Tuff Quick Strips: Reload Your Revolver

The Tuff Quick Strips are injection molded from a flexible urethane material

The Tuff Quick Strips are injection molded from a flexible urethane material

For years, Bianchi Speed Strips have been an effective method of carrying an extra load of ammunition for your .38 or .357 revolver.  I have personally used and recommended the Speed Strips to a lot of people needing extra ammo when carrying concealed.

However, for calibers other than .38/.357, shooters were out of luck.  That has changed with the introduction of  the Quick Strips from Tuff Products.

Tuff Products has brought a line of ammunition carriers to market that appear to be very similar to the old Speed Strips, but the Quick Strips are available in a wide range of calibers.  The currently available calibers are:

  • .22 rimfire (10 rounds)
  • .327 Federal Magnum (8 rounds)
  • .38 Special/.357 Magnum (6 rounds or 8 round models)
  • .410 shotshell
  • .44 Special/.44 Magnum (6 rounds)
  • .45 Colt (6 rounds)
  • .460 S&W Magnum (6 rounds)
  • .475 Linebaugh (6 rounds)
  • .480 Ruger (6 rounds)
  • .500 S&W Magnum (6 rounds)

Additionally, new calibers are scheduled for release in May: the .41 Magnum, .45 autorim, .500 Linebaugh, and .50 Bowen Special.

Tuff Products sells the Quick Strips in two packs for $9.99 on their website. They are cheaper on Amazon.

If you are carrying a revolver, especially a five shot J-frame, have an extra strip of ammo should be a part of your normal carry gear.  The strip does not take up much room in a pocket, and they lay flat.  A Quick Strip does not get in the way.  Yet, it can provide a way for you to reload a gun in an emergency.  Are you likely to need to reload in a self defense situation?  Who knows.  If you played the statistics, you would not carry a gun to start with.  On any given day, there is a relatively low chance of you needing to defend yourself with a handgun.  But, the potential downside to needing a gun, but not having one, is death.  So, we carry.

Likewise, the need for a reload is relatively low in a self defense shooting.  But the downside to not having a reload if you need one is possibly being killed.  These are cheap and easy to carry.

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Richard Johnson is a gun writer, police trainer and really bad joke teller. Check out his other writing in Combat Handguns, Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, on The Firearm Blog and at BlueSheepdog.

  • http://www.shilohtv.com Steve Doran Trail Boss

    We did a qick video on how to use the quick strips, they work very well
    they are worth the investment if you have not used them here is how

    • http://www.GunsHolstersAndGear.com Richard


      Thanks for the link to your video. Very high quality, and I suggest everyone check it out.