REVOLVER MOON CLIP CONVERSIONS
These conversions to moon clips are different from the basic moon clip alteration made by Smith & Wesson and others over the last one hundred years. Old style moon clips used to have the entire rear of the faced off so the revolver had to be used with moon clips only and could not be loaded one cartridge at a time. The old style alteration was also limited to cartridges such as 45 ACP with a wide extractor groove whereby the moon clip itself had to be around .040″ thick. Tom Kilhoffer of TK Custom has come up with an EDM made, full moon clip that can be used with most rimmed cartridges with an extractor groove under the rim of less that .023″. You can now use use fast loading moon clips with everything from rimed 38 special and 357 Magnum, 41 magnum, 44 Special, 44 magnum, and many others including 7 and 8 shot chambers.
The one single attribute making these conversions unique is, you have the option of loading with moon clips or loading cartridges one at a time just as you do now. When the moon clips are recessed into the cylinder the rim of the cartridge still rests on the outer edge of the original chamber. It is the best of both worlds. One disadvantage is, the thin moon clips do not hold the cartridges as tight as the old, thicker clips so “sometimes” it takes a little wiggling to get them into the cylinder, but it is still six times faster or more than than loading one cartridge at a time with cold, fumbling, gloved fingers.
Just a few of the revolvers which can be machined for TK moon clips are as follows:
Smith & Wesson J frame 5 shot, K frame six shot, L Frame models 581, 681,586, and 686, “N” frame models 27-28, 57-657, 29, 629, and 625 Colt. There are many more to many to mention, but you can call for availability Ruger GP 100, Redhawk and Super Redhawk chambered in 44 Magnum, 45 Colt, 454 Casull, and 480, ..454 Casull/45 Colt revolvers can be cut for moon clips and you can also use a special thick cut clip which will allow you to shoot 45 ACP in revolvers chambered for 45 Colt.
Clips for obsolete guns such as the Colt Python and most other Colt double action handguns are not available.
Clips are now available for the Taurus andRuger SP-101!
Call for clip conversions to other revolvers (210-494-3063), but the clips are available mostly for S&W and Ruger double action guns.
***SPECIAL NOTE: If you have a 45 COLT double action revolver and cut it for moon clips you will also be able to load 45 ACP by using a special extra thick moon clip. However, there is a safety factor that could come into play when the bullet from the short ACP round must jump to the throat or the Long Colt chamber.
ALL CONVERSIONS ARE $195.00 PLUS $23.00 UPS SHIPPING AND includes THREE MOON CLIPS, two thick (.025″) and one thin (.020″). All you need to send is the cylinder and not the complete gun which saves considerable money on shipping. Extra clips are available and normally run $70.00 to $80.00 per 10. Turn around time is around two eeks or less.