Home made speed strips

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    Home made speed strips

    Has anyone made there own speed strips.I made some out of rubber for my Rossi 461 and my wifes taurus 850 seems to work nice.!cid_100725_203830.jpg100725_203913.jpg

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    Nice job. It is fun to tinker and make your own stuff. The problem I have is my wife seeing me be creative and comes up with some project for the house.

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    Excuse my ignorance.
    My only experience with speedloaders are the round type.
    How does the bullet come out when you insert it?
    will the rubber stretch enough to allow it to?
    Will it break, and you are only able to use it one time?
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    Yes the rubber will stretch enough to pop out. I played with them a few times and seem like they will hold up ok . I can make more if i need to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe74 View Post
    Yes the rubber will stretch enough to pop out. I played with them a few times and seem like they will hold up ok . I can make more if i need to.
    ^^^Very cool and ingenius!^^^^^^^^^

    What type of rubber is it?

    An innertube or the like??
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    Not for sure where i got it but it was about 3/16 thick

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    Very nice.

    My only concern is that the design leaves the primer(s) exposed. If and when carried, I would make sure not to drop anything into the pocket that may inadvertently ignite a round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by los View Post
    ... I would make sure not to drop anything into the pocket that may inadvertently ignite a round.
    You must have some deep pockets... I wouldn't worry about that as much as something loose in the pocket pulling one out of its slot.
    eschew obfuscation

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    I don't know for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe74 View Post
    Not for sure where i got it but it was about 3/16 thick
    ^^^Excellent!!!!^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    This gives me something to go on, thanks. It seems like a good , inexpensive way to make them VS buy them.


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    It took a few times till i got the spacing right because one is a six shot and the other is 5

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    Sweet!!! A stip of duct tape along the back side should solve the exposed primer issue. Or glue another piece of thin rubber along the back side. Slick idea. Wonder if you could do the same thing in a round shape and have the holes line up with your cylinders? A combination speed strip/loader. I'm going to have to tinker with this idea some.
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    Many years ago, there was a commercial version of the rubber or soft plastic speedloader. I cannot recall the brand and I don't think they were popular, probably outsold by the more effective HKS and later Safariland types. Any of you 1970's revolver guys remember them? I recall pictures in an early 80's "Police Handgun Digest" book.
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    When i served in the USAF Security Police we used S&W Model 15 38 spl,our reloads were carried in a thin plastic strips in mag pouches that were only good one time,beat trying to dig loose rounds out of a leather pouch
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    An old computer mouse pad is perfect. I made a set for my little Colt Pocket Positive 32. The mouse pad material is just about perfect and has held up well, although I will admit I don't use them a lot. But they are cheap and you can make a LOT of them out of a mouse pad. And most everybody has at least one old mouse pad laying around.

    Many years ago, there was a commercial version of the rubber or soft plastic speedloader. I cannot recall the brand and I don't think they were popular, probably outsold by the more effective HKS and later Safariland types. Any of you 1970's revolver guys remember them? I recall pictures in an early 80's "Police Handgun Digest" book.
    You mean the Bianchi Speed Strips?

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