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Old February 12th, 2020, 08:54 AM   #16
 
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I found HKS speedloaders prone to early release leading to dropped rounds unless you were very careful not to twist the knob too soon. Grabbing them by the knob when pulling them from a speed-loader holder makes this likely.

Safariland Comp IIs are much more secure and faster than the HKS even if you use the HKS's properly.

For the ultimate in both speed and security and, if cost isn't a big factor, check out "Jet-Loaders". Pricey but worth the extra cost.



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Thanks guys for you input. I am going to pick up one of each of the other makes, and will continue using my SafariLand ones for the time being. I too reworked my grip using a 2" Scotchbrite disk in a right handed die grinder. I was able to have the same look on the rubber after buffing it down as the rest of the grip. I may buff it a bit more in the future. I love the fit and feel of that Grip.
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I found HKS speedloaders prone to early release leading to dropped rounds unless you were very careful not to twist the knob too soon. Grabbing them by the knob when pulling them from a speed-loader holder makes this likely.

Safariland Comp IIs are much more secure and faster than the HKS even if you use the HKS's properly.

For the ultimate in both speed and security and, if cost isn't a big factor, check out "Jet-Loaders". Pricey but worth the extra cost.
Just for the record, I've used HKS's for over 50 years on a variety of DA revolvers, using them to reload untold rounds, removing them untold times, and twisting them untold number of times and have never had the problems reported by GP Fan. Just sayin'!
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Safariland

Safariland all the way. No knob to twist to load. 25+ years Law Enforcement career and that’s all I carried. Best wishes!
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IIRC, the Safariland is the line-up and slap version? If so, I've not tried those lately. Never really got that one more than 50%.

I also like the HKS version, and have read the reviews on the 5 star, but those are above my pocket change (if I lose it, oh-well) comfort zone.

The HKS 586-A fits the 6 shot GP100. Cheers
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Im with the other guys here, use hks in my gp100's and smith 29 in 44 magnum. Hks doesn't make a speedloader ( or didn't) for the super redhawk alaskan in 454 casull, so I have the 5 star firearms version for it that are billet aluminum, way more more pricey, but a worthy expenditure.

Here are the 5 star, they are well made!!

https://www.amazon.com/5-Star-Firear.../dp/B007JL4JAA
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I like the Safarilands. I use the Comp II.
If it was purely for competition, I'd get the Comp III because they have the handle, and they're spring-loaded.

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I originally tried the HKS but once I tried the Comp II's I was hooked. Push it in & close the cylinder, wiping the loader off the cylinder at the same time. I've never had a failure with either one, even though they've both been in the dirt many times, but I definitely prefer the Comp II's. Unless you use the HKS loaders a lot, it's easy to forget which way to turn the durn things. I know, it's just a matter of getting it ingrained in your head but with the Comp II's (or 3's) there's nothing to learn. Just depends on what works for you the best.
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Get a couple HKS #10 Speed Loaders. I had the same problem with the Safari-land speed loaders jamming up on the rubber grips of the GP 100. I like the Safari-land speed loaders but when you have a set of thick rubber grips on your revolver they jam up just before you can get them in place to drop the shells. The HKS #10 fits the GP 100 and they too tend to jam but you just turn the knob to release the shells and your loaded and the speed loader is free to put in your pocket!
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I like the Safarilands. I use the Comp II.
If it was purely for competition, I'd get the Comp III because they have the handle, and they're spring-loaded.
We only shoot competition or recreational target here in Canada; if I were to get the long handled IIIs, what would everyone advise for pouches for them?
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I have no preference, I like em all.
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For sure run the Comp 3's, for the competition you stated just get the Safariland holder (holds 3 loaders). Snip off the little nubs on the face of the loaders they hang up on rims every now and then, push some cotton in the hole in center post (the trigger) to fill half way then fill the balance with JB Weld until flush, it will trip just a fraction early but not dump too soon, the hole in the end will also hang up on cylinder pin, load what ever way is comfortable left handed or right (practice both), start the rounds into the cylinder with muzzle downward when it trips just let go.

Just found an old video of me shooting a GP-100 4" with 38spl+P lead rounds (= chemical composition of smoke), loaders are CompIII's
You reloads were definitely faster than mine are with the CompIIs! But I bet that's at least half due to more practice.
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I have no preference, I like em all.
Nice trio , the OP was referencing shooting competition PPC
I was talking about speedloaders. I like Safariland, HKS, and 5- Star (my "trio") equally. I have no preference.

Safariland is probably just a tad bit quicker, 5-Star is probably a little more durable, and HKS is easier to find locally.
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