Tuff Quick Strips: Reload Your Revolver

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.

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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By Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a gun writer, amateur historian and - most importantly - a dad. He's done a lot of silly things in his life, but quitting police work to follow his passion of writing about guns was one of the smartest things he ever did. He founded this site and continues to manage its operation.

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