Tuff Products Revolver Quick Strips: Initial Observations

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    Tuff Products Revolver Quick Strips: Initial Observations

    Hello. On Feb. 23rd, I ordered four packages of Tuff Products' "Quick Strips" for .44/.45/.460 and .410 Shotgun at $8.49 per pack. I did this on-line and communication and purchase verification were 1st-rate. My order arrived in today's mail, four days since the order was placed.


    The Quick Strips come two to a package. (Product # 7002-BP-44)

    Like many here, I've used Bianchi's excellent "Speed Strips" with my .38/.357 revolvers but until recently didn't know of any similar products for my heavier caliber wheelguns.

    The Quick Strips are very, very similar in appearance to the better-known Speed Strips.


    Shown are two Tuff Products Quick Strips. The front one is holding Winchester .44 Special Silvertips. The rear is loaded with Speer .45 Colt Gold Dots.

    Neither caliber was difficult at all to load into the Quick Strip. I carried 4-strips around for 5 hours. Two were loaded with .44 Specials and two with .45 Colt. I put one strip of each caliber in my front pant pockets and one of each in my two hip pockets. One round of .44 Special came loose from the Quick Strip in my left front pocket. This was not a surprise as I've had the same thing happen now and again with Bianchi's Speed Strips in the past when they were just stuck in a pocket.


    More of us are probably familiar with Bianchi's Speed Strip (front) than the Tuff Product's Quick Strip (rear). The Speed Strip is loaded with .38 Special and the Quick Strip, .45 Colt. These Quick Strips are by necessity larger and therefore slightly less convenient that the Speed Strips in my opinion. I emphatically am NOT saying that this is any sort of major problem.


    The Quick Strips worked exactly as the Speed Strips have for years. They have the same "feel" when doing this as have the Speed Strips in my admittedly subjective observation. I found them neither harder or easier to use. If you can use a Bianchi Speed Strip, I'll bet you can use the Quick Strip with the same efficiency.


    When I carry a revolver like this Taurus Model 431, I've always carried at least one HKS Speedloader with it. It's nice to have a choice for large-caliber revolver shooters can now tote extra ammunition via a Quick Strip instead or in addition to a speedloader.

    Though I didn't photograph them, the Quick Stop also works with .45 Auto Rim.

    I am not associated with Tuff Products in any form or fashion other than this purchase already mentioned.

    If you are interested, take a look at their site here:

    Tuff Products , or contact via email at:

    nattstevens@tuffproducts.com

    Phone: 877 883 3776

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    I just bought a set of "quick strips" myself I am very pleased with them.I use them with .44spl ammo. GREAT PRODUCT
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    Hello. Since the initial report was done, it appears that these strips do not work well with .45 AutoRim. I suspect that it is the thicker rims but in any event, loaded rounds come loose when the strip is carried in the pocket.

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    Great review Stephen
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    Special on shipping

    I ordered mine after reading about them here. Some for .44spl, some for a friend with a Judge, and a pre-order of the .22LR version. Got them in 5 days. They have a special on shipping now, buy 3 sets, get free shipping.

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    Got the Tuff Products' (Ammunition) Pouches....

    Hello. Recently an order I placed for Tuff Products' carrying pouches for their Quick Strips came in.


    Both of these nylon pouches can carry either one or two of the larger caliber Quick Strips. They can be had in your basic black or "coyote brown".

    Tuff Products didn't spare either the thread or the velcro when creating these ammunition-carrying pouches.


    This black pouch is carrying two Quick Strips that are each carrying six .44 Special Corbon DPX cartridges. The pouch has a very secure feel to it and that it is sturdy becomes evident quickly.(You can see the tab ends of the Quick Strips on the left side of the pouch.)


    The Tuff Products' Quick Strip pouch covers use very generously-sized velcro closures. These are just not likely to be a problem accidentally opening. They do make that "velcro sound" for lack of a better description, when being opened, but I'm just not sure that there is a way around that! (Stitching beneath the the opened cover is also visible in this picture. These pouches should be plenty tough enough for continuous long-term use.)The pouch in this picture is holding a single strip of .44 Special ammunition, though it is capable of holding two.


    A full-capacity "load" for the Tuff Products' Double Quick Strip Pouch is indeed two strips, each with six rounds but two more loose rounds can be carried in what the company calls "a secret pouch on the inside bottom"!

    I apologize but I did not think to photograph the extra two rounds at the inside bottom! (You can easily see where they go!)


    In this picture, you can see the two elastic pouches in which each Quick Strip fits.


    Here is a view of the double pouch from the side.


    Here is how the double pouch appears on the belt. It will fit belts up to 2" in width according to the company's literature. The belt in the picture is from Mitch Rosen as made for Dillon Precision. The Tuff Products' pouch does not have slots. You just wrap the pouch around the belt and close it. The back of what is the pouch's cover slides up behind the belt and over to close. The pouch is quick and easy to remove without undoing the belt.


    In this picture, you can see the two .44 Special-laden Quick Strips in the company's double pouch from the top. The pouch didn't accidentally lean open and dump the strips despite being open with the cover tucked behind the belt for better viewing of the two strips. Tuff Products states that this is due to their using "two military grade vertical bartacks." Now I wouldn't know a bartack if it bit me on the backside, but I think that these are what appear to be very heavy, vertical stitching on each end of the front of the pouch near the bottom. In any event, I didn't experience problems with the double pouches, spilling their strips when opened.

    I found that when practicing getting a Quick Strip at maximum speed, I sometimes accidentally grabbed both or got one while the other came out of the pouch and fell to the floor! I guess this comes from years of using only pouches capable of carrying but a single strip! I suspect that with practice, any similar "problems" can be overcome. If this is a concern, the company offers these pouches designed to carry one Quick Strip or just load one strip in the double pouch.

    You can see Tuff Products' information on their available Quick Strip pouches (both single and double) here:

    Concealment*::*Tuff Products


    For decades now, using flat-profile ammo strips and carriers has been pretty much limited to .38's and .357's. With the introduction of Tuff Products' Quick Strips for larger calibers and now, the carry pouches, big-bore revolver fans are no longer left out.

    It is my understanding that a leather pouch for carrying Quick Strips is being considered by the folks at Tuff Products right now.

    If interested, take a look at Tuff Products here:

    Tuff Products

    Based on what I've seen so far, this company is turning out quality products. I have not had time to try Tuff Products' Quick Strips and carry pouches out "long-term" but I bet that they hold the mark and toe the line. I'll report back in a few months should there be any "need". I doubt that there will be...

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    .41 Magnums Coming Soon! (.45 Auto Rim, too!)

    Hello. The good folks at Tuff Products responded to the call for a .41 Magnum Quick Strip shortly after their .44/.45 series hit the market and I am happy to report that these will be available in the very, very near future.


    This Quick Reloading Strip is for the .41 Magnum and obviously holds six cartridges. I loaded this strip and carried it loose in Docker-type pants in a front pocket for 4 hours. All of the cartridges remained in the strip. Note the "bumps" on the tab at the end of the strip. They provide a very nice "grip" when using the strip.

    Of course there is no need to carry these strips loose since the company offers carrier pouches for them.


    This pouch will hold two Tuff Quick Strips, but works fine with only one if you choose. It works just as great with the .41 Magnums as it did with .44 Specials and .45 Colt rounds.


    Closed, the Tuff Products ammo pouch is both secure on the belt and unobtrusive. This would be of less importance in the hunting field than would be the case in urban jungles where extra ammunition might need to be quickly at hand.


    If you already have the .44/.45 Strips, don't worry about getting them confused with those for the .41 Magnum. Tuff Products very neatly marks the appropriate ammo for their Quick Strip on its back. Nice touch in my opinion.

    Tuff Products' Quick Reloading Strips are currently available for .44 Special/Magnum, .45 Colt, each holding six cartridges as well as one for .22 rimfire which holds ten and eight rounds in a strip for .327 Magnum. (It should be noted that the .44/.45 strips work with .410 Shotgun shells and the .460!) Other strips fit the following: .475 Linebaugh, .480 Ruger and the mighty .500 S&W. They are available in .38/.357 as well...but with eight rounds as opposed to the competition's six.

    The .41 Magnum strips are expected to be ready for sale around the middle of May as are strips for .45 Auto Rim! If you want to pre-order, a simple explanation is at Tuff Products' site and there is certainly no "requirement" to do so.

    Take a look at Tuff Products at Tuff Products for prices and other products you might be interested in.

    Questions should be sent to Mr. Natt Stevens at:

    NattStevens@tuffproducts.com

    I am not associated with this company in any way but have to say that I've been very positively impressed with their Quick Strips and carry pouches. In my opinion, prices are not outlandish for the strips (two per package) and they simply do what they are supposed to do: carry conveniently and allow quicker reloading of extra revolver ammunition.


    I own but one .41 Magnum, a "shooter grade" S&W Model 58. Though I have a speedloader or two for it, I am very favorably impressed with Tuff Products' Quick Strips for it and will be using them in conjunction with their carry pouches in the future due to the "low profile" and convenience.

    As a frequent revolver shooter/user, I appreciate having these reloading strips available in other than the .38/.357 version that has been around for decades.

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    I just got the .22LR 10 round strips in the mail. Great companion for .22 revolvers used on the trail, as a small game gun, hunting backup, etc. These folks have great stuff and great service, too.

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    Do "speed strips" work well with single action revolvers? I'd imagine the end round would go in easily, but I'm not sure about after that. Maybe not enough clearance.

    How well would the pouches work as a "dump pouch" for loose rounds?
    I like my solvent and my lubricant for my guns to rhyme, so I use Gasoline and Vasoline.


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    I have not tried them with single-action revolvers so I cannot answer on that. The pouches do work as dump pouches.

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    It would seem that Bianchi's patent on the Speed Strip has expired.

    This sort of thing for big bore wheelgunners is LONG overdue...

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    It always surprised me that they didn't make any for 44mag. I only own 357s so it didn't matter much to me.

    I found 3 packs of Bianchis in a $1 box at a gun show once.
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    Thanks for the Report Stephen. As always, I enjoy reading and highly respect everything you have to say.

    I carry the Bianchi strips for my 38spl, loaded with what I believe to still be your favorite, the Remington 158gr lswchp +p. I will have to pick up one of those pouches, they seem like a really handy thing to have.

    Thanks again.
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    Hello and thanks for the kind words. Yes, my favored .38 Special defense load remains the Remington LHP +P.

    Best to you and yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djturnz View Post
    Do "speed strips" work well with single action revolvers? I'd imagine the end round would go in easily, but I'm not sure about after that. Maybe not enough clearance.

    How well would the pouches work as a "dump pouch" for loose rounds?
    I tried and no, it does not work. My attempt was with a Ruger Blackhawk 45 Colt. The recess area is so deep that in order to get the cartride into place, the strip must be bent completely backward and the other cartridges fall out.
    It is a good way to carry spare ammo though. With a little practice, I have been able to pick cartridges off and insert individually. It is perhaps a little faster than getting loose cartridges from a pouch and having to orient them for insertion.
    Somebody else please try this and let us know how it works.

    I did not realize that Mr. Camp is a member here. Most excellent!

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