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Old 07-14-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Does anyone carry speed loaders in their pocket, and about how much slower is a speed strip. Also does anyone carry speed strips/loaders with lead bullets? I was wondering if the lead bullets would get scratched up easily in the pocket.



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I carry speed strips when holstering my .357, but I don't carry a revolver in a city situation....only camping. Speed strips are much slower. I wouldn't rely on them if you need to reload quickly. Changing out magazines is the fastest and most efficient and that's why most people carry semi-autos now.



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Speed loaders can be quite fast indeed.
Especially the new spring loaed ones are just about as fast in reload as a magazine, though a slighlty higher skill level is required.

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Does anyone carry speed loaders in their pocket, and about how much slower is a speed strip. Also does anyone carry speed strips/loaders with lead bullets? I was wondering if the lead bullets would get scratched up easily in the pocket.
I have practiced with speed strips, speed loaders, and loose rounds. I can load loose rounds as quickly as I can use a speed loader, with the speed strips about 2 seconds behind.
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Have you tried those Safariland spring loaded speedloaders?
they are FAST

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Has anyone ever seen Jerry Michelek (sp?) work a speedloader? I'm not sure a magazine is much faster.

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Speedloaders can be very fast. Last Saturday I shot at an IDPA competition with a S&W 629 44 mag. I normally shoot a 1911. But I wanted to change it up a bit. I have used speed loaders before. I was using the cheap HKS ones. Safariland doesn't make the good ones for the 44. There were 52 shooters. 3 of us used revolvers. I forgot to shoot a target. That was a massive penalty. But even with that big penalty, I beat 18 people using autos with my revolver. A practiced person with a revolver is not someone to be overlooked.

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Add to that the superior balance of a .357 Mag (lots of power combined with still good controllability) and the better pointability and accuracy of a revolver and I feel very confident taking on guys with semiautoloaders.

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In response to the original question...I have carried a speed loader in my pocket many times. But I shoot them every now and then. I haven't seen any damage yet.

I do not carry lead bullets for self defense. I usually carry jacketed hollow point ammo.

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When I shot revolver comp. I used Jetloaders, and to this day when I'm at the range I still use them. I use speed strips when I CC a wheel gun



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