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Speed Loaders

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Victoriagotagun, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Victoriagotagun

    Victoriagotagun

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    I was trying to organize my safe last night when I noticed that I have a few brands of different speed loaders and that made me wonder how many are actually out there.

    So, am I missing any on the list?

    -Safariland
    -HKS
    -SL Speed loader
    -5 Star
    -Jet loader
    -Maxfire
     
  2. 4 glocks

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    I did not know they were that many. I have only used HKS.
     

  3. goldenlight

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    I can't see any reason to own any brand OTHER than HKS.

    I've been using them for 35+ years, and I'm still using some of the original ones I bought all those years ago.
     
  4. raven11

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    Talking revolver speedloaders here. :supergrin: :wavey:
     
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  6. Faulkner

    Faulkner Patriot Millennium Member

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    I'm the same way with Safariland speedloaders. I still use some that I bought for my first issue wheelgun right after I got out of the LE academy.
     
  7. Jim Watson

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    I bet there are still some Dade speedloaders in PPC.

    I forget the brand, but an early, early speedloader was a rubber cone that worked like a circular Speed Strip, start the rounds into the cylinder and peel the loader away.

    Got it, that was the Hunt Speedloader.
     
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  8. xfarfuldog

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    +1 on the Safariland speedloaders.
     
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    Rather than start a new thread, I'd figured I'd glom onto this one with my question...does anyone know of any speedloaders for a .44 N-frame S&W other than the HKS 29 or Safariland Comp 1?
     
  10. m2hmghb

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    I plan on getting a set of safariland to see how they compare to the HKS.
     
  11. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    HKS and Safariland Comp's are the only I have actually seen in person. I use HKS, simple and functional. I carry one in a pouch up front when I carry my jframe on my belt.
     
  12. Jim Watson

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    SL Variant
    N-277 at
    http://www.bobmacs.com/variantcatalog.htm
     
  13. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    I used to be an HKS person until I tried a Safariland speed loader. Push in and loaded. No need to stop the cylinder from turning or use two hands.
     
  14. Tiro Fijo

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    S.L. Variant beats them all, IMO. :wavey:
     
  15. jdw174

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    Do they still shoot PPC? When I competed, I used nothing but Dades.
     
  16. vafish

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    Except for full moon clips.

    posted from my stupid smart phone, please excuse any spelling mistakes.
     
  17. PzGren

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    I bought some when they had just started out and were called 3D Inc. Excellent quality and it's a real eye-candy.
     
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    I used to have some Dade 'screw' speedloaders (when I shot PPC.)
    Nothing like pulling them from the holder, and dumping 6 rounds onto the dirt/rocks!!!!!!:steamed: :wow:

    Since then, I use only HKS speedloaders!
     
  19. Jim Watson

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    I had a couple of Dades, but I only used them to "Load six rounds and holster." because they were easy to fill and saved my Safarilands for the reloads.
     
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    http://www.5starfirearms.com/speed_loaders_lc.html