Question for j frame gurus
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January 1st, 2013 11:51 PM
Question for j frame gurus
The guy I had ordered a 649 from has advised me that he will retire and close his shop long before the order is filled. So I said OK, bag it, as he is cashing out in two weeks. So this week I will order from another dealer. However, instead of a 649, I was thinking of a 640. A 640 Pro, to be precise. Here is my question: the 640 Pro cylinder is machined to accept moon clips. Does a cylinder set up for moon clips require them, or can they run without them? I apologise for my wheelgun ignorance. Considering that this gun also has real sights, it is tempting indeed.
January 2nd, 2013 12:23 AM
No, they do not require them. I love my 640 pro.
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January 2nd, 2013 12:28 AM
I have a 640 pro, moon clips are not required. I swapped out the rubber grips, which are pretty good, with Ahrend's combat grips. My favorite j frame by far.
January 2nd, 2013 12:41 AM
Just trolling on this, but what made you go with the 640? Beautiful gun, but what benefit does that big pricetag have over the lesser costing 640 series?
January 2nd, 2013 06:08 AM
1. All stainless, no aluminum.
Originally Posted by pscipio03
2. 9 oz heavier (desirable to many shooting 357)
3. 1/4" longer barrel enables longer extractor
4. Night sites
January 2nd, 2013 11:23 AM
5. Faster reloads with moon clips over Speed Strips or Speed Loaders
6. Positive Extraction with Moon Clips.
7. No Loc
8. Much better and faster access to a reload using the SAM Moon Clip Belt Carrier
You can get extra moon clips from TK. Same ones that come with your 640 Pro.
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California Competition Works makes a 5 Shot J Frame Moon Clip Belt Carrier. A smaller version of the SAM for 6 and 7 shot 357's. Spring steel with center post construction. Small and Compact.
The web site is not real great to navigate, when you find California Competition Works. You are looking for a SAM for 5 shot J Frame.
I carry my 442 Pro Moon Clip in a Lobo Pancake. Not a bad choice at all for belt carry.
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A word about 38/357 ammunition and Moon Clips. The Rim Under Cut on 38/357 ammunition is not a set size. Some will work with the J Frame Moon Clips and some won't. Winchester is on the Won"t List, too narrow of an under cut.
Remington and Federal should work fine. I have also not had a problem with Speer. Other brands you will just need to check the fit.
January 2nd, 2013 11:32 AM
Okay, I just always see the j-frames as good small back ups or a primary for ankle holsters. Anything more seems to be a bit excessive. But, if you're shooting it all the time, I could see the extra weight and bbl length coming in handy.
Originally Posted by CAS_Shooter
Good looking gun to say the least. Think if I was going for something like that, I'd get a full size.
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