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moonclip shape

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by dashootist, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. dashootist

    dashootist Well-Known Member

    Do all moonclips have the same pattern and thickness?

    I'm having TKCustom cut my 686 cylinder. Do I have to use their moonclips? Or can I use moonclips from other manufacturers?
  2. dashootist

    dashootist Well-Known Member

    I can't find anyone makes moonclip for a 686 6-shot, except TKCustom.
  3. MrBorland

    MrBorland Moderator

  4. AKPastor

    AKPastor Well-Known Member

    All of the ones I have seen ad handled appear to be the same thickness - but I haven't seen 'em all by any stretch
  5. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    If your having TKCustom do the machining of your cylinder, I would think they offer moonclips that would be optimized the way they made the cuts.

    For what it's worth, my understanding that the HearthCo moonclips offered by TKCustom set the bar for moonclip quality
  6. dashootist

    dashootist Well-Known Member

    TKCustom's moonclips for 6-shot 686 is 6$ each.
  7. Drail

    Drail Well-Known Member

    The problem with moon clips on straight wall pistol cartridges is more the cartridge cases than the clips. The different ammo manufacturers don't seem to agree on the width of the groove since it really served no purpose before folks started using clips. Some brands will allow the clip to snap right into the groove and some require more force and some won't accept some clips. I have used moons for years but only on .45 ACP cases where there is a lot more standardization because the groove is used for feeding and extraction in semi auto pistols. Ask Tom Kilhoffer and he'll tell you what brands might cause problems with his clips.
  8. dashootist

    dashootist Well-Known Member

    Just got some Brownells moonclip for my 38spl Starline brass. I think these clips are too thin (0.021). There's a lot of wobbliness with the Starline brass. Does anyone make inexpensive thick moonclip?

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