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Old 01-13-2015, 01:13 AM
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I know I just created a thread about why moon clips are needed in 9mm revolvers, but as time goes on I figured these threads will get buried and will be good references for two similar but different questions.

Now on to the real question of this thread:

I've read here and there that the 940 can have sticky extraction issues? This kind of offsets the convenience of a moon clip just being able to drop in, no? How common are these problems?

Can anyone with the 940 share their experience? And will you sell me your 940?
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:16 AM
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I had a 940 2in and everything stuck once fired. Had to insert a pencil into the fired cases to get them out. Others I talked to said they had the same issue so I sold it. The buyer apparently wasnt interested in shooting it so sticking didnt bother him. By everything I mean standard pressure, +p and +p+. S&W said cylinder was fine and chambers were smooth. Others have had no issues so it seems to be hit and miss
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Do a search on the "940", There is a lot of info on the hard
extraction problems. It seems that most members had their cylinders reamed and that solved the problem. There was one
member, who would loan you a reamer to clean it up yourself.
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I had one that would bind up with everything I tried to feed it. Second one worked fine with brass cases bud hung up with nickel plated and any kind of steel cased ammo. Plus I found the moon clips to be delicate. switched back to a .38 and speedloaders.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:32 AM
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I had one that now resides across the street at a friend's house...he loves it and is his carry gun. He has had no extraction issues that I know of.

That said the gun does not like hot 9mm like CorBon 115s or PowR'Ball...it will lock right up. Most other HP ammo is fine...

Bob
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Defense gun? Extraction issues? Fix or ditch.
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My 2" had the very hard to extract problems. It is related to rough finish inside the chambers. I was lucky enough to borrow a chamber "hone" ( a special tool of many ceramic balls on spring loaded arms used at low to medium speed and with a special honing oil to polish the inside of the chambers. This did the job, but with any hot loads they will still take a sharp rap on the ejector rod to dislodge the clip full. I developed a load at just over 1000 fps with a 124 gr. bullet and it works well. Some of the later made 940's did not need this treatment.
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