This evening got ahead of me but I wanted to leave a few quick notes regarding the Zeta6 K-PAK-II loading strips I have been working with. The K-PAK-II is a seven round, staggered designed reloading tool. It is designed to load up to three rounds in a 6-round revolver (K-frames and Colts) at a time, followed by a second set of three-at-once reloaded rounds. After a few months of working with them I worked out (for myself) a functional loading system. I started by filling one of the trailing sockets with a grommet and added a short length of static cord. Getting the grommet in the correct socket is important as once you have removed the symmetric nature of the K-PAK-II with a misplaced grommet you will be hard pressed to remove it and start again on the other end. With the static line and knot in place, I can reach into my pocket and orient the loader consistently regardless of which pocket (right, left, front, rear) I draw the loader out of. Then I can insert the first three rounds by matching the concave arc of the rounds with the concave positioning of the revolver’s empty chambers. I then cover the loader with my thumb and lift up on the cord. Using my thumb as a fulcrum the three rounds are quickly peeled from the loader. I then insert the next three (convex positioned) rounds into the the remaining three chambers (nearest the revolver’s frame) and strip off those rounds in the same fashion. For myself I have found the loader to be nearly as low profile as the classic in-line loading strip but with the advantage of loading three rounds at a time vs two. The loader is not as quick to fill a cylinder as is a speed loader, but except for drawing a 2nd snub, I have never found a reloading tool that comes as close to rivaling the speed of a speed loader for filling every chamber of an unloaded six round revolver. Finally, the low cost and simplicity of the K-PAX-II also lets me discard the empty reloading tool with little to no concern for damaging it when I drop it on the ground regardless the ground I’m shooting on. Finally, many a dropped speed loader and moon clip has suffered expensive replacement damage that would not faze the K-PAK-II. I am looking forward to spending the next few month learning how to take full advantage of the K-PAK-II’s many reloading options. – Michael de Bethencourt

Update – A few added edits on adding (or not adding) a lanyard. Both my holster maker and the folks at Zeta6 noted that the Zeta6 loading strips, paks, and clips are both thick enough and strong enough to not require an additional grommet. Rather than asking your local holster maker punch a hole and add a grommet, any man can add a 3/16”-1/4” hole to one or both ends using a standard leather punch purchased for a few dollars on eBay. You might even want to hold off (no pun meant) on punching holes in the Zeta6 products. Zeta6 is planning to enlarge the holes on the PAK style products and follow up by adding holes to the clip and strip products.



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