Yes they are excellent revolvers and no I wouldn't load them as hot as a blackhawk.
I am thinking of buying a S&W Model 25 classic in 45 LC and I have read articals and reviews in magazins but I some times do not trust those, so if any one who owns one could give me advice if they are good pistols, I would be greatfull. Also can they handle hot reloads in 45 LC like the Ruger Black Hawk? Thanks
The Ruger is good 30 to 34 thousand PSI give or take a littleread the article by john linebaugh, not sure i spelled his last name correctly. the article addreses the strength of the 45 colt cartridge and also the strength of the 45 colt in the ruger blackhawk and smith model 25. his findings were surprising. as i recall (dont quote me) i believe he states that the smith model 25 is good for up to 25000 psi which would be very close to ruger max. pressures.
If you must shoot hot loads get a handgun that is up to the task. If you want to continue being a concert pianist at age 75, listen to what these guys are telling you. A career shooting hot handgun loads can be a short one.. . . They allow guns, hands, and nerves to last a whole lot longer!
+1I have a Smith Mountain Gun in .45Colt.
Probably the finest example of a handgun I own. Accurate as can be.
You cannot hot rod the Smith and expect it to last. Not realy a need to though as the ol Colt will make a hole on both sides of most things you would care to shoot with a handgun.
You need to read Linebaughs article. The last two paragraphs deal specificly with the Smith 25's
I doubt you would ever regret the purchase or the choice.
I disagree, the day is almost over here in the east...LOL Rocky....course, the day aint over ;*)
yeah, i think 32000 psi is listed as about max.The Ruger is good 30 to 34 thousand PSI give or take a little