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Carrying extra ammo for single action revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by zerobarrier, Feb 14, 2014.

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  1. zerobarrier
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    zerobarrier Contributing Member

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    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?


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  2. rcmodel

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    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
     
  3. jeepnik

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    There are several leathersmiths that make "ammo wallets"
    This particular rig is from Levergun Leatherworks.

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  4. Rick R

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    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.
     
  5. BobWright

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    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:

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    And the cartridges:

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    Works for me!


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

    Bob Wright
     
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    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.

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    genius repurposing.
     
  8. zerobarrier
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    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.
     
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    Hasn't this been all worked out before?

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    lol, well I guess if I go that route and should have more than enough ammo
     
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    I love that holster! Who made it?
     
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    Great idea!
     
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    The holster shown is by Bob Mernickle.

    Bob Wright
     
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    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.

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    You could also just purchase a 10 pack of shot shells and reuse the plastic case.
     
  17. Nathan Detroit

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    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.
     
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    The old Horse Cavalry issued Civil War-era cap boxes for carrying revolver ammo. You can find reproductions advertised in Shotgun News.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.


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

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