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A speedloader for a J frame should work for your M605. I know that they work for a M85.

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HKS and Safariland have 5 shot speedloaders that work for the 605. These are ones made ofr the Taurus 85 as well as S&W J framed 5 shooters. If you get the Safariland ones, make it the Comp II ones. These are more dureable than the I model and easier to hide than the III models. IIIs are much larger for competition than for street carry. Could be done, but are harder to find a pouch for that will hide easily. HKS are durable and need a twist of the knob to loosen the the cartridges and let them fall into the cylinder. These are easy to use and dureable as well. Should last a lifetime of use. Safarilands have a spring loaded button that is pushed for the release of the rounds. Dureability might be a problem as spring have been known to wear out over time. Many swear by the Comp models and have no trouble at all. The springs on the Comp I have been known to be weak and release rounds to early or just drop them becasue of the spring. Not all do, but it is a consideration. Buying a CompII and a HKS and experimenting with both would give you an idea on which you yourself prefer. There are pluses to both models and maybe a pitfall, depending on your personal point of view. I have nothing bit HKSs for my 4 revolvers and have had excellent service from them. Bianchi Speed Strips let you carry 5 or six rounds in a flat manner compared to bulky speedloaders. These peel the rounds off into the cylinder 1 at a time into the cylinder. Takes some practice and they are slower than a speedloader. How ever you may not need to fill all 5 chambers at the same time and need only a couple of rounds. This saves dumping any unfired rounds with the fired ones when what ammo you have may be needed later. Trying to sort out fired from unfired cartridges in a gunfight is time consuming,fumble prone, and could get you shot when your attention needs to be on the fight.Heck,they even make an HKS for the model 94 in .22lrf. Both Safariland and HKS have web sites.
 

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We got a cheapie HKS 36A , IIRC.

It works.

If only technically (this speedloader was a complete POS. It worked right, for about a week, before it came loose, and couldn't be trusted to hold shells anymore.)

Have you considered speed strips?
 

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For those of you just coming ion on this Bianchi makes a rubber strip that carries 6 rounds of either .357 magnum or .38 Special. The rounds are peeled off one at a time, directly into the cylinder.Quicker and more secure than a dump pouch or trying to load single rounds one at a time, which can be bungled easily under stress. The Speed Strip is flat and can be laid flat in a pocket without the having to try and hide the bulk of a speed reloader. One may need to reload several fresh rounds into the chambers instead of all five or six depending on how many shots your snub revolver carries. There is also a 2by2byt2 ammo carrier that goes on ones gun belt. One fires two rounds,ejects the two spent casings, and repeats the process several more times. Keeps one's revolver constantly charged without having to use up all the ammo in the cylinder when it may be needed most. Gunfights never happen acoording to plan. One fires two rounds, opens the cylinder and strokes the ejector rod with the left hand or thumb to bring all the cartridges about half way out of the cylinder chambers while pointing the guns nose downward at about 45 degrees. Release the ejector rod back to normal position and the full cartridges should fall back in the chambers. Empty casings will remain halfway out. With the fingernails or fingers, pull the empty or flick the empty casings to the ground. Grab two fresh rounds form the holder and insert. Close the cylinder and it is back up and running. Circumstances during the battle may not allow for this method to be used. So a all three forms of reloading should be practiced many times until it becomes second nature and one does not think about it. They just do it. Something different for everyone. Bianchi Speed Strips are cheap , but well made. Have Speed strips and HKS speedloaders and practice with both.Haven't had any trouble with HKS, but then like firearms, a bad one does slip through every once in a while.
 

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I still wish that Bianchi made Speedstrips for 44/45 caliber revolvers!

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Quiks, will that Bianchi strip work with any 5 shot snub, .38 or .357? I need either that or speedloaders for the 650 model .357.
 

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Speed Strips work with any .357 magnum or .38 Special revolver. They were designed to work with any revolver regardless of the make or model. Peeling one round off at a time works with anything.
 
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