Speedloaders, HKS or Safariland or other?

Speedloaders, HKS or Safariland or other?

This is a discussion on Speedloaders, HKS or Safariland or other? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hello everybody, I just picked up a S&W j frame the other day and I want to get some speedloaders for it. I have seen ...

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    Speedloaders, HKS or Safariland or other?

    Hello everybody,
    I just picked up a S&W j frame the other day and I want to get some speedloaders for it. I have seen some online made by Safariland and HKS. Is there a difference between these or are there any other brands worth looking at?
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    These to me are the two main choices.

    I have both but favor Safariland - they hold rounds tighter and dump with just a shove.

    The HKS for me holds rounds a bit sloppy and requires a twist of the knob to effect release. They work of course but IMO need more practice.

    Safariland does three main options, Comps I, II, and III. Comp I is smallest and good for carry but Comp II which is a shade larger is IMO the better choice overall between those two. Comp III's are great but quite large - they have a spring assist so that when rounds released, they are ''shot'' in - nice for top speed.

    Could be HKS the more durable over time but I still prefer Safarilands for my SP-101 in particular.
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    Thanks for the reply P95. I will have to look at the safariland ones again. I didn't realize they had different options for them. Good to know. I guess size would matter also since they would be in my pocket and I would probably need a pouch for the speedloaders.

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    Ditto for Safarilands..... You can drop them and the rounds will not come off. And they are fast to reload your revolver. As a matter of fact I just ordered 4 more for my S&W 65 and my wife's J frame-type Rossi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    Ditto for Safarilands..... You can drop them and the rounds will not come off. And they are fast to reload your revolver. As a matter of fact I just ordered 4 more for my S&W 65 and my wife's J frame-type Rossi.
    Excellent! Since they hold well, do you need a pouch or anything for them for in the pocket carry?

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    Your choices are pretty much limited to HKS and Safariland.

    I myself use Safariland. I found them to hold up better to duty use and daily carry. Either one is good, I just use Safariland because that's what I was issued back in the stone ages of the "Revolver Days" and when I had a chance to try Safariland I didn't like them as well.

    By the way, I still carry a Revolver off-duty and as a BUG.

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    If you have a 642, Safariland comp 1 is your only option. I prefer this to HKS but they seem a little more difficult to lock in place.

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    Safariland.

    The HKS' for my SW Model 27 gave me such a hard time I tossed them. The push and turn thing gave me fits.
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    I've carried the Comp I's in my jacket and shorts cargo pockets with no trouble (as far as unintentionally releasing shells). I still prefer speedstrips for pants pocket carry just because they lay flat, they're a good bit slower though.
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    I have an HKS but it's Bianchi speedstrips for me.
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    Thanks everyone. Looks like Safariland is the peoples choice so far. Good to know!

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    +1 on speed strips based on thin and easy to carry.

    Not as fast as the others but still gets the job done.

    Practice helps.

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    +2...they fit nicely in the watch pocket and are fairly quick with a bit of practice...one way, if you carry a 5 shot, is to separate your rounds (2 and 3) that give you more room and an eaiser load for the first 2....

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    Good Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLeather View Post
    +2...they fit nicely in the watch pocket and are fairly quick with a bit of practice...one way, if you carry a 5 shot, is to separate your rounds (2 and 3) that give you more room and an eaiser load for the first 2....
    Thanks, I will have to try that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphin View Post
    If you have a 642, Safariland comp 1 is your only option. I prefer this to HKS but they seem a little more difficult to lock in place.
    I have a 442 and use an HKS Speedloader.

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