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    My favorite .45

    I have a few S&W 45 revolvers. I have one favorite, a m25-5 that was made before the barrel pin was dropped. I bought this gun from a heir and don't know anything about its prior history. It caught my eye because of the patridge front sight. These early 25-5s are suppose to have throat problems. I have never bothered to check this gun because it bails Wadcutters better than I can hold it. image.jpeg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drm50 View Post
    I have a few S&W 45 revolvers. I have one favorite, a m25-5 that was made before the barrel pin was dropped. I bought this gun from a heir and don't know anything about its prior history. It caught my eye because of the patridge front sight. These early 25-5s are suppose to have throat problems. I have never bothered to check this gun because it bails Wadcutters better than I can hold it. image.jpeg

    Good revolver. I am in search of a 25-2 with one in the cross hairs now.
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    One good looking revolver. The smiths just look like a gun should look.

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    Really nice, had a M25 many years ago, could have sworn it had a 4" Brl. Loved it.
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    Really nice. I like the look of that front sight. Should be great for target shooting, bullseyes or bunnies.

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    The 25's are beautiful guns, in any barrel length. Mine happens to be a 4", but it has the red ramp front sight. My 625 has the brass bead front sight, which I like better, outside on a clear day. I'd say the majority of my revolvers have the red ramp, so I'm quite use to it. The 625 is the first and only one I have like it. Both guns will shoot better than I can hold them, and have fantastic triggers. I can't decide which is my favorite, but both rank about my 45 autos. (well, that S&W 4516 has as good a trigger in DA as both of these)
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    Quote Originally Posted by M700 View Post
    Really nice. I like the look of that front sight. Should be great for target shooting, bullseyes or bunnies.

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    I've always hated S&Ws red ramps and other fiber optic type front sights. I guess it's my eyes because I don't get a clear sharp sight picture with them. I only have one keeper with RR a 25-5 that front ramp is not interchangeable. I use a black marker on it that is washable in case I decide to off it. The ramps on m28 and m34 get polished from holster wear and I black them to get away from that fuzzy front. I'm firm believer in plain blade fronts on handguns and rifles. All my woods deer rifles with reciever sights have blade fronts. The most worthless sight I've ever seen is the front sight on Ithaca Deerslayer slug guns. A Flo-pink barly corn. You have no trouble seeing front sight, just finding the top of it. Ithaca must have gotten complaints because they started including a black sight as extra with gun. The Ray Bar and other Flo sights on are useful in low light conditions.
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    Old post, but still my favorite .45!

    Was my carry gun as a Deputy for years. On the way to jail with prisoners in the back, I overheard one say, (car thieves at 1AM), "When a car came by while we were being arrested its headlights shined on the gun and I was looking down the barrel and I could see the bullet!"

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    I think the red ramp was for cops. It has value under low light for people shooting situations where bullseye shooting is not needed.
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