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I only have one revolver( colt buntline 45), but was wondering if they make a smaller acp45 da revolver possible for pocket carry. I have gotten started and now want a revolver. I have a decent supply of acp45 and .380 ammo so wanted to stick with these calibers. I think sw has one but it looks fairly big. Any ideas would be appreciated.
 

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The only revolvers I am familiar with in 45ACP are the S&W Model 25 a large N-Frame revolver. The other is the Ruger Blackhawk 45LC/45ACP that uses interchangeable cylinders and it too is a large revolver. Neither would be suitable for pocket carry.
 

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The S&W revolvers are all built on the relatively large N frame. There are some short-barreled and light weight models, but overall these are going to be too big for pocket carry unless you're Andre the Giant.

I'd wager that someone could take a Charter .44 and modify it for .45 ACP, but that's a lot of work and cost for a questionable tradeoff in downrange effectiveness. Otherwise, I think you're looking for a unicorn.

I'd steer you toward compact .45 autos, like the Kahr CW45 or Glock 36. Both are also too big for convenient pocket carry, but both are quite compact and offer 6+1 capacity.
 

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I have an xds 45 and love it, but just have an urge for another revolver. Any good .380 ones? Maybe this urge will pass. My wife keeps saying, I thought you said that you were done.
 

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Revolvers converted for auto rounds never really caught on. I have seen a few for the 9mm over the years but don't recall any for the acp45.
You would be looking at one bulky weapon.
 

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I have an xds 45 and love it, but just have an urge for another revolver. Any good .380 ones? Maybe this urge will pass. My wife keeps saying, I thought you said that you were done.
I think Taurus at one time did make a .380 revolver but they discontinued it. Their catalog does list a 9MM though.

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...S&W 625-10 is scarce...but was a great idea...don't think it's in production now...can't in good conscience recommend the Taurus snub...
 

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All of the S&W .45s are N (large) frame guns. If you don't mind Taurus, they used to make a medium frame 5 shot .45acp revolver you might look around on gunbroker for one. I had one for a while, it was a solid, decently built gun.
 

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I've handled the Taurus 380 revolver and it felt and looked cheap compared to the fit and finish of my Ruger revolvers. I don't know if they make it anymore though. The S&W 45ACP revolvers are going to be way too big for pocket carry.
 

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...S&W 625-10 is scarce...but was a great idea...don't think it's in production now...can't in good conscience recommend the Taurus snub...
Actually, AFAIK, S&W has been making various versions of their .45ACP revolver almost continuously For years. Currently they still makes the "Jerry Miculek" version of the 625 (special grips, sights, and engraving). They also just recently discontinued their 325 "Night Guard" version (snub nose, alloy frame, dark finish, night sights) so you may still find some of these on dealer shelves. Older versions included their "Mountain Gun" and "Thunder Ranch" versions.

All in all S&W revolvers in .45 ACP have certainly been the most popular and prolific revolvers chambered for auto cartridges over the years and are fairly easy to find either new or used.
 

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The various Smith & Wesson .45 ACP revolvers produced through the years are lovely handguns but, even if they have snub barrel lengths, are too large for practical pocket carry.
 

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Smith & Wesson 325PD

The smallest .45 ACP revolver that I know is the S&W model 325PD, which is a 21 ounce gun with scandium frame and titanium cylinder, having a 2.5 inch barrel. It was manufactured during the period 2004 to 2006 and is 7.25 inches long. It is a fairly large gun for a snubby, given its 6 round cylinder and the diameter of .45 ACP ammo. I think it would conceal very nicely on the belt under a cover garment, but doubt if it would work in a normal pocket. Here is a picture and a YouTube video of the gun:



Smith and Wesson Model 325PD Revolver - YouTube
 

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I like that alot. I think I will do some searches. Maybe I can strike a trade for the colt buntline I have. It is a very nice gun but just gathers dust.
 

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I only have one revolver( colt buntline 45), but was wondering if they make a smaller acp45 da revolver possible for pocket carry. I have gotten started and now want a revolver. I have a decent supply of acp45 and .380 ammo so wanted to stick with these calibers. I think sw has one but it looks fairly big. Any ideas would be appreciated.
I have this I'm selling in fact but too big for pocket. Anyway S&W 625JM Performance Center. Jerry Miculek is the "JM", renowned revolver man who designed this for S&W. Great accurate gun, gold bead fron site, great wood grips:

Stock Photo - but just like mine - has only 150 rounds through it:

 

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I have this I'm selling in fact but too big for pocket. Anyway S&W 625JM Performance Center. Jerry Miculek is the "JM", renowned revolver man who designed this for S&W. Great accurate gun, gold bead fron site, great wood grips:

Stock Photo - but just like mine - has only 150 rounds through it:


That is a great looking revolver!
 

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...just as a point of interest, Miculek (one of the fastest shots in history) likes/shoots revolvers...he married the daughter of Jim Clark from Keithville LA...one of the best 1911 gunsmiths who ever lived...both have made their mark in the shooting industry and made us all proud...
 
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