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    If you are interested in the S&W 645

    I have seen a lot of questions and a lot of talk recently about the 645. I recently purchased a 645. I have had Ruger P90's in the past and they have always been very accurate pistols and never any problem. But I never did like the frame and the boxy feel of them ( I didn't like an alloy frame ). I always enjoyed the feel of a 1911 but did not care for the single action, so I sold mine and went back to the P90. I had some pistol money come in so I thought I would try the S&W 645, sounded like the perfect fit for me. I ordered one off of GunBroker ( Paid way to much but got what I was looking for ) and when I received it, I was pleased. The gun fit my small hands pretty good. Felt like a 1911 ( not trying to insult the huge 1911 fans ) a was a really beauty. Solid built and heavy is exactly what you get with this gun. I took it to the range and after readjusting the sights I finally got it to shoot exactly at point of aim at 15 yards. Very good groups. Mine came with a Magna Ported barrel and slide. I like the looks of the Magna porting but can't tell a difference in the recoil, plus it allows the sights and the inside of the slide to become extremely dirty. So for this reason I found another member here that had a New Barrel and slide assembly that he sold me ( old gun smith ). I paid a reasonable price for the slide assembly and received it in about a week. After 8 rounds I had the new slide dialed in. Man this gun is everything that I hoped for. It is awesome! it is very accurate ( Not a target pistol ). Comfortable to shoot and nice slim design. I just wanted to share my experience with the 645. Here is some pictures I hope you enjoy them. Mine was built August of 1986.


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    I love it. I already want to add a 1006 and 4506 to the collection and now I want to find a decent 645 as well.

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    j,

    Sweet looking 645. I feel your pain on the magna-port fouling. It's a bear to clean-up, especially if you shoot a few different sessions between addressing the fouling.

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    I've always had a fondness for the 3rd gen S&W .45's. From 645's to the 4506/4566/4516. Even carried a 4506 on duty for 6yrs before the department made me turn it in. I still have a 4566 that is on HD 24/7. It an a Ruger P345 are the only .45's I own.
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    That's a really nice looking pistol you have there. Having both slides and barrels will give you options for shooting. It sounds like you found your keeper. Mine is the S&W 669 9mm. Once I shot it I knew it was going to be my primary pistol. I have many different pistols and revolvers in my collection, but the 669 is the one I always go back to. I haven't invested in a S&W 45 pistol yet, but in time I'm sure there'll be at least one in the collection.
    Congratulations on the additions to your collection.

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    I yearn for one each time I see pics of yours. Nice to see you got the more takedown-friendly safety on your non ported slide. I don't have to wish you good luck with it, it will make all the luck you need in a .45!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gearchecker View Post
    That's a really nice looking pistol you have there. Having both slides and barrels will give you options for shooting. It sounds like you found your keeper. Mine is the S&W 669 9mm. Once I shot it I knew it was going to be my primary pistol. I have many different pistols and revolvers in my collection, but the 669 is the one I always go back to. I haven't invested in a S&W 45 pistol yet, but in time I'm sure there'll be at least one in the collection.
    Congratulations on the additions to your collection.

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    Nice 645!

    The 645 is why I have never really wanted a 1911.

    I bought a 645 when they first came out in the mid 80s. It had the fixed rear sight, and was very accurate out of the box.

    Unfortunately, I let a friend of mine talk me out of it in a moment of weakness.

    I purchased another 645 a couple of years ago with the adjustable rear sight like you have on your spare slide.

    Oklahoma just passed Open Carry, and now my 645 will get to see a little more daylight!

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    Very nice S&W .45 caliber pistols!
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    I agree Smithwessonokie.


 

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