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Did you guys know you can't fire a S&W 929 (9mn revo) without...

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...moon clips? Because I didn't :)

 

I picked up my NIB 929 today at Iron Sights in Oceanside CA, and struck around to shoot a few thru it. I loaded up 8 rounds, and pulled the trigger.

 

Click, click, click, click, click... Oh I should probably use a moon clip :)

 

My 627 (virtually the same gun in .38 special) fires just fine with or without moon clips.

 

So how does the 929 shoot? Other than a bone crushing double action trigger pull (I'm guessing at least 12 pounds) it's actually a nice gun.

 

There's a young lady that works at the range that shoots a 627 like mine, with a trigger job from the resident gunsmith, and it seems like he knows what he's doing.

 

Looks like mine is off to the smith.

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A follow-up, which cheap factory 9mm ammo has the softest primers? How are Remington UMC primers?

 

Winchester White Box seems pretty hard.

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+1 on the Federal..  With trigger work,  Federal for sure...

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With Federal primers, and shooting the gun straight up in the air, it should work without moonclips. 😏

 

The 25 - 625 - 325s are that way, some will, some wont.

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With Winchester White Box pointing straight down at my pecker, it's wouldn't fire. You guys should try it out for yourself :)

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929 was designed for .035 clips. (according to a couple former S&W pro shooters)

Many here like the .040 probably for the "insurance" value of the thicker clip. But, if your gun's trigger is done properly you won't have misfires with either.

Mine will even continue to shoot with a broken firing pin. (ask me how I know...)

I use both thicknesses interchangeably and don't have any problems.

I like the .035 for practice because they are easy to load/unload without tools.

Better yet I like the RIMZ for practice. Great clips.

BTW I use mostly either S&W clips (I get them @ Numrich/ Gun Parts Corp) and Ranch Products.

I'm sure the real experts will chime in soon.

YMMV

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