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Speed strips, what are you favorite?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by mcb, Oct 9, 2022.

  1. Lo-Profile

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    Bianchi are the only ones I have.
    Had for years
     
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  2. gobsauce

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    I'm trying to save money. I just bought a K Clip and a K Pack. Why did you do this to me.
     
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  3. ECVMatt

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    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.
     
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  4. starling

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    Sounds like a market opportunity for someone to develop steel speed strips.

    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.
     
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  5. gobsauce

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    Someone came up with an interesting design for one:



    Sadly, it never went anywhere it seems.
     
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  6. starling

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    That is a pretty fantastic prototype. A speedloader that can be stored flat. Even looks faster than an HKS or half moon clips.
     
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  7. Eugen

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    This thread was timely. I was looking for some strips for my recently acquired S&W 360 PD. Based on the comments i just purchased some Bianchi's from Amazon. Thanks.
     
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  8. JBozz

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    ...another vote for Bianchi. I have four or five .38/.357 ones and they're all still fine after many years...I just don't remember how many.
     
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  9. Shotgun Willy

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    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?
     
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  10. jstert

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  11. jski

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    Zeta6™ K-CLIP™ Speedloader for 6-Shot 38SP/357 K-frame Size Revolvers
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  12. mcb

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    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.
     
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  13. jski

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    How about the 3+3 speedstrips?
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    Instead of the traditional 2+2+2 speedstrip.
     
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  14. Anchorite

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    Bianchi.
     
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  15. mcb

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    Not sure those three would lineup with the smaller 5-shot cylinder of a 442.
     
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  16. jstert

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    please see the zeta6 “jpak” and “jstrip.” mine work fine.
     
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  17. mcb

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    Assuming the material holds up those Zeta6 are looking really nice.
     
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  18. SteadyD

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    Bianchi and DeSantis both have good speed strips. I only use tuff products for calibers and round counts that aren’t covered by the others.
     
  19. jski

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    What don’t you like about Tuff’s speed strips?
     
  20. SteadyD

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    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.
     
  21. jski

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    Makes sense. Thanks!
     
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  22. jski

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    Just got both a Tuff’s and Bianchi speedstrip. I’m using them with .45 Auto Rim. In all honesty, I’ve got to go with Tuff’s. They’re actually less stiff, more pliable and hold the cartridges better.
     
  23. mcb

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    So tonight in the mail I had a small package. I was going to buy some Bianchi speed strips (they are still in my Amazon cart) but @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.

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  24. contender

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    never again will i purchase TUFF brand. They are as far as i know the only strip available for the 32 cal revolvers. Last time i used one the strip broke and part of the strip stayed with the rounds in the cylinder sort of quarter moon clip style. The strips were a little over a year old from memory. This was the event that had me finally go with a 5-Star speed loader for the 32.

    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.
     
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  25. jski

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