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Old 08-16-2011, 03:36 PM
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Can anyone recommend a "cute" little speed loader (or strip or something) that would be possible to carry for a spare cylinder's worth of ammo for a 5-shot? Maybe that's just something a J Frame carrier doesn't worry about but I'd like to know if any other J Frame lovers also carry a few spare rounds. (I'm searching unfamiliar territory here - can you tell?)
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:53 PM
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I tend to throw one or two Bianchi speed strips (cal. 38-357) into my pocket when I am primarily carrying my 340sc. Believe me when I tell you that I'm very slow in using the strip to reload the gun. However, I intend to get the hell out of Dodge as soon as possible and not try to take on the entire hoard of zombies when I have a j-frame. Heck, that's probably my mindset even when I'm carrying a Sig p220 . . . but, at least with the Sig I can reload in a couple of seconds! ;-)
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Some options...

HKS model 36 speedloader
Bianchi speedstrip
Jet speedloader
S.L. Variant speedloader
Tuff Products speedstrip
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:05 PM
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the bianchi speed strips are great. go to 5starfirearms.com. they have some nice billet speed loaders, lifetime waranty. had a real nice time dealing with Clinton and his people. check him out, you wont be dissapointed. i have 8 of his loaders. buy with confidence! American made, by American employees.
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Thanks for the replies and tips, guys. I should say that I normally carry a semi-auto and reloading that IS faster. BUT, sometimes I go with the J Frame in my pocket and it just seems odd to have only 5 shots and no spares. God forbid that I should ever have to reload anything I carry but my little 5-shot?.... -
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I have both Bianchi and Tuff speed strips, as well as a couple of HKS speed loaders for the J frame. Tuff products have a wide variety of cartridge and (shotgun) shell speed strips. From .22 cal to 12 ga.
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I usually carry one or two Tuff Products Quick Strips for reloads. I carry one on my belt in a Simply Rugged ammo pouch and if I carry a second strip it goes in a Sideguard pouch in my pocket.
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I usually carry one or two Tuff Products Quick Strips for reloads. I carry one on my belt in a Simply Rugged ammo pouch and if I carry a second strip it goes in a Sideguard pouch in my pocket.
Sounds good, Continental. I think that's just the ticket for me.
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I find the Safariland style of speedloaders much easier to use, as all you have to do is push, instead of twist. They are also smaller, and do not accidentally release in my pocket. That said, I almost never carry mine, since they make quite a lump in my pocket. Speed strips are much slower, but carry great.
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i carry a .44 and found 5 rd and 6 rd strips at www.tuffproducts.com
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The 5-round quick strip from Tuff is probably the most low-profile way to carry an extra cylinder.
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I use Bianchi Speed Strips for my 642. I usually carry one in a pocket and one on my belt in a Milt Sparks 6-4C. I only load 4 rounds per strip, because I find I can reload WAY faster with that configuration. I load two rounds in the first two slots in the strip, skip a slot, and load two more. That way I can get a finger between the pairs and can pop the pairs out much faster.
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67-1 with spill pouch holding two speed strips, an a HKS speedloader.


624LH with two Tuff Products strips an one HKS speedloader.


66-2 with two HKS speedloaders in Bianchi split-six carriers.
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