Speedloaders for a Taurus 856?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bernie, Aug 8, 2022.

  1. bernie

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    I am contemplating a 3" Taurus 856 as a belly gun for my wife when she is walking for exercise with her friends. I really prefer speed loaders to speed strips for revolvers, but have not seen any for the 856. Are you guys aware of any out there?
     
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    Uses the same speedloaders as Smith and Wesson 6 shot K frame .38 special revolvers.
     
  6. bernie

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    Thank you guys for the input. I think I am going to go get one on my lunch break today.
     
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  7. lee n. field

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    Safariland Comp 2
     
  8. handyman163

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    HKS DS-A, same as the Colt Detective Special. HKS lists the Taurus 856 specifically.
     
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    I use the HKS 10-A loaders in my old model (6-shot) Taurus 66. They fit the 856 as well. They hold up really well too. I've had the same pair of HKS 10-As for nearly 30 years. They still work like new.
     
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  10. GBExpat

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    I bought a 2" Taurus 856 last October. My Safariland COMP II Speedloaders (from the bubblecard, # J-K2C "Model:J" ... listing the Taurus 66, among others) do not work with this revolver.

    My old HKS 10s (I have no 10-As) will work with some "fiddling" practice :eek: ... not an ideal thing for when you need to reload with celerity and possibly only by touch.

    Now ... off to source some HKS 10-As. :)


    EDIT: From what I have seen on the web, what I have are 10-As.

    Schade.
     
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  11. lee n. field

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    They work with mine. 100_0703.JPG
     
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