42 Comments

  1. Chevy Man on September 29, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    good video. the first time I ever saw this pistol it was on the TV show Miami Vice. Crockett was carrying one and I just thought it looked really cool and I bought one of the first 745’s produced. i really enjoyed shooting it and I wish I had kept it. But i was young then and i was always looking for the next cool thing to have. LOL



  2. sharv5658 on September 29, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Great video, straight to the point….I like it.



  3. keith kent on September 29, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Hr you seem to have a lot of knowledge about smith semi autos ! What do know about 5906 ? I found one in nickel and it is super clean looks virtually unused . Thanks K



  4. FlightMedic on September 29, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Nice job, mate. Just came across one of these (non-IPSC model) for sale locally. Your video was great information, I think Im going to make a offer.



  5. TheAngry German on September 29, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Good review. I own one.But Smith and Wessen build Revolver in 45ACP since 1917.



  6. Tom Patrick on September 29, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    I have the 645 all stainless steel double action single action was made between 1985->1988 been a home defense gun for years and years they even come apart similar to a 1911 but don’t have bushing I love it and this pistol you just don’t see for sale. If you do buy it you will love it



  7. pete shour on September 29, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Guns International has a 745 in 98% for $1,299. I think it is a good price for an exceptional pistol.



  8. Jeff Caldwell on September 29, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    I picked mine up about three years ago for $375.00. Mine has the Novak sight on it. I had my gunsmith do a little modification work on it.. I the trigger guard recessed in order (where it meets the grip) to get a higher grip.Basically the same change was implemented by S&W when they designed the 3rd Gen 45’s. That little modification makes it a more shootable pistol. I couldn’t believe the price that I got it for. There aren’t that many of them out there so I’m happy with my find.



  9. nelson gatch on September 29, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    I have two 745 mags for sale if anyone interested



  10. John Sherman on September 29, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Does the thumb safety also act as a decocker like on the 645/4506?  If so, that would be a huge advantage over the 1911. 



  11. William Thomas on September 29, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    I just purchased a 745, original box, in a pawn shop off the beaten path. Not a lot of information available about these.



  12. Monk2038 on September 29, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Very good explanation & review of the gun. Thank you! 🙂



  13. guitrich on September 29, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Interesting comments by Mr. hrfunk but you might not have everything correct. The Smith .45acp was the brain child of a Smith and Wesson employee and world class IPSC shooter Tom Campbell. In the late 70s and early 80s, Smith did not have a gun that was capable of keeping up with the Colt 1911 style pistols in the IPSC/USPSA competitions. So Tom Campbell took a 9mm model 52, sawed it lengthwise down the middle and welded a spacer and the slide and frame back together. With a custom barrel in .45acp and a few custom made parts, he made a gun that was known as the SUPERGUN. Later he made a second one and called it SUPERGUN II. Those two guns were prototype and eventually Smith like the idea and put them into production as the 645 double action/single action pistols. The 745 was just a true factory limited edition copy of Tom Campbell’s Supergun. If you don’t believe me, google Tom Campbell Supergun.



  14. Z P on September 29, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Great review. I love mine and I have to say you represented it well. I really can’t understand why it wasn’t more popular at the time of production 🤷‍♂️



  15. Ray Peterson on September 29, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    5000? I did not know that I am stoked hearing that and I am now very glad that I put it on layaway. Next it will be a 1911 and then a pre b CZ 75. Hopefully I can find an Ithaca 1911 that is the one I’ve always wanted either that or I will settle for the CZ 1911 a1 built by Dan Wesson which I have already had and stupidly sold I believe there were only 1,000 of those and I did not realize.



  16. Ray Peterson on September 29, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    This pistol reminds me somewhat of the Browning hi-power more than anything even though the safety is on the slide it seems very close to that design I love the front of the slide it looks just like the Browning 24-karat gold definitely gives it bling factor



  17. keith kent on September 29, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    And the reviewer said it was nickel finished by special order . If that’s the case would smith still have it on file by serial number and what it was finished in?k



  18. Ryan Macy on September 29, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Great video. Your presentation and knowledge are impressive!



  19. keith kent on September 29, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    It appears to be satin nickel hr ! Is it true it could have been a special order ? It from a local gun shop very reliable said bought from estate sale with many other fine firearms . How could I tell if it was refinished?



  20. jesusesquivelgarcia on September 29, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Cleaning the gun



  21. Doug Palmer on September 29, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Great review! minus any actual shooting video. I recently got this from my Dad, who didn’t have it long as he got it thru a "will" from a deceased friend. I am very happy with it so far, I have put around 100 rounds thru it to date. What I am struggling with currently are the sights, i would like to place a mini Holo RMR sight on it…but I don’t know how to go about getting that accomplished yet. I am very happy to own a great S&W Pistol in history!



  22. Alonza Hanks on September 29, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    its a dragster if you know what your doing
    my favorite ipsca gun



  23. SuperBuzz71 on September 29, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Great Video! I love the history. 



  24. Brian Marshall on September 29, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Just got done cleaning mine . Thanks for the info !



  25. Somkiat Sittichai on September 29, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    I purchased it. Now are familiar.



  26. Peter Wolf on September 29, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Good info., thank you!



  27. Harry Callahan on September 29, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    I own one. Never been fired. For now….a safe queen.



  28. Eric Brown on September 29, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    My dad had one (also a 10th anniversary one). It was one of my favorites when we went to the range as a kid. When I turned 13 my dad had one fully tricked out for my birthday present. It will still put bullets through the same hole on the target.



  29. James Briseno on September 29, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    great review. I own one. great shooter, great gun – definetely a collector and their bringing a pretty penny…



  30. Ken Nash on September 29, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    I don’t believe the trigger pull weight is adjustable        the adjustments are trigger slack take-up and over travel        and yes it is a clean breaking trigger!



  31. keith kent on September 29, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Another hybrid 1911 per say and agin will feed empty cartridges it really is ultra reliable .



  32. maduro169 on September 29, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    I owned one of those ,and I competed in steel plate for for years , it was stolen from me about 5 yrs after S&w discontinued it .I have never gotten over it .



  33. Kent Fletcher on September 29, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Slight correction: S&W made revolvers for .45 ACP over 100 years ago. Model 1917.



  34. rzage1 on September 29, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Good review



  35. Cutter 947 on September 29, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    I have a 745. It is a great pistol…very accurate.



  36. keith kent on September 29, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    He is asking $525 with three mags and original box.K



  37. keith kent on September 29, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you for your input . I will call them and ask . With you being a great student of smith lines I knew I could count on getting back some great info . K



  38. Rebekah-Chris S-K on September 29, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    This gun was my first conceal carry pistol



  39. Clay Sherlock on September 29, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Just bought one of these. It’s a first year 10th anniversary one. Really cool and unique pistols. Excellent triggers too.



  40. keith kent on September 29, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks for the heads up! Should be able to tell if refinished by removing the slide ! Re polishing would take the blackened serial numbers off ! I have a review on YouTube a while back



  41. Ray Peterson on September 29, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    I like the original site because it is a Novak I got a very good sight picture also that sing when I picked it up I also love the flat top slide I can go on and on about this one definitely a underrated legend from what I’m seeing so far



  42. keith kent on September 29, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Hybrid 1911 outstanding ! I shot one of these couple months ago and the older gentlemen gave me the history much like your review! It reminds me of my s&w e series 1911 external extractor which will will feed empty cartridges .