Anyone here own a .45 ACP Revolver?

Anyone here own a .45 ACP Revolver?

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    Anyone here own a .45 ACP Revolver?

    I have a S&W CS45 and would love to have their Night Guard revolver in .45 ACP.

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    I did for a while, but just sold it about a month ago. It was a 4" S&W 925PD Airlite (I think that s the model) with a Scandium frame. Awesome gun. I'll post back in a bit when I get home.





    I can't remember what the MSRP was, but I paid about $1,100 after a good bit of discount. I had it a short while and only shot a few hundred rounds through it. Ended up selling it because it just never got used.

    Even as light as it was, a little over 20 ounces, this gun was very easy shooting. Also, it just looked good. That and the fact that it was a little different is what I liked about it, I never meant for it to be much of a shooter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop View Post
    I have a S&W CS45 and would love to have their Night Guard revolver in .45 ACP.

    http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...layErrorView_Y
    Wow, I was about to ask the same question! I currently have the Ruger LCR in .38spl and Glock in .45 and I was wondering what revolvers in .45 ACP were like to shoot. How do they compare in recoil compared to .357?

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    Much lighter than 357 mag.
    In the super light versions, of say 20 oz. they are a handfull, but not bad really. About like shooting a 357 medium sized revolver (like a Ruger Security Six) with solid backstrap or wooden grips. (by comparison--a 357 Mag. in superlight snubbie is brutal)
    In a medium or heavy frame revolver, the 45 ACP is a kitty kat.
    45 Colt in a 20 oz revolver is just a little more stout than the 45 ACP, but still ok. Wouldn't want to shoot one all day long, but for it's intended purpose, not a problem.

    The 45 ACPs are sure fast to reload if you use fullmoon clips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop View Post
    I have a S&W CS45 and would love to have their Night Guard revolver in .45 ACP.

    http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...layErrorView_Y
    Wow, that's a lot of money for a .45 ACP revolver. You could have TWO Ruger SP 101's in .357 and still have some cash left over for ammo.
    Wouldn't one need moon clips to load the .45 ACP's?
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    .45 ACP Revolvers can best be summed up in one word, FUN!

    Recoil is mild compared to the .357 Magnum and the ACP Revolver is fast to reload using Moon Clips. They are also a nice piece of history, the older ones that is. Not every doughboy carried a 1911.

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    Here's mine. I've been wanting a 625JM, but the Nightguard was all I could find. Love the moon clips. If I ever spot a 625/625JM it will come home with me. As easy shooting as the NG is, a 625 should be more fun.




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    5" model of 1989 Tack driver!!!

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    Schweeeeeeeeet! And only 28oz. to boot..... I'd make love to it, nickname her the "spinner"!
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    I've seen a number of .45 ACP wheelguns in the Tuesday Night Steel (http://www.riopractical.com/tue_nite/tue_nite.html) at Rio Salado. The guys who have practiced reloading with moon clips give up very little to those of us shooting autos. You need to see it firsthand to appreciate how smooth the reload can be. (Also, policing their brass after their run is a whale of a lot easier!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    I've seen a number of .45 ACP wheelguns in the Tuesday Night Steel (http://www.riopractical.com/tue_nite/tue_nite.html) at Rio Salado. The guys who have practiced reloading with moon clips give up very little to those of us shooting autos. You need to see it firsthand to appreciate how smooth the reload can be. (Also, policing their brass after their run is a whale of a lot easier!)
    Smitty... I'd love to see their reload. Any chance of gettin' a cell phone video?
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    Here's a couple of reload videos. I wouldn't complain if I could do realtime as fast as the slo-motion one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giSaNiQ-Wb4

    http://www.guitarsolos.com/videos-ip...qghDFuI%5D.cfm

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    Forty five revolvers are a blast! Fun to shoot with mild recoil (my gun is all steel) and ammo much cheaper then say .45 Colt. My revolver is a Freedom Arms .454 Casull with 4 3/4" barrel and two extra cylinders---.45 ACP and .45 Colt. The .45 ACP cylinder stays in the frame much of the time for plinking and mild practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocGlock View Post
    Here's a couple of reload videos. I wouldn't complain if I could do realtime as fast as the slo-motion one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giSaNiQ-Wb4

    http://www.guitarsolos.com/videos-ip...qghDFuI%5D.cfm

    Thanks.... simply amazing!
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    I think the 625 is the way to go.

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