Loading A Revolver


Technique Makes The Difference

Loading a revolver can seem like a fairly straight forward process. But there is a technique to doing it properly if you want to be able to accomplish speed reloads in the future. It all starts with your grip.


To begin with, you want to obtain a master grip on the firearm. This means that you hold it firmly in your shooting hand, with your trigger finger indexed on the frame, NOT on or near the trigger. Next, you want to activate the cylinder release and open the cylinder completely.


RIGHT-HANDED SHOOTERS


Place your left hand under the trigger guard so that your thumb is on one side of the firearm and your other fingers are on the other. Using your right thumb, activate the cylinder release button and push your two middle fingers all the way through the cylinder opening. Wrap your two fingers and thumb around the cylinder.




LEFT-HANDED SHOOTERS


Place your right hand under the trigger guard so that your thumb is on one side of the firearm and your other fingers are on the other. Using your trigger finger, activate the cylinder release button and push your thumb all the way through the cylinder opening. Wrap your fingers and thumb around the cylinder.



Now you can tilt the muzzle toward the ground and hold the revolver securely in your support hand. Use your strong hand (shooting hand) to load the firearm. You can load one round at a time or use accessories such as moon clips or speed strips to load all of the chambers at once.


Once your practice this technique a few times, you will find that it provides great one-handed support and control of the revolver while you perform your reloads.


Learn more by trying our FREE Loading A Revolver online training.


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