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Plywood
12-28-2010, 1:50 PM
Does anyone have a S&W 625? How do you like it? I've been looking at The JM model. I like the fact that I can share ammo with my 1911 :) Are the moon clips a pain to load/unload?

zdragon
12-28-2010, 1:54 PM
Brownells sells a 12$ tool for easy de-mooning....no big deal.

MrOrange
12-28-2010, 2:16 PM
Yes.

After it got rebuilt by S&W, with a new cylinder and crane, I like it fine. Mine is one of the old ones that looked like they took a regular cylinder and had a drunk homeless dude file it down until the clips fit.

Not really. Loading isn't much different than loading a magazine. I use the flat screwdriver blade on a Swiss army knife to pop the empties out, never felt the need for a specialized gizmo.

Best thing is your brass is real easy to find after a string!

gef
12-28-2010, 2:44 PM
Get some RIMZ moon clips for range work and use the steel ones for carry if you do.

Revoman
12-28-2010, 4:52 PM
Don't have the 625, but I have it's cousin....610 in 40/10mm.

The clips work very well and are no problem to use. Most folks that I know make their own 'tool' to remove the empties, it's handle from a golf club, cut down and with a small notch to catch the edge of the clip.

Speed loading is really a snap and extremely fast with the moonies. Although I have all steel ones from Ranch, I would not have a problem trying the Rimz.

As stated, it's real easy to find your empty brass....it goes nowhere!

HighLander51
12-28-2010, 6:30 PM
The 625's and the 610's both run good. Moon clips are just a kind of speed loader, you have to practice with it. The JM 625 is the 4" version because now IDPA does not allow any revolver over 4"

http://www.californiavtxriders.com/phpBB3/gallery/image33275.jpg

shooting4life
12-28-2010, 9:32 PM
Love my 625. It is in the top 5 of my collection. Probably shot the most of any centerfire handgun.
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/6e32fa9e.jpg

TKM
12-28-2010, 9:48 PM
625JM and 610 both with 100+- moonclips.

Good fun, it is hard to shoot other revolvers until they smoke but easy with these.

BigBoyPinoy
12-28-2010, 11:07 PM
Both are great accurate fun shooters. I no longer have the 610 though :(

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/Firearms/540fdd7a.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/Firearms/1e0f1fbc.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/Firearms/722e9281.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/Firearms/a2fb0b13.jpg

shooting4life
12-28-2010, 11:10 PM
And here is my 610 no dash that I have converted to 10mm magnum
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/71650f27.jpg
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/IMG_2648.jpg
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/IMG_2646.jpg

blakdawg
12-28-2010, 11:54 PM
I've got a 625 with a 6" barrel and I'm very fond of it.

bjl333
12-28-2010, 11:59 PM
The only thing about the JM 625 is the JM grips. They are too small and too slippery for me. Otherwise a great gun !!! :thumbsup: