shroud into a fitted tab at the frame. Any additional tightening will happen as the inertia of firing a slug down the barrel acts to 'screw' the barrel tighter when the bullet takes the rifling.
    It has the Satanic lock and MIM parts, none of which have presented an issue as of yet.
    The barrel is 2.75", dunno the weight, but it's pretty damn light...around 21oz I'd guess.

    I shot at an indoor range, used Magtech 230gr ball and a handful of Corbon 200gr +P jhps.
    All shooting was DA, the gun worked perfectly with no jams,ftf's, fte's, phase three mafis or light strikes.:whistling:
    The moon clips make this thing FAST on reloads, really.
    Recoil is stiff, but manageable with std pressure ball ammo like the magtech...the Ahrends grips do fine for this and lend to good concealment.
    With the Corbons, recoil is comparable to typical .44mag in a steel N frame, it could perhaps get old after 50 rounds.

    Here, I managed to keep 4 out of 6 in Chuck's mouth at 50ft.

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  2. jdsumner

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    Very cool. Is this a 'fun gun', or will you be carrying it?
    If you are carrying it, what holster will you be using?

    dan
     

  3. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    These are pics of results shooting the Magtech 230gr ball at 7,10 and 20 yrds (range says 25, but it has to be 20yrds from what I see)

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  4. carbofan21

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    very nice wheel gun! i remember reading up on moonclips over at brian's forum, and several folks mentioned reloads with .45 acp revolvers are as fast as they get. and the ahrends cocobolo grips look perfect!
     
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  6. Berto

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    I have a few N frame holsters, mostly I use an Aker belt slide OWB for my 3" 629, it should be great for this gun as well. I think this will become my new MTB Epic Ride/Hiking Far from Civilization gun.
     
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    :drool: Nice gun and nice shooting. Very fitting target for GT BTW. :rofl:
     
  8. Eyescream

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    That is a nice looking revolver, Berto. Sweet.
     
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    You have impeccable taste in revolvers.
     
  10. JuneyBooney

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    Have you ever tried the .45 auto rim rounds? I like them in my 325pd. The guns are very light but good size to hold onto. :supergrin:
     
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    That's pretty cool.

    Nice shooting.
     
  12. Eyescream

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    Hey Berto:

    On the whole, what are your opinions of those Ahrends grips?

    I've been thinking about getting some for my 586, but I procrastinate and I've never known anybody to have anything from them.

    their stuff sure is pretty, though.
     
  13. MacG22

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    Beautiful piece.
     
  14. ronin.45

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    I knew you would like it Berto. Good shooting.

    Eyescream, I know you didn't ask me, but I own several Ahrends grips. They are comfortable and good looking. You can't go wrong. Give them a try.
     
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    I didn't ask only because I didn't know. :supergrin:

    Thanks.
     
  16. Berto

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    I like them. They are slim, but still handle well enough for this gun's recoil. They fit the gun well and have plenty of clearance for the moon clips. I don't plan to change them. These are round butt grips, BTW, I'm thinking your 586 is a square butt?
     
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    That is one fine looking revolver!

    Enjoy!
     
  18. Eyescream

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    Yeah, it's a mid-eighties vintage square butt.

    I was thinking specifically about these grips:

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  19. Berto

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    Thanks Kahrcarrier and Ronin, I definitely like this gun.
     
  20. Berto

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    'Scream,

    I like those sq butt versions looks-wise, but I personally prefer the hogues non-fingergrooved wood on sq butt medium (K and L) revolvers.
    My hands aren't very big, but I just like slimmer grips assuming the gun isn't really heavy recoiling. I've handled the ones you have pictured, but never tried shooting with them.
    Ronin might have a better perspective there.