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Moonclip struggle

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by twoclones, Aug 28, 2008.

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  1. twoclones

    twoclones Member

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    My new 8 shot revolver came with 3 moonclips and I have no experience with these. I'm finding them very difficult to 'load'. Is there a trick, require tools or are they just hard to load?

    Butch
     
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  3. twoclones

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    Cool

    That's a bit spendy but seeing the YouTube video sold me.


    Thanks,
    Butch
     
  4. sargenv

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    I use a pair of needle nose pliers that are spring loaded. Also only certain brands of brass work well with the moons. Remington, Federal, and Starline work the best. Everything else doesn't have the neccesary consistency that these three brands have. To remove the brass I use a demooner tool that I picked up from Brownells. It will remove them one at a time but has the capacity for 8 pieces of spent 38 brass.
     
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    +1

    I built a little demooner with stuff I got at the hardware store. I may have to retire it for one of thos deluxe moon tools. Those are B. A.!

    --Michael
     
  6. dhoomonyou

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    arent the plastic moonclips better? or worse?

    I've been thinking of a 45acp revo, BUT the clip issue prevents it for me.
     
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    Rimz are easier to load/unload good for practice but I wouldn't carry them for self defense or matches they don't hold the cartridges securely enough.
     
  8. Old School

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    Make your own.

    If you have an old taiwan 1/2 deep socket laying around, you can make your own demooner. It took me 5 minutes and turned a junk cheap socket into a nice handy demooner.
     

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    I just use the demooner for loading. Instead of placing the round inside the shaft, I put the shaft through the center of the moonclip and then press the round into place. It's much easier.
     
  10. sargenv

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    The RIMZ are AWESOME for the 40/10 mm for the 610. They hold the cases perfectly and don't bend like the metal clips. I use these exclusively in both my model 610-2 and 610-3 for shooting USPSA and ICORE.

    The RIMZ clips for the 45 are ok for general range shooting but they don't have enough meat on them for carry or keeping the cases in a carry situation.

    They do not make (yet?) 38 spl RIMZ for any revolver (6, 7, or 8 shot) that I know of.

    You have two or three choices for moonclips for 38 spl. Ranch Products and Hearthco. Hearthco's are expensive but they are made out of stainless steel and are cut with a waterjet system. They are pricey but they are the gold standard in moon clips. They are available for Remington/Federal and a thicker one is available for Starline 38's. Some people use 38 short and long colts and he makes them specifically for those people who use them in the 627. Dave is a great guy and I've squadded with him at matches on the west coast. Sometimes hard to get ahold of, but I believe they sell his clips at moonclips.com.

    You could also make a demooner out of an old golf club handle that was of the aluminum type. A hacksaw or dremel tool will work as a cutter.
     
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    Agree, though I don't shoot USPSA and ICORE, I use Rimz clips with my 610-3 and have had zero issues with them. I've even dropped a few full clips of 10mm onto concrete, they all stayed in the clip.
     
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