Friday, March 27, 2009

Speed strip-style loaders for other calibers.

Les is reporting that Tuff Products is offering strip-style shell carriers for revolvers (a la the Bianchi Speed Strips) for larger calibers.

This is awesome for those of us who liked the flat strips that stowed easily and unobtrusively in a pocket, but carried wheelguns in calibers other than .38/.357.

I'll be getting some in .44 and .32, no doubt.

11 comments:

Casey said...

How difficult is it to use one of these speed strips? I've never handled one, or seen one in use, but it would be nice to have some extra ammo when I'm carrying a revolver.


Casey

Joel Rosenberg said...

They're easy to use. Not nearly as fast as the perfect speedloader -- the Safariland -- but pretty easy.

Anonymous said...

I picked up a pack in 44 at the gunshow I attended in Feb. As much chatter as they've been getting online, you'd think Bianchi would have wanted a piece of that pie for themselves.

Chris

Jay G said...

Casey,

Les references my video series from a while back where I compared the Bianchi Speed Strips to Maxfire and HKS traditional speedloaders.

Bottom line is, there's scant difference between the strips and a round speedloader if'n you practice...

Gewehr98 said...

Cool. Looks like I'll be ordering some for .44 Special.

John B said...

I am so there! I'll be getting some in each. as for .32, well I gotta get dad a 'lemon squeezer' sometime...

.45/.44/.450/.41 mag/and .410 shotgun, gonna have to get a dozen ya know......

capcha = nopoker! how ya feel about blackjack?

JHardin said...

Does anybody make something like a flexible moon clip for a revolver chambering .45ACP, so that reloads for that can be carried flat?

Tam said...

Not that I know of, but the idea sounds intriguing...

alex. said...

Well,JHardin, you could use the appropriate size tuff-strips and stuff em with .45 Auto Rim. Black Hills loads that stubby little round with 255 grain Keith bullets. They shoot nice in my 4" 625, and would most likely shoot through whatever/whomever needed shooting through.

tokarev762 said...

I finally(!) bought a set of the Bianchi Speedstrips today. Much better than the SKS stripper clips that I have been using for my .38 snubs.

Now to get some of the Tuff strips for my .44 mag. Mountain Gun.

Thanks for the video link.

Mikee said...

Ihave long loved my Bianchi speed strips in 38SPL.

As for 45 moon clips, how about Half-Moon clips, which if I recall was the original design from before WWI? I don't think anyone still makes them, but I have seen them on a vintage gun owned by an elderly friend. Speaking of which, I really want that old Webley he has.