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RugersAllTheWay!
May 3, 2007, 10:30 PM
:confused: Okay ladies and gentlemen:
What is a speed strip and how does it function? I am familiar with the speedloaders and the way that they function. I just cannot figure out how the strips work, if all of the rounds are attached in a straight line. It seems to me that it would really slow your reload down. Why not just carry them loose in an empty pocket. I feel I must apologize for my ignorance in regards to this, but such is life.:eek:

Thanks,
Lance

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jbauch357
May 3, 2007, 10:32 PM
we were pondering this today also. I think it's so they are all evenly spaced and in a uniform direction for quick loading rather than fumbling with loose rounds...

hexidismal
May 3, 2007, 10:45 PM
we were pondering this today also. I think it's so they are all evenly spaced and in a uniform direction for quick loading rather than fumbling with loose rounds...

Indeed, that is the point, and you just kind of bend them around, and typically load two at a time. Also they're pretty flat obviously by comparison to a more typical speedloader , which makes them easier for pocket carry for some people.

coelacanth
May 4, 2007, 05:15 AM
the speed strips ( popularized years ago by Bianchi ) are used to load 2 rounds in the cylinder at once. They were considered an improvement over the old police issue drop boxes which held 6 rounds loose inside the box and dropped them into your hand when the snap on the lid was released. With a little practice you can reload your revolver using a speed strip in about 5 or 6 seconds. They have the advantage of laying flat in a breifcase or pocket and are a good way to keep different loads separate in a pack while hunting.

Nomad, 2nd
May 4, 2007, 05:37 AM
Yep:
2 rounds at once
No fumbling them to get them to aline correctly
Harder to drop
carry well.

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RugersAllTheWay!
May 4, 2007, 08:28 AM
Thanks very much for the info and your explainations.

foghornl
May 4, 2007, 02:23 PM
I recently saw a guy at the range using the "Speed Strips", and he was pretty darn fast with them. Not quite as fast as they guy using those round "Speed Loaders", but close. Maybe a 2-second difference, if that.

And a heckuva lot faster than reloading my Ruger Vaquero from the box of loose Cowboy Loads :D :D :evil:

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