Sunday, April 5, 2009

Ugly Gun Sunday



S&W 625 fully suppressed revolver

The PSDR 3 is a fully suppressed .45 ACP Smith & Wesson Model 625 revolver developed in 1993 by Joe Peters, under contract from Northrhine-Westphalia, for Germany’s SEK (SWAT) teams.

This photo is from Visier Special 6, 1997 (special edition of one of the three big German gun journals)


This gun brought to you by a nation with an apparently compulsive need to over-engineer all things mechanical.

(note: I can't recall what site I found this at, so no credit to the original source is available).

6 comments:

Bob said...

Wouldn't a suppressor be somewhat ineffective on a revolver, given the cylinder/barrel gap? (Excluding the Russian Mosin revolver, of course).

Bunnyman said...

I recall seeing that one at The Firearms Blog.

I'm just amazed that policing brass is such an issue for the SEK that they didn't just stick a suppressor on a USP .45. Would be rather more handy, too.

Lewis said...

@ Bob

I think they solved that problem by having the suppressor extended to close around the cylinder. At least it looks that way to me.

BobG said...

Now there's a solution in search of a problem...

DirtCrashr said...

It looks like a Kodak slide-projector.

CocaCola4blood said...

The sad thing is I can understand the why of the design, as silences don't work on revolvers (exepting the Nagant), it's the why go through this in the first place? Sure, revolvers fit the hands better, but so would a semiauto with a box mag in front of the trigger and revolverlike grips. Or just update the Nagant design. I'll spare the sarcastic comment, the picture says it all...