I went shooting last Friday, the first time for 2018. I took my S&W 627 .357 Magnum and put a box through it. It had been a while. I also brought along my Ruger Challenger .22 pistol and that’s what I spent most of my time with. There’s something satisfying about trying to make one big hole out of a bunch of little ones. That’s a morning well spent.
The Smith & Wesson 4505 was the blue steel variation of the company’s full-sized stainless steel .45 Auto, the 4506. Both pistols featured the rugged new S&W “Third Generation” design with 5-Inch barrel, DA/SA trigger, eight shot magazine and a recoil-absorbing heft of 41 ounces. While the 4506 remained in production from 1988-1999 the 4505 was just produced one year, 1991. Only approximately 1200 of the blued models were made and it is estimated that less than a third featured the factory adjustable sights as pictured on this gun.