seeking opinions S&W 325

seeking opinions S&W 325

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    seeking opinions S&W 325

    Went "window shopping" the other day at my favorite dealer.
    He had a nib S&W 325 - scandium revolver .45 ACP.
    I think the barrel was 3". While it was scandium, the finish looked like stainless or chrome.
    Very light (21 oz., I think) - beautiful gun.
    I can't find any pics of this model with this finish.

    I almost bought it and still might, but I thought I'd ask here.
    He's asking $635 (his prices are usually the best I can find).
    My want here is a range/house gun - as this is a little too big for a carry piece in my taste.


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    Recoil will be increased because of weight but they shoot Good i want one eventually

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    Yeah, I'd expect the recoil to increase but I don't think that would be a problem with .45.
    Here's a picture - but with the blue/black finish.
    S&W's msrp is $1067. I'm thinking $635 is a good deal. (Not that I'd expect to pay S&W's msrp).
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    it is a good price and recoil isn't that bad but it wears you out a lot faster than say a 1911 with 230's the +P's are worse .. But Enough practice it wont bother ya

    I've only shot one at 2 different range session's maybe 100 rounds

    The moon clips rule just like my 625 it makes for a fast reload. i think it would be fine for a SD gun not sure for HD i might want a fullsize heavy .. But if you want it for HD it should serve you well

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    Thanks Bud.
    btw - it reminded me of your 625 (I think it was yours - you posted a picture of it a while back), another nice wheel gun in .45 acp

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    yeah i have a 625JM there have been a few pics posted here That would be a good one if you find it for decent price to all though its heavy

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    I WAS trying to off the para for one. Still would like to own one.
    $635 is a steal IMO...
    " Refuse to be a victim, make sure there is a round chambered ! "

    Just call me a pessimistic optimist !

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    Let me start with I paid $725 for my M325. In regard to recoil it is a ***** cat. I would rather shoot my M325 than my M296 44 Special. I did not care for the Ahrends grips on mine and I changed them. You will enjoy the M325. Regards, Richard

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    As with any revo, the recoil,upwards whip,flip,torque,etc.,is greatly influenced by the top of hand to bore centerline relationship. The higher the bore centerline is above the top of your hand makes alot of difference in the recoil effect.(picture your hand on the above two revo's)

    This is why I always try to place my hand as far up on a 1911 as possible. All my 1911's have very high and upswept beavertail safetys. This,for faster sight re-lineup(double taps),recoil control(no hand repo here),and safety control.

    To me the worst revo's for felt recoil are the Ruger(and others) single action's. Some of these(like my Super Blackhawk)can be brutal with even some of the lower powered loads. This calls for a hand reposition after every shot. Not good for CCW. Not good for "double taps" or "shoot two's".

    For these reasons, and others,I tell people that if they want a .45ACP for CCW,carry one in the pistol configuration.

    For a "house gun" same applies. For a range gun,if possible,shoot with the same configuration as you carry(for the obvious reasons).

    These are simply my thoughts on the matter. Jordan,Kieth,and Miculek probably would not agree. -------

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