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ghamden
02-12-2012, 09:37
Came across a mint condition SW 645 i don't think it has ever been fired took it to the range fires perfect

I am being told that it is the only double action 1911 i am pretty sure there have been others

Single action or double action it is smooth as butter well built all stainless, pacmyr grips, sights don't look to be factory but they could be , for a pistol that is almost 30 years old it seems to function as good as newer 1911 and honestly in the sub 1000.00 market looks to be better built.

Slide fit s good no rattle not loose. Trigger is very smooth

I guess my point is new is not always your only option there are some very well made pistols no matter when they were manufactured you just have to look around.

Bodyarmorguy
02-12-2012, 09:54
Came across a mint condition SW 645 i don't think it has ever been fired took it to the range fires perfect

I am being told that it is the only double action 1911 i am pretty sure there have been others

Single action or double action it is smooth as butter well built all stainless, pacmyr grips, sights don't look to be factory but they could be , for a pistol that is almost 30 years old it seems to function as good as newer 1911 and honestly in the sub 1000.00 market looks to be better built.

S&W 645s are nice pistols. Yes, your sights are factory. I am not sure who told you that it is a double action 1911 but that could not be further from the truth. The 645 is not a 1911 platform pistol in any way shape or form.

Good find, enjoy it, shoot it, do a little research and you will learn the differences between the two platforms.

bac1023
02-12-2012, 10:16
Its a great pistol for sure.

It is not a 1911, nor is it a 1911 style double action pistol. I'm not sure who feed you that nonsense.

ghamden
02-12-2012, 10:46
I thought it did not sound right what i found after looking it seems the 645 was SW 1st version of a 45 ACP that evolved through the years and eventually into their M1911E

That said I agree it is a great pistol

Thanks for the clarification

craig19
02-12-2012, 12:41
The 645 is a great pistol, congrats on that find. I'd like to get one someday, along with its replacement, the 4506. Sonny Crockett carried one on Miami Vice in season 3 and 4.

bac1023
02-12-2012, 14:42
The 645 is a great pistol, congrats on that find. I'd like to get one someday, along with its replacement, the 4506. Sonny Crockett carried one on Miami Vice in season 3 and 4.

Very true. Any gun Sonny carried has to be cool. :cool:

I used to watch that show "back in the day". :)

Wyoming
02-12-2012, 15:50
Based on one that I know of that has 5000+ rounds mostly Wolf steel cases through it, The S&W 645 is one tough pistol! Your grips are after market but it does look LNIB condition.

Good find!

Enjoy:thumbsup:

ghamden
02-12-2012, 17:20
And so far no urge to wear pastel clothes :cool:

bac1023
02-12-2012, 17:54
Based on one that I know of that has 5000+ rounds mostly Wolf steel cases through it, The S&W 645 is one tough pistol! Your grips are after market but it does look LNIB condition.

Good find!

Enjoy:thumbsup:

Seems like a lot of 645's had Pachmayr grips.

Wyoming
02-12-2012, 18:47
Seems like a lot of 645's had Pachmayr grips.

My 1006, same gun in 10mm, came with Houge* aftermarket grip. The 645 that I mention above still has original factory grips so they must be tough enough.

It could be we pistoleers just like to modify our shooten irons!



* not sure of correct spelling

dakota1911
02-13-2012, 14:55
No where near a DA 1911. An interesting item was the 945, like a 645 and 1911 got together and had a baby. They came out of the S&W Performance Dept before any S&W 1911 and I think they still make them. Very nice, SA and rather expensive.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e193/dakota1911/sw945r_r.jpg

For DA there was the SeaCamp coversion and other experimentation, but a lot of these were like what evolved into the Para LDA. Just like a Glock, which is not real DA. Pull the trigger it goes click. You have to pull back the slide to recock it. Below a small Para Carry I have in my shooty collection with LDA.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e193/dakota1911/para1r.jpg

In my mind the first real DA 1911 type pistol was Colts ill fated Double Eagle. The tops of these were the same as Colt's SA pistols, and they would take the same mags, but the bottoms were very different. Below a Double Eagle Officers Model in .45. They went click, click, click like a cap gun and that lever is a hammer drop safety, to drop the hammer on a live round, just like S&W, etc.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e193/dakota1911/colt_deagle_a.jpg

TonyT
02-13-2012, 15:21
The S&W 645's while not 1911 types are excellent pistols. Mine has fired everything from 185 gr. LSWC's to 230 gr. JHP and FMJ's without a single malfunction. The only minus is the Philips screw holding the right safety which loosens upon firing - a drop of blue Loctite solved that problem.

Arvinator
02-13-2012, 16:04
I have a Model 645 I bought in 1995. I called S&W and they told me it was made in 1988, one of the last 250 made according to the serial number. Mine has the adjustable rear sights, factory grips. I bought several (8) new mags for it when i got it to have a total of ten (10) mags for it. Only hiccup was a round or UMC ball ammo in 1995 at a class I was at never a problem since. I did hear that they can be picky about Remingtin brass, but I carried Federal 230 hydra-shoks on duty and they shot good on paper for me.
I am now required to wear a Glock 22 to work, but I carry my 645 in a holster under my arm rest, and when working alone I take it out of the holster and shove it "On safe" in the middle of my back when I am checking alarm calls, or out on foot alone.
If I was told I could carry it to work, I'd do it in a heartbeat.... I like it as much as I do my first duty gun, my old revolver and cops and first guns have a unwritten rule of admiration and loyalty...

ghamden
02-13-2012, 16:11
The S&W 645's while not 1911 types are excellent pistols. Mine has fired everything from 185 gr. LSWC's to 230 gr. JHP and FMJ's without a single malfunction. The only minus is the Philips screw holding the right safety which loosens upon firing - a drop of blue Loctite solved that problem.


Mine doesn't have a Phillip head mine has a hex head that i also put loctite on just in case

ghamden
02-13-2012, 16:26
Just talked to S&W mine was Built on August 26,1986

Wyoming
02-13-2012, 20:52
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e193/dakota1911/sw945r_r.jpg

I like! :thumbsup:

Arvinator
02-15-2012, 18:38
OK, you guys got me wanting to wear my 645 concealed. Old duty holster worn out, all I have is a nylon Bianchi belt holster hi-ride and not the best on my frame. HELP! Need a find a leather pancake type holster. ANy suggestions? I have looked but a little internet dumb. E-mail arvinvolner@yahoo.com

Thanks for any suggestions.

bac1023
02-15-2012, 20:41
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e193/dakota1911/sw945r_r.jpg

I like! :thumbsup:

The 945 is an awesome pistol. Yes, S&W stills makes it. :)


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/104.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/106.jpg

Bodyarmorguy
02-15-2012, 20:43
Okay, now I am itching for a 645 that I saw at a LGS the other day....thanks. :tongueout:

Wyoming
02-15-2012, 21:43
The 945 is an awesome pistol. Yes, S&W stills makes it. :)


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/104.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/106.jpg

I have never seen one around this part of the country. I might have to go on GB and start watching for a nice one. Everything I own I shoot so a nice clean used one at a good price is a better deal than a new one at a new price that is going to be used real soon.

I might as well look for a 654 to go with my 1006 and other 45 Autos.

You guys are costing me but it is OK. I never lost money buying Smith & Wessons handguns. :cowboy:

bac1023
02-15-2012, 21:59
I have never seen one around this part of the country. I might have to go on GB and start watching for a nice one.

Yeah, its not something you're going to see stocked at a local gunshop unless someone trades it in. However, there is always a few on GB. There's a few on there now, actually.

Wyoming
02-15-2012, 22:32
Yeah, its not something you're going to see stocked at a local gunshop unless someone trades it in. However, there is always a few on GB. There's a few on there now, actually.

I just came from there! I'm a very patient person and started a search and save. I will see what they sell for and go from there.

I also checked S&W 645 and that model might be a sleeper for someone that needs a good 45 auto for a shooter and not a cherry one like the one that started this thread.

BTW, your S&W 945 looks very nice and I assumed it been shot some and :whistling: and if :whistling: you every get tried of it :embarassed: well you can always PM me :wavey:

bac1023
02-15-2012, 22:38
Thanks. Yeah, its been to the range many times. The trigger is amazing.

Unfortunately, I don't see myself getting tired of it anytime soon. ;)

BamaTrooper
02-16-2012, 06:38
Smith made a 745 that was single action http://www.gunsamerica.com/936342064/Guns/Pistols/Smith-Wesson-Pistols-Autos/Steel-Frame/Smith_Wesson_745_IPSC.htm

bac1023
02-16-2012, 06:43
Smith made a 745 that was single action http://www.gunsamerica.com/936342064/Guns/Pistols/Smith-Wesson-Pistols-Autos/Steel-Frame/Smith_Wesson_745_IPSC.htm

Yep, I need one of those too.

I also want an 845 from the Performance Center. They're pricey though.