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Dade speedloaders

Discussion in 'Sold' started by patchz, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. patchz

    patchz Court Jester

    for K frame 357/38 S&W and N frame 44 S&W.
     
  2. Cliff731

    Cliff731 Danged ole' Hermit...

    Patchz, are these in production again somewhere?
     

  3. Vick

    Vick Distinguished Poster

    I'm pretty sure the Dade loaders have been out of production for some years. The H&K loaders pretty much took over the market because they held the cartridges more securely and they didn't fall out when thrown from one person to another. I still use Dade's with my .357, but since I'm not a LEO I don't get in situations where I have to toss a fellow officer extra ammo; if you even drop them on the ground the ammo is apt to come loose from the Dade's.
     
  4. Vick

    Vick Distinguished Poster

    Got curious and went looking...someone posted that Dade speed loaders are back on a S&W forum, but I couldn't get the forum to load.
     
  5. patchz

    patchz Court Jester

    Not to my knowledge, but there are a lot of used ones out there.
     
  6. Cliff731

    Cliff731 Danged ole' Hermit...

    My friend, I hope you can find some!!! :cool:
     
  7. patchz

    patchz Court Jester

    Yes, I it's true that Dade is less secure than HKS. But, Dade was faster and I used them exclusively in competition. I also carried a model 29 on duty and the likelihood of my tossing a speedloader to someone was slim to none. I carried four on duty. But alas, I let them go with the 29 when I sold it. I do still have three K frame but would like to have more and would like to have a few for my 629.
     
  8. patchz

    patchz Court Jester

    In my search, I think I would have found something if they were back. I didn't. In fact, the only ones I found were on eBay.
     
  9. patchz

    patchz Court Jester

    Thanks.
     
  10. Vick

    Vick Distinguished Poster

    Like you, I preferred the Dade loaders for competition (I was shooting a revolver class in IPSC matches) and carried them at other times just as I still do; they are a bit faster than the H&K's. Now I often carry one in my right coat pocket when carrying my M-66 S&W...I like a little weight in that pocket when drawing from under a coat.
     
  11. patchz

    patchz Court Jester

    I used to carry one in each jacket pocket. They helped keep the wind from blowing it open and revealing my carry.
     
  12. oO_Rogue_Oo

    oO_Rogue_Oo Distinguished Poster

    Ever think about cutting your cylinder for full moon clips?
     
  13. patchz

    patchz Court Jester

    No thank you. Now if I had a 45 ACP revolver...
     
  14. rigrat

    rigrat Semper Fi

    I've thought about having one of my 38's cut for moonclips. They can do it now so you can use either or.
     
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