Speed loader, or no?


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Cosmoline
April 30, 2007, 04:24 PM
I've been practicing both with and without a speed loader with my .357's for the past few years. The speed loader is slightly quicker, but only if a rim or other part of a round doesn't get snagged going in. Au naturale, I can pull and load three rounds at a time with my left hand, and never have a snag that way. It feels more fluid. So should I just bag the speed loaders and try to focus on getting better with my hands? I guess this is sort of an Obi Wan "use the force" question :D

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Deanimator
April 30, 2007, 04:46 PM
Use whatever works best for you.

I'd go with speed loaders.

If you don't like those, there are always feed strips, which a lot of people seem to like for CCW. They're not as fast as speedloaders, but they take up much less space.

MK11
April 30, 2007, 05:48 PM
How are you carrying the loose rounds?

earplug
April 30, 2007, 06:17 PM
If speed in reloading is what your looking for. Consider getting your cylinder converted to accept full moon clips. Not legal for IDPA, but faster and more positive then speedloaders.
I have seen 686's converted to full moon use.
I'm A 625 owner.

Geister
April 30, 2007, 06:28 PM
If these are reloads and you are having trouble chambering them, the rounds are probably not crimped enough.

Cosmoline
April 30, 2007, 07:52 PM
How are you carrying the loose rounds?

In the box or in traditional loops. I guess I spent too many years loading by hand, but speed loaders feel unnatural to me. I'm just wondering if I'm really giving up all that much by not using them.

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