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Well, it FINALLY broke!

Self-destructed, actually.

My 20+ year old Bianchi Speed Strip.  The one I’ve religiously carried in my right front pocket whenever I was carrying a .38 or .357 revolver.  I used to carry two, but either lost one or gave it to a needy friend.  (Editor’s note – she no longer carries a wheel gun, so she graciously loaned it back to me!)

About two months ago, the 6th round holder broke loose (The little extension tab was long gone by then).  The round was still contained in the Neoprene, but separate from the unit.  Which was okay, because I only have the electroless nickel S&W 442, which holds 5 rounds.  A modification from Heaven!

BUT, the other day, the 5th round holder lost it’s integrity, and the round fell out of the unit.  I know four rounds for reload is better than none (or 5 or 6 loose in the pocket with my cell, keys, and Blur folder!).  And now it’s deteriorated down to three!

I’m both gun poor and money poor, but I guess I have to spring for a replacement pair.


They served me well.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


4 thoughts on “Well, it FINALLY broke!

  1. I have never been able to find the speed strips, I have always carried a couple HKS speed loaders and keep a few in the car and around the house. I had a look at all of the crap I carry on me everyday and kinda want to cut down on the bulk, think I might try me some speed strips.

    Posted by Siddhartha | August 28, 2012, 9:35 am
  2. I have a spare Bianchi speedstrip in your caliber – drop me an e-mail with a mailing address & I send it your way. 🙂

    Posted by Rev. Paul | August 28, 2012, 10:25 am

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