Recommend a Revolver Speedloader for a S&W 64

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  • slsc98

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    Will this be for actual, edc concealed carry, range use or actual competition?

    Safariland & even Lyman also, nowadays.

    HKS: https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1015132098?pid=412289

    Safariland Comp 2: https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1015298345?pid=440590

    Safariland Comp 3 (Competition):

    Lyman Competition: https://www.midwayusa.com/product/101962820?pid=395599

    Maxfire: https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1015164881?pid=677957

    Finally, there are my wife’s favorite (her .22, .22WMR, 38Spl, 9mm and .357 revolver collection is up to like a dozen now! :-O
    SpeedBeez: https://www.speedbeez.com/product/speed-beez-smith-wesson-66-speed-loader-k-frame-38-special-6-shot/
     

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    Biggfoot44

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    No , HKS , because it actually is easier to use under stress , and more reliable generally .
     

    MTplinker

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    I like Safariland comp2, but I admit that’s all I’ve ever used w my GP100. I like that there is no knob you need to turn when you’re releasing the rounds.

    Choosing a speed loader is just step 1.

    I recommend practice with a cylinder full of spent shells and snap caps in the speed loader. Run some reps where you dry fire the “last round” and then reload.

    If you haven’t tried doing a reload quickly you might be surprised how fumbly it is w a revolver. Then try not looking down at the cylinder and do it by feel as you line up the speed loader- remember you might be focused on someone attacking you.

    Good explanation of different techniques at Lucky Gunner: Speed loader techniques
     

    Biggfoot44

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    Aug 2, 2009
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    Yes , under perfect conditions, the Safariland could be a cpl .001's faster.

    But at speed or under stress , it's significantly more fumble - ly ( damn auto correct ) than HKS .

    Safari requires more precise alignment to the cylinder , and fine motor control . HKS is more margin of error for alignment, and the Twist is gross motor skill , and simultaneously flings the now empty loader well clear .


    But yes , practice until you can do it with eyes closed . Behind your back .
     

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