The SW Model 625 is a highly sought after firearm. It’s long been popular in IDPA competitions; it’s a fine “Pin” gun, and superb for target work. In fact it’s fair to say the 625 is, hands down, one of the best big-bore revolvers ever produced. Yes, it’s really that good.
Mine is a 625-2, Model of 1988, chambered for 45ACP. I purchased it second-hand; it was first owned by a Smith & Wesson salesman. When I saw it in the showcase, I knew had to have it. Decked out with rosewood boot grips and a 5″ barrel, it came in a factory, velvet lined, leather case, with brass locks. A real jewel. And lucky for me the price was right.
Fast to medium speed powders are best in 45ACP and I have tried a slew of them in search of the perfect handload. The list includes Bullseye, VV310, Unique, 231, and Tite Group. Right now, my favorite powder is Universal Clays, under a 200 grain, plated, semi-wacutter, ignited by a Federal primer. It’s a fine load, accurate and clean burning.
Be a safe and responsible gun owner!