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S&W 325PD: .45ACP power for armed professionals and CCW’s who prefer revolvers

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by David Crane
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If you like the idea of a .45ACP caliber carry gun, but prefer revolvers over 1911 semi-auto pistols, Smith & Wesson has THE carry gun for you. It’s a member of S&W’s AirLite series, and it’s called the Model 325PD.

I’m actually a big fan of Smith & Wesson’s AirLite Scandium alloy carry revolvers. They’re the perfect blend of light weight, reliability, and defensive power. I’m also a big fan of Crimson trace Lasergrips. A Smith & Wesson Airlite Scandium revolver, outfitted with a Crimson Trace targeting laser, is a tough defensive/carry revolver package to beat. I wrote an article about this back in September of 2002, titled "S&W 340PD/Crimson Trace Combo. Hot Set-Up for Pocket CCW–Florida Style.". In that piece, I discussed the…

attributes of the Smith & Wesson AirLite Scandium/Crimson Trace Lasergrips combo for concealed carry, especially in warm environments like South Florida.

Getting back to the topic at hand, the Smith & Wesson 325PD Airlite Scandium .45ACP revolver weighs in at only 21.5 oz, and enjoys a 6-round ammo capacity. All in all, it looks like a nice little .45ACP defensive/CCW package.

Smith & Wesson can be contacted at 800-331-0852.

If you’d like to acquire a set of Crimson Trace Lasergrips, Crimson Trace can be reached at 800-442-2406. You can also contact them by email at [email protected].

If you’re in the mood for some extra reading, Wiley Clapp has written an excellent piece on the Smith & Wesson 325PD AirLite .45ACP revolver for the Ocober 2004 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement (GWLE).

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About David Crane

David Crane started publishing online in 2001. Since that time, governments, military organizations, Special Operators (i.e. professional trigger pullers), agencies, and civilian tactical shooters the world over have come to depend on Defense Review as the authoritative source of news and information on "the latest and greatest" in the field of military defense and tactical technology and hardware, including tactical firearms, ammunition, equipment, gear, and training.

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