Boge, First time Ive heard of the variantfit Do they keep from unlocking better than the others? I noticed that if I put the Hks in my pocket they can turn and come open pretty easy. Then the cartridges just fall out in my pocket. Its just too easy with those to have them come apart and have the shells fall out. Are these varaintfit better in that regard? If so, I'll probably buy one.
It's great we have a choice of more than one brand, but it was not a design error in the Safariland speedloader you had. You got a bad one, like a person can buy any product and get a defective example. They've been on the market for decades, I've had them for decades and I've never had a bad one. The are just as reliable as HKS are.Tried a Safariland (don't know the model) but it was basically flawed. The push button release, which basically rotates and unlocks the bullet retainer, quit working. Looked to be a problem with the plastic cam, or whatever activates the release mechanism. I was going to fix it, but it wasn't worth my time to figure out what was wrong. Chalked it up to design error.