For the start of my second year of Friday Gun Pr0n, I figured I'd try something different. In two previous posts, where I'd shown some of my wheelguns and the speedloaders that go with them, I've had comments about the Bianchi Speed Strips.
So, naturally, I did what any conscientious gunnie would do, I grabbed my camera, tripod, trusty Smith & Wesson, and some snap caps, and took some videos. Plus y'all get to hear the melodious tones of Jay G. Aren't you lucky?
As the narrative says, that's a Maxfire speedloader. It's a rubber compound similar to the Hogue Monogrips that holds the rounds in a staggered configuration that (theoretically) allows one to slide the loader off the positioned rounds. If you notice, I had to slide the loader off carefully, as three previous attempts at video resulted in the snap caps being flung around my kitchen...
Here's the traditional speedloader, an HKS #10. This is a standard revolver speedloader, where a clockwise twist of the silver knob one way locks the rounds, a counterwise twist releases them into the cylinder.
Last up is the Bianchi Speed Strip. It takes a little more practice than either of the traditional (circular) speedloaders, but the tradeoff is a package that sits flat in the pocket as opposed to a rather obvious bulge.
(Side note: I had to re-shoot this video, as after I got it all uploaded and everything, I noticed that in my first take, my booger hook was alllll over the bang switch. Even though the gun is empty, with cylinder out, I felt it more important to show myself obeying the rules.)
From the times of the video, there's practically no difference between the three speedloaders. I prefer the Speed Strips simply because they're easier to slip into a pocket - in some jeans, the watch pocket alone is large enough to accomodate a strip...
That is all.