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Old January 16th, 2017, 12:55 PM   #1
 
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What speed loaders do you use for your LCR?

I have some HkS speedloaders, that don't work real well- fitted for a Sp101, not LCR. Want to get a few for shooting a BUG match soon.

Anyone try the speedbeez?

Only other option that I'm aware of is 5 star. Any other options I'm missing?

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Old January 16th, 2017, 12:57 PM   #2
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I used speed strips when I had my LCR.
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I use speed strips also...conceal easier.
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5-Star is the only one I'm aware of. They work great with the LCR. You will find they rotate backwards from HKS to release cartridges, but you get used to it. They have a nice selection of loaders, stands, colors, etc etc.
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When I had a LCR I used Speed Strips. I didn't have much luck with the HKS speed loaders.
On some of my other revolvers I took the 5 Star plunge. They cost quite a bit more but IMHO worth the extra money. I can't remember if I bought a couple of them for my SP101 or not. I'm sure I did but very seldom carry a wheel gun.
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Speed strips as well, but looking at the 5-Star loaders for range practice.


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Using 5 Star speed loaders and speed strips from TUFF
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I'm still using Bianchi strips for the LCRx and Bond Arms Derringer. The strips carry so much better than that big wad of cartridges. I use my pockets like a little old lady does, with everything in that purse! Using speed loaders out of the seat console might be alright, otherwise. Frankly, I'm hoping to never get into a gunfight...EVER. If I have too many perps to handle at a time, I think I'd try to shoot one, watch that bevy fly, and grab any gun laying on the ground... then, fleeing to a good shelter. Speed strips are the best compromise.
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5 Star.
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I dont have an LCR, but when I carry my Stainless Pig, I carry it with 130gr Hydra-Shoks and a load strip in the watch pocket of my jeans (fits perfectly there).

I made my own loading strips from thick rubber gasket material by punching them out with a hammer and spent .38 case.

Here's a rough (not to scale) template:


Here's a shot of my Stainless Pig and the strips:


And here's a closer look at the strips:


When I first tried making the strips, I used cut them out of a plastic butter tub lid and they worked pretty well, though after a couple weeks of being in the pocket, they broke. Then, I found this thick rubber gasket materil in my father-in-law's plumbing box and filched enough to make a couple strips. You might be able to try different materials and find one that works for you.

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I carry speedstrips, Bianchi I think. At the range, I rarely shoot more than 20-25 rounds through the LCR in a session and don't need a speed loader for that.
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I have always used Safariland Speedloaders, but they are not available for the LCR. I have a Speedbeez loader for my LCR. It functions well, but is very large and bulky compared to other loaders.
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Took the plunge and got a few speedbeez speedloaders for the LCR. They work very well & hold the rounds well. Will be fun working them in a match soon
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Took the plunge and got a few speedbeez speedloaders for the LCR. They work very well & hold the rounds well. Will be fun working them in a match soon
Pics of the Speedbeez loaders please.
I use 5 Star for my LCR357 but prefer the LCR9 which uses moon clips.
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Pics of the Speedbeez loaders please.
I use 5 Star for my LCR357 but prefer the LCR9 which uses moon clips.
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