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Old April 18, 2019, 04:40 PM   #1
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Speed Loader help

Which speed loader should I use for a Colt Python?
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Old April 18, 2019, 06:24 PM   #2
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I had a Five Star speedloader for my 642 based on the suggestion of another member, it worked well.
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Old April 18, 2019, 08:37 PM   #3
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Midway sells one for about $10
It's an HKS, product number 412289.
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Old April 18, 2019, 10:19 PM   #4
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I used HKS speedloaders for years, and they work, but then I tried Safariland Comp IIs and they're mo betta. The HKS requires a twist of the knob to drop the cartridges but the Safariland is a just a simple push. Also, the cartridges don't wiggle around so much when you're aligning them with the charge holes.

https://www.safariland.com/products/...-ii-11231.html
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Old April 18, 2019, 10:28 PM   #5
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Old April 19, 2019, 10:22 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. I bought the Safariland. 2 of them.

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Old April 19, 2019, 11:07 AM   #7
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You done good.
I have almost entirely Safarilands, Comp 1 and 2 for the Python.
I have one lone SL Variant and it is neat and cool and all, but it is not a huge improvement and you can't get them any more anyhow.
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Old April 20, 2019, 07:29 AM   #8
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I've used the 5 Star speedloaders for years. They're about the best around.

http://www.5starfirearms.com/L6-357-...lf35706000.htm
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Old April 20, 2019, 01:12 PM   #9
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Bought & received the Safariland speed loaders & they both were a total pain in my posterior to load & use. I will order a 5 star speed loader & try it out.
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Old April 20, 2019, 03:55 PM   #10
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You really need the tray to load Safarilands.
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Old April 21, 2019, 06:08 PM   #11
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Just hold the safailands up to something hard to turn the knob.
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Old April 24, 2019, 02:20 PM   #12
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yeah, the safariland comp loaders aren't for the novice. while others are easier to load they also allow the rounds to giggle which means loading them under stress requires you to giggle them sometimes to get alignment, then of course there is the loss of fine motor skills under real stress.... this is why the press method is preferred over the which way do I have to turn the knob again method. for the range and pretend stress, any speed loader will do.
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