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jokon
09-05-2011, 17:25
I've been looking for a reliable open top mag pouch for duty use. I've had safariland and now blade-tech, but they are the equivalent of cup holders. I expected the retension to be a little tighter, even with the screws as tight as they'll go, I'm still not satisfied. Other than going to closed top, anybody have any suggestions.

packsaddle
09-05-2011, 17:33
i just ordered one from a.e. nelson.

tex shoemaker has some too.

along with kirkpatrick leather.

Cochese
09-05-2011, 18:06
What kind of mags?

Try Safariland 775. I have zero issues.

http://www.copquest.com/23-3750.htm#Safariland_775_Slimline_Open_Top_Triple_Magazine_Pouch

jokon
09-05-2011, 18:12
glock 17 size, sorry I didn't mention that and I wear nylon duty rig.

Cochese
09-05-2011, 18:19
http://www.copquest.com/23-3750.htm#Safariland_775_Slimline_Open_Top_Triple_Magazine_Pouch

Get the 775 triple in STX tac or Nylon look and enjoy.

bfd1210
09-05-2011, 18:23
What kind of mags?

Try Safariland 775. I have zero issues.

http://www.copquest.com/23-3750.htm#Safariland_775_Slimline_Open_Top_Triple_Magazine_Pouch

+1
The two outside mags were a little loose at first. After a couple days I tightened them up and no problem since.....

tusk212
09-05-2011, 18:52
Samething Cochese suggested, just double instead of triples is what I use. Love it.
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee127/tusk212/DSC00824.jpg
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee127/tusk212/DSC00803.jpg

collim1
09-05-2011, 19:16
What kind of mags?

Try Safariland 775. I have zero issues.

http://www.copquest.com/23-3750.htm#Safariland_775_Slimline_Open_Top_Triple_Magazine_Pouch

I was waiting for someone to have tried on of these out for a while. How do they work for you? Too wide or heavy?

jokon
09-05-2011, 21:34
I'll have to give it to safariland... always making the wheel rounder.
I had the "old" style where the two mags lay flat. I looked on cop quest, they are pretty reasonable. I'll have enough gear soon to make another complete belt, I just wish a could make another me.

Cochese
09-05-2011, 23:26
I was waiting for someone to have tried on of these out for a while. How do they work for you? Too wide or heavy?

To clarify, I have the x3 1911 setup.

Not too heavy or too wide. I don't think three 17 round mags would bother me too much either, as long as they weren't too close to 12/1 o'clock.

I wear mine at 2:30 (lefty) and they are perfect.

DaBigBR
09-06-2011, 16:52
I have three different 775s...1911, double stack 9/40, and double stack 45. All work just fine. They would be my choice in open top, with the double being sound as well. With the 1911, the triple is narrower than my old UM quad carrier. The Bianchi open tops are good, too, if you prefer the more "traditional" orientation.

razdog76
09-06-2011, 18:25
I have three different 775s...1911, double stack 9/40, and double stack 45. All work just fine. They would be my choice in open top, with the double being sound as well. With the 1911, the triple is narrower than my old UM quad carrier. The Bianchi open tops are good, too, if you prefer the more "traditional" orientation.

How wide is your 775 for the 1911? I looking for a pouch that carries more than two P220 mags, but is still compact.

9x94
09-06-2011, 19:17
http://www.copquest.com/23-3750.htm#Safariland_775_Slimline_Open_Top_Triple_Magazine_Pouch

Get the 775 triple in STX tac or Nylon look and enjoy.

+1, the three mag pouch is sweet. I've been carrying one since they were released (G34, same mags as you) and I've had no problems. I certainly don't have the thing all the way tight either- I can't imagine losing a mag except under the most extreme conditions.

JohnnyReb
09-06-2011, 19:47
Wouldn't there be some retention issues with an open top carrier? I've never used one, we have to use the snap kind.

razdog76
09-06-2011, 20:15
I have had none with my Safariland 75 for either my G22, or P220. The magazines will not come out unless you draw them.

I might add, once you go open top, you don't go back. Unless its a CALEA mandate.:supergrin:

Seriously, with a conventional flapped mag pouch when drawing a magazine out, you unsnap the flap. Then the flap flops back down into the way, and hinders getting the mag out. Then, you brush the flap aside, and (finally) draw it out.

With the open top, you grab it and go. All gross motor skills.

DaBigBR
09-06-2011, 23:19
How wide is your 775 for the 1911? I looking for a pouch that carries more than two P220 mags, but is still compact.

The 775 measures approximately 4.00" wide while the G21 double pouch that I had laying around measured 4.25". I'm running three ten round mags as my spares plus an eight rounder in the gun. This way I only gave up two rounds from the quad pouch and got a better pouch out of it, anyway.

Wouldn't there be some retention issues with an open top carrier? I've never used one, we have to use the snap kind.

My experience was the same as Raz. I've never lost a mag.

pal2511
09-07-2011, 17:42
Samething Cochese suggested, just double instead of triples is what I use. Love it.
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee127/tusk212/DSC00824.jpg
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee127/tusk212/DSC00803.jpg

I have the double for both my nylon and basketweave belt. Glock 22 magazines. love it. Every once and a while I have to tighten them down but they work great.

OldCurlyWolf
09-07-2011, 23:57
I have a double from Taurus for the 1911 that holds my Delta 10mm mags just fine. I have been nearly turned upside down and they haven't slipped yet in about 2 years.

jokon
09-08-2011, 11:27
Good info, thanks... Merry Christmas!

EPTSSP
09-08-2011, 19:59
Does the 'Nylon look" on the Safariland carrier actually look like nylon or can you tell its not?
Thanks for posting these up guys! I currently use the bianchi open top, and it holds them in there just not as tight as I'd like.