Carrying extra ammo for single action revolver


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zerobarrier
February 14, 2014, 11:44 PM
Hello all,


I have a Ruger SBH that I carry in a crossdraw holster and have been looking for a good way to carry some extra rounds. This is not a CCW, I carry it in the woods and around the house, I live in the country. I would like something that goes on my belt and is not to bulky. What does everyone else use?Anyone have experience with the galco 2x2x2 carriers?


Thanks

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rcmodel
February 15, 2014, 01:23 AM
Perhaps the best I have come up with over the years, beside slip-on cartridge belt loops?

Is a 20 round plastic slip-cover rifle cartridge box of big enough caliber to fit .45 Colt.

I cut them off on a band-saw or table saw to the correct length for handgun rounds.
Makes a slim, compact, water & dirt proof package of 20 you can slip in any pocket.

Keeps the empty brass clean and where you can find the later too.

http://www.mtmcase-gard.com/products/rifle/ammo-boxes-rifle-j-20.html

rc

jeepnik
February 15, 2014, 06:56 PM
There are several leathersmiths that make "ammo wallets"
This particular rig is from Levergun Leatherworks.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f271/Jeepnik/GUNS/BlackhawkHolsterRig.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/Jeepnik/media/GUNS/BlackhawkHolsterRig.jpg.html)

Rick R
February 15, 2014, 08:25 PM
I've got an ammo wallet style belt carrier from Simply Rugged for a speed strip that I carry .45 Colt rounds in for my Redhawk. It works pretty well for .44 Magnum with my SBH too.
I find it easier to manipulate the strip than single rounds.

BobWright
February 15, 2014, 08:42 PM
I have used the Galco 2 x 2 x 2 carrier to which you refer for over twelve years in on caliber or another.

Here, for my .44 Special Blackhawk:

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/BobWright/Bob%20Armed/100_9976.jpg (http://s73.photobucket.com/user/BobWright/media/Bob%20Armed/100_9976.jpg.html)

And the cartridges:

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/BobWright/Bob%20Armed/100_9977.jpg (http://s73.photobucket.com/user/BobWright/media/Bob%20Armed/100_9977.jpg.html)

Works for me!


I did get thrown by a horse once and the flap came open and lost two rounds.

Bob Wright

AK103K
February 15, 2014, 10:12 PM
I use M1 clips for my Winchester Trapper. You can get 7 rounds into the clip and it holds them snug, but they come out easy when you pull on them. Not a speed loader or anything, but they carry easy in a pocket.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7d700b3127ccec27fcff8d83500000010O00CYuWbdo5bsQe3nwk/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00107947390120070921151745205.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

ElToro
February 16, 2014, 01:04 AM
I use M1 clips for my Winchester Trapper. You can get 7 rounds into the clip and it holds them snug, but they come out easy when you pull on them. Not a speed loader or anything, but they carry easy in a pocket.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7d700b3127ccec27fcff8d83500000010O00CYuWbdo5bsQe3nwk/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00107947390120070921151745205.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/
genius repurposing.

zerobarrier
February 16, 2014, 07:50 PM
I think I am going to go with simply rugged. I contacted him and he said he could make an ammo pouch to match my holster, which is black leather with white stingray inlay.

MartinS
February 21, 2014, 11:14 PM
Hasn't this been all worked out before?

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=195272&stc=1&d=1393042067

zerobarrier
February 22, 2014, 01:46 AM
lol, well I guess if I go that route and should have more than enough ammo

ol' dixie
February 22, 2014, 07:56 AM
I like Case-Gard Ammo Wallets

http://www.mtmcase-gard.com/products/shooting/ammo-wallets.html

They are sturdy and easy to carry in pocket or pack.

Lucky Derby
February 28, 2014, 07:41 AM
I have used the Galco 2 x 2 x 2 carrier to which you refer for over twelve years in on caliber or another.

Here, for my .44 Special Blackhawk:

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/BobWright/Bob%20Armed/100_9976.jpg (http://s73.photobucket.com/user/BobWright/media/Bob%20Armed/100_9976.jpg.html)

And the cartridges:

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/BobWright/Bob%20Armed/100_9977.jpg (http://s73.photobucket.com/user/BobWright/media/Bob%20Armed/100_9977.jpg.html)

Works for me!


I did get thrown by a horse once and the flap came open and lost two rounds.

Bob Wright
I love that holster! Who made it?

Lucky Derby
February 28, 2014, 07:42 AM
I use M1 clips for my Winchester Trapper. You can get 7 rounds into the clip and it holds them snug, but they come out easy when you pull on them. Not a speed loader or anything, but they carry easy in a pocket.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b7d700b3127ccec27fcff8d83500000010O00CYuWbdo5bsQe3nwk/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00107947390120070921151745205.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/
Great idea!

BobWright
February 28, 2014, 02:54 PM
The holster shown is by Bob Mernickle.

Bob Wright

zerobarrier
February 28, 2014, 11:40 PM
Mernickle makes an awesome holster. I have three from him and a belt and double mag carrier. This one is my favorite. Oh bob I did end up getting the galco 2x2x2 pouch in black to match this holster, it is nice and I like it thanks.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=194608&d=1391824348

hartcreek
March 1, 2014, 01:09 AM
You could also just purchase a 10 pack of shot shells and reuse the plastic case.

Nathan Detroit
March 17, 2014, 04:50 PM
Depending on what your gun is chambered in, you could just carry spare ammo in a magazine for a semi-auto. That is what Thad Rybka does. You could use regular .45 ACP mags, or there are Desert eagle mags that will carry .357 or .44 Mag. And the .44 Mag magazine will certainly work for the .44 Special.

I am not versed in what might serve fro .45 Colt loads, but Desert Eagle does chamber some of their guns in .50 Action Express, so that mag might be tweaked to handle the long Colt round.

Vern Humphrey
March 17, 2014, 06:53 PM
The old Horse Cavalry issued Civil War-era cap boxes for carrying revolver ammo. You can find reproductions advertised in Shotgun News.

Dr.Rob
March 17, 2014, 09:50 PM
Trailrider slide with Chicago screws, really slick.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=533098&highlight=trailrider


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=125396&d=1280962884

kbbailey
March 17, 2014, 10:00 PM
I dont have a pic of it but I use an old leather flip-phone holster. Remember those? They had a metal belt clip. Two Bianchi speed strips fit inside. Either .45Colt or .357 mag.

Drail
March 18, 2014, 11:07 AM
Speed strips. They are available in most calibers now from Tuff Products. They work very well for a SA revo. You can carry them in a pouch or in your pocket. Look at their website.

CraigC
March 20, 2014, 11:29 AM
I'm migrating away from cartridge belts. Too much expense (or work to make them yourself) for a single chambering. If you have a bunch of sixguns, you'll need half a dozen belts. I've made cartridge slides and they work fine but I'm going to design a cartridge box similar to those of the post-Civil War era. Maybe a ten and twenty round version. It would be cheaper than a gunbelt and to me, much more practical.

BobWright
March 20, 2014, 01:38 PM
CraigC:

The old "money belt" cartridge belts had the loops threaded through slots in the beltz and these could be tugged to offer a more snug grip on cartridges, or pulled out for a smaller diameer cartridge, or loosened for larger diameter cartridges. The ends of the strip were folded over and glubed to prevent inadvertently pull-through.


Bob Wright

kbbailey
March 20, 2014, 02:49 PM
I'm going to design a cartridge box similar to those of the post-Civil War era. Maybe a ten and twenty round version. It would be cheaper than a gunbelt and to me, much more practical.


If you find a simple pattern for such a project, a link would be appreciated. I have wanted to make something like that too. A cartridge box/ cap and ball box.

BobWright
March 20, 2014, 03:32 PM
kbbailey said:If you find a simple pattern for such a project, a link would be appreciated. I have wanted to make something like that too. A cartridge box/ cap and ball box.

Tandy Leather used to have patterns for Civil War accounterments (stuff) in their stores. Maybe still do.

Bob Wright

Vern Humphrey
March 20, 2014, 04:34 PM
I'm migrating away from cartridge belts. Too much expense (or work to make them yourself) for a single chambering. If you have a bunch of sixguns, you'll need half a dozen belts. I've made cartridge slides and they work fine but I'm going to design a cartridge box similar to those of the post-Civil War era. Maybe a ten and twenty round version. It would be cheaper than a gunbelt and to me, much more practical.
Some cartridges are sold in boxes with Styrofoam holders -- for example, Winchester .45 Colt. These can be trimmed to the quantity you want to carry, and a carrier made that fits the Styrofoam insert.

CraigC
March 20, 2014, 07:21 PM
It was going to be something like this:

http://neaca.com/images/US_Military_Leather_Cartridge_Box_2_.JPG


The old "money belt" cartridge belts had the loops threaded through slots in the beltz and these could be tugged to offer a more snug grip on cartridges, or pulled out for a smaller diameer cartridge, or loosened for larger diameter cartridges. The ends of the strip were folded over and glubed to prevent inadvertently pull-through.
I weave my cartridge loops, rather than stitching them in place but the ends are riveted in place.

BobWright
March 20, 2014, 09:19 PM
If leather or wood inserts are used, its best to use nickle plated cases.

I ordered nickel plated Remington .44 Special cases from Cabela's some time ago.

Bob Wright

Vern Humphrey
March 20, 2014, 09:28 PM
That's why I like Styrofoam inserts -- they cost nothing, they fit the cartridges, and they aren't chemically active.

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