I posted this question on The Firing Line and was advised to seek an answer from Marshall Stanton. I first have to say that I was overjoyed to find this website and forum. Chock full of valuable information and little B.S. Now for my question: What level of loads can be shot in the Smith and Wesson 25-5 .45 Colt without causing undue wear on the gun. I am hoping for 1100 fps with 260-270 gr. bullets. I'd also like to know other fellow's experiences with the 25-5 Smith. I am looking to buy one from a seller on the internet but have never fired one.