Recommendations For Speedstrip Pouches?

Recommendations For Speedstrip Pouches?

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    Recommendations For Speedstrip Pouches?

    Looking into carrying one or two speed strips for a revovler.

    Can anyone recommend a belt or pocket pouch for the ammo?

    It can be a factory pouch specifically for ammo, or a commercial pouch of some kind that is not designed for ammo, but works anyway.

    I have been toying with using my black velcro, gerber tool holder as a way to carry an extra strip without attracting attention.

    Recommendaitons?


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    Ive got a dual pouch that fits on your belt that fits them pretty well ill try to dig it up later tonight and get info off it

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    SimplyRugged.com makes a pretty good one I hear

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    Mitch Rosen ( http://www.mitchrosen.com/product_li...duct_line.html) makes a real neat one. But for the size of the speed strip you can get speed loader pouches and a much quicker reload.
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    I normally carry speedstrips just for the heck of it... as a reload for a backup gun, or as a way to carry extra rounds without taking up so much space.

    Speedloaders are really bulky and hard to carry.

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    ok stupid question, but how do speed strips work? do you load one end of it into a hole then bend the rubber in a circle to allign the other rounds? sorry to be a pain but ive never seen them in action before.
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    The best method I've found is to take the two rounds in the two end holes and put them in the cylinder, then use the rest of the strip for leverage, essentially tearing the strip off the rounds. Then do the next two rounds and so on.

    A little trick I learned on this forum is if you leave one space at the end empty (which makes a lot of sense for a J frame) it gives you more leverage to make it a little bit quicker.

    Here's an approximation. Note that doing this with one hand with camera in other is awkward.








    They're actually not that slow next to a lot of speedloaders, in all honesty.

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    Great pics, I wasn't sure how practical those things were. Looks like they could be fairly handy to have around.
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    The better speedloaders out there are probably quicker for most people, but if you're comparing these to the traditional HKS units, the strips aren't that slow with some practice.

    Personally I regard them mainly as a compact way to store some extra rounds in the least amount of space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euclidean
    Personally I regard them mainly as a compact way to store some extra rounds in the least amount of space.
    Same here Euc, I like the flatter profile they offer. Definitely not as fast as even my HKS speedloader but beats carrying loose rounds in the pocket by a long shot!

    Do a search on Ebay for Don Hume drop pouches. I found mine there for $5 so I bought a spare for when the first one wears out. They're discontinued now so at $5 I probably should've bought even more.
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    Back in the daze that I carried a revo,I practiced with a speedloader and the rubber strips both. Using the strips I was taught that you nornally load only 2 rds then close the cylinder,so you can get back in the fight ASAP. Several cops have been shot while trying to put the last couple of rds in their revo's. With inserting only 2 rds it is essential that you know which way your cylinder turns during fireing (them damn Colt's)and to properly index said cylinder. For me it was the spring loaded speedloaders even if they were a PITA to carry.--------

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    It takes a lot lot lots of pratice to become fast with the speed strips..

    Also i found my pouch last night but didn't find a makers name so that wont help ya much

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    Ok I forgot to mention that DeSantis also makes a good holster for the speed strips. Its called their 2x2x2. It was origionally designed for the FBI and can be used with the strips. I still have to trust my training and experinece that speed loaders are faster, but in all honesty, I'm right now carrying two speed strips on my person (that little watch pocket on my jeans makes a good speedloader pouch). I also carry them loose in my front right pant pocket.
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    Never used them yet but can see some usefulness re compact to carry.

    I prefer a speedloader and for me the Safariland Comp I or Comp II is well better than HKS - and a bit smaller too.
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    Dillon makes a nice leather speedstrip pouch that can fit a 2" belt.
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