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Bandoliers for revolver calibers?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by TTv2, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. TTv2

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    I'm looking for a bandolier for stuff like .357 and .45 Colt and I'm coming up empty. It seems all bandoliers, specifically those you wear over the shoulder, are all made for 12/20 gauge shotgun or hi power rifles.

    The .45 Colt may be big enough to work, but the .357 I'm not sure about, seems like it would be small.

    Anybody know where to get the bandoliers I'm looking for?
     
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    I figure I should update this. I did buy the bandolier I linked to above and it came in yesterday. I immediately put a few different calibers in to see how well it held them as it's advertised as a .223 bandolier.

    It holds .22 rimfire pretty well, well enough that that don't fall out while standing and walking around. .32 it seems perfect for as they hold very secure, but they're not very difficult to slide in, unlike .38 where that's really the max caliber the loops can hold before they probably stretch too far. .45 I tried, but that was quite difficult to load into the loops, so I'm going to have to keep looking for a .45 bandolier.

    One cool thing about the .22 LR in this bandolier is because the round is so short, I was able to put two rounds in each loop by putting another round on the empty side of the loop so that the bandolier could hold double the 180 rounds it can normally hold with longer rounds.

    BTW, theoretically it can hold 180 rounds, but the larger in caliber you go, the more it wants to twist and to limit that twisting I would skip a loop every so often. With .32 I would load 3 rounds, then skip a loop, load 3 again and repeat, with .38 it was load 2 rounds, skip, load 2.

    So bottom line is if you're looking for a .22 or .32 bandolier, this is the one to get. For .38 it can work, but IDK how long the elastic loops will last being loaded all the time. I guess the good news is if you stretch the loops out it will allow you to use larger calibers for a little while.
     
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