S&w 21-44sp & 22-45acp revolvers

S&w 21-44sp & 22-45acp revolvers

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    S&w 21-44sp & 22-45acp revolvers

    I've been debating picking up one of these. Any feedback on either?
    I've read that the moon clips for the 45ACP are a pain and I've read that they aren't a problem!!!!!
    I'm not concerned about the CCW aspects as I have other choices, but that's not to say I would never carry it if I found a decent rig.
    Sorry if this has already been discussed but didn't really find anything helpful using the search tool.


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    I have the M22 (.45 cal) and it's great. If you stick with the factory grips I recommend you add a Tyler T Grip adaptor as I had a tendency to smack my middle finger on the back of the trigger guard.

    I don't carry it but it's a good house gun. Moonclips can be overcome with the right tools and it's a faster reload than a speed loader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotorblade View Post
    I've been debating picking up one of these. Any feedback on either?
    I've read that the moon clips for the 45ACP are a pain and I've read that they aren't a problem!!!!!
    I'm not concerned about the CCW aspects as I have other choices, but that's not to say I would never carry it if I found a decent rig.
    Sorry if this has already been discussed but didn't really find anything helpful using the search tool.
    Forget the moon clips and use .45 Auto Rim cartage. They are out there you just have to find them.

    I don't like the moon clips either cause they are hard to remove the emptys. I really like the S&W 645s revolvers although I don't have one right now.
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    Thanks for the input.......I'm leaning towards a 45 just because of the availability of the ammo.

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    While I am a fan of the .44 Special cartridge, .45 acp may be easier to come by in these times of high demand and low ammo supplies.
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    once in a while you can find 100 or so moonclips for a decent price on ebay, just an FYI.
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    I recently purchased a 21-4. It hasn't made it to my dealer yet, so I can't comment yet on the revolver its self.

    However, with regard to the ammo issue, anyone who wants to shoot .44 Special or .45 Auto Rim in any volume needs to handload. I recommend handloading to anyone who likes to shoot and can pay attention to detail, but it is especially beneficial to those who want to shoot chamberings like .44 Special and .45AR.

    If you don't handload and are not rich, I suggest the 22-4 for ammunition availability. If you handload, the .44 Special is a much more versatile cartridge.
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    S&w 21-44sp & 22-45acp revolvers

    I use a piece of 5/8 copper tubing as a de-mooner, hold the moonclip in one hand, slip the tube over the fired case twist and pull. Plug one end if you do not want to drop the brass.
    Works just like down town.
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