My new S&W 625 showed up yesterday, and I’m very excited about getting this gun out to the range for some IDPA practice. It’s not the JM special edition pictured on S&W’s website, which means I’m going to have to do a little bit of work on it to make it “better” for a competition IDPA revolver. I snagged a quick picture with my crackberry this morning.
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In it’s standard configuration, it still has the “black on black” sight picture, and the godawfulhuge factory wood S&W grips on it. Those wood grips fully enclose the backstrap of the gun, making the trigger reach even longer – and everyone knows that the N-frame already has a pretty long reach. The trigger is heavy, but it’s smooth. There isn’t any grit in the take up, and the break is even and predictable.
As far as modifications go, I’m actually not going to do that much to it. I’m going to change the stocks to an open backstrap set of Pachmayr grips, which will reduce the length I have to reach for the trigger pull and allow me to get a better “high hands” grip on the gun. I’m also going to swap out the front sight for a Hi-Viz fiber optic, and that is pretty much it. I might get the charge holes chamfered, but that’s down the road a bit. This is going to be my primary IDPA gun for a while as I learn this whole “revolver” thing, so my practice is going to be on developing the muscle memory and motor skills necessary to reload this gun in a hurry. Right now, “glacially slow” about describes my skill.