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Old June 4, 2013, 01:06 PM   #20
fastbolt
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The length of the ejector rod can introduce another influence to be considered when developing a technique. This usually means that short barreled snubs (2 1/2" & shorter) may need some "help" in getting empty cases reliably cleared from the cylinder.

Pointing the opened revolver muzzle straight up and briskly smacking the ejector rod will usually dislodge empty cases a bit more reliably than tipping the revolver and only using a thumb to push the ejector rod. It will also help reduce the possibility of an empty case becoming caught under the extractor.

Some folks like to get the spare speedloader in one hand while the other hand is still trying to manipulate the ejector rod, but having the spare ammo in your hand doesn't do you much good if you haven't briskly & properly cleared the empty cases out of the way.
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