The current tools are Red
/ Black two-tone like the one above. Note: My Laser
Engraver has taken an extended vacation and the current batch of tools
are not engraved with the website name on the back.
There are plenty of tools out there to load or strip moon
This is the only tool out there that does both.
Stop hurting your fingers. It is CNC machined out
of aluminum and hard anodized. Mooncliptools are
made in the
USA by a machinist who is an avid
If you own a S&W 45 ACP revolver or any
other revolver that uses moonclips you need
Place the moon clip on the arbor and use the lever to load
round into the clip. The lever has a spring return for easy
watch a YouTube video of
loading a moon clip with the tool!
The other end of the tool with the ring is for stripping the
clips. There is a recess cut that the moon clip bears against that
gives you a huge mechanical advantage. The casing is pryed
out and then drops through the hole.
Clickhereto watch a
YouTube video of stripping a moon clip with the tool!
We started making these tools in 1990 after the 625 arrived on the
scene and pin shooting became popular. Over the years the
popularity of using moonclips with revolvers has skyrocketed and we are
always updating the tool to make it better. You can see the
evolution in the above picture from top to bottom. The tool was
originally designed for just .loading 45 ACP. We then added a
demooning ring, then a return spring. It has
been re-designed to also work with the other popular moonclip
calibers. The lever now has more clearance. The
geometry has been tweaked. There are now two postions for the
arbor so it can be moved closer to the lever. The outer
is for N/K/L frame moonclips and the inner position is for J frame
moonclips. There is also a hole near the demooning end of the
moonclip where you can store a spare arbor. We have recently
changed the profile of the tool by adding a radius to the bottom of the
tool which feels more comfortable in your hand.
The demooning part of the tool has 2 demooning rings. The
larger ring on the left is for .45 ACP. The smaller ring on
the right is for .40 caliber and under
where the rounds are more closely spaced in the moonclip.
caliber) plus $5.80
shipping in the CONUS.
If you order just moonclips or
arbors and the total is under
$30.00, shipping will be $3.00 via 1st class mail . If you order is over $100.00,
shipping is free via Priority Mail
Please Click to here for a printable order
form, or send an email to
any questions. :
Everything is in
stock and ready to ship unless otherwise noted next to
do not ship outside the USA
One of our competitors with an inferior tool has stolen our design
rather than trying to improve his own. While copying our tool may
be the sincerest form of flattery, using the pictures and descriptions
off my website was not. Trying to sell the copy as a genuine
mooncliptool and leech of our reputation was crossing the line.
The knock-off looks similar but it is not the same internally.
The difference in how the tool works and feels is major.
have recently changed the profile of our tool by adding the radius on
the bottom which feels more comfortable in your hand. Our tool
is only available online and NOT through any catalog. Please
be fooled by this Copy Cat Wannabe
and end up with an inferior tool.
Arbors for other Calibers /
The tool is universal and will work with most moonclips. The only thing you need to do to change calibers is
swap arbors. The
tool comes with one arbor (caliber of your choice). You only
to buy an extra arbor if you want to use your tool with more than one
caliber. I currently stock arbors for the
Note: If you don't see an arbor listed for your gun I will
be happy to make a custom arbor. This will however require you
sending me a sample moonclip with your order (I will return the moonclip).
10/11/2014: S&W 986 and 929 Info 986
Moonclips are now in stock! I have found in the past few
months that the center hole of all 986 moonclips tend to be a few
thousandths smaller than 686+ moonclips. I have reduced the 7
shot .357 / 9MM abor to .530" nominal diameter so that it will
accommodate all 7 shot .357 / 9MM moonclips. If you are having
problems with your 986 moonclips fitting too tightly or buying 986
moonclips from me and have a tool / arbor bought prior to this date please
send your arbor to me and I will be happy to turn it down to .530".
I get alot of
questions about arbors for the 929. The guns seem to be shipping
with round hole moonclips that use the .590" arbor. Some people
are also using the 38 Super hex hole moonclips that were originally
designed for the 38 Super 627. If you want to do this you will
need the .708" arbor to use the tool with these moonclips. At
this time I do not own a 929 so all I can do is post what people are
telling me. At this time I am not selling any 929 moonclips.
Moonclips for .45 ACP, 9MM, 10MM, & .357
6 shot 45 ACP N Frame
(.575" Arbor) for S&W
25, 325, 625, 1917, S&W Governor. $6.00
6 shot 10MM / .40
Frame Round Hole (.620" Arbor) for S&W 610. $10.00
/ 8 Moonclips
7 shot 9MM L
Frame (.530" Arbor) for S&W 986. $14.00
/ 8 Moonclips
7 shot .357 L
Frame (.530" Arbor) for S&W 686+. $14.00
/ 8 Moonclips
Frame (.675" Arbor) for S&W 627, 327, R8, etc. $12.00
/ 8 Moonclips
.45 ACP N
Frame for S&W Governor. $6.00
/ 4 Moonclips (These do not
require or work with the mooncliptool)