View Full Version : S&W 625?

12-28-2010, 12:50 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?

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

12-28-2010, 1:16 PM

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!

12-28-2010, 1:44 PM
Get some RIMZ moon clips for range work and use the steel ones for carry if you do.

12-28-2010, 3:52 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!

12-28-2010, 5:30 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"


12-28-2010, 8:32 PM
Love my 625. It is in the top 5 of my collection. Probably shot the most of any centerfire handgun.

12-28-2010, 8:48 PM
625JM and 610 both with 100+- moonclips.

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

12-28-2010, 10:07 PM
Both are great accurate fun shooters. I no longer have the 610 though :(





12-28-2010, 10:10 PM
And here is my 610 no dash that I have converted to 10mm magnum

12-28-2010, 10:54 PM
I've got a 625 with a 6" barrel and I'm very fond of it.

12-28-2010, 10:59 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: