Looking for speed loaders

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    Looking for speed loaders

    Hello,

    I currently carry my 4" .500 S&W and am looking for a few speed loaders to carry with it but I am having problems finding some.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction as to where I can buy some?

    Thanks

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    Sorry Evonge, but I don't think your going to be seeing any of those any time soon. Bianchi and HKS are the two main manufacturers of speed loders and strips, and I don't think they make those.

    I think the biggest loaders I've seen have been for .45LC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Sorry Evonge, but I don't think your going to be seeing any of those any time soon. Bianchi and HKS are the two main manufacturers of speed loders and strips, and I don't think they make those.

    I think the biggest loaders I've seen have been for .45LC.
    Agreed.

    Nobody makes, or is likely to make, speedloaders for the X-frame Smiths simply because there is no market for them. It would be cost prohibitive for anyone to design and manufacture them, because the ROI wouldn't justify the costs.

    The X-frames were designed, and are marketed as, hunting revolvers. How many scenarios can you think of where a speedloader would be necessary on a hunting trip?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    How many scenarios can you think of where a speedloader would be necessary on a hunting trip?
    A few and they are all real bad......Zombie Bears

    Agreed with the above, I don't think there are any.
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    Hello,

    Would it be possible to have someone custom make me a speedloader for the .500 S&W?

    Thanks

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    Hmmm ........ I rather doubt it because usual construct on speedloaders employs plastic moulding techniques - plus the need for incorporating the hold/release mechanism.

    I am an (old) engineer and reckoned I could usually make about anything but ... yes the ''but'' - bottom line would be a prohibitive price possibly. Could maybe be made out of a solid chunk of nylon, machined and drilled but then - the problem of the mechanism.

    Right now I am feeling your quest may well be difficult if not impossible for all practical purposes.
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    .500 Speed strip?

    I think it might be possible to construct a "speed strip" easier than a speed loader. Probably start with a piece of rubber, maybe reinforced with some nylon (think like an insole for a tennis shoe). You could cut a .500 sized hole in it, and peel it away to load.

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    A speed loader for a .50 cal would be huge too. You'd have to get a custom pouch for it as well for belt carry.
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    I wonder if you could have some half moon's made? I don't know just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAExplorer View Post
    A speed loader for a .50 cal would be huge too. You'd have to get a custom pouch for it as well for belt carry.
    Oh yeah, a speed loader for a 500 would be like lugging around a coke can all day, actually I'm pretty sure it would weigh more than a coke can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by envonge View Post
    Hello,

    I currently carry my 4" .500 S&W and am looking for a few speed loaders to carry with it but I am having problems finding some.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction as to where I can buy some?

    Thanks
    Good lord man, you carry that thing? Concealed? I must have skiped over that the first time I read this post. How do you carry it? Curious.
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