The break top and swing out cylinder models are certainly faster and easier to load. But I found that for unloading, you need to make sure the muzzle is pointed at a quite high angle. If too shallow, the little extractor wheel can slip over the rim of 1 or 2 shells and actually drag the spent case back into the cylinder. Then there's nothing to help get them out except gravity and a bit of shaking. That can be pretty irritating.dlbind said:
I also like the versatility of swapping between LR and WMR cylinders that the break top and swing out cylinder models don't have. You're right about "always a trade off".