Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Walkalong, Jun 2, 2008.
Rimz for the new cool plastic ones.
OBTW good luck finding SS ones.
+1 on finding stainless.
The shiny S&W ones I have are carbon spring steel that have been plated.
Hmmm.... double the price for nickle plated. May have to go with blue.
Ordered some blue ones from Brownells. Thanks
s.s. ones aren't cheap
I see! I ordered blue ones.
Ranch will plate steel clips for you but it doubles the price.
Ranch products used to make SS moonclips and I bought bunch years ago. Actually I don't like them as well as the blued. They are too stiff, making moooning/demooning an even bigger pain than usual. The blued ones work just fine, and seem not to ever corrode given minimal care.
I'd bet my left gonad they are not GI mil-sup left over from WWI or WWII!
It says right in the add they are brand new!
My best advice on buying moon clips is buy them from a reputable dealer of moon clips, or direct from the manufacture of moon clips.
There are a lot of cheap copies being sold that are not even spring steel, or proper thickness.
You can almost wad them up in your hand they are soft soft.
NOT a bargain at any price!
I ordered some blue ones from Brownells. Pretty trustworthy folks.
Thems the kind of places I was refering too.
All of mine from S&W, Ranch Products, and Brownell's have been highly satisfactory.
I bought a bunch of blued ones at a gun show last year that turned out to be soft & thin junque, so I know they are out there!
There is an outfit nearby me in Kentucky that makes ones like you describe. Basically, if they are really inexpensive, then they are likely soft or out of spec.
The ones to avoid are usually packaged in plain (unmarked) poly bags holding twenty. They usually sell for $5-$8/bag at gunshows around here (SW Indiana, SE Illinois, and NW Kentucky).
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