Here's my latest Michigan Firearms Examiner article talking about the two most common speedloader types and their uses for CCW. A review of revolver speedloaders for CCW permit holders "Anyone who uses a revolver for self-defense knows that the main disadvantage of the wheel gun is its low ammo capacity. A related issue is that reloading a revolver, especially with loose rounds, is slower than reloading a semi-auto pistol. The best way to reload a defensive revolver is with a speedloader. A speedloader allows the shooter to reload the whole cylinder at once instead of filling each chamber individually. With a speedloader a well-practiced revolver shooter can reload almost as quickly as someone using a semi-auto. HKS and Safariland make the two main speedloader types commonly available. In this article Ill take a look at both types from a self-defense standpoint. Competition speedloaders will be discussed in a future article."