Moon clip holder for field/concealed carry


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WNC Seabee
July 18, 2010, 11:46 PM
I'm going to start carrying my 5" Model 625 for a hiking companion. I see lots of options for competition oriented moon clip holders, but not much for more discreet carry. Anybody have ideas or specific recommendations?

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TechBrute
July 19, 2010, 12:25 AM
What exactly do you have in mind? They are pretty much all the same: Belt mounted and holds your moon clips, either one or two. I like the Blade-tech holders, but they are not ok for IDPA.

altitude_19
July 19, 2010, 12:28 AM
Find a police supply store, and take a couple moon clips with you to try in various pouches. Whatever you find to do the job will probably not be designed for what you're using it for (nature of the beast when you do something unusual). I found I can keep one on top of another in a Safariland pouch designed to hold tactical pistol lights. I'm on the road right now, but if you PM me after the 27th, I can get it out of the closet and send you the precise model number.

OFT
July 19, 2010, 11:14 AM
I use a small horizonal cell phone case that holds two moon clips side by side. It carries well and the moon clips are easy to remove. Cost was about ten bucks.

TechBrute
July 19, 2010, 11:44 AM
I'm just wondering how discreet it really needs to be since you're carrying a 5" N-Frame...:D

I have a 625 that I just love, but carrying it concealed is a little bit much for me. Plus, if I could conceal that effectively, my Blade-Tech moonclip carriers would do just fine...

rcmodel
July 19, 2010, 01:23 PM
I just use N-Frame / .44 Mag speed-loader pouches.
Mine will hold two loaded moon clips, stacked one on top of the other.

rc

bdb benzino
July 19, 2010, 01:41 PM
Matt Delfatti leather makes kydex and rubber holders that retain the rounds tightly and they pop out readily for use. They are a bit expensive but are the absolute best if you want to slip a loaded moonclip in your pocket. I use the one for the S&W 940 for my Taurus 905 as they are the same size.

Here is mine!124439

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WNC Seabee
July 19, 2010, 01:42 PM
I'm just wondering how discreet it really needs to be since you're carrying a 5" N-Frame...:D

I have a 625 that I just love, but carrying it concealed is a little bit much for me. Plus, if I could conceal that effectively, my Blade-Tech moonclip carriers would do just fine...
good point.

TechBrute
July 19, 2010, 02:05 PM
Not trying to imply that you can't or shouldn't, but I can't pull it off with my body size and wardrobe/lifestyle. :)

rcmodel
July 19, 2010, 03:41 PM
I should have mentioned in my earlier post that the best moon clips for CCW are the old half-moon clips.
They lay flatter nestled together in a jacket pocket then is possible with full moon clips.

Not as fast a reload as full moons, but not too far behind.

The other thing I like about them for field use is, how often do you shoot the gun dry while hiking or hunting?
One or two shots are more the norm for me.

So a half-moon clip reload replaces a partial cylinder and you don't have to pack around a full moon with 3 or 4 rounds & two empties left in it all day.

rc

StrawHat
July 20, 2010, 08:07 AM
To add to what rcmodel said, the half moons or even the 1/3 moons (two cartridges) are easier to conceal than a full moon. I use the standard reloader case for a N frame and can carry four full moon clips.

I know some who just use the full moons slipped on their belts and held in place by their body. It works for them but I like sometning more reliable.

Quiet
July 20, 2010, 08:20 AM
I'm also interested in a moon clip holder for concealed carry, when I'm carrying my S&W Model 325PD (2.5" barrel).

Currently, I just put a moonclip in my pocket. But, it's not very ideal or comfortable.

340PD
July 20, 2010, 09:01 AM
As stated in a previous post, cell phone cases have a lot of options and are very descreet.

71Commander
July 20, 2010, 09:53 AM
The Blade-Tech double moonclip holder works great. They are secure.

http://www.blade-tech.com/Moon-Clip-Pouches-pr-885.html

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