Oh, loading the magazines is like nsmike said, kinda like loading one of the many .22s nowadays that have the nubs for you to pull down the follower through the outside of the magazine, but instead of nubs, you have a hole through which the pin goes. It's really easy to load with the pin. Without the pin, it's like loading a magazine the old fashioned way with your thumb of your off hand. I'm used to an UpLULA loader for all my other magazines now, but I never use it for single stacks. And I haven't lost the pin, but I always leave it in the house when I shoot and I don't feel like taking off my boots to get it.
Jhendrix, I haven't shot .38s through mine yet. Did you have to break in the .38 spring? And how about the gap in the magazine, any trouble?
The good part about having a .357 revolver is shooting anything you want through it without trouble. Not that the Coonan is trouble, but I've put a few boxes of Blazer and walmart ammo away for the revolver only. Most of the ammo that wouldn't cycle the Coonan was actually really accurate out of it shooting it single-shot though.
I don't play video games. When I feel like shooting something, I go shoot it.