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Old January 7th, 2011, 01:26 PM   #1
 
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45ACP Revolver

Anyone here have one and like it?
Who makes one beside S&W?



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Old January 7th, 2011, 01:54 PM   #2
 
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Taurus made one of their Tracker revolvers chambered for it some years ago, but right now, I think S&W is the only mfr making double action revolvers in .45ACP. Ruger with their single action Blackhawk Convertible coming with two cylinders...one in .45 Colt, and the other cylinder chambered in .45ACP is the other option in a .45ACP revolver.

I had a few of the S&W 625 all stainless revolvers in past years...5", and 4"...great shooting revolvers. S&W currently has a PC model IIRC in a shorter barrel length, as well as their 325 Night Guard...with a scandium alloy frame, and a titanium alloy cylinder (or is it the other way around?). These alloys are remarkable in that they make the revolvers extremely light, but there's some controversy over the maintenance and durability of these alloys in some areas of the frame.

I think that S&W also has a classic revolver in a blued finish that's also chambered for the .45ACP.

I'm sure there are others here far more qualified to further answer your question.

In my opinion, there's a demand for a good solid .45ACP revolver that's also more reasonable in cost than some of the Smiths.

One of the great things about the .45 ACP cartridge in most revolvers is that you have the option of using the .45 auto rim cartridge, eliminating the need for moon clips...ejection of fired brass is accomplished just the same as with any other revolver round.

Hope this helps.
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The second question I don't believe any current mfg's other than Smith makes one in a double action revolver although you can get a blackhawk convertible in single action. I really would like to see Ruger make a 5 shot GP in 45 ACP or 44 Spl. I know someone that milled a Redhawk 45 LC to handle moon clips for 45 ACP.
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I have two S&W 625's in .45 ACP and they are my most used revolvers (5000-7500 rounds per year) but in the last few months bought a new Ruger SS Bisley .45 Colt/.45 ACP convertible.

The Ruger required a trigger job, I had the original pawl modified to a "free spin" pawl, and I have to ream both cylinders to stop leading and improve accuracy. Two shooting buddies bought the same revolver at the same time. I reamed their cylinders, also. After this bit of work was finished, these revolvers shoot like match pistols with both the .45 Colt cylinder and the .45 ACP cylinder. I have to say that this is a VERY nice combination and to say I am pleased with it is an understatement!:



We now shoot these revolvers with NOTHING but cast bullets at speeds from "mild to wild" and get fine accuracy and NO leading.

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Charter Arms is supposed to come out with one called Charter Arms Rimless Revolver. They are going to carry 3 calibers, .45ACP, .40 S&W, and 9MM. Not sure when they will come out. I read an article on why they haven't been produced yet.
So Where is Charter Arms New Rimless Revolver?
Been holding off cause I wanted to check them out. I like the concept of not having to use moon clips.

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As far as I know, S&W is the only one making .45ACP double action revolvers, right now, but I could be wrong. I carry my Model 22 regularly.

Model 22:


PC 25-12 Heritage 1917:


.45ACP/Colt Convertible (required quite a bit of work detailed in an older post, and has some cosmetic work done, too):
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Thanks for the great replies. I heard that the 45ACP revolvers were lots of fun to shoot and very accurate. I'll have to look at the BH too!
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Given how practical a .45 ACP revolver is, I'm surprised that Ruger doesn't make a Redhawk chambered for it, or at least a "spare cylinder" option for the RH/SRH as they do with the BH. I know, this has been discussed ad-nauseum, but hey, a lot of us would like that option.
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I had an old Webley British service revolver that was set up to shoot .45acp. It was kind of cool to shoot a gun that had so much history to it. Prices tend to be all over the place on them because most shops don't know alot about them, but I found mine for under $400. A guy who loves WWII stuff bought it off me, or I'd still have it.
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I would love to see someone make a model that doesn't have a full length cylinder that the bullet has to "jump" through before hitting the barrel. But that would require a whole new frame. I think there would be buyers out there if they did the 9mm, .40SW, and .45ACP, but who knows if it would sell enough to cover their costs. Ruger casting frames is the only one I think that would have a chance at this.
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I would love to see someone make a model that doesn't have a full length cylinder that the bullet has to "jump" through before hitting the barrel. But that would require a whole new frame. I think there would be buyers out there if they did the 9mm, .40SW, and .45ACP, but who knows if it would sell enough to cover their costs. Ruger casting frames is the only one I think that would have a chance at this.
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Some one cut a Blackhawk down for just such an occasion.
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I will see if I can find the guys name.
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I am on my second 25-2 S&W revolver. It is a N frame square butt 61/2" Blued gun. A big gun but a pleasure to shoot. Try one.
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Taurus made one for awhile, thats the only one I know of right off the bat.
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