Way of the Wheelgun: Reloading the Defensive Revolver, Pt 4

Posted on October 5, 2011 by


As discussed in the last entry in this series, there are certain fundamentals of reloading your revolver that will remain true regardless of what we are using to reload our revolver: be it speedloaders or speed strips. From there, we need to what our needs are (what you can carry, how much of it you can carry, where you can carry it, etc.) and make a determination about our reload method based on those factors.

For instance, if you are a business man who spends most days in a dress shirt and slacks, then wearing speedloaders on your belt may not be the most practical option. In this case, you will need to decide if you can dedicate a pocket to speedloaders or if speed strips will be a more practical option given your circumstances. On the other hand, if you spend most of the day wearing a suit or wearing your shirt untucked, then you have a number of options.

Once you’ve decided on the reload option that works best for your situation, you need to practice with it consistently. That method of reloading should become the only method you use, be it at the range or when reloading administratively at home.

The videos below demonstrate the proper reloading methods for the Safariland Comp II & HKS Speedloaders, as well as speed strips. You can find more related videos at the Way of the Wheelgun Youtube channel.