So I went to the range last week with the Commander and the 617. The Commander just for practice and 10 shot .22 revolver to test out my new speed loaders.
Conclusion is that the speed loader works very well. I can now load the revolver, load two speed loaders, and load 2 speed loader bases with 10 rounds each and shoot 50 rounds without any real pause. I am pleased, and recommend them to folks.
The mechanism is slightly different to my other speed loaders. Instead of a pin that rotate over to hold the round in place by the rim, it's a spring around the circumference and you just push the rounds into place.
My .45 work is the same. No epiphany in accuracy. I am better than before I think, but the gains are incremental.
With the .22, most of the work I did was double action. Though I found a use for the pasters. I can place them on other parts of the target and use them for some light single action practice. The sights on the revolver require a 'lollipop' hold on the target. I may raise the rear sight to lessen this a bit. Just because lollipop is not my preference. Other people swear by lollipop.
Sorry 'bout that... - Been out most of the day today helping Bobbi go car shopping. Alas, despite leaving behind me a careful trail of grappa and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano lead...
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