I'll have to pick some up, but seeing as how I only carry my 642 in the winter as a pocket gun, I have plenty of room for a speed loader or two in the other coat pocket.
This is a discussion on Speedloaders vs. Strips within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So do you just pluck out your rounds and insert in the cylinder? Or is the plastic pliable enough and spaced out correctly to insert ...
You insert two rounds at a time, insert two rounds into the chambers and lift the strip away. Slower than a speedloader but still faster than carrying six loose rounds out of you pocket.So do you just pluck out your rounds and insert in the cylinder? Or is the plastic pliable enough and spaced out correctly to insert two rounds at a time in the cylinder from the strip?
I'm a child of the 60's, but I got over it.
I carry both. Right now I'm slumming and threw a snubbie in an ankle rig (Renegade) and two speed strips in a Glaco COP ankle nag pouch. In the pocket of my leather jacket are two speed loaders, but on occasion I take off the jacket when I reach my destination or when the temp gets high I'll stuff the jacket into a saddle bag so the strips are there.
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I keep a speedloader in the car, and one by the bed. I keep a speed strip in my back pocket, (which also goes by the bed at night) very comfortably. I also think the speedloaders are faster, but I don't like the bulk on me. I already have too much junk in my pockets and on my belt.
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I'm not sure what being or not being a cop has to do with it. If you have emptied your gun and need to reload I suspect that you'll want that reload fairly quick. The BG isn't going to say to himself "Oh, this guy isn't a cop... I'll give him five more seconds."
When I carried a revolver I went with the speed strips. A speed loader was almost more difficult to conceal than the firearm itself.
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Two speed strips in my back pocket for me; although I need to get faster with them.
When I carry my 442, 2 speed strips in my strong side rear pocket. Speed loaders are just too bulky for concealment, for me. I live in S. California. Coat weather is fairly short. When wearing a coat, I'll put my speed loaders in a coat pocket & still have the speed strips in my pants pocket.
You have to practice with them. They're not going to be as quick as a speed loader, but you can be pretty quick with them.
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Back in the day ... LOL I carryed a speedloader strong side jacket pocket ( read cover garmet here ) , and then a couple of speedstrips . Loaders are clunky but will weight a garmet where it will " swing out " for a draw , strips are slow as christ's second comeing but conceal well and beat hell out of a pocket full of loose ammo .
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I use both. For pocket carry, the strips are best. Steve48