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Old 09-13-2017, 05:42 PM
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I just saw an old thread where a member made a moon clip rack that fit in an ammo can.
I just thought I would share an easy, cheap alternative.
Flambeau makes divided fishing tackle boxes (#4007, I think) that hold 24 moon clips nicely organized and easy to use. I carry 3 of these to the range, and they work real well for me.
At 6lbs. 7ounces each, my load going to the range is 25.875lbs..
I carry them in a Craftsman 12" tool tote, and have room for all the other essentials. What I need now is a good storage container for the empty moon clips to keep them handy and safe between uses. Share what you use, please.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:45 PM
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Great idea-thanks. Barry
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I use a similar set up for my 5 shot moonclips only lined with some cushion material.

Try to find an old RX bottle sized so your clips fit inside.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:53 PM
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326mod10,
I am using Rx bottles now. I was kind of hoping for a nicer fix that I hadn't thought of yet. Everyone is different. Somebody on this forum will have an idea we will both like.
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For storing my empty clips, I use the containers from Revolver Supply.
Come in several colors to identify different clips.
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I just pile mine in a 30 cal ammo can with a piece of cardboard in the bottom...........
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Here's mine. Obviously one for 45 ACP and the 9 mm has 2 holders, 1 for the 5 rnd 940's and 1 for the 7 rnd 986. I just put the empty with cases still attached on one of the rods. There's plenty of room for the moon clip tools in each can and extra unloaded clips in med bottles.

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I use the same Flambeau Model 4007-1 plastic cases for 45 ACP moon clip storage. They hold 24 loaded 6-round clips (144 rounds) and are available in the fishing section at our local Walmart for less than $4.00 each. Quite a bargain.

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The 4007 cases are $4.69 now at Walmart, but are still a great fix for loaded .45acp moon clips.
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TAROMAN,
Thanks for the info.
I think I will keep using med bottles til someone has a really different idea.
I hate to pay $6.00 to ship a couple of $2.00 bottles.
Thanks again!
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unclewheelgun I have been useing An old plastic tackle box myself and it works great. I also use a Rx bottlr that is just about the perfect size for the moon clips. I have a 986 7 shot and they fit well in the trays of the box all loaded up. If I can later I will get a picture of mine set up to go.
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Cigar box holds about 25 loaded moon clips for my 325PD.
Fits nicely in range bag.
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I originally used tin cans that fitted 3 rows of 5ea moon clips, but the lids were press fit and kept coming loose in the range bag. Then I went to a plastic case, but mine's from Cabela's fishing dept. It's a Plano 3650. Fit's 7 of the 8 round 9mm clips across and the smaller section in front is perfect for holding unused clips.
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alfsauve,
That works well, but I like mine FULL of loaded clips, and bring them home full of clips of empty brass. No room for the empty clips.
Fortunately, I just realized that I never have more than 8 empties at a time anyway. I only own 80 moon clips right now, and 72 of them are loaded for the range at all times.
I think I'll just leave the empties on the back corner of my 'pistol bench'. When I unload and reload clips after the range, I just rotate the 8 off the bench into service, and I will always have 8 sitting out of harms way.
No need for a container.
Thanks to you military guys who responded. Especially the Air Force men. SEMPER VIGILANTE!
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alfsauve,
That works well, but I like mine FULL of loaded clips, and bring them home full of clips of empty brass. No room for the empty clips.

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Thanks to you military guys who responded. Especially the Air Force men. SEMPER VIGILANTE!

Gosh, picture must have been taken in between range trips.

The boxes, when full of loaded clips, are a great, compact way to carry them to and fro. Just offering an alternative source, though I like Flambeau. Used to use their universal loading trays which they don't make anymore.

So, unclewheelgun, since you're in Lakeland, will I see you at the IRC in November? It'll probably be the last one at USA in Frostproof as they've gone out for bid for next 2 years.
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