Gun Report

Smith & Wesson 625-8 (160935) 45 ACP

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The 4-inch barrel points fast. This gun likes lead, so handloads are easier. For six-shot practical matches, it would be our pick.

Smith & Wesson 625-8 (160935) 45 ACP

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The cylinder has been shortened (black arrows), so the bullet spends less time before engaging the rifling. The barrel and forcing cone have been extended across the cylinder gap (white arrows).
The 625-8 comes only with half-moon clips. We recommend you chamfer the cylinders. The arrows point to where the edges need to be broken.

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