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TABLE STARTS ARE SO RARE THAT MANY
SHOOTERS SELDOM PRACTICE FOR THEM.
IN THEIR HASTE AFTER THE BEEP, SOME
SHOOTERS BEGIN TO RESEMBLE A BULLDOG
PUP PLAYING WITH A FOOTBALL.
The left hand grasps the top strap, flips the
gun up to allow a right hand to open the
cylinder, and then controls the cylinder while
the right hand grabs the loader, inserts the
rounds, and drops the loader. The hands then
close the gun and assume the firing grip,
whether right- or left-handed.
A weak hand reload (gun held in right
hand, loads inserted with left hand) is often
favored by those with moon clip guns. Here,
the moon clip is best placed on the left side,
about six inches outward of the forward end
of the cylinder. The left hand flips the gun up,
the right hand opens the cylinder and holds

the gun while the left hand grabs and inserts
the moon clip.
For this shooter, either load takes about 2.6
seconds longer to hit the plate than from a
holstered draw. What's more, those times are
about the same if the ammo is on the body,
as the movements to open the gun and then
acquire the loading device are about the same.
Seconds count on the clock and no shooter
likes to give them up. But if you can execute
this load two seconds faster than your competition, you've just received a scoring gift!
Those who practice and master the Table
Start can find Christmas arriving early. *

4) speedloader is now there to be grabbed, with minimal hand movement; 5) inserted to load the gun;
6) then dropped while the two hands close the action and ... 7) achieve a shooting grip to start hammering targets.

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