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How do you prefer to carry extra revolver ammo, a speed strip or a speed loader?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by vito, Apr 5, 2013.

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  1. dakotasouth

    dakotasouth Member

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    I have used both loaders and strips. The strips are much easier to carry around and are admittedly slower than the speed loaders.

    After months of fiddling, I chose the strips to feed my M&P 340... simply because they were pretty quick and much easier to carry.

    Now days, I stick with a 9mm Shield in my pocket and a single extra magazine. Flatter firearm is easier for me to carry.
     
  2. JVaughn

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    When I carry revolver, I carry 2 speed loaders. I think mine are HKS, not sure the difference.
     
  3. kmrcstintn

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    hunting sidearm -- speed loader
    ccw -- speed strip
    hiking/woods walking/scouting -- speed loader
    derringer -- speed strip
     
  4. ICE1210

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    I use the Safariland speed loaders appropriate to the revolver being carried. Usually it is the small 5shot ones for my S&W640. I have found them to be faster than speed strips and not at all difficult to hide in my front right pants pocket. Usually I'll have three.
     
  5. Target008

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    I can't tell you how much i personally love the safari land comp II it is by far my favorite speed loader. I have always been interested to try moon clips but have never gotten around to sending a revolver off to have the mod done. I have heard/read/researched extensively on moon clips and the common consensus is the shorter the over all cartridge length is the easier they are to use. also lead nosed bullets can cause some minor issues.
     
  6. Green Lantern

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    I was thinking about starting a new thread on this, but this seems as fair a place as any to put it....

    I usually wear cargo pants of some sort, so it's not like I have much of an excuse not to carry more reloads. But I was also unsure how wise it would be to just carry loose speedloaders in a pocket. I only own one, 5-Shot brand. Gave my other one to a relative who is going to get a Ruger LCR as well. Mode of dress pretty well limits me to pocket carry, and I can't really carry anything on my belt without it drawing attention.

    Here locally I see fabric speedloader cases, I think I could manage them in the cargo pockets but they're pretty thin and don't really seem like they'd offer much in the way of protection. I've seen rigid ones online, don't think they'd be too much bigger than the other ones.

    Maybe I'm over-worrying about carrying loose speedloaders as far as the rounds falling out or something, but having a case of some sort to keep them oriented upright would seem to be a plus too.
     
  7. 45crittergitter

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    I prefer to carry in a strip. I prefer to load (when reloading quickly) from a loader.
     
  8. DeepSouth

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    Moonclips.
     
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