Best speed loader for S&W model 640 PRO?
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Like Tree4Likes
  • 1 Post By series guy
  • 1 Post By mrerick
  • 1 Post By TennSharpshooter
  • 1 Post By WendyZXZ

Thread: Best speed loader for S&W model 640 PRO?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Member #
    46155
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Crestwood, Kentucky
    Posts
    3
    Liked
    0 times

    Best speed loader for S&W model 640 PRO?

    I just bought this 5-round 640 EDC revolver and will shoot only .38 SPL JHP ammo. Looking at SafariLand speed loaders. Which SF model do any of you use or recommend? Although I'm open to other name brands, I like the push button feature of SafariLand as opposed to twisting needed for other name brands. I may switch out the factory grips for a Crimson Trace LaserGrips LG-305 red laser. If so, will any affect whichever speed loader I buy? No experience here. This revolver can be used with moon clips instead but I will not be doing this. Thanks to all who respond. Great forum!, but I

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Member #
    3199
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    2,998
    Liked
    10935 times
    The best reload is another 640 pro. Besides that there is nothing quicker and more secure and compact than moon clips. Take advantage of this feature.
    Curt360 likes this.

  3. #3
    Supporting Member
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    5427
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Raleigh, NC, USA
    Posts
    8,940
    Liked
    25548 times
    As to Speed Loaders, these are very well made:

    https://www.5starfirearms.com/Speed-Loading-s/106.htm

    I have these and the loading plates.
    Curt360 likes this.
    Cheers! Marc


    Check out my Gun Rights BLOG at: http://skilledshot.wordpress.com
    accipere facile, sed sumite! - Take it easy, but take it!
    NRA Certified Instructor: Pistol; Personal Protection Inside and Outside the Home; Rifle; Reloading: Chief RSO
    NC DOJ Concealed Carry Instructor; Appointed Member North Carolina Criminal Justice Information Network

  4. Remove Advertisements
    SmithAndWessonForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member
    Member #
    13414
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Tenn
    Posts
    1,708
    Liked
    4475 times
    I use and have used for years HKS speed-loaders. These are the twist top loaders but I really like them, but they take up more than a little room. I recently ordered two speed strips. I don’t think they are as fast as my HKS but they are really a handy size.
    Curt360 likes this.
    Paul

    STUPID WILL GET YOU KILLED

  6. #5
    Site Moderator
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    355
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    China Spring TX
    Posts
    30,052
    Liked
    40780 times
    We have a number of HKS speed loaders and they work very well!
    BonitaBob likes this.
    Cum Deo et victricibus armis

  7. #6
    Junior Member
    Member #
    46965
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Posts
    7
    Liked
    0 times
    mrerick gives good advice. i can fit 8 loaded in old portable game case (pictured anodized zombie green) vs 12 loaded moon clips in same case.Attachment 402459
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  8. #7
    rfd
    rfd is offline
    Member
    Member #
    48105
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Posts
    73
    Liked
    113 times
    i dunno about the 640 pro, but for my 642 i love using jet loaders - much faster instant loading no matter what, versus the twister loaders.

  9. #8
    rfd
    rfd is offline
    Member
    Member #
    48105
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Posts
    73
    Liked
    113 times
    just picked up a safariland comp I for the j-frame. it's less than half ($12) the jet loader cost ($30). very compact, easy to load up, 2/3rds the jet loader size, but not as easy/fast to unload as the jet loader. part of the issue may be that the central "activator" is too short and won't quickly engage the cylinder extractor due to the hogue stocks - that, and the comp I is just a tad too large in diameter. i'll try to lengthen the activator about 3/16" and see if that will help.

    safariland comp I


    jet loader


 

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

38 speed loader for s&w 640 centenial

,

model 640 speed loaders

,

speedloader for pro 640 series

Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.3
Copyright © 2020 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
SmithandWessonForums.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson. We are an enthusiast site and fans of Smith & Wesson Firearms. To visit the official Smith & Wesson site, click here: Smith-Wesson.com.