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Speed strip, loading 4 in a 5 shot .38?

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    Huh? whats a "speed strip"...any pictures?
    When in doubt, wup it out....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob72 View Post
    Here you go:
    Bianchi 580 Speed Strips



    Bianchi Speed Strips.
    I can't imagine why in the name of heaven anybody would ever try to use such an abomination in a high stress situation. Then again, I can't figure out why in the name of heaven anybody would want to trust their lives to a .38 special!

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    Here you go:
    Bianchi 580 Speed Strips



    Bianchi Speed Strips.
    Last edited by JD; April 29th, 2008 at 04:36 PM. Reason: added pic from link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Miller View Post
    Then again, I can't figure out why in the name of heaven anybody would want to trust their lives to a .38 special!
    Because a cop won't fit in my front right pocket

    I much prefer the .38+p Gold Dot or 158gr LSWCHP in my 642 to the other prevalent pocket guns in .32 or .380. Granted, there are 9mm's and .40 cals that are out there, but I like my J frame 642.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Miller View Post
    I can't imagine why in the name of heaven anybody would ever try to use such an abomination in a high stress situation. Then again, I can't figure out why in the name of heaven anybody would want to trust their lives to a .38 special!
    ????? If you carry two reloads of Bianchi Jet Speedloaders in your front pockets you may as well just stick a 6" 686 down front as well, and look "entirely happy." Speed strips let you carry multiple reloads fairly inconspicuously. This was more of a big deal during the transition from revos to autos, when most cops and detectives still carried revos in plain clothes or as backup. No more of an "abomination" than a scissor jack in comparison to a hydraulic jack...

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    I happen really like my .38, and feel quite comfortable with it's ability to stop a threat. Plus it's an ultralite, 2" J frame. I can carry it almost anywhere on body. All the time. That helps with the #1 rule of gunfighting. I am 5' 3" tall and 115 lbs. A full size 1911 is like a giants gun to me. I have tried the smaller 9mms. Skyy Cpx-1, Springfield XDSC, etc. The recoil tends to be a bit more than I like in the smaller 9's. Anyway, our weapons are as varied as we are. We all have different needs, and reasons for our choices. I guess this is not really a .38 vs._ thread, so I'll shut up about that.

    Speedloaders: I never owned one, but they look large and heavy. Also I have read that they will not line up correctly on my stock Taurus 85UL.
    Speedstrips are flat, light and cheaper, they are easy to use. I searched this forum and it seems lots of folks like them.
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    OK,..Thanks for the pics,..It looks like a good idea for me, anyway.......Using a speed loader on my S&W Airwieght is almost a two handed job as it's got a knob that needs turning to release the shells and it does'nt really "fit" the gun well, like it's canted when trying to line it up with the cylinder it hits the side plate....a real PIA!
    When in doubt, wup it out....

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    I put 5 in the strip with the spot closest to the tab empty for a better grip and because the gun only holds 5.

    Rather than take the time to properly align the cylinder I elect to simply load the fifth usable round.

    Fastest are moon clips.

    After that are speed loaders.

    After that are speed strips.

    After that are loose rounds.

    ALL require practice to use well under stress.

    Speed strips are a perfect compromise between ease of reloading and concealibilty. The snubby itself is already a compromise.

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    The solution to the odd number in a speed strip is to carry an even number 6 shooter loaded with full power .357's so it is not necessary to reload. The speed strip or loader is useful to prepare for a second event. I carry both.

    .38's beat nothing but if you ever use a chronograph you will learn they don't have a great deal of stopping or slowing power.

    Stay safe
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    From the end that has the little tab to be gripped I load 3, 0, 2.

    This allows me to do a "Emergency Reload" of two rounds quickly, gives me a better grip on the Speed-Strip and allows for a complete reload of the gun when needed.

    You can never carry too much ammo when you are in a gunfight.

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