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Old 08-05-2018, 03:39 PM
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What brand/model Speedloader is that? I've only been able to find HKS
Spings make me think old Dades? You sometimes see them on Ebay?
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:42 AM
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Yes, Dade Screw Machine Prod.Miami,Florida. By using special length cases, grinding the bottom corner of the cylinder latch, bevel the back corner of the loader, and gouging the grip, i got two second reloads in the practical matches i attended. i actually won one match in a field of .45 autos using that sfpd, but had to switch to 1911 to stay competitive. the dades were straight push thus faster than hks but prone to spill when dropped. safariland came out with a push type, but they were much larger and these matches were c.c.
i don't live in huntington park,ca. anymore, so self defense is more about bears and mountain lions now. an 'N' frame revolver with magna handles and fixed sights suits me fine.
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:31 AM
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homuser6, IIRC, Dades were prone to spilling when dropped, HKSs weren't?
Need grips to use Dades, I've a set of Rosewood S&W Ns that are tastefully done for this Had a bunch of Dades till I moved now not many.
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...yea, Dades would spill most of the beans from the wheel when dropped...

In 1977 when I was in the police academy one of the presentations I made was on speed loaders. I dropped a Dade and it spilled out half the rounds...I threw a HKS against the wall and it just laughed....
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I had a 58 when I was in college and the ammo was my biggest gripe.

Always wished S&W made a RB version in .44 Mag; perfect utility gun with hot .44 Specials!

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I had a 58 when I was in college and the ammo was my biggest gripe.

Always wished S&W made a RB version in .44 Mag; perfect utility gun with hot .44 Specials!
Didn't the PC make a fixed sight round butt 629 3 or 3.5" gun? I had a friend who had one about 10 years ago.... Bought a Thunder Ranch Special .44 Special and wasn't happy with the bullet expansion so he bought the 629...was ported or compensator.... And for that matter if one is only going to shoot .44 Special then the Thunder Ranch is a clone to the 58 but has a round butt and slim brrel...

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Went and picked up a 58 this morning serial number S3127**. As I posted on different forums. No pictures, my computer's photo gallery has been on the blink for some time now. Gun is blue with PC grips that number to this gun but, a few issues with blueing(nothing big or I can't handle). I'd call blueing 99% and for a handgun made in 1968 or 1969(I do not own a standard catalog third edition) I'll take it! Looked for a grip adapter to run it out to one of the ranges I belong to but, darn hard to find anything when you're looking for it anymore? No box or docs but, I've been looking far too long for one of these. Sorry for no pictures, it's he** to get old.
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