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Moon clip holder for field/concealed carry

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by WNC Seabee, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. WNC Seabee

    WNC Seabee Well-Known Member

    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?
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2010
  2. TechBrute

    TechBrute Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. altitude_19

    altitude_19 Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. OFT

    OFT Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. TechBrute

    TechBrute Well-Known Member

    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...
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    I just use N-Frame / .44 Mag speed-loader pouches.
    Mine will hold two loaded moon clips, stacked one on top of the other.

  7. bdb benzino

    bdb benzino Well-Known Member

    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! moonclip CC holder 001.jpg

    moonclip CC holder 002.jpg
  8. WNC Seabee

    WNC Seabee Well-Known Member

    good point.
  9. TechBrute

    TechBrute Well-Known Member

    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. :)
  10. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    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.

  11. StrawHat

    StrawHat Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. Quiet

    Quiet Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. 340PD

    340PD Well-Known Member

    As stated in a previous post, cell phone cases have a lot of options and are very descreet.
  14. 71Commander

    71Commander Well-Known Member

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