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Jerry Miculek and His Speed Reloading

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bergmen, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. bergmen

    bergmen Member.

    I have watched this video of Jerry firing six rounds, reloading and firing six more in 2.99 seconds many, many times. I cannot for the life of me figure out how he reloads so danged fast.

    Here's the video (last of three segments):


    Does anybody know how he does this? I can't imagine doing a speedloader this fast.

  2. Husker_Fan

    Husker_Fan Well-Known Member

    I believe he is using moon clips.
  3. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

    Practice, practice, and more practice....If ya want to be able to do something, ya gotta put forth the effort.
  4. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    He uses moon clips, he has probably done it hundreds of thousands of times and most importantly, he has God given talent.
  5. Photoman

    Photoman Well-Known Member

    Model 625 with moon clipped round nose ammo. Nothin' to it. ;)
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Practice, practice, and more practice!
    And moon-clips.

    He is shooting a S&W 625 .45 ACP with the chambers chamfered so there is no chance of cartridges hanging up.

    And he has reloaded with Moon-clips so many times in practice & competition he basically can throw them at the cylinder and they will go in every time.

    Nobody ever accused him of being slow with a revolver!

  7. bergmen

    bergmen Member.

    Moon clips, never thought of that. He makes it look like everything I do is in super slow motion.

  8. Deaf Smith

    Deaf Smith Well-Known Member


    With all due respect to Miculek he:

    A. Uses a S&W 625 .45 ACP (big round holes)
    B. FMJ (easier to load)
    C. Moonclips
    D. Very exposed moon clip holders on belt
    E. Chamfered chambers (bevelled) to funnel the FMJs in.
    F. Many a year of practice as it is his job!

    It is a tour-de-force of what you can do if you set your mind to it and rationally analyse the techniques and equipment needed to achieve your goal.

  9. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Still not too shabby for a 56 year old guy now is it!!

  10. Guillermo

    Guillermo member

    His wife says he is getting faster

    (she is impressive in her own right)
  11. Dimis

    Dimis Well-Known Member

    Easy answer hes a mutant with the ability to manipulate time and space

    Logical answer he has practiced the majority of his life and uses moonclips and has been granted a one in a billion gift

    and wow 56 I could have sworn he was older than that either way very impressive and one of my shooting heroes
  12. vicdotcom

    vicdotcom Well-Known Member

    Here is a picture of a moon clips if you didn't know what they were. It is a circular clip that holds the rounds in place. You drop the whole thing into the cylinder. But you do need a specially recessed cylinder in order to use them.

  13. 22lr

    22lr Well-Known Member

    I had a 625 for a while, you can get scary fast on the reloads with practice. But don't let that fool ya, 2.99 seconds is a world speed record for a reason.

    I never had sports heroes growing up, Jerry Miculek was my hero.
  14. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    Well, considering it'd probably take me 10 seconds just to get the reload done even with moon clips, this vid always awes me. :D
  15. WardenWolf

    WardenWolf member

    I've always wondered why nobody has ever made a revolver where you could fast-swap the whole cylinder. It seems to me it would be a lot faster than even moon clips.
  16. F-111 John

    F-111 John Well-Known Member

  17. StrawHat

    StrawHat Well-Known Member

    JM also says he practiced a lot but had a bit of luck the day he fired the record. Whether the planets lined up or the chambers or chamfered, the reload he did that day was impressive. I am waiting for the time when he breaks that record.
  18. gotigers

    gotigers Well-Known Member

    Jerry is fast. I have watched Sam Keen at local matches and he may be a bit faster. There is a Revolver match in Memphis this week. Sam should be there. I will be there watching. Those guys are fast.
  19. PapaG

    PapaG Well-Known Member

    I used a 625 in our pin shoots and was often faster at the reload than the auto shooters. That said, my reloads were in about the time that Jerry shot, reloaded, and shot again. He is phenomenal.
    And he is just about as good with a rifle and shotgun.
  20. Lucky Derby

    Lucky Derby Well-Known Member

    Not in .45acp or 9mm, only in .38/.357 and other similar cartridges.

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