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Best way to carry speedloaders?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by emt1581, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    When I carry my S&W 638 I carry a speedloader with a spare re-load in my offside pocket. However, that is a small speedloader with 5 .38spl. rounds. If I wanted to carry 2 or 3 speedloaders for 6rds. of .357mag...what are my options?

    I've seen velcro cordura double speedloader cases and I've seen leather double speedloader cases but they have snaps. I'm not big on snaps because when brushing up against something (i.e. when squatting down or bending over) they have a tendency to un-snap which would not be good in a SD/Shooting situation.

    Other than the traditional snap and velcro carriers....is there anything new and better out there worth taking a look at?

    Thanks!

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    If you are right handed, your speed loader should go in your right side pocket. After you fire your last round, eject empty shells by putting your revolver in your left hand, grip it with your left ring and middle finger holding the empty cylinder, barrel pointing up. After unloading revolver, point barrel down. Hold your pistol close to you (actually resting against your stomach) as you reload. That keeps it close to you in case someone tries to grab it.
    Practice this method. It really does work well. I am a retired Probation/Parole Officer and we used to carry .357 for years until we switched over to .40 Glocks.
    This method works really well. We went to the range 4 times a year and had to use speed loaders each time.
    Good luck and have fun.
     
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    I was just going to say EXACTLY that same thing!

    In fact, I drop two (2) loaded HKS speedloaders into the same pant pocket along with MY J-frame Smith in its Kramer pocket holster.
     
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    I never thought about it but that's a damned good point!

    I think I'd switch my speedloade to a right cargo/pocket from now on!!

    Now as far as multiple speedloaders, I'd like something in carriers other than just pockets. I've already had mine release the rounds in my pocket....and we're talking about HKS standard speedloaders...not safariland hi-tech stuff. That would suck royally for it to happen in a SD/shooting situation!!

    Most likely I'll buy a dual pouch and carry it in front of my holster on my hip at around 2 o'clock.

    Thanks!:)

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    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Other than loose in a pocket, does anyone even carry multiple speedloaders anymore?

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
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    that would defeat the purpose of concealed pocket carry :supergrin:
     
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    I didn't say I wanted to conceal them in my pocket neccessarily...that's just what I do when I have my snubby on me. But with a gun as large as a 4" .357mag...pocket concealment is pretty much out of the question...unless you're clown maybe....

    -Emt1581
     
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    Can speedstrips work instead of the circular speed lower (yes, a bit slower, but slimmer profile).

    'Drew
     
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    I'm not sure if you're asking or offering your oppinion...but I've tried speed strips and it was a joke! I'd rather have loose rounds in a pocket/pouch.

    I tried searching GT to see if anyone had any .357mag HKS speedloader pouches for sale but they're pretty few and far between. I'll probably end up snagging one on ebay or gunbroker.

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    emt if you went to a training class they would cover these things ..
     
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    What training class covers pouches and where to find them cheapest?

    -Emt1581