does the taurus 9mm revolvers require the moon clips or can it be used without them
So, you'd carry loose rounds? Think of them as similar to magazines for autoloaders. You have one in the revolver and 1-2 in your bag. Reloading one round at a time is definitely not efficient if you are in firefight.In a emergency situation i dont want to be tied to a moon clip that i forgot at home
loading the moonclip is easy on the taurus moonclips and on the ranch products ones. For unloading, i use a screwdriver. put it in the expended cartridge and twist it out. trivial.I use a universal moonclip loader and unloader that works well.
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I have 4 revolvers that use Moonclips:loading the moonclip is easy on the taurus moonclips and on the ranch products ones. For unloading, i use a screwdriver. put it in the expended cartridge and twist it out. trivial.
Almost all of the revolvers chambered for semi-auto rimless cartridges can fire them without moon clips. The cylinders are reamed to allow the rounds to headspace on the cartridge mouths. They won't drop too far into the cylinders even without the moon clips.
The problem is ejecting them. With no rim overlapping the edge of the extractor to allow it to "catch" hold of them pushing the ejector rod will leave the empties in the chamber even though the ejector cycles normally. That is the function of the moon clip - to serve as a sort of "joined rim" for all the cartridges so the ejector has something to push against to extract them from the cylinder.
In some cases with no moon clip you can point the muzzle straight up with the cylinder open and the empty cases will fall out. But there is no guarantee of that and if they don't fall out, the only alternative is to use a pencil or other small rod inserted through the front opening of the cylinder to push them out.
The only exception to all this that I am aware of are the Charter Arms semi-auto chambered revolvers. They incorporate a little spring-loaded "hook" inside each of the chambers that is part of the extractor. The springs push the hook into the ejector groove of the semi-auto rounds. They have one of these hooks built into the extractor for each chamber, and since they hook into the ejector groove they allow the ejector to push them out of the cylinder.