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Old 06-11-2018, 06:39 AM
Ivan the Butcher Ivan the Butcher is offline
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Originally Posted by steelslaver View Post
I am a big fan of the S&W 45s. Big bullets going at a decent speed, Moderate recoil.
What's not to like!

I have 2, a Brazilian Contract and a 625-3 (series of 1989). Both are 5 " and have a balance that makes them a joy to shoot. I also had 25-5 in 4 and 6 " (45 Colt) and find the 5 " to be a better balance.

Shooter grade 1917"s or Stainless series guns are probably the best bang for the buck. I enjoy my guns having a lanyard, and field guns not so equipped get a grip change so that I can swap the bottom mounting screw for a swivel stud and hook a lanyard on it. (a habit I picked up hunting from tree stands, and taking handguns canoeing!)

For shooters the 1917's are 100 years old now and should never see the hotter loads of ammo. Most of the Brazilian Contracts are after 1937 and have heat treated receivers (started 1935 I think) and of course the later models and stainless models can handle any hot commercial load. (self defense or hunting!)

Enjoy the world of 45 in moon clips!

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