The 625s are pleasant and accurate guns to shoot, although a little heavy to carry. The Dillon demooner is very easy to use, but I find that a simple metal lever or even a screw driver also works well. One competitian shooter that I know simply used a large cotter pin to string several clips on. They slipped off easily and quickly for speed reloads. The 625 also responds readily to trigger work, and it is possible to have a reliable double action that is smooth and six pounds or less. It is the one production revolver that I know that will give 1911s fits in competitian.