Photo above is my Great Great Grandfather, Civil War Veteran, Company C, First Kentucky Cavalry, U.S.

Mom and Dad had antecedents on both sides of that bloody conflict. Counties were split, towns were split, and families were split. It was never as simple as being the north versus the south.

The Preacherman says, "My advice to you is to get yourself a gun and learn how to shoot." The Gunman says, "My advice to you is to get yourself a Bible and learn how to pray."

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pocket reloads

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To read an interesting essay on carrying spare ammo in your pockets, CLICK HERE.

Many holster makers make pocket magazine-holders for the pistol carrying folks. Some holster makers offer dump-pouches for revolver ammo that work equally well for belt and pocket carry and for carrying speed-strips or loose ammo. The plastic ammo-wallets in the photo work well for back pocket carry.


EDIT:  The following is a great tip from an anonymous contributor.

"Three Bianchi speed strips fit into the small, Blackberry-sized A.G. Russell small zipper belt pouch, tabs up. This "Blackberry" carrier does not look like an ammo pouch. It fits very flat on the belt, tight against the body, is low profile, yet holds eighteen .38 Special rounds. Just unzip, grab the center strip first, then the others won’t drag against the zipper in the event that you do need another."

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6 comments:

THE FISHING MUSICIAN said...

Pocket Rockets!

Dumpboxes are cool and I like mine with speed strips. I used to use the plastic ammo wallets for deer and hog hunting, and they work well.

I've got a cool speedloader holder made of metal that clips to the belt and I'll photo it and do a post on it, in tribute to this timely subject.

Because while it's great to have a gun, extra bullets are even better. What goes for guns goes for reloads: better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

The leather ammo pouches are from Del Fatti Leather; great stuff, very high quality. I bought them to replaced a pair of old generic "leatherette" pouches (purchased from a discount house) that rotted away after only a couple of years.

Anonymous said...

Three Bianchi speed strips fit into the small, Blackberry-sized A.G. Russell small zipper belt pouch, tabs up. This "Blackberry" carrier does not look like an ammo pouch. It fits very flat on the belt, tight against the body, is low profile, yet holds eighteen .38 Special rounds. Just unzip, grab the center strip first, then the others won’t drag against the zipper in the event that you do need another. http://www.russellsformen.com/small-leather-waist-pouch-brown/p/CELhhh575hhh042/

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Who is that masked man? THAT is a great tip! I like the heck out of that idea... it sounds like it came from someone who knows quite a bit more about this subject than I do.

I'm going to copy and paste the above comment into the original post...

Glenn B said...

Be careful carrying those hard plastic ammo wallets. I know from experience there is no practical way to reload quickly if your ammo is snapped in place in one of those. I stopped using them about 30 years ago just because of that.

All the best,
Glenn B

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Thanks Glenn!

NOTE to readers: Glenn B is a long time gun-toting lawman. On duty or off, he carries.