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Taurus 2405021 M405 40S 2 5RD Blued
by Christopher D. N Date Added: Saturday 15 June, 2013
Ugh, I really wanted to love this gun being a 40 S&W revolver. After inspecting at my FFL, everything looked good. While cleaning it I was impressed with the overall fit/finish. I thought for a $300 this was a steal. It was at the range where I soon started to understand possibly why these semi auto cal revolvers are now discontinued. The moon clips supplied are awful.

They came out of the packaging filthy. No biggy, cleaned them off and while loading the loaded clips into the gun I realized it wasn't going to work as the clips aren't perfectly flat so they get bound up when trying to close the action. The first clip I used worked fine until the fifth shot where the cylinder wouldn't turn. Moon clip caught between the cylinder and firing pin/hammer.

Had to use a little force to get the cylinder out but had noticed the primers on the rounds had been scratched...potentially a very dangerous situation. I tried three different clips of the 5 that came with the gun and was fed up with them so I fired the gun w/o clips. Shoots straight, not tack driver but an up close and personal gun.. If you opt to not use the clips you have to push the empty cases out with a dowel or anything long enough to push them out. Not a good situation if say you need to reload in a self defense scenario..

I'd give it two stars, but the gun itself is well made and I hear there are aftermarket moon clips that actually work with this gun available, but I don't think I'll keep. An inexpensive Kahr was probably the way I should have gone, but then again, it was bargain price and it'll still shoot 5 rounds if you really need it to.

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars! [3 of 5 Stars!]
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