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#3436909 - 10/30/09 10:43 PM Re: Tell me about the Smith and Wesson 645 and 4506 [Re: Oregon45]
260Remguy Offline
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I had a S&W 645 for awhile. It didn't fit my hand, the geometry front to back was too long, about as bad as the AMTs in 30 US Carbine, so I sold it and am back in the 1911 pack for 38 Super and 45 ACP. The 745 target pistol felt better to me, but not as good as a 1911 NM.

I still have a couple of S&W 9mms and 40s, but much prefer the 4006 to the 39/639/645s that have come and gone or come and stayed.

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#3437106 - 10/31/09 04:41 AM Re: Tell me about the Smith and Wesson 645 and 4506 [Re: 260Remguy]
RufusG Offline
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I think the 4506 is one of the best 45s ever conceived. It's an incredibly durable and reliable pistol.

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#3437292 - 10/31/09 06:55 AM Re: Tell me about the Smith and Wesson 645 and 4506 [Re: RufusG]
EthanEdwards Offline
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Poleece around here had them, back in the eighties.
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#3437444 - 10/31/09 08:16 AM Re: Tell me about the Smith and Wesson 645 and 4506 [Re: Oregon45]
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I'm a big fan of the S&W 3rd generation pistols. The ergo's of some are better than others, but all of them are very reliable and hell for stout.

The 645 is 2nd generation, the 4506 is 3rd generation. Additionally, the latter was upgraded to the "4506-01" that was beefed up in a few areas. The easy way to spot the 4506-01 is the rounded trigger guard. There are no markings on the pistol to differentiate the two.

Originally Posted By: Oregon45
Any tips or tricks for handling and shooting? Care and feeding?


Don't use the same grip as Don Johnson - his hands are too low, his thumb is on the wrong side, he's using a modified Weaver, and his presentation is too low forcing him to crane his neck.

Care and feeding - I feed 3rd Gen S&W's about anything and clean them out with an air compressor.
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#3438391 - 10/31/09 02:30 PM Re: Tell me about the Smith and Wesson 645 and 4506 [Re: JOG]
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They have a lot more muzzle flip than 1911s, too, as they sit higher in the hand. At least, the 745 I had, did. The 4506 is marginally better, since it has a scallop under the trigger guard. If you like Commanders, and want a Smith, look around for a 4566, it's 'sort of' Commander-sized, or the 4516, which is 'sort of' Officer ACP sized. They are heavy, but that soaks up recoil a bit.
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#3438760 - 10/31/09 04:56 PM Re: Tell me about the Smith and Wesson 645 and 4506 [Re: RufusG]
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Originally Posted By: RufusG
I think the 4506 is one of the best 45s ever conceived. It's an incredibly durable and reliable pistol.


Absolutely right. They WILL go bang everytime. With concealment not being the issue this is the way to go.
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#3440932 - 11/01/09 09:48 AM Re: Tell me about the Smith and Wesson 645 and 4506 [Re: Cariboujack]
Dew Offline
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I just picked up a 645 and a 1006 and so far I prefer the 1006 the best.

Carpe diem,
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#3441073 - 11/01/09 10:45 AM Re: Tell me about the Smith and Wesson 645 and 4506 [Re: Dew]
azasadny Offline
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Registered: 11/01/09
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My father (retired LEO) gave me a S&W 645 that he bought new and only fired a few mags through it. I reload my own ammo and I have found the S&W 645 to be a very accurate and pleasant gun to shoot at the range. It's a heavy pistol, so there's very little felt recoil and it's well balanced (for me), although it may look too "front heavy" for some. My father really liked this pistol and I do too. It's stainless and a pain in the rear to takedown, compared to a 1911 or Sig, but it's a nice pistol to shoot and puts the bullets where you aim.
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#3441432 - 11/01/09 01:14 PM Re: Tell me about the Smith and Wesson 645 and 4506 [Re: azasadny]
260Remguy Offline
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See!

You ask a question and get a variety of answers, all the way from "they suck" to "they're great!".

Jeff

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#3441463 - 11/01/09 01:26 PM Re: Tell me about the Smith and Wesson 645 and 4506 [Re: 260Remguy]
Oregon45 Offline
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Loc: Oregon
That's what I was looking for grin This thread even adhered to "Internet Pistol Protocol #1" which provides that for any question the answer is "buy a 1911."

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