November 19, 2021
The new speedloaders from Korth are just what you’d expect from such a high-end revolver manufacturer. Distributed by Nighthawk Custom, they’re of the twist type and are machined aluminum.
The locking mechanism sports two arms that cross two ball bearings to lock or unlock the loader. The locking arms are recessed into machined cuts that are as wide as the arms, fully supporting them in the lock and unlock directions—which should ensure longevity.
There’s a lot of engagement with cartridge rims and the case when in the locked position. There’s almost no play in the cartridges when the loader is locked, and that makes it really fast to use since you don’t have to worry about bullet noses wobbling and hanging up on the cylinder.
It ain’t cheap at $50, but again, if you want the best, this is your loader. I tested the six-shot .44 Magnum version, and it fits Korths as well as Smith & Wesson revolvers like my 629. There are also Korth loaders for six-shot 9mm (Korth, S&W L frames) and .357 wheelguns. The latter is available in both six-shot (Korths produced since 2016, various S&Ws, Ruger GP100, Colt Python) and eight-shot (Korth, various S&Ws, Ruger Redhawk) versions.