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Old March 10, 2013, 07:38 PM   #26
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Just get a 4-6" piece of 5/8 cooper tubing for a demooning toll, plug one end if you do not want to drop the cases.

Hold the clip in your weak hand, slip the tube over the case with your wrist bent forward and pull your hand back as far as you can and the case will come right out.
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Old March 10, 2013, 07:49 PM   #27
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Old March 10, 2013, 09:02 PM   #28
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625 S&W

I have a 625 Smith in .45ACP. Great gun, very accurate, and you don't have to chase brass at the range as the moon clip keeps it together when you dump the empties. When I was shooting the 60 round PPC short course, it was the gun I used and shot a lot of 590s on a 600 index--it is that accurate.
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Old March 10, 2013, 09:20 PM   #29
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You guys with the 625s. Are they the plain 625s, or are they the Jerry Miculek or Performance Center ones? Do you think either of these is better than the standard model and worth the extra money?
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Old March 10, 2013, 09:29 PM   #30
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I got my 625 around 2000 and it is a regular 625. I did have the cylinders chamfered to make it load quicker. Took about 5 minutes to do. Other than that, it was box stock and ready to compete with.
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Old March 10, 2013, 11:33 PM   #31
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I got one of the S&Ws 625 in a trade and sold it, I'm just not a big revolver fan, it was a nice looking gun and had a real nice trigger.

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Old March 11, 2013, 02:54 AM   #32
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there is a .45 ACP conversion of a Welby top break here in Longview WA at one of the Pawn shops.
There are lots of converted Webleys out there. Some Webleys were designed for black powder ammo. 45 ACP ammo is loaded to much higher pressures than 455 Webley and it is NOT safe to shoot standard 45 ACP ammo through them. Low pressure handloads with lead bullets should be used.

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Old March 11, 2013, 08:49 AM   #33
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I have 2 -45 acp revolvers... 1st, a Colt 1917... shoots fine for an old war horse... my new one ( I built it, because I just bought 1200 old stock / new Remington 45 auto rim cases ) that I'm loading at plus p loading... accurate as all get out...

as far as the moon clips ( I have S&W 610 ) I use the plastic Rimz brand clips... they don't hook on your belt as nice, but are easy to load & unload, without any tools needed... plus i9f they get bent a little, they still work, where the steel ones can get a little fussy...

if you treat the moon clips like speed loaders, they are actually faster to reload than a speed loader... kinda turn the old revolver into a "tactikool" shooting piece
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Old March 11, 2013, 04:33 PM   #34
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model 325

I have a S&W model325. They do shoot well if you do!!! I have done a few videos on it, here is just one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_lcpN0Spzc
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Old March 11, 2013, 04:46 PM   #35
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Sounds like you need a Ruger Blackhawk convertible . That would be my choice. I have two convertibles, howbeit they are the .45 Flattops from Lipseys on the medium frame.... The cataloged BH is on the large frame. Mine are very good shooters and as said above, no clips needed. If you are looking for a stubby, there was a special run of just .45 ACP SA revolvers from either Lipseys or Davidsons .... one of those guys.
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Old March 11, 2013, 05:38 PM   #36
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I've also got a convertable BH, it shoots fine with the ACP cylinder, i do use cast bullets for both my 45colt and 45ACP rounds, but of course different weights; 190 to 220gr for the ACP's and 200 to 275gr for the Colt's.
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Old March 11, 2013, 07:27 PM   #37
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625 JM is my funnest gun. Get 25 or 30 moon clips and the tools to load and unload them and have a ball.
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Old March 11, 2013, 10:30 PM   #38
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I'm a Ruger guy and that's obvious after a look in my safe. However, my favorite revolver is my Model 25-2. I stoned the guts and turned the action into a truly beautiful thing. I wish I could get my SA and DA Rugers running this slick.
The moon clips are quite the advantage. I bought a pack of 25 along with the cheapie $3.00 tool. I can roll the rounds into the clips (usually by pressing it down against the bench) and load 'em up. That gives me up to 150 rounds of ammo ready to go. When was the last time you needed more than that at the range?

The big Smith will run 'em as tight as my best Ruger and better than the others. It's a smiley killing machine. I only wish I had bought one sooner.

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Old March 11, 2013, 11:10 PM   #39
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I have the Model 22 Classic with the 5.5 inch barrel. It is a tack driver shoots well with 230gr FMJ or lead reloads. I bought it slightly used about 2 years ago and love it.
I also use the RIMZ moon clips and have had no issues with them.
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Old March 12, 2013, 12:21 PM   #40
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.45 ACP Wheelgun Shooting Steps

1. Pop open adult beverage of choice.

2. Turn on sporting event of choice.

3. Load full moon clips (don't drop cartridges in beer, doesn't tast good)

4. Next day go to range with loaded clips and S&W 1917 (or wheelgun of choice).

5. Fire six, open cylinder, drop empty moon clip in bag, insert full moon clip in gun, fire six.....repeat as needed.

6. Go home

7. Open adult beverage of choice.

8. Turn on Sportscenter

9. unload moon clips (don't drop empties in beer, tastes worse than a loaded cartridge, don't ask how I know that).

10. Plan next trips to range.
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Old March 12, 2013, 12:38 PM   #41
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I'd really like to find a S&W 625-8
Just picked mine up today. S&W 625-8 4" barrel.

Price was $898 OTD and NIB
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Old March 12, 2013, 05:59 PM   #42
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.45 ACP Wheelgun Shooting Steps

1. Pop open adult beverage of choice.

2. Turn on sporting event of choice.

3. Load full moon clips (don't drop cartridges in beer, doesn't tast good)

4. Next day go to range with loaded clips and S&W 1917 (or wheelgun of choice).

5. Fire six, open cylinder, drop empty moon clip in bag, insert full moon clip in gun, fire six.....repeat as needed.

6. Go home

7. Open adult beverage of choice.

8. Turn on Sportscenter

9. unload moon clips (don't drop empties in beer, tastes worse than a loaded cartridge, don't ask how I know that).

10. Plan next trips to range.
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Old March 13, 2013, 01:30 AM   #43
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I carry a 3" S&W 625-3 off duty and it is fantastic. I can reload it much faster than my issued Glock 22
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Old March 28, 2013, 03:07 PM   #44
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Decided to pull the trigger on the Blackhawk today. The trigger is not as crisp as I would like, but I think that can be remedied.
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Old March 28, 2013, 08:52 PM   #45
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When Charter Arms makes a .45 Auto revolver I'll buy one.

I like their fancy Bulldog extractor.
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Old March 29, 2013, 09:54 PM   #46
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Oh BOY!! Took it out and ran a bunch of reloads I had laying around through it. I really like this gun.But... I really think I want to take it in to get the trigger re-done.
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Old April 1, 2013, 05:22 PM   #47
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I keep waiting on it myself SS Steve....
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Old April 1, 2013, 10:49 PM   #48
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I saw an interesting .45 acp revolver the other day at my LGS. It was a Colt Single Action Army, blued, 4.75 inch barrel chambered in .45 acp, not Colt. It is not a convertible. I would like to own it but it is in the neighborhood of 1700 dollars plus. They don't put it in the case because somebody would turn the cylinder for sure. If I bought it I would turn the cylinder and shoot the thing. But I won't. An odd beast for sure.
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