S&W 625 Mountain Gun in .45 ACP

Discussion in 'Revolvers' started by WhoIsJohnGalt?, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    I took my S&W 625 Mountain Gun in .45 ACP (purchased from a fellow Addict) out for a fresh range-run recently, logging exactly 186 rounds. It’s super-easy to keep up with the round-count, as I’d pre-loaded 31 six-round moon clips with an assortment of JHP and SWC rounds.

    I didn’t get to work on drawing the gun from concealment during this session, as I’d also taken along a 1911 and had an IWB holster on already for that gun. Reloads were done from concealment using two Jeffrey Custom “Moon Pouches,” yet another item selected based on a referral from a fellow Addict. Shots taken were mostly 2- and 3-shot strings including some failure drills / Mozambique drills, all from a low-ready position. Targets shown were shot at 10 yards.

    This revolver continues to impress me. It’s fun to shoot and makes a sound concealed-carry option thanks to both the Jeffrey pouches and a Barranti Leather Summer Classic IWB holster. I’ve carried this setup a few times now and it works quite well.

    Thanks for looking!


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  2. Jim w.

    Jim w. Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2016
    The tapered barrel .45s are well proportioned guns. I feel like I missed out on the earlier Springfield Armory Commemorative of that type.
     
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  3. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Beautiful, I love the S&W revolvers in .45auto. And, yep, great carry option, as you've got it setup. Congratulations on a fine piece!
     
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  4. OneEyedTanker

    OneEyedTanker Well-Known Member

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    Apr 13, 2018
    It’s hard to argue with results like that! A sound rebuttal to the “capacity trumps all else” Glockboy fan club. I have that argument all the time at the range, when I’m shooting what they call my dinosaur; a single stack 1911 in .45 ACP. What you have there is a solid daily carry setup. Congratulations ~


    Eric
     
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  5. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Excellent.
    Love me some .4X caliber Mountain Gun.
     
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  6. Harleyvato

    Harleyvato Well-Known Member

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    Apr 8, 2017
    I really like the balance and feel of the mountain guns. I have one in 45 colt and one in 44 magnum. Someday if I run into one I’ll get one in 45HCP just for grins.
     
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  7. Lineman1982

    Lineman1982 Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2018
    What a beautiful revolver. Thank you for posting sir.
     
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  8. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
  9. OneEyedTanker

    OneEyedTanker Well-Known Member

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    Apr 13, 2018
    I’ve got a question, and it may be stupid or already answered somewhere. Isn’t it possible to buy a Mountain Gun in .45 LC, and have it modified to take full moon clips, thereby making it dual chambered for .45 ACP and .45 Long Colt?


    Eric
     
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  10. rmac

    rmac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 26, 2016
    Go to Tenring.com and read about the .45 Colt/ACP conversion.
     
  11. OneEyedTanker

    OneEyedTanker Well-Known Member

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    Apr 13, 2018
    Thanks brother!


    Eric
     
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  12. Acroyer

    Acroyer I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a 1911 today Supporting Addict

    Dec 16, 2015
    My 625 Mountain Gun in .45 Colt shudders in horror at the thought!
     
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  13. Troll68

    Troll68 Just me

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    Aug 16, 2018
    Awesome gun Sir . I think an S&W N frame with a tapered barrel is a great looking and handling gun. Very nice shooting!!
     
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  14. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
  15. OneEyedTanker

    OneEyedTanker Well-Known Member

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    Apr 13, 2018
    LoL, just a question man! I was thinking of cheaper ammo, as well as compatibility across pistols. I have several in .45 ACP, and at this time none in .45 Colt. I own a Single Six in .22 LR and .22 magnum, as well as a couple of .44 mags that can shoot .44 special, .44 Russian etc. It just sounds like a cool way to be more flexible.


    Eric
     
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  16. StrawHat

    StrawHat Well-Known Member

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    Sep 18, 2015
    Sure, anything is possible with enough $$$$. But you will need to adjust your sights with each different load.
    I have decided the 45 ACP cartridge will handle everything I need to shoot with a handgun. Here are some of my 4”, ACP revolvers.

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    Kevin
     

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