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J-Frame speedloader carry pouch

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by gunmetal, May 27, 2006.

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  1. gunmetal

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    Looking for suggestions on what reasonably-priced pouch might fit these smaller 5-shot speedloaders.

    I have some Safariland J-C7 'loaders for my Taurus 85 snubby, and bought an Uncle Mike's # 88311 double pouch for it from CTD but it turns out that the pouches are too large for these loaders. They wobble around a lot inside the pouch, even with the flap closed.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. 777unch

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    I'm no help, but I am looking for something too. ... (Lightning Arms) ... $60 is out of the question. $17 for UM's is too cheap... i never liked UM's anyway. everything UM's i'm ever bought, has turned into last resort holsters only.

    I like speed strips (throw 'em in a back pocket - good to go), but would like to have an option with speed loaders.

    Besides, last time i asked about buying speed strips, i was told i was too "old school. nobody sells 'em anymore". :confused:
     
  4. BullfrogKen

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    Desantis makes a nice pouch the situates the loader over the center of your belt for an affordable price. I think Bianchi does, too.
     
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  6. gunmetal

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    The DeSantis does look nice, but...

    "This design divides the speedloader in half over the belt"

    This, I think, would be a problem for Safariland speedloaders as the belt might ride up the middle of the loader and, if there's enough force, trip the release mechanism and drop the rounds out of the loader.

    That might explain why the only "models" they list are HKS loaders, which also require a turn of the knob.

    I agree with the previous poster that Uncle Mike's nylon holsters aren't the greatest, but this speedloader pouch does seem to be pretty good except for the fact that it's too big for my needs. It's probably not worth it for me to spend the shipping to return it, so I'll just hang onto it -- I figure someday I'll have a 6-shot revolver I can use it with. But for now, it's the 5-shots. :)

    P.S. I'd like to get one of these too, but it's too expensive at $39.

    http://www.desantisholster.com/a08.html
     
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    Well, all I own for my J frame, K frame, and Detective Special are Safariland loaders. I've used those Desantis pouches, with the rounds divided over the top of my belt just like that text reads, approaching a decade now. I've pushed down on them, hard, to see if I can induce the problem.

    It isn't possible; its never released.

    Unless you have an extemely thin belt, one so thin that it wouldn't support the weight of a handgun, the rounds won't allow you to push it up far enough to contact the plastic release.

    It might be more possible with a K-frame loader, but it never happened even trying to make it happen. It certainly won't happen with a J frame, there's even less clearance and they ride over the belt off center.

    Use what you want. If I thought they were crap and had that problem, I wouldn't have suggested them.
     
  9. gunmetal

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    BullfrogKen,

    while I am concerned as I mentioned, I'm certainly willing to give it a shot. Your original post made no mention of the fact that you'd successfully used them in this same scenario. No need to get worked up about it. ;)

    I'll pick one of those up and see how it works for me.

    The 2x2x2 I'm interested in would be used in addition to the speedloader pouch, not as a substitute for one. I just wish they were cheaper....

    Thank you for the tip.
     
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