What is your choice and why?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by chlogeo, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. chlogeo

    chlogeo New Member

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    A Speed Loader or Speed Strips?

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  2. mcb

    mcb New Member

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    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.
     

  3. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Speed Loaders!
    And if you have never looked up Jerry Miculek and seen him use them! WOW!
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  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    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.
     
  5. yogiboobooranger

    yogiboobooranger New Member

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    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.
     
  6. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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

    BikerRN New Member

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    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.

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  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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.
     
  9. Jkl-28

    Jkl-28 New Member

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    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.
     
  10. tgulan

    tgulan New Member

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    Speed loader is fun and fast, but a bit bulky for me to carry. I use them for home defense ( Hornady .357 mag jhp 115gr) with my S&W 686ssr. It's in the bedside safe so it doesn't matter. For carry, I like the strips. Plus if you are only down a few bullets and u want to reload, you can with the strips. With the speed loader , it's got to be all 6 or nothing.
     
  11. dscampbell

    dscampbell New Member

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    Speed loaders at home strips for carry
     
  12. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    I tried strips for my Public Defender because a speed loader wouldn't work & I hated it.