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chlogeo 12-29-2011 07:42 PM

What is your choice and why?
A Speed Loader or Speed Strips?

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mcb 12-29-2011 08:25 PM

I prefer a speed loader. I don't carry extra ammo when I carry a revolver, but do regularly practice with my speed loaders and strips.

HOSSFLY 12-29-2011 08:26 PM :confused:

Sniper03 12-29-2011 08:58 PM

Speed Loaders!
And if you have never looked up Jerry Miculek and seen him use them! WOW!

trip286 12-29-2011 10:22 PM

JM uses clips, but I agree, and I haven't seen an auto shooter match his speed myself. I haven't been looking either though.

I'd take a speed loader over strips, and clips over a speed loader.

yogiboobooranger 12-30-2011 01:14 PM

I use both, depends on my clothing worn at the time. If in dress attire, and I am carrying my LCR, I use speed strips as they present the smallest of bulges in the pocket. If I am wearing jeans or cargo pants, I usually carry a speed loader or two. Both work well for what they were designed for, and I have no preference of either...JMHO of course! By the way, I carry and have carried revolvers for CCW for over 35 years.

Trez 12-30-2011 04:27 PM

I cant use either... :( These pesky "fingers" in my cylinder.. :p

BikerRN 12-30-2011 06:06 PM

I found an inconspicuous way to carry speedloaders when in casual clothing.

I use a LowePro Digital Camera Case and stack two speedloaders in the case. It doesn't look "gunny" and with all the cell phones and various gadgets, PDA's, on people's belts isn't out of place.

I also carry a speed strip or two in my pocket.


robocop10mm 12-31-2011 06:03 AM

When wheel guns were required, I carried speed loaders on my belt and one or two speed strips in my vest trauma plate pocket. Off duty, some combination of both depending on clothing.

I much prefer Safariland loaders over HKS loaders. The Safariland loaders hold the ammo in better alignment with the cylinder and release easier and faster. I am about 3/4 second faster with the Safariland loaders.

Jkl-28 12-31-2011 05:52 PM

I have both... I like the speed loaders because they are faster to load but I like the strips because they are easier and more discrete to carry... So I use the speed loaders when I go to the range but when I carry my revolver I take some extra ammo on a strip.
But honestly the way to go is with moon clips (if your revolver can accept them) because all you gotta do is drop them in and done! You don't have to worry about removing the rounds from the loader or strip.

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