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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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M&P 15-22 MOE, and an S&W 22A,

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.357 - .44 Mag

Heres a random one for everyone. A friend traded for a .357 S&W revolver (apologies, dont know the frame type) that had been bored out to .44 Mag and brought it to the range. Its a blast to shoot, anyone have any experiance with mods like these?
 

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Most S&W's .357's were built on K, L ( medium) and N ( large ) frames...the .44's were builtalmost exclusively on N Frames.

So, depending on the model the .357 was originally...the conversion probably was built on the larger and stronger N frame.
 

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Just wondering if you guys would venture your opinion. I have two sets of grips now..One is teh VZ g10's in Grey and Black and the other is the Eagle grips in Rosewood. The Rosewood really is darker in person...I so can't decide i am thinking of changing them out every month or so. What do you think?
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The only S&W I still have is my 1066...which is an amazing shooter. I looked for this gun for years and finally found it on a website. I was offering a trade of another gun but the owner just wanted to sell the Smith as it was the only 10mm he had. It has an amazing trigger for being factory and the accuracy is scary. I rotate carrying concealed between it and my Wilson Combat Professional.



 
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