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I have completed two 9x23 Full Moonclip Conversions of the S&W 686, 4 inch barrel.

Chambering the gun in the 9x23 enables you to shoot many different calibers: 9x23, 9x19, 9x21, 9mm Super Comp and .38 Super all using the same Full Moonclip (FMC). In fact any cartridge head size that is approximately that of the 9X23 and is of the same length or shorter will snap into the FMC.

Accuracy is just fine and the 9x23 does an honest 1400+ fps.

The recoil of the 9x23 is much easier to handle than the .357 Magnum.

I have now shot the pistol from the Ransom Rest and got 1.350 at 25 yards and 2.500 inches at 50 yards. Check out the photos of the groups on the link now.

http://www.moonclips.com/9x23.htm

Tom

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Tom Kilhoffer on 2001-10-19 16:36 ]</font>
 

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Tom,

A PC 627 x 5 inch removable w/comp in .38 Super is rumored to be at the SHOT Show in 2002.

Of course you can shoot 9x23 & 9mm in the .38 Super, but there is somewhat of a sticky extraction. Straight walled case .38 Super vs. tapered 9x23.

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I used to think my 5" 610 was the ideal IDPA revolver... then Uncle Billy fixed that!! <grumble, grumble> :mad:

I have a pair of S&W 940s that are converted to 9x23 and they are far more pleasant to shoot, than .357 maggies out of the sister S&W 640s. I also have a 5" S&W 627PC, but I would LOVE to have an eight shot 5" N-frame in 9x23. Now THAT would be my idea of a sweet revo. :smile: Nice to know that may soon be possible. Thanks for the info Tom K..

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There is a review of this 9x23 conversion in the May 2002 edition of Combat Handguns. They don't really give it alot of ink though. I like the look of it with the unfluted cylinder.

I also went to the Smith and Wesson website and found the 8 round PC627 in .38 Super. Looks good too. Here's the link to that:
http://www.smith-wesson.com/misc/pdf/pk ... uper_8.pdf .
It's a document in .pdf format that contains a picture of the gun.

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The production numbers on the PC Model 627x8 .38 Super is only 200 guns. All have been pre-sold as of this date. Word is there will be another production run in the future.

Also, for the CA shooters this gun and the .357 Magnum version are going through the CA approval process so you too can purchase the guns in the future.

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