Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by mcb, Oct 9, 2022.
Had for years
I'm trying to save money. I just bought a K Clip and a K Pack. Why did you do this to me.
I had the exact same thing happen to my Tuff Products strips. I used them to carry 30/30 rounds in their belt pouch. They looked great on one hunting trip and when I tried to pull them out at the end of the season, they just fell apart. No more Tuff Products for me.
Currently I use Bianchi strips for my snubbies. 4 inchers get speed loaders though. Speed strips are OK for pocket organization but I dont think there is that much "speed" to them. I am almost as fast reloading from a decent dump pouch on a belt.
If you have a revolver that shot semi auto cartridges the best low profile speed strip is often a semi auto pistol magazine. I guess a coonan magazine could work well enough.
Someone came up with an interesting design for one:
Sadly, it never went anywhere it seems.
That is a pretty fantastic prototype. A speedloader that can be stored flat. Even looks faster than an HKS or half moon clips.
I carry five in my six shot speed strip, because I like the gap in the middle to hook a finger through.
I think that you can load 38 special wadcutters in a 45 ACP mag, does anyone have an M1 carbine mag that you could try to load 38 RN into?
so far, so good.
Zeta6™ K-CLIP™ Speedloader for 6-Shot 38SP/357 K-frame Size Revolvers
That looks nice but for my 442 if I am going to carry a speed strip that has that much bulk I might as well carry a moonclip. I like speed strips because they are flat and go into places/pockets a moonclip cannot.
Instead of the traditional 2+2+2 speedstrip.
Not sure those three would lineup with the smaller 5-shot cylinder of a 442.
please see the zeta6 “jpak” and “jstrip.” mine work fine.
Assuming the material holds up those Zeta6 are looking really nice.
What don’t you like about Tuff’s speed strips?
They are so stiff. Even after they loosen up I can peel off rounds into the charge holes much quicker with the others I prefer. For me these days it doesn’t matter much because I prefer to carry a speed loader and a 2x2x2 belt pouch anyway.
Makes sense. Thanks!
@jstert & @jski pointed me toward https://zetasix.com/ and I really liked the looks of their product. I bought the 2 pack of the J-strip (a 5-shot strip for my J-frame) and a 2 pack of the K-clip for my Model 10. The came pretty quick and they threw in an extra Sym-strip (a 5-shot with a tab at both ends) for free. That seems like pretty good service to me. I gave them a try tonight with both revolvers and some dummy rounds. They seem to hold the round secure without being to stiff, noticeable softer than the old Tuff strips. I think they will work out well. The J-strip for dress restrictive CCW and the K-clips will get some snake shot ammo put in them and ride in the tool box I carry when working on the hunting property.
Never had that problem with bianchi strips for my 38.
I also have a DeSantis 38 strip still in the package that came with a holster....never tried it so its an unknown.
Tuff’s Quick Strips have faced criticism that they are too stiff and tend to tear with use. I have experienced this with some older ones for bigger calibers. However, Tuff Products is now advertising a new, “more supple” formula. They nailed it; the new ones are great. Cartridges load into them easily and the rubber flexibility is just right. The eight-round .32 strip, loaded with six rounds, creates gaps for more positive handling, and is only about ½” longer than a six-shot .38 strip.
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