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My very first semi-automatic pistol was the 2nd generation S&W Model 645 chambered in .45ACP. She has a target trigger and target sights ( WO RR ) and holds 8+1. The stainless steel frame and slide sport an ambidextrous safety/decocker, a squared trigger guard, and black plastic grip plates, which I replaced with Pachmayr's.





S&W began experiments with .45ACP firing pistols in 1984, and produced their first one, the Model 645, in 1985. Public demand led to the development of this series. The series consists of normally double-action weapons, or what Smith & Wesson refers to as a traditional double action. They generally have a barrel bushing press fitted into the muzzle end of the slide instead of a separate barrel bushing like a 1911 pistol. Like many Smith & Wesson models, each variant was generally in production for only a few years. (The Model 645 was introduced in 1985, and produced until 1988.)

The S&W 645 was used in seasons 3 and 4 of the TV series Miami Vice by the main character Vice Detective Sonny Crockett
 

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My second semi-automatic pistol was the 2nd Generation S&W Model 659 chambered for the 9mm cartridge. On her stainless steel frame and slide she sports adjustable rear sights and a front ramp sight as well as an ambidextrous safety. She holds 14+1 in her double stacked magazine. I replaced the standard black plastic grip panels with a nice set of Zebrawood finger grooved wraparound grips. Production of this 2nd generation model started in 1985 and continued until 1988, when the 3rd generation Model 5906 was introduced.

 

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Pictured below is my S&W Model 629 stainless steel N frame chambered in .44 Magnum. She has a 4" barrel with target trigger, target sights ( TT TS ) and a white outline rear and red ramp front sights ( WO RR ) and sports Pachmayr grips...


 

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Another favorite revolver of mine is my S&W Model 13 nickel plated K frame chambered in .357 Magnum. She features a 3" bull barrel with v-notch rear sights and standard ramp front sights. I put on the Pachmayr grips to tame recoil.

 

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I only own one old DA .38 top break that's at the gunsmith's hoping he can get or build a spring for her. My other Smith is an M&P 15. I haven't shot it much due to the ammunition availability.
 

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My only Smith & Wesson. M&P Shield 9mm:

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Actually my wife stole it and carries it daily:)
 

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My father in laws .38 special police model that he carried as a police officer. My mother in law gave this to me after he passed in 1982, he purchased the gun in the late 40s per my wife
 

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My second semi-automatic pistol was the 2nd Generation S&W Model 659 chambered for the 9mm cartridge.
Got a soft spot in my heart for these...I was issued a 659 many years ago as a young police officer. Very nice shooter.
 

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A couple of my Smiths to join the party.

Model 686, .357 magnum, 4" barrel:


Alloy frame Model 37 "Airweight" .38 special with bobbed hammer:


And my 4516 - .45 caliber, 3 1/4" barrel, holds 7+1. Very nice carry gun.
 

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What does Vegas PD carry now Mike...!?
LVMPD no longer issues a firearm...they have an approved list of manufacturers from which recruits can purchase their weapon after they go through safety/familiarization training during the first couple weeks of the academy.
 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania PD are issued Glock 17's...

Abington Twp PD in PA ( my area ) are issued Smith & Wesson 4506's...

PA State Police were issued a Beretta 96D Brigadier (.40 S&W DAO)...but not sure if that is the case now.
 

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LE Trade-In 5906

I got this 5906 right before Christmas 2012. I just recently put new grips on it.
 

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Another favorite revolver of mine is my S&W Model 13 nickel plated K frame chambered in .357 Magnum. She features a 3" bull barrel with v-notch rear sights and standard ramp front sights. I put on the Pachmayr grips to tame recoil.

For someone that is a Ruger MOD.........It's ok. I used to own a lot of "NICE" non-Ruger weapons.
The S&W firearms you posted in this forum are very nice!
 
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