Moon Clips

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  1. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator Staff Member

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    Where can I get some good SS moon clips. I sold my 625 some time back and let the clips go with the gun. I just picked up a 25-2 and need some more. Thanks, AC
     
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    I guess the ones I had were nickle plated. :p

    Thanks. AC

    Hmmm.... double the price for nickle plated. May have to go with blue.

    Ordered some blue ones from Brownells. Thanks
     
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    Ranch Products, $35 for 100. They are not stainless, but the price is right. Make sure they fit your extractor star BTW.
     
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    Would true stainless be "springy" enough for moon clips?
     
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    I got a few ss ones from Wilsons a long time ago.
     
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    :what:

    I see! I ordered blue ones. ;)
     
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    Only place I know of for stainless clips are from hearthco in California. Dave's moon clips are the best you will find but are also the most expensive.

    Ranch will plate steel clips for you but it doubles the price.
     
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    Walkalong,

    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.
     
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    100 blue military surplus moonclips for $30 at OLD SARGE'S
     
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    Check out Cactus Tactical too.

    $12.50/25.
     
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    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!

    rcmodel
     
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    :uhoh:

    I ordered some blue ones from Brownells. Pretty trustworthy folks. :)
     
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    Yeppers!

    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!

    rcmodel
     
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    I guess this is off-topic, but I have tried all of the major players. I like the Rimz brand best. They are WAY easier to unload.
     
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    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.
     
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    Just to clarify, the ones I purchased from Ranch, 1/3 and full moon, are inexpensive but a quality product.
     
  20. FEG

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    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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