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Old 07-14-2011, 01:27 PM
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I have a quick question for all the guys that bought a Governor. I picked up one last week, and I was wondering how other owners of governors keep track of the moon clips? I can see how they would be easy to loss. Do you just keep them loaded with rounds? Also, it took me forever to load the moon clips. Is their an easier way to load those things?

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My Governor isn't proud... it likes the the 6-slot full moonclips, like I keep loaded for my 625JM. I have two metal ammo boxes of 105 loaded moonclips each and ~ 30 more in Tupperware containers for range bag carry - total 240+ loaded clips - 1,440+ rounds (230gr FMJ) - ready for the 625JM or the Governor. The moonclips came from S&W's source - Ranch Products (They were $35/100 shipped.). I demoon with a Brownell's nutdriver style demooner - ~$16. Starline brass loads the easiest by hand - R-P/UMC is next. The two slot moonclips are cute - but pricey.

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PS Rotate the cartridge as you push it with your thumb into the slot - the twisting helps. Some cartridges are a real challenge. I reload - so I bought a bunch of new Starline brass - it almost falls into the slots!

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I keep my loose clips in the bags they came in. To load the clips I lay a round on a soft piece of scrap lumber and push down into the groove with the clip. Goes pretty quick this way. To de-moon I use a de-mooning tool that I bought from Dillon. Speed loader pouches are a good way to carry your loaded clips. I see where Old Sarge's Drop Zone is selling the moons for $30/100.
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thanks for the input guys. Do any .45ACP moonclips work with the governor?
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If you're loading up a bunch of moonclips, you might consider the tool available at mooncliptool.com This can be had with interchangeable arbors to fit different sizes of moon clips. I originally got it for a 646 that was almost impossible to load by hand. It makes loading .45 moonclips fast and easy. I can load a moonclip much faster than a 1911 mag.

If you go by a Hobby Lobby or a coin collector shop, the plastic cylindrical containers they sell for silver dollars are perfect for storing about 75 empty .45 moonclips. I think they cost a whole dollar apiece.

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Try the RIMZ 25 Clips, you can load up all 6 pockets, or cut it and only load 4 and leave two open for a .410 if necessary.
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