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Old 09-14-2018, 10:45 AM
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Thinking about trading my 45colt, some small specs and light holster wear. Maybe trade to SW 45acp revolvers. Suggestion/thoughts??
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IMO, you ainít gonna be gaining a thing by trading to a 45 ACP revolver.
I donít care for moon clips. Ya sure they offer a faster reload, but you still have to spend the time to load the clips and then unload them when you are done shooting. Net gain in time is nothing and would be willing to bet that total time spent loading and unloading the clips and feeding them into the cylinder is greater than simply dropping 6 rounds into the charge holes and then ejecting them into your hand.
Ballistically, the 45 ACP offers nothing that the 45 Colt cannot do and there are things a 45 Colt will do that the ACP wont.
Keep the gun. You already own the better of the two options
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The 5" unfluted model 25, product code 100924, is a favorite among Forum members.

Many regard it as one of he most accurate 45 LC revolvers Smith and Wesson has produced


I am sure that you will find many prospective owners if you end up placing it in the For Sale section

Personally I do not see an advantage to trading from a 45 LC revolver to a 45 ACP revolver

The 45 LC cartridge has a much wider range of projectile weights and designs available for it. Especially if you are a hand loader

An option you could look at (though the purists will yell at me for suggesting the modification of a S&W) is to have the cylinder of your existing revolver machined for moon clipped 45 ACP. Several gun smiths can do the job in such a manner as to allow the firearm to safely chamber and shoot both the 45 LC and 45 ACP cartridges.
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An option you could look at is to have the cylinder of your existing revolver machined for moon clipped 45 ACP.
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And is what I'd do.
Either that or acquire an ACP model and keep the -7.
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Thinking about trading my 45colt, some small specs and light holster wear. Maybe trade to SW 45acp revolvers. Suggestion/thoughts??
You're trading the wrong way in my opinion, but that's just my interest. I'm looking to convert 45ACP to 45 Colt

Forgot to mention, that 25-7 and same version in 25-9 is one of the best guns S&W made in the past 40 years. You will miss it when it's gone.

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