model 60 j frame s&w..looking for good speed loader

model 60 j frame s&w..looking for good speed loader

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    model 60 j frame s&w..looking for good speed loader

    i have a stainless 5 shot model 60 chief special and need to know from people whom own this model and have experience using their speed loader. im looking for one easy to use, low cost. thanx in advance for any info.

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    I like the HKS loaders and the strips. Some folks have trouble with the loaders depending on the grips - there is not a lot of room to work with in a j frame.

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    Both HKS and Safariland make high-quality speed loaders for the J-frame, around $15 each. There's another type out there which is just molded rubber, and I wouldn't give you a plugged nickel for it (having tried it).

    Most of the S+W snubs these days have port-side relief cuts on their grips to accommodate speed loaders, but that's something you'll need to verify.

    Get at least a couple of speed strips as well as speed loaders... if you bobble the latter under stress, you're spilling 5 rounds on the ground. With a speed strip, it's slower but you don't peel the strip until a pair of rounds is already in the cylinder.
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    I favor Safariland speedloaders but many prefer the HKS. More often than not though I use speed strips as they are much less bulky to carry although slower than speedloaders.

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    Check your grips. My 642 with stock grips would not accept a speedloader but with Hogue aftermarket grips it does.
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    Check out this video on using a speed strip...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMAXlT3ZLzs

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    Try Tuff Strips, one of the sponsors above. They made me a customer for life with their customer service. As for speedloaders, I use mostly HKS, and it seems that they can be found used and cheap in just abkut every gunshop I go in to. People think a defense gun has to be plastic and hold a whole box of ammo so sometimes you can find speedloaders in the $1 box of miscelaneous stuff most shops have.
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    I use an HKS speedloader with my S&W 442 and it works great!
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    I found safariland and a bit better than HKS because the ammuniton doesn't jiggly in the loader and you just push them in, nothing to turn. I do carry a speed strip in the change pocket of my jeans.

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    I have a S&W model 60 and a S&W 642. The H&K speed loader works fine with my Model 60 but hangs up on the cylinder release latch on my 642. I can't explain why It just doen't clear the thumb latch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warmxd9 View Post
    i have a stainless 5 shot model 60 chief special and need to know from people whom own this model and have experience using their speed loader. im looking for one easy to use, low cost. thanx in advance for any info.

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