The Tuff Products Quick Strips

I like weird guns in obscure calibers. My later weird gun might be my most mainstream weird gun. The S&W 432 UC is just a J-Frame, a common option for concealed carry. However, it chambers a somewhat odd cartridge, the .32 H&R Magnum, which also means you can load .32 S&W Long and .32 S&W as well. They are all obscure calibers that can make finding support gear difficult. In my search for speed strips, I stumbled across one company making them, a little company called Tuff Products, which makes a speed strip called the Quick Strip. 

I’ve heard both Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts and Darryl Bolke mention using Tuff Products, and if those two use their products, they have to make good stuff. I noticed a few retailers often list this specific size of Quick Strip as 9mm and .223 and tend to leave out the .32 caliber function. The model number is 8327, and they are designed to function with the various .32 caliber rounds, like the H&R, The S&W loads, and the Federal Magnum. Order them straight from Tuff Products if you aren’t sure. 

The Tuff Products Quick Strips 

The Quick Strips cost me a total of 11 dollars, and I received two eight-shot strips for my little bit of money. It’s not a bad deal. The strips are made of soft, black urethane material. They are super flexible, and the slots are expertly honed and sized correctly for my .32 caliber rounds. It’s a small bonus that they work with 9mm rounds since I do, in fact, own a 9mm Ruger LCR

Those eight slots make it really easy for me to plop in.32 H&R Magnum rounds and line them up for convenient carry and easy reloads. Quick Strips and other speed strip-style devices are the most convenient way to carry extra ammo for your revolver. They are admittedly slower to use than speed-loaders but much easier to carry and easier to conceal. You can just drop it into your pocket. 

The Tuff Products Quick Strips are compatible with the NeoMag RASC. The RASC is a neat little device that adds a larger, wider handle to your Quick Strip and a pocket clip to make it super convenient to carry and very easy to draw from a pocket-carried position. That’s my next purchase as I’ve become the young boomer who packs a revolver rather than a fancy automatic. 

Range Time and Reloads With the Quick Strips

My gun is a six-shot J-Frame, but I ordered an eight-shot Quick Strip. I only load the Quick Strip with six shots, and I use the extra room to establish a better grip and make more intuitive reloads. Having those little extra slots makes reloading a good bit easier. I’m still a work in progress regarding revolvers, but my current setup seems to work really well for me and the S&W 432 UC. 

The Quick strips give up the rounds with ease. Just press the rounds into the chamber and peel the Quick Strip away from the cartridge. The urethane design of the Quick Stripes makes it easy for the rim to come free and drop into the gun. Devices like this should be seen as disposable and they will wear out like anything else, and at 11 bucks you might think that will come sooner than later. 

Be prepared to be at least a little wrong. I’ve been practicing reloads with one of my two Quick Strips (and leaving the other loaded for carry) a ton. I’ve done well over a hundred live fire reloads with the Quick Strip and an equal number of dry reloads, and they still grip those rounds as tightly as on day one. 

Quick, Strip 

The Tuff Products Quick Strips might be the only .32 caliber speed strips on the market. With the release of the new 432 UC, I’m guessing there might be an uptick of interest in the Quick Strip. I’m here to say it’s a rock-solid option. It’s easy to use, easy to set up, and, unlike a lot of competitors, comes not just in .32 but in multiple sizes. The strips cost less than a footlong from Subway, so it’s an easy choice for me. 

Travis Pike
Travis Pike is a former Marine Machine gunner who served with 2nd Bn 2nd Marines for 5 years. He deployed in 2009 to Afghanistan and again in 2011 with the 22nd MEU(SOC) during a record setting 11 months at sea. He’s trained with the Romanian Army, the Spanish Marines, the Emirate Marines and the Afghan National Army. He serves as an NRA certified pistol instructor and teaches concealed carry classes.