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Do they exist? Probably not as a universal concept. But how do you define the perfect mag pouch. Here are some criteria. Feel free to add any that I missed:

- Method of attaching to the belt. For me it should be a snap/clip on type so I don't have to unthread my belt. It should also be secure enough so it doesn't come unclipped if if hit a door frame, or car door, etc. I have two Wilson Combat leather snap on mag pouches that are easy on/off, but can come unsnapped if I run into something. I also have two Blade-Tech mag pouches. They snap very easily and securely on the belt via a unique snap mounting system. It can be adjusted to the belt size and does not sway for and aft like the WC pouches. Unfortunately, they system is WAY overbuilt and the overall package is HUGE (see below).

- Securely hold magazines. I prefer my mags to stay inside the pouch when shaken (hard) upside down. It takes a firm grasp and pull to get them out when I'm reloading, but I know that they won't fall out during vigorous physical activity. My WC pouches hold the mags securely but failed the "shake and drop" test. As for the Blade-Tech's, when I received them, they were adjusted way too loose for my WC 47D mags. I tightened them to where I felt they were secure enough and the kydex from one of the screws cracked horizontally from the screw out to the edge of the pouch. So far I haven't been satisfied with the security of either of these.

- Size and concealability. The Blade-Tech mag pouch is HUGE. I almost wanted to get a dremel tool and shave off all of the unnecessary kydex. That being said they are exremely secure on the belt. The WC's are smaller, but becauses of the looser fit of the leather loop, they do not pull the mag as close to the body as possible.

So where do you place the greatest priorities with your pouches? How tight do you run your pouches (and have any ever fallen out)? What is the best pouch you've found and why?

Kydex versus leather (just mag pouches, not holters!)? How do the metal clip attachments work?

What is the perfect mag pouch? And what are your criteria? (I'm sure I'll think of a few more by tomorrow....)

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: JacRyan on 2001-09-04 22:33 ]</font>
 

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Sure they exist. But nothing made from leather is PERFECT with a darn snap! You've been drinking wine with Lou or what?

Kydex? You're joking right?

Good mag pouches are hard to find however. "My" perfect mag pouch is a Davis Leather design, rethought by Lou Alessi and producted in small amounts that dribble out of Lou's shop on occasion :grin: When that does happen I offer them for sale at BCP.
 

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Dane:

Thanks for the reply. How tightly do you think that the pouches should hold the mag? I'm NOT looking for IDPA gamesmanship rigs, but practical security.

And, other than your hard to find "specialty" pouches, what would you suggest for someone that has money burning a hole in his pocket looking for a decent mag pouch (i.e., actually available)?
 

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I like Lou's.

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Jack,

You are talking about BT's Tech-Lok right? I have a USP mag pouch with the Tech-Lok, and its pretty nifty. Its also pretty freakin HUGE too :razz: Only for a range rig. I wish they could make the Tech-Lok smaller.
 

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How tightly do you think that the pouches should hold the mag? I'm NOT looking for IDPA gamesmanship rigs, but practical security.
For actual everyday carry I want mine VERY, VERY tight. I have lost mags from mag pouches during very athletic COFs in a match. While I use the same mag pouch style for carry as I do for competition I use different actual pouches. My carry pouches seldom get drawn from and are left very tight so I am unlikely to ever loose a mag even in a physical struggle.

Lou cuts his along the lines of a very tight carry pouch. You are not likely to loose a mag from his rigs.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Dane Burns on 2001-09-05 01:16 ]</font>
 

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Our Mag Pouchs are made snug enough that after at least a year of daily carry mine still retains the mag upside down and shaken but easily pulls free when needed . The clip on ours is a very secure and no lightweight when it comes to strength . It is also inverted so that when you pull up on the Mag the pouch cannot come off the belt with the mag still in it . The upside down clip also allows the Mag and pouch to pull slightly outward if needed to ease extraction of the Mag . I personally know it aids when a Guys got a little Love Handle like I do . Give us a try after all we have a no lose guarantee .
 

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I'm in love with the magazine pouch that Dane/Lou mate with the GWH. Very nicely executed. I carry only in leather.

For IDPA, my favorites -- and have been for a long time -- are the Mad Dog mag pouches. They have a reverse J-hook that keeps them securely on the belt, but you can get them off and on without threading your belt. They're also plenty tight, very low profile and lightweight. Just about perfect. I don't know if Mad Dog is making them anymore, but if they've got some in stock it'd be worth picking up a few.

Chad
 
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