Wheelgun Wednesday: The Pros And Cons Of Loose Cartridge Reloads

Welcome back to TFB’s Wheelgun Wednesday, where we cover any and all revolver topics under the sun. We’ve been gradually covering different styles of revolver reloading techniques and devices in our Pros & Cons series, and this week rounds that series off with Loose Cartridge Reloads. If you’re reading this, the odds are pretty good that you’ve shot a revolver at least once or twice, and I’m guessing that involved loading the cylinder one chamber at a time on a static shooting range. But what if you needed to reload that way to defend yourself or your loved ones? Let’s find out the Pros and Cons of Loose Cartridge Reloads.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: One-Handed Revolver Drills

For this week’s TFB Wheelgun Wednesday, we’ll explore some revolver drills that focus on using only one hand to shoot and reload your defensive revolver.  The whole premise of one-handed revolver drills is that one of your arms or hands have been injured, or that it’s being used in another capacity.  Statistically speaking, armed encounters last only seconds, with an average number of rounds fired being roughly two. The law enforcement community has had noted cases of officers having to reload their revolvers with only one hand.  However, it does take time that is rarely afforded in the close, one-on-one (or several-against-one) encounters that concealed carriers may face.  Regardless, if you regularly carry a revolver, or keep one on your nightstand, these one-handed revolver drills can make you better prepared for the worst.

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POTD: HK91 And FAL Destroyed By Reloads

My friends at TPM Outfitters posted this dramatic picture of a destroyed HK91 bolt head at the hands of some reloaded ammunition. The customer used the same reloads in an FAL, which not only destroyed the gun, but sent him to the hospital. TPM is repairing the 91 whereas it appears the FAL is headed to that big, beautiful range in the sky.

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Cobalt Advantage Reloading System – CARS

Cobalt Kenetics, maker of high-end AR patterned rifles, is announcing a limited ‘beta test’ of their Cobalt Advantage Reloading System (CARS) through a limited set of dealers. CARS is adaptable to the companies BAMF, Eclipse, Edge, Team, and Team Stage 2 series of rifles.

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AKOU on Basic AK Reloading

One of the few people I have met in person and trust with instruction on an AK is Rob Ski (it does help that Rob has a real accent, not a fake one like some other infamous YouTuber). Fresh up from his growing comradery of AK operators is a video on the basic AK reloading. I enjoy that he is not focusing on advanced techniques, instead opting to use build-in index points on the rifle.

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