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I just purchased a model 28 in excellent condition and was hoping to use it for idpa. However, when looking for speedloaders all I could find were HKS and comp 1. Does anyone know of an alternative or a work around that would be more competitive? TK Custom makes moon clips but having the cylinder cut for them doesn’t make much sense.
 

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I watch some of the competitive shooting events on the outdoor channel. I don't recall seeing any top competitors using speed loaders these days. Its pretty much all moon clips.
That being said, I don't think I would take a nice classic M-28 and have the cylinder cut for moon clips unless I could find a 2nd cylinder to have cut so I could retain the original to make the gun original again if I wanted.
 

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Welcome to the forum!:)
 

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Welcome to the forum. When I shot competition years ago we shot 12 rounds in 10 seconds at 15 yards. That required a fast reload and we all used HKS speed-loaders. With practice you will like the HKS. I wouldn’t cut the cylinder on that gun for lots of reasons.
 

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HKS work well. Safariland makes speedloaders, Comp II, that simply require a push rather than a twist to release the cartridges. Much faster. They also make trays that arrange the cartridges in the proper position for a particular cylinder.
 

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I’m not biased but I like HKS ...

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I used to shoot vintage revolver competition (not very good) and almost everyone was using HKS. Some people were amazingly fast.
 

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Welcome to the forum. I like the HKS speedloaders and, other than moon clips in a .45acp, found them to work great for my usage. I've seen the "push type" but haven't used them.
 

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Don’t use/need speed-loaders for my Mod 28, but I agree with jonesy. If I was going to alter a cylinder for speed-loaders, I’d get a second cylinder and keep my original, if it’s numbered to the gun. Hank
 

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I didn't know anybody but HKS still made speedloaders.

I just thought of it. I shot an IPSC match (local club) years ago with a revolver. I know we had to do a reload, probably more than one, but I'll be darned if I remember how I did the reload. It was my first ever match, so I doubt I went out of my way for anything fancy, so I must have used HKS speedloaders. Or maybe even Speed-Strips. I know I didn't reload from a pocket. I'd still be there. :)

It was a long time ago.
 

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Here's a different "twist" on the subject.:rolleyes: Years ago I worked
at a cop shop and we sold Dade Speedloaders. I don't shoot
competition but I use these at the range for my 28. They work
fine for my needs. You may find some old ones but they're not
made anymore as far as I know.

Sent from my Commodore 64 running Windoze 95
 

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Here's a different "twist" on the subject.:rolleyes: Years ago I worked
at a cop shop and we sold Dade Speedloaders. I don't shoot
competition but I use these at the range for my 28. They work
fine for my needs. You may find some old ones but they're not
made anymore as far as I know.

Sent from my Commodore 64 running Windoze 95
it looks like they work in a very similar Speedbeez. a coiled spring around the diameter that is overcome by the plunger. Seems like a good system for fast since you are actually forcing therounds into the chamber rather than depending on gravity. Unfortunatly I just checked and sppebeez doesnt support the 357 N frame
 

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Safariland still has the pushbutton kind.
 
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