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What would you say the best speedloader brand is.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MUSICALGUNNUT45, Oct 2, 2011.

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  1. MUSICALGUNNUT45

    MUSICALGUNNUT45 Member

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    I like safariland and don't care for HKS. What do you guys like to use.
     
  2. Owen Sparks

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    The best "speed loader" is the full moon clip.

    There is no faster way to load a revolver.
     
  3. DeMilled

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    Dude....
    http://www.5starfirearms.com/357_j.html

    Does it get any more sexy?
    My wife wants two for her SP101 and I am eating ramen noodles to save enough money so I can buy several for my GP100.
     
  4. MUSICALGUNNUT45

    MUSICALGUNNUT45 Member

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    I don't like moonclips that much If they get bent while your carrying your screwed.
     
  5. Gordon

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    Safariland Comp is pretty good on a K frame.
     
  6. MUSICALGUNNUT45

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    Wow me likey
     
  7. DeMilled

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    Plastic, or billet aluminum?

    Check the price difference and ask the question again.

    I do have to say; I have Safariland speed loaders and use them with both SP101 and GP100 and they work.

    Billet aluminum speed loaders are on my "I NEED THIS!" list.

    For a first time buyer, go billet aluminum and never have to buy twice, like me.
     
  8. sidheshooter

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    So long as the 5star have come up, does anyone own some? how secure, smooth and durable are they? Do you think that they can handle repeated dropping on indoor range floors during training? I like the looks...
     
  9. Warp

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    I don't have much experience with them but the push-to-release design of the Safariland loaders is pretty nice.
     
  10. imoXu

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    I have the 5star speedloaders and loading tray, for my 327 M&PR8.
    They were the only 8 shot speedloaders I could find so it made the choice easy.
    I am extremely happy with the quality and function.
    not too excited about the price but I couldnt find anything else.
    as said the quality and function is very good.
    THey hold the rounds with very little wiggle.

    I atually prefer these speedloaders to the moonclips I have and am faster with these. Not much difference though. Mainly because the moonclip and brass combination I have seem to be pretty wobbly and with the 8 shot, loaded with SWC, or worse BNWC, it can get tricky if you are rushing.
    Although I can carry more clips on my belt and gear and they do keep the empties in one place. I dont really have any way of carrying the speedloaders except in a pocket. THey do make a leather pouch though I think.

    Very simple twist action to them. The aluminum body of them is solid and the release mechanism is very simple so I am expecting these to last a long time.
    Could they handle repeated dropping on a hard conrete floor?
    When they are empty they are quite light and well built, so I would say yes there is close to zero chance that a drop would break them.
    They might get scratched but I cant see them breaking.

    I have one in my hand right now.
    Honestly I think I could stamp on it and not hurt it.
    Id imaging the 6 shot ones are even more solid.

    SAve up and get them, Im glad I did.

    moX
     
  11. Blue Brick

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    Bianchi Speed Strips
     
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    S. L. Variants are supposed to be the best but they are expensive and hard to find. I think www.bobmacs.com has them. Think of a Safariland Comp 3 in the same size as an HKS with individual springs driving each cartridge. Personally I like Safariland Comp 2's.
     
  13. 357Shooter

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    I own several 5 Star they work great, I don't drop them much, but I don't think it would hurt a thing, they are very well made.
     

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    My personal preference is for cut down JetLoaders for competition. Safariland CompIIs for carry.

    JetLoader1.jpg
     
  15. Big Juan

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    5-Star loaders SO outclass the plastic and pot metal HKS's I bought, I'm almost ashamed to put my HKS loaders on the bench. The Safarilands, I believe are a bit quicker, but I've not heard how well they hold up. One other thing, the 5-Stars turn the opposite direction of the HKS brand. You might ding up the aluminum 5 stars, but you'll have to shoot them to destroy them...and that loading block.. is de shizzle!
     
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    Ok those 5Star loaders are like works of art, if they perform as good as they look I'm sold. Did not see one made for a Colt DS though.

    Meanwhile I've used HKS because they were inexpensive and if I 'broke' one somehow I wouldn't be out a chunk of change.

    Nothing is faster to me than a moonclip.
     
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    HKS for me. I have some that are over 30 years old and are as solid as the day I bought. What more can you ask.

    Sent from my Ally
     
  18. Tony_the_tiger

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    I have 6 HKS and they work great.
     
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    Safariland Comp II's are the best all around speedloaders. Compact, durable, secure and consistent.

    Why they don't offer them in more calibers and frame sizes is a mystery.
     
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    Safariland Comp III.

    McBorland. What is the advantage of cutting the skirt?
     
  21. F-111 John

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    I own both HKS and Safariland Comp I, and I prefer the Safariland hands down.
     
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    5 Star says they have speedloaders for Charter Arms .38s but in the list they use the same model numbers as Taurus and Charter don't have those kind of model designations.
     
  23. MrBorland

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    It doesn't make for a faster reload, per se, but it does lessen the chance of a bobbled reload. The skirt does little or nothing to hold the rounds, so it's excess material that rounds can hang up on during the reload.

    The skirt does stabilize the rounds as they're being loaded into the speedloader, though, so cutting the skirt can make loading them tricky if you don't have steady hands. I cut about half the skirt off mine, and I can still load mine by hand, without the use of a loading tray. I've seen them where nearly all the skirt was removed, in which case, a loading tray is a necessity.
     
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    Stamped spring steel is by far my favorite.
     
  25. RX-178

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    HKS Speedloaders here, with the skirt cut down.

    I prefer the twist-knob type of release over the Safariland because I practice releasing the rounds into my hand, in the event I'm just topping off after firing only 2-3 rounds, and am out of, or wasn't carrying any loose rounds.
     
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