I’ve been testing a few different revolvers outfitted for moon clip use over the past several months. The idea is nifty, as moon clips help to mitigate one of the big disadvantages of using revolvers for defensive use. That would be fast and efficient reloading.
With a pistol, resupply is easy. Just hit a button to drop the empty magazine and stuff in a new one that’s already reloaded with a bunch of fresh cartridges. The whole operation takes just a second. With a traditional revolver, you can usually dump all the empty cartridge casings in one fell swoop with the aid of the ejector rod and a little help from gravity. It’s putting the new ones in that can take a little doing. Normally, you would insert new cartridges one at a time, so that’s 5, 6, or more distinct motions to fully reload depending on which revolver you’re using.