Smith & Wesson Firearms Thread

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by SHOOTER13, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    This thread is dedicated to Smith & Wesson firearms...please post a picture and share what you like about your particular S&W revolver or pistol here...

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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 ( White Outline Red Ramp ) and Pachmayr grips...


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    Caliber:.44 Magnum/.44 Special
    Grip:Synthetic/black
    Capacity:6
    Sights:Adjustable white outline rear sight with red ramp front sight
    Action:Revolver
    Material/Finish:Stainless steel/satin
    Size:N Frame
    Trigger:Single-action/double-action
    Barrel:4"
    Weight:2.6 pounds
    Length:9.63"
     
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  2. SHOOTER13

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    Another favorite revolver of mine is my S&W Model 13 factory 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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    Caliber: .357 Magnum/.38 Special
    Grip: Synthetic/black
    Capacity: 6
    Sights: Rear Notch / Front Ramp
    Action: Double
    Material/Finish: Factory Nickeled
    Size: K Frame
    Trigger: Single-action/double-action
    Barrel: 3" Bull
    Weight: 31 ounces
     
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  3. SHOOTER13

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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.


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    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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  4. SHOOTER13

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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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  5. rsfrid

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    Here's my SW1911 Pro Series with new custom grips:

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  6. Pancho_Villa

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    rsfrid,

    Nice SW1911 you have. Got all the bells and whistles on it. Muy bueno compadre.

    Muy buenas armas, SHOOTER13.
     
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  7. SHOOTER13

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    Mucho Gracias Pancho !!
     
  8. SHOOTER13

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    ...and Specialist 5 Frid...1st Infantry Division ( Big Red 1 )

    Thank You for your service to our great country !!

    Love those grips...and your Bronze Star avatar !
     
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  9. Pancho_Villa

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    Let me see? I will start with the one I call the "Po' man's Gluck." Just the plain old SW40VE. Known as the Sigma, it came with 2 high cap mags. This one was new and never fails to feed or fire. Accurate enough for combat. Stiker fired DA, Stips like a Gluck cause it is kinda like one. I have had several used ones in 9 mil and .40. Never failed in any way and for less than 3 bills.

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  10. threetango

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    Wife's 642 Airweight 38 w/ crimson trace laser.

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  11. Jpyle

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    686+ 4" .357 magnum

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    Model 28-2 Highway Patrolman .357 magnum

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    1911PD .45 ACP

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  12. Pancho_Villa

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    Nice bunch of guns jpyle. I cut my teeth on a Mod 28 that my dad had as a duty gun in the 70s. It was a 3.5" blue gun. It got pretty blue worn and he had it nickled. He was a Chief LEO. He hardly ever carried his gun. I use to sneak the 28 off when I started high school and shoot it with all the old ammo I found. I never could figure out why some rounds were more powerfull than others. I did not realize the difference of the .38 spl. and .357 at the time. Never could get that gun off the next 2 chiefs that ran the dept. after he did. It might have been traded off when they went to autos in the early 80s. It might even still be in the weapons locker. Don't know for sure.

    Like the 642 threetango. I have been considering one for myself. Just can't justify paying what they want for a new one. Still, I am kinda more hung up on a 638.
     
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  13. Pancho_Villa

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    Does this 629 look familiar SHOOTER13? Pretty close right?

    Don't use it much anymore cause I can't see well. Also, i can't load it as hot as the Ruger BlkHks. I had it quite a few years. I did shoot a deer with it. We were culling deer for a big ranch, mostly spikes and does. I was getting out of a blind to check a deer I had killed with a rifle. It was a high blind. About half way down, a spike walked out about 60 yds away. I was hanging off the ladder rungs with the left arm and pulled out the 629 with the right. Load was a 240 gr. Speer JHP over 20 gr. of 2400, magnum primer. Caught it high in the ribs broadside hitting a rib going in and stopped low on the left side, hitting a rib. It dropped like a rock. Later found our a piece of jacket had gone right between 2 vertebrae. So the K. O. Never id try it again. Just consider it a lucky shot.

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  14. threetango

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    Might as well put my S&W 686 Plus (7 shot) on here.

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    With Galco OWB holster

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  15. Jpyle

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    Nice taste in wheel guns...:D
     
  16. Pancho_Villa

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    My old S&W Mod 60 in .38 special. This one doesn't get used much anymore also. J frame, 5 shot, snub. Pachy grips on it cause the small ones that come on it make it hard to control.

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  17. rsfrid

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    Nice grips on the PD.
     
  18. JimA

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    My only Smith & Wesson. It was mine anyway until my wife shot it. Now it's her EDC.:) She still lets me shoot it once in awhile.

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  19. SHOOTER13

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    Very nice specimens gentlemen...!!
     
  20. SHOOTER13

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    Si...como no !!