Smith & Wesson Model 625 JM Revolver 160936, 45 ACP, 4", Jerry Miculek Wood Grip, Satin Stainless Finish, 6 Rd
Stock # [SS15074] $806.54
SMITH & WESSON INC Model 625 JM Revolver
Smith & Wesson 6 Round Stainless 45 ACP w/4" Barrel/Adjustable Sights
Smith & Wesson and Jerry Miculek have collaborated to design a revolver to deliver ultra fast performance, the Model 625 Jerry Miculek series. Its special features include a Miculek style .265" wide grooved speed trigger, special wooden "Jerry Miculek" grip and gold bead partridge front sight on an interchangeable front sight base. The Jerry Miculek Professional Series revolver comes with its own unique serial number run starting at JMP0000 and includes 5 full moon clips for ultra fast reloading.
Mfg Item Num: 160936
Category: FIREARMS - HANDGUNS
Action :Single / Double
Caliber :45 ACP
Barrel Length :4"
Capacity :6 rd
Safety :No Manual Safety
Grips :Jerry Miculek Wood
Sights :Gold Bead (Front); Adjustable (Rear)
Weight :43.0 oz
Finish :Satin Stainless
I have considered getting a revolver to add to my .45 ACP collection of firearms.
I'm looking for opinions (pro's and con's) on the above listed revolver, or possibly the recommendation of another .45 ACP (not .45 Colt) revolver.
Any input would be appreciated.
Its a nice gun, but overpriced IMO.
Originally Posted by SIXTO
I have very little experience with the .45ACP as a revolver round of choice.
I shot one once back in the '80's and I detested fumbling aroung with the moon clips needed to load it. I'm unaware if speedloaders are made for the half- or fullmoon clips but they wern't availiable to me back then so I didn't get one.....too slow to reload for defensive purposes.
I have seen more of the .45 ACP revolvers around lately though..........
Consider the source, but for that kind of money I'd rather purchase a World War I vintage M1917 Smith & Wesson and have the original .45 ACP revolver in my .45 ACP collection.
Actually the Model 625 JM has quite a lot going for it. I could do without the "JM" logo grips but the barrel length is very appropriate for most any purpose, the sights are neato, and the .45 ACP chambering is very useful, being both powerful and accurate. The lock is unfortunate. As a hide bound old geezer I refuse to accept the baggage of a lock so won't own a Smith & Wesson revolver so equipped.
For the hand loader who doesn't normally want to fool with the moon clips as I don't there's the handy .45 Auto Rim case. Adds much to the flexibility of the revolver, especially for range use. The moon clips can still be used for "social purposes".
Actually, if I were looking for a 45 ACP revolver, the one you mentioned is the one to have... but they are expensive by nature. S&W is pretty darn proud of their custom shop guns, and they are spendy for what they are.
Originally Posted by retsupt99
Model 625 of 1989
I have been tempted to buy one of the older S&W N frame revolvers in .45 ACP, such as the model 625 of 1989. These are pre-lock guns, like the one shown in this Gunbroker closed auction that was priced just over $700:
Gunbroker auction on S&W 625
Here's a Smith & Wesson M1917 .45 ACP revolver that celebrates its 90th birthday this year. Still lots of fun at the range and performs well with good hand loads. Shown with three .45 ACP in nickel plated cases and three .45 Auto Rim in brass cases.
I have a S&W model22 Thunder Ranch 45ACP revolver. Very fun too shoot and is really similar to the 1917 model. I looked at the pistol you want last week at my local gun shop. If I was rich nothing would have stopped me from walking out with it, the trigger was very nice. Please post pics if you buy one.
I used to own one back in the '90s when I was still shooting revos, and as a gun for bowling pins, it has few equals. because it uses moon clips for reloading, you can get very quick with reloads, approaching that of an autopistol with practice.
As far as the price is concerned, for the obvious custom work I am reading in your description, the price is about right. I had similar work done to mine to get it ready for pin shooting and i remember having around $1000.00 in that gun.
Thanks for the replies.:yup: