Hello and welcome!My new GP100 Stainless .357 6" 7rnd is on it's way. Where is the best place to get 7 round speed loaders? About when did Ruger fix the spacing problem that caused some ammo to "crowd"? S/N range. Hoping it doesn't apply here and is a thing of the past.
Moonclips are not the perfect solution that their advocates say they are. They do not play very nicely with long cartridges, they are expensive to get into, not as durable as a good push style loader, can be a pain to carry securely (not bend), and can introduce reliabilty issues. Furthermore, a good push style loader can be very quick with practice. There are pros and cons that one should consider before going that route. For a .45 ACP competition gun they are great, but the juice might not be worth the squeeze on a .38 or .357 defensive revolver. Honestly, the best solution would be for revolver guys/gals to gather enough support for a company (i.e. Safariland) to make a quality seven shot, push style speedloader.The biggest problem I see with with the 5 Star or, HKS, for that matter is they're painfully slow..I have a couple 5 Star for an LCR and while they work, (I did have to take them both apart and do some dremel work)
The Speed Beez are for the range, they don't hold ammo securely enough to be in a pocket or, their own holder for that matter. I tried using them in competition but the ammo would easily get dislodged.
Comp II's or, even better, Comp III's are the way to go for sure but still pails in comparison to Moon Clips.
Send your Cylinder to TK Custom, they'll relieve it for Moons and set you up with Moon Clips, a Mooner and a De-Mooner..
To be clear, I had the 5 stars for my 627 8 shot revolver. What I remember disliking about them was :Curious? What did you not like about the 5 Star reloaders? I do agree that with wishing Safariland would make a 7 shot speedloader but read somewhere that the polymer used to make the speedloader was not durable enough or some such. At one time the German SL Variant was offered in 7 shot and I saw an ad for them on a Aussie website. Also, read somewhere that if one ordered a minimum of 10 speedloaders they would make them up but that was some time back.