Speed loaders for Ruger LCR

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    Speed loaders for Ruger LCR

    Does anyone make speed loaders for the LCR yet? I've heard conflicting stories that the HKS 36A would work with the LCR but it's a little tight. I was just wondering if anyone had some experience with the LCR and speed loaders

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    There doesn't seem to be one yet. Hopefully soon as the LCR seems to be selling well and is proving to be superior to S&Ws answer in their new Bodyguard series from what I have read. J-frame speedloaders are too big for the LCR, though. You can get the bullets into the chambers but you need to shake the revolver a bit to get them to (hopefully) slide down into place.

    Not very optimal in the heat of the moment, yes?

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    In the meantime, there are always Speed Strips.

    Some prefer them over speedloaders.
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    5 Star Firearms makes one specifically for the Ruger LCR.

    I purchased one and it works great!

    http://www.5starfirearms.com/38_lcr.html


    Hope this helps!
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    OK, so you got me curious.

    I have an HKS-36 left over from my departed 85UL and I just figured the reason it was tight on the LCR was the large rubber grip getting in the way. So I removed the grip and tried the speed loader that way.

    It is still tight. It is just a tad-bit larger than the LCR cylinder.

    Here's a kicker, Ruger sells the HKS-36 as an LCR/SP101 speedloader on their own site and the only disclaimer is:... "Does not fit the LCR™ with CT Lasergrips®". But it doesn't really fit mine even without any grip.


    http://shopruger.com/LCR-SP101-Speed...uctinfo/12020/
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    I bought an HKS brand speedloader when I bought my S&W 442, it feels kind of tight/takes me more time to use than a speedstrip (part of my EDC.) ,...maybe Im doing something wrong lol.

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    I wonder if some dealers are selling HKS speed loaders for models that they were not designed for. On HKS' own site I see no listing for either an LCR or 442.

    http://hksspeedloaders.com/SpeedloaderPage.html

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    I bought the HKS 36 based on what I read on the Ruger site, and it does not work well at all with my LCR. I will order the 5 Star and give it a try, though... thanks for the info tseabourn!
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    It would appear that Ruger heard or read about the problem and addressed it with Hogue.

    The LCR that I picked up last week has a clear divot positioned so that when the cylinder is open the HKS speed loader has plenty of room to operate. I have one and it does function with out any problem. I ended up replacing the grips on my 650 so it would work without any problems there too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghettokracker71 View Post
    I bought an HKS brand speedloader when I bought my S&W 442, it feels kind of tight/takes me more time to use than a speedstrip (part of my EDC.) ,...maybe Im doing something wrong lol.
    In order to use the HKS speed loader with your 442, you will need to change the grips to a slightly thiner set. S&W sells them at about $25.00. The speed loader IS faster than the speed strips for 90% of the people. However it is generally easier to carry the speed strip(s). Whle I use both, the HKS speed loader just don't seem to be to durable in appearence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tseabourn View Post
    5 Star Firearms makes one specifically for the Ruger LCR.
    I purchased one and it works great!

    http://www.5starfirearms.com/38_lcr.html
    Hope this helps!
    +1 for me. I got mine Monday and it works great!
    Thanks tseabourn!
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    I'm a huge fan of Tuff Strips. Excellent product and fantastic customer service. I prefer their strips to a speedloader for ease of carry and use.
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    I bought the HKs style speedloaders for my Taurus 85 and Colt DS. They are tight and cumbersome to use. Also the speedloaders are a bit more difficult to conceal. Depending on clothing they print.

    So I got some Bianchi SpeedStrips. For my snubs I much prefer the speedstrips. I can reload faster with the speedstrip and I don't worry about dropping rounds fumbling with the speed loaders.

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