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My very first semi-automatic pistol was the 2nd generation S&W Model 645 chambered in .45ACP. She has a target trigger and target sights ( WO RR ) and holds 8+1. The stainless steel frame and slide sport an ambidextrous safety/decocker, a squared trigger guard, and black plastic grip plates, which I replaced with Pachmayr's.




S&W began experiments with .45ACP firing pistols in 1984, and produced their first one, the Model 645, in 1985. Public demand led to the development of this series. The series consists of normally double-action weapons, or what Smith & Wesson refers to as a traditional double action. They generally have a barrel bushing press fitted into the muzzle end of the slide instead of a separate barrel bushing like a 1911 pistol. Like many Smith & Wesson models, each variant was generally in production for only a few years. (The Model 645 was introduced in 1985, and produced until 1988.)

The S&W 645 was used in seasons 3 and 4 of the TV series Miami Vice by the main character Vice Detective Sonny Crockett
 

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My second semi-automatic pistol was the 2nd Generation S&W Model 659 chambered for the 9mm cartridge. On her stainless steel frame and slide she sports adjustable rear sights and a front ramp sight as well as an ambidextrous safety. She holds 14+1 in her double stacked magazine. I replaced the standard black plastic grip panels with a nice set of Zebrawood finger grooved wraparound grips. Production of this 2nd generation model started in 1985 and continued until 1988, when the 3rd generation Model 5906 was introduced.

 

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Pictured below is my S&W Model 629 stainless steel N frame chambered in .44 Magnum. She has a 4" barrel and target trigger, target sights ( WO RR ) and Pachmayr grips...

 

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Another favorite revolver of mine is my S&W Model 13 nickel plated K frame chambered in .357 Magnum. She features a 3" bull barrel with v-notch rear sights and standard ramp front sights. I put on the Pachmayr grips to tame recoil.

 

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Excellent pic rj !!

How about the calibers ?!

Is that top revolver ported ?
 

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Excellent pic rj !!

How about the calibers ?!

Is that top revolver ported ?
The top one is a 60-18 magnaported in .357. (My father and I bought one each, with consecutive serial numbers.)
Then there is the 631LS in 32 H&R Magnum. It's my "black tie" gun.
Then there is the 65-5LS in 357. Then there is the 686 (no dash) also in .357.

Great guns one and all. I prefer the 65LS. Fits nicely in my hand.
 

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Their revolvers are awesome.

I have a PC S&W 627 4" 8 shot 357 Magnum. I never shot with 38s in it. It really dampens 357 recoil. Trigger is smooth. I don't shoot it as well as my Python though.
 

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Years ago in my dept. we could only carry .38+P. The most accurate gun I ever saw was a S&W 66 roundbutt with a 3" barrel. That guy would consistantly do a 50/50 with it using 123gr. Remington JHP.

And the gun was out of the box with wood handles.

And he was a short fat Sgt. with small hands.
 

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My small but growing collection of Smiths:

The newest and my EDC, a 642-1 no lock:

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My first one and the one I learned to tinker on, a 28:


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A christmas gift from the wife, an original Jim Harvey converted model 48 in .224 Kay chuk junior:

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A 686+ I bought from a guy to use for steel shooting. Gun is cut for moon clips and had a sweet trigger:


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The 617 for practice:


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And final my current regular match gun, a performance center 627-3 vcomp:


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Malladus
 

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