The convertible cylinder guns have always made sense to me. I have the Ruger Single Six, 5.5 inch single action with the extra 22 mag cylinder. The Heritage Arms version is a bargain and good guns. The 22 mag in a handgun is certainly powerful enough for small game as far as you can shoot it. The 38/357 is a no brainer and most folks have them. I also have the 9mm cylinder for the 38/357 Ruger Blackhawk.I stand with the people who are suggesting getting a revolver with cylinders you can change out for various calibers. Even if you have to build a little box to hold the cylinders and whatever tools you need to swap them out, in terms of cubic in your survival gear it is a sensible investment.
Out of curiosity, are your moon clips made of synthetics or sheet steel? I use synthetics with my S&W Model 25, because I've found both clipping up and removing the spent cases from the metal moon clips is difficult unless you have a special tool which looks like a piece of pipe on a screwdriver handle.I have a couple 45 Colt single action guns that have 45 acp cylinders, again a no brainer. I took a chance and bought a Smith and Wesson Governor, and boy was I surprised. Lots of people trashed the idea of a 410 pistol. That one is scandium alloy and only weighs 29.5 ounces even though it is an N frame.
I shoot the 45 acp with moon clips in it more than anything else because they are fun and I can load them cheap. In the boonies I carry the 45 Colt Hornady Leverevolution rounds in it and of course the various 410 shotshells. With the Federal buckshot load it will put all 4 000 buck into about a 12 inch circle at 50 feet, about like four 32 acp at once. Actually, it is 280 grains of bullet at about 850 fps. For those who reload, the 410 is about as cheap as anything to reload, only the primer costs much.
The moon clips I use are all steel. Some are Ranch Products brand and some are Wilson Combat brand. They all work just great and I have never had one fail. I am pretty hard on things and would be concerned that the synthetics might break.Out of curiosity, are your moon clips made of synthetics or sheet steel? I use synthetics with my S&W Model 25, because I've found both clipping up and removing the spent cases from the metal moon clips is difficult unless you have a special tool which looks like a piece of pipe on a screwdriver handle.
Just don't try and pull it or your eye sight might go bad!!I found a refurbished Glock (must be the first one ever to need that?) and I settled on the second smallest backstrap. Size was surprising. Remember other 10mm Glocks being huge but this was not bad…maybe my hands are growing, wish something else would!