Speed strips vs speed loader

Speed strips vs speed loader

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    Question Speed strips vs speed loader

    Opinions and thoughts on speed strips for reloading revolvers?

    Just saw them for the first time today.

    YouTube - 037 Massad Ayoob Demonstrates how to Reload the Revolver with the Bianchi "Speed Strip"

    There's the video, don't know how to make it a link.

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    easier to carry, slower to reload with, can carry more then the speedloader.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    I just tried strips recently.
    Still like the twist type speed loaders better, though the are more bulky.
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    I have both.

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    I've carried 5 and 6 shot revolvers for almost 30 years. When I carry one today I typically carry one HKS speedloader and two speedstrips or quick strips... Quick Strips, a forum sponsor, has 5, 6 and 8 round quick strips for .38/.357... I like the 8 round ones personally. I load them; 2 rounds, space, 2 rounds, space, 1 or 2 rounds. The empty space aids in loading them two at a time and I can get a better grip on the longer strip...YMMV
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    I like the HKS for speed and ease of use and will carry them when the clothing allows. For "hard" concealment I carry the strips.
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    Add me to the ranks of those carrying both.
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    I have both, but usually just carry the strips. I've got a 5 shot snub...if I have to re-load in a SD situation, I'm probably hosed either way.
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    I have the HKS speed loaders and have gotten quite quick with the re load.
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