Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Defensive Firearm Accessories - Cartridge Slides

While stocking ammunition is a good thing, having that ammunition readily available for reload is an even better thing! You might not want to find yourself in a situation where a few extra rounds could make a big difference in the outcome of a defensive situation. Fortunately, there is a cheap and inexpensive way to solve this problem.

Cartridge Slides for your belt are relatively inexpensive accessories, most being available for less than $10, and will allow you to carry extra rounds for your firearm quite easily. They are available for most of the common guns that are currently in use. They slide easily onto your belt where your extra rounds won’t get lost or misplaced. Nylon versions are much cheaper than leather cartridge slides and offer good quality for the price. They offer the advantage of being easily carried on your belt where the extra rounds will be quickly and easily accessible when needed for a reload. This also makes it easier for a tactical reload after each shot, which is a common practice with more experienced lever action rifle users. Having extra ammo at your fingertips may give you the advantage you need in a defensive situation.

Most Rifle Cartridge Slides will generally hold 10 rounds. This is enough for a couple of reloads for a Marlin Model 336 Rifle which generally has a five round capacity.

The majority of Handgun Cartridge Slides usually hold six rounds which are enough for one full reload for a revolver like the Smith & Wesson 357 Magnum. You can increase your rounds with an extra handgun cartridge slide on your belt.

Shotgun Cartridge Slides generally have a six round capacity and offer an alternative to those people who are not comfortable with butt cuffs on their shotgun. You can also supplement your available rounds with an additional shotgun cartridge slide.

In any defensive situation, it will be important for you to create or maintain an advantage over an intruder. It is important to make sure that you have readily accessible ammunition at your fingertips. This will help you to maintain the advantage in a defensive situation.

Staying above the water line!



Mayberry said...

Never knew 'bout those! On the list....

Anonymous said...

Hi RW,
Just a few quick note's,I have a leather thingie that fit's over my 30.06 sling,hold's 10 round's out of the way.I love those 12 gauge ammo belt's too,but I prefer to toss them over my shoulder,like a Pancho Villa style,make's them a bit easier to grab,spread's the weight a bit too.I have some stripper clip's for my enfield,gotta figure out a way to handle those tho. I'm not a big fan of stock type boot's,as my enfield and 12 gauge are plenty heavy as is!
As a side note,thx for the link again! Look's like more pepper's are needed!
Dean in Az

Anonymous said...

For those of us who use revolvers using full moon clips (ala S&W 1917 .45acp), there are a few models of speed loader holsters that are large enough to enclose 2 stacked full moon clips together, doubling your stored amount.

riverwalker said...

To: Mayberry

They fit on your belt and out of the way but are still handy! Thanks.


riverwalker said...

To: AZ Dean

I have the 12 gauge belts in addition to a cartridge slide. I also have cartridge belts for the 30/30. My slide is leather and holds 12 rounds. Traded some old VHS tapes for it from an ex-deputy who is a friend.

Peppers are holding save some postage. Will holler at ya if I run out! Thanks.


riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 5:00

My slide holds 12 rounds, enough for two reloads. I also have a speedloader case with 2 speedloaders for an additional 12 rounds. Total = 30 rounds. I have a butt cuff on my 30/30 but it doesn't bother me but can bother others. I was trying to show people alternatives till they find what works for them. Thanks for the tip about double stacking the clips.


RV Survivalist said...

Great Post! Valuable Info

RV Survivalist said...

I'm wondering how many have bullet protection? I've looked into it, but my gawd, they're heavy. Any thoughts...?

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