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azredhawk44
May 28, 2009, 10:31 AM
I've got two Redhawks, a 4" and a 5.5", in .44.

I'm toying with having the 4" cylinder re-worked by CCG to accept moonclips.

Will I still be able to single-load cartridges sans moonclips afterwards?

Any other caveats I should consider?

Scorch
May 28, 2009, 11:24 AM
Moon clips for rimmed cartridges? :confused: Who told you about this modification? And just exactly what would be the advantage? If it is for speed loading, get a speed loader.
Will I still be able to single-load cartridges sans moonclips afterwards?
No, modifying the firearm to accept ammo loaded in moon clips would involve removing metal from the rear face of the cylinder. Without moon clips, you would have a serious headspace issue to deal with.

Wildalaska
May 28, 2009, 12:18 PM
Az we moon clip 44s all the time..its a nice conversion and you can single load thereafter as it does not affect headspace due to the design of the conversion.

I have several hundered rounds through my moonclipped mountain gun

And just exactly what would be the advantage?

Smaller than speedloaders :)

WildmanyroundssmallflyfishvestpocketsAlaska ™

azredhawk44
May 28, 2009, 12:24 PM
Does it balloon the case head due to lack of support, similar to a Glock in .40? Or are we talking about too little material removed to make reloading the cases a concern?