Revolver folks, how...

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  1. yep380

    yep380

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    and where do you carry your speed strips?

    Loose in a pocket?

    In a pouch?

    Some other way?
     
  2. Ordell Robbie

    Ordell Robbie Giant Member

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    In the opposite pocket of my Roscoe.
     

  3. Blanton

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    I tried a couple different things then stayed with what worked for me.
     
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    kahrcarrier FAHRENHEIT

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    This.
     
  5. Need4Speed

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    Don’t carry any. It’s 5 rounds or bust baby.
     
  6. sudo

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    I carry a speed strip in my back pocket, right side, opposite my wallet.

    Recently I've started carrying a speed loader in my left from pocket. I'm right handed and pocket carry on the right side.

    So the speed strip is really a reload for my reload. Don't expect to ever need it, but then it weighs next to nothing and doesn't print.
     
  7. JimmyCat

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    Pocket carry right front pocket and carry speed strip in watch pocket of jeans....or this on belt...

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  8. fastbolt

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    I carry my speedstrips the same way I've carried them, and also used them at our range, for so many years. Makes using them an ingrained habit.

    In warm weather, if wearing a shirt tucked into my pants, I carry a single speedstrip in the same front pants pocket as the pocket-holstered snub. Same reaching/drawing motion to retrieve the speedstrip as is used for the snub.

    If wearing a jacket (or suit/sport coat), I carry 1-3 speedstrips, or a speedloader or 2, in the strongside jacket pocket.

    If I'm wearing an untucked button down shirt, I may still slip on one of my old folding belt-side speedstrip carriers, above the strongside pocket where I pocket-holster carry, as an additional strip to one pocketed.

    Now that I only carry for retirement self defense, and I'm no longer carrying an active badge and may decide to invoke peace officer status and intervene in some observed on-view crime, I don't carry quite the same spare ammunition loadout as when I was working. For days of snub carry, that usually means I'm content with a single speedstrip.
     
  9. IAhunter

    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    Speed strip right rear, speed loader right front. I’m right handed. I unload the wheel gun with my left, while at the same time removing the loader with my right. Right used to charge cylinders. It’s actually nearly as fast as reloading a semi when using a speed loader.
     
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  10. ChuteTheMall

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    Left front pocket, with keys and knife and other junk, while the snubbie gets the right front pocket.
    Similar setup when carrying pocket auto instead, with spare mag in offside front pocket.

    I found that a speed-strip pouch was impossibly slow.
     
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    The cargo shorts I wear in the summer have a neat little magazine pocket with a Velcro flap. Perfect for two speed strips.
     
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    Off hand pocket. Which is not ideal as my revolver reload is of the swap hands variety. Strong side pocket would be better for me, but if I’m carrying a snubby it’s probably in my strong hand pocket. Speed strips are a secondary reload for me. I carry a comp III in a split six pouch on my belt.

    The best option if a speed strip is your primary reload is a speed strip belt pouch.


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  13. Bullwinkle J Moose

    Bullwinkle J Moose Quick! Duck!

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    DaleGribble Liberals 'R Bad!!!!

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    What do you call a man with a speed strip and a J frame?

    An optimist.
     
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    Strong side pocket
     
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    My carry revolvers are cut for moon clips. I think I would freak out trying to reload from a speed strip in a gun fight. Moon clips in flap pouches.
     
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    One strip loose in my right pocket.
     
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  18. ChuteTheMall

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    If I seriously expected a need to quickly reload, I'd carry a semiauto.
    But everything's a compromise; otherwise, we'd have rifles and shotguns.
    When my compromise is a snubby, my reload compromise is a speedstrip.
    I know speedloaders are better, but I just don't like them.
     
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  19. ironhead7544

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    4" S&W M12-3 or a 3" S&W M64 in IWB holster with strips in front right pocket.
     
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    My speed strip is a second revolver, identical to the first.