This week, we talk Sig Sauer P365 SAS, Kel Tec and Listener Emails!
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Ryan: - Might get the LCR 9mm, found one for $489...talk more in the show.
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I just wanted to follow up on this (ancient) email since I was biting my
tongue the whole time Weerd was going on about carrying moon clips for the
As mentioned below, you only need moon clips to extract, and if you use
nickel plated ammo even that isn’t a requirement. The 9mm LCR spaces off the
case mouth, just like a pistol does. If you look down the cylinder you can
see the small ridge it uses in every bore.
Since I wrote this email I've carried it almost every day, since it's what I
drop in my pants when I go to the mailbox or just out for a walk. I keep the
gun loaded with a moon clip, but my reloads are all speed strips. I use the
32 ACP speed-strips, since the smaller diameter holes keep the rimless 9mm
held in tightly.
When I shoot this gun at the range I always start with shooting through the
moon clip, and the 2 speed-strips just to keep in practice, and I've never
had any issues with ejection of the loose rounds. You just tilt the gun back
a bit and rap the butt on your palm and they fall right out. You probably
should keep the gun cleaned to make this easier, but as I mentioned if the
cases are nickel-plated, I'd be surprised if you have any issues.
Also, in reference to the speed loader episode a while back, I do have some
of the S.L. Variant speed loaders that I got from the only US importer I'm
aware of, Bobby Mac's (link below). However they have had the same web page
up promising new stock 'any day now' for years now. I did email him a few
years back and he said there was no waiting list or anything, but couldn’t
say if he was ever getting more in.
It's a real shame you can’t get these in the US anymore, since they are
easily the best speed loaders I've every tried. If you want to try a couple
of them out I would be happy to loan you some for review, so long as they
make it back to me at some point.
Thanks for the podcast,
Kel Tec P17
Sig Sauer P365 SAS
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