SOLD FOR: $1286
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 325 NG, NightGuard, 163421
Serial Number: CSU5473
Year of Manufacture: 2012
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder
Markings: The right side of the barrel shroud is marked “.45 ACP”. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The right side of the frame is marked “SPFLD, MA / S&W US.A.”. The left side of the barrel shroud is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The sides of the grip frame and yoke have inspection marks. The butt is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 2 1/2?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an XS Sights blade with a Trijicon tritium insert and is pinned to a raped base that is integral to the barrel shroud. The rear sight is Cylinder and Slide brand “U” notch sight installed on the topstrap. Under the rear sight, the topstrap is drilled and tapped.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece textured rubber with finger grooves, raised oval texturing, smooth borders, and S&W logos. There are no major defects, just light handling marks. The texturing is strong. The grips are in about Excellent condition. The tritium insert still glows and is acquirable in low light.
Type of Finish: Matte Black Alloy with Matte Black Steel Yoke & Cylinder
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore but there are a few areas of light fouling.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are no major defects, just light handling marks. There is a faint turn line on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup has almost no movement on all chambers. The double-action trigger is light and smooth and the single-action is light and crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a serial matching case, paperwork including the manual, five moonclips, and a test fired casing.
Our Assessment: Though semi-automatics have become more compact recently, even in full-size calibers, there’s a good reason that defensive revolvers still have a strong following. Reliability of semi-automatics has gotten better over the last century, but for pure, life-or-death reliability a revolver is still the first choice of some. For them, there’s the 325 NightGuard snub-nose. Weighing in at 1 lb. 10 oz. with an easily concealed 2 1/2? barrel and capable of holding eight rounds of .45 ACP, there may not be a better carry revolver for those who prefer God’s caliber. This example is in Excellent condition with light operational wear and is ready for carry, though it was only produced for three years and is a great option to add to a growing Smith & Wesson collection. Please see our pictures and good luck!