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Well this is interesting!

I have a few questions (i read the thread on what guns to use)
1) I am concerned about getting an abundance of marks from usiing speed loaders and moon clips on my revolver. Is there anything that can be done about to reduce/prevent it?

2) I own a DAN Wesson .357 Model 15-2. Its a 6-shot target revolver, would that be acceptable to use?

3) All my ammo is hand reloaded (by a friend) its all .38 special 158gr non-jacketed (semi-wadcutters this time) accepatable?

4) I don't have any formal training, no moon clips or speed loaders, nor any holders for such... is that still available for DW?
 

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We'd welcome you to come give ICORE a try.

1. I've never noticed the wear marks you speak of.

2. Your gun would be fine.

3. Your ammo is fine as long as it's safe...no squibs pr double-charges.

4. We'll give you a safety briefing, and we do have loaner equipment available.
 

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pinetor said:
Well this is interesting!

I have a few questions (i read the thread on what guns to use)
1) I am concerned about getting an abundance of marks from usiing speed loaders and moon clips on my revolver. Is there anything that can be done about to reduce/prevent it? Not sure what you mean?

2) I own a DAN Wesson .357 Model 15-2. Its a 6-shot target revolver, would that be acceptable to use? Absolutely

3) All my ammo is hand reloaded (by a friend) its all .38 special 158gr non-jacketed (semi-wadcutters this time) accepatable? Yes, I'd say 90% or more use reloads.

4) I don't have any formal training, no moon clips or speed loaders, nor any holders for such... is that still available for DW?
I'm sure there are speed loaders for the DW. To use moon clips the cylinder has to be cut for them. There's a class just for speed loaders called the retro division. Like Cliff said there's loaner gear for people to try out. Everything you need just bring ammo.

So there's no reason not to try it out. Come on it's fun.

P.s. Look at the steel matchs also.
 

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I have a few questions (i read the thread on what guns to use)
1) I am concerned about getting an abundance of marks from usiing speed loaders and moon clips on my revolver. Is there anything that can be done about to reduce/prevent it? Not sure what you mean?

Well, the DW revolver ( esp the 15-2) has been out of production for a long while now. So when buying a used one ( which they ALL are now) one of the things you try to look out for is one with straight line scuff marks on the side plate. This can indicate the gun was used (and rather hard) with a speed loader. Since generally the gun is being bought over the internet where you can't cycle the action yourself, this can be an indication of a well worn (worn out) gun. Be that as it may, while certainly no safe queen, I am just considering to what extent I am willing to punish the finish in that way.
 
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