44, 45 and 460 Caliber Quick Strips from Tuff Products
Hello. A while back, 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 four days after 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.
I am not a part of Tuff Products and have no financial interests in the company.
If you are interested, take a look at their site here:
www.tuffproducts.com , or contact via email at:
Phone: 877 883 3776
(Since this was originally posted, Tuff Products has added to their selection of Quick Strips for other popular calibers as well.)
In this picture (courtesy of Aaron Brudenell), you can see the .38/.357 8-shot strip on bottom, the 6-shot .44 Special/Magnum in the middle and the 5-shot .38/.357 Quick Strip on top of the other two for size comparisons.
The Tuff Products 5-shot Quick Strip can definitely be flexed without fear of losing a round. This is the most compact of the Quick Strips manufactured by Tuff.
(Photo courtesy of Aaron Brudenell)