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Pro 2A
10-04-2011, 17:59
I'd like to carry an extra mag for my G26, but I don't want it sticking out on my belt (already have a leatherman case on that side). I have a crossbreed supertuck that I wear on my right side and I'd like the extra mag on my left. Any comfortable and secure IWB single mag holders out there? A web search using key words didn't turn up anything I liked.

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Shadyscott69
10-04-2011, 18:07
We make one. To be honest, all IWB mag carriers pretty much suck for anything other than a single stack. Double stack mags are so thick and narrow, they create a lot of pressure IWB in one small spot.

Okie has one of ours. You might get better feedback from him. I personally have never worn one more than a few minutes. Didn't like it.

jellis11
10-04-2011, 18:47
Left pocket? I usually throw an extra in my left back pocket, just pull it out or move it when I drive somewhere.

Shadyscott69
10-04-2011, 19:01
Left pocket? I usually throw an extra in my left back pocket, just pull it out or move it when I drive somewhere.

Pocket mag holders are very popular.

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu106/shadyscott999/IMAG0141.jpg

Bushflyr
10-04-2011, 19:09
What Scott, said. You're already carrying a gun IWB. Stuffing something else in your waist band is going to really screw up your pants fit and be super uncomfortable. The other thing is that IWB is typically good for a gun because it hides the bit hanging below your belt in your pants where it's less visible. Mags don't hang below the belt line so there isn't much advantage.

The absolute best mag holder, IMO, out there is the Desbians Reverse Cant (http://www.desbiensgunleather.com/mag-holders/). Pure genius. Review thread HERE (http://www.firearmstrainingandtactics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1346&page=1).

cowboy1964
10-04-2011, 19:14
Comp-tac has one. I haven't tried it.

Consider OWB horizontal carry. Safariland 123.

http://images.outdoorpros.com/images/prod/5/Safariland-123-83-2-rw-26115-73.jpg

BK63
10-04-2011, 19:19
I use a leatherman pouch OWB on the belt. Works great.

Pro 2A
10-04-2011, 19:21
Maybe it's because I'm female (or have "extra padding") but I have tucked a Glock mag into my waistband and it's not uncomfortable. I put my gun between 2 and 3 o'clock and the mag between 11 and 10 o'clock.
But that leaves the end with the rounds exposed (inside my pants), so I was hoping for a pouch to help protect it from snags and lint and so I don't have a round getting loose and falling out the bottom of my pant leg :-).

Because of the mag's thickness, it really sticks out and shows through a shirt when it's worn ON the belt. Not that it's recognizable, but it looks "lumpy" and I don't like to look more lumpy than I already am :-)

Shadyscott69
10-04-2011, 19:23
What Scott, said. You're already carrying a gun IWB. Stuffing something else in your waist band is going to really screw up your pants fit and be super uncomfortable. The other thing is that IWB is typically good for a gun because it hides the bit hanging below your belt in your pants where it's less visible. Mags don't hang below the belt line so there isn't much advantage.

The absolute best mag holder, IMO, out there is the Desbians Reverse Cant (http://www.desbiensgunleather.com/mag-holders/). Pure genius. Review thread HERE (http://www.firearmstrainingandtactics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1346&page=1).


That is pretty cool. One of those WHY DIDIN"T I THINK OF THAT! things. Know what I will be laying out at the shop tomorrow. :whistling:

Shadyscott69
10-04-2011, 19:24
Maybe it's because I'm female (or have "extra padding") but I have tucked a Glock mag into my waistband and it's not uncomfortable. I put my gun between 2 and 3 o'clock and the mag between 11 and 10 o'clock.
But that leaves the end with the rounds exposed (inside my pants), so I was hoping for a pouch to help protect it from snags and lint and so I don't have a round getting loose and falling out the bottom of my pant leg :-).

Because of the mag's thickness, it really sticks out and shows through a shirt when it's worn ON the belt. Not that it's recognizable, but it looks "lumpy" and I don't like to look more lumpy than I already am :-)

How about a SOB horizontal mag carrier. That would be easy to make and should hide very well.

jellis11
10-04-2011, 20:14
that would def keep it in the ready position instead of messing with it!

RYT 2BER
10-04-2011, 20:19
Comp-tac has one. I haven't tried it.

Consider OWB horizontal carry. Safariland 123.

http://images.outdoorpros.com/images/prod/5/Safariland-123-83-2-rw-26115-73.jpg

I have one of these.. never use it but I definately think it makes more sense than anything else.. I only don't use it cause I never carry an extra mag.. also for the record it isn't iwb but it is comfortable

Bushflyr
10-04-2011, 21:03
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That is pretty cool. One of those WHY DIDIN"T I THINK OF THAT! things. Know what I will be laying out at the shop tomorrow. :whistling:

Do I get to field test the first Proto? :supergrin:

rick458
10-04-2011, 21:42
I use a Comp Tac and a LOT of mole skin its fairly comfortable with a spare g-17 mag

Gregg702
10-04-2011, 21:45
I carry an extra gun in my pocket, rather than an extra mag.

Chad Landry
10-04-2011, 22:04
I've carried mags IWB before. Horrible discomfort for me! Even while carrying the gun OWB.

I think it's Tucker Gunleather who has a "no returns" policy on those, for that reason. Looks like a good idea, but doesn't work so well in practice, for most.

Pro 2A
10-04-2011, 22:43
The Comp-tac looks like it has potential. Not sure about the sloped bottom that extends deeper than the mag. I think that would poke my leg when I sit given where I would be carrying it. Maybe I can get them to cut the bottom part off?

goldenlight
10-05-2011, 02:06
I always carry an extra magazine or two in my left front pants pocket, or in cold weather, in the left jacket pocket.

IndyGunFreak
10-05-2011, 05:14
I've carried mags IWB before. Horrible discomfort for me! Even while carrying the gun OWB.

I think it's Tucker Gunleather who has a "no returns" policy on those, for that reason. Looks like a good idea, but doesn't work so well in practice, for most.

I agree. You'd think if you can shove a pistol in your pants and be comfortable, a magazine would be no problem.. but there's just something about a magazine that doesn't lend itself well to IWB carry.

If you don't want to carry a spare mag on the belt, get a pocket mag holder... I found this the best.

IGF

okie
10-05-2011, 07:04
I don't have a pic of me wearing it, but this is what the one Scott makes, looks like. It is very comfortable also:thumbsup:
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/okie1911/100_0136-1.jpg

Lord
10-06-2011, 12:37
someone mentioned already having a leatherman on the belt and not wanting another similar device added... why not get a dual mag pouch, put the leatherman in one slot, put the spare mag in the other?

I don't carry a leatherman, but I have one and this is one of those "why didn't I think of it" things, I could use its pouch for my spare mag. d'uh

M1A Shooter
10-06-2011, 13:10
i ordered one from Theis when i got my IWB holster. ive used it but its only on rare occasions or for short trips. with a g26 mag its fine but the usual 17 mag i carry sticks into my love handles a bit too much for my comfort after several hours. i usually just tuck the 17 mag in my same back pocket as my wallet. just makes the wallet look a bit bigger but its pretty decent. as a side note, i carry my wallet in my off side rear pocket. i didnt like the way my gun printed when i went for my wallet on the strong side.

cowboy1964
10-06-2011, 13:59
I have one of these.. never use it but I definately think it makes more sense than anything else.. I only don't use it cause I never carry an extra mag.. also for the record it isn't iwb but it is comfortable

It's VERY comfortable. I can barely feel it's there. All my vertical OWB pouches poke me in the side. It's also very versatile and will hold more types of mags than a simple open topped vertical pouch. I don't have a magazine that won't fit it.

I'm not even going to try any IWB mag pouches, I know I won't like them.

Pro 2A
10-06-2011, 14:33
why not get a dual mag pouch, put the leatherman in one slot, put the spare mag in the other?

:thumbsup: As long as it doesn't clearly LOOK like a double mag pouch, I could go with this. We're going to the big Indy 1500 (1500 tables) gun show so I'll look around there.

dregotglock
10-06-2011, 14:51
There are a lot of good options out there for you. IMHO OWB, IWB, Pocket are all better options than not having a spare magazine on hand.

I prefer pocket carry for comfort - I make a couple different versions specifically for pocket carry.

Be safe,
Doc

Pro 2A
10-06-2011, 15:03
My back pockets are already full (I don't carry a purse, but still subscribe to the "better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it" policy of what to carry with me :-) and my front pockets are too tight to get a mag in. Especially if I wanted to retrieve it while sitting. I once weighed what I carry in my pockets and on my belt, including the glock 26 (but no extra mag) and it came to 9 lbs!

I'm actually looking at modifying a skijoring belt to use with a "fanny" pack (pack being in front with the extra wide, padded part going on my back). I like the ability to carry what I need within easy reach, especially in the winter when pockets get covered, but thin straps hurt my back.

Bushflyr
10-06-2011, 15:26
I once weighed what I carry in my pockets and on my belt, including the glock 26 (but no extra mag) and it came to 9 lbs!

Woah. :shocked: Time to lighten the load a bit. I think my entire kit, wallet (Pirate Carbon clip (http://www.piratecarbon.com/Stealth%20Clip%20Pro.html)), phone (HTC Incredible), knife (Spyderco P'Kal (https://spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=267)), Airweight J-Frame, speed strip w/6 rounds, pepper spray/kubaton (ASP keychain defender (http://www.selfdefenseproducts.com/ASP-Key-Defender-p-16823.html)), and keys comes in under 3 lbs.

RedHaze
10-06-2011, 16:23
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/76864_1465686285317_1328317000_31073659_4576269_n.jpg
My getup is MTAC. Works great for me.

DaneA
10-06-2011, 19:00
You already carry a CBST why not their mag holster? Although I think it could use some trimming.
http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/Portals/0/Images/mc-iwb-single.png

Pro 2A
10-06-2011, 23:58
You already carry a CBST why not their mag holster? Although I think it could use some trimming.


I didn't know they HAD magazine holders! COOL! Thanks

It looks like the mags in the photos are single stack. Anyone have experience with CB double stack mag holders (if they have them)? Looks like getting the clip cliped might be an issue? Not a lot of space between the mag kydex and the clip. My belt is kind of stiff.

rick458
10-07-2011, 01:47
With an IWB mag carrier
(1) Wider is better
(2) stiffer shield is better
(3) better security is better
(4) extra padding doesn't hurt literally

This is my Mtac I added a spring clip double sided taped to the pocket to keep it from flopping around when removing/lowering shorts
some close cell foam to help spread the point contact from the G-17 mags top corner
Mole Skin everywhere it rubbed me and tape to the spring because it ate a hole in my favorite shirt, when I wear it EDC the spring clip goes on the waistband of my shorts, and the C clip goes over the belt

http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo238/rick458_photos/11s%2015s%207s%20550%20458/mtac1.jpg

http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo238/rick458_photos/11s%2015s%207s%20550%20458/Mtac.jpg

http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo238/rick458_photos/11s%2015s%207s%20550%20458/mtac3.jpg

cole
10-08-2011, 12:27
We make one. To be honest, all IWB mag carriers pretty much suck for anything other than a single stack. Double stack mags are so thick and narrow, they create a lot of pressure IWB in one small spot.
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This for me, too.

Lord
10-08-2011, 12:36
I shop for better carry methods all the time along with holsters etc. With this thread in mind, I also looked for alternative methods to carrying mags. I found something that I'd never considered before....

For one, I hate the added extras on my belt... the spare mags, the knife, sometimes a flashlight. So I clip the knife into my pocket. Flashlight I keep in my truck, and carry infrequently. Spare mag.. sometimes in my pocket, sometimes in a leatherman pouch on my belt... check out what I found:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leather-belt-Holster-w-Mag-pouch-4-TAURUS-MILLENIUM-PRO-/140501210678?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b6865636

Now I have to sit down and try to engineer something like that into kydex... lol.

BailRecoveryAgent
10-08-2011, 13:04
I shop for better carry methods all the time along with holsters etc. With this thread in mind, I also looked for alternative methods to carrying mags. I found something that I'd never considered before....

For one, I hate the added extras on my belt... the spare mags, the knife, sometimes a flashlight. So I clip the knife into my pocket. Flashlight I keep in my truck, and carry infrequently. Spare mag.. sometimes in my pocket, sometimes in a leatherman pouch on my belt... check out what I found:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leather-belt-Holster-w-Mag-pouch-4-TAURUS-MILLENIUM-PRO-/140501210678?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b6865636

Now I have to sit down and try to engineer something like that into kydex... lol.

I don't think I'd want to carry my spare mag on the same side as my holster. It would make reloading more difficult.

Shadyscott69
10-08-2011, 13:09
I shop for better carry methods all the time along with holsters etc. With this thread in mind, I also looked for alternative methods to carrying mags. I found something that I'd never considered before....

For one, I hate the added extras on my belt... the spare mags, the knife, sometimes a flashlight. So I clip the knife into my pocket. Flashlight I keep in my truck, and carry infrequently. Spare mag.. sometimes in my pocket, sometimes in a leatherman pouch on my belt... check out what I found:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leather-belt-Holster-w-Mag-pouch-4-TAURUS-MILLENIUM-PRO-/140501210678?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b6865636

Now I have to sit down and try to engineer something like that into kydex... lol.

Big problem with the holster/mag carrier you link, is that you now have your spare mag on the strong side. If you actually have to use that extra mag, you have to change hands with your gun and effectively perform a backwards reload.

I suppose training for that would help, but i struggle with weak hand shooting as it is. If I had to swap everything around I would certainly look like one of the three stooges in action.

Lord
10-08-2011, 13:17
Big problem with the holster/mag carrier you link, is that you now have your spare mag on the strong side. If you actually have to use that extra mag, you have to change hands with your gun and effectively perform a backwards reload.
.

I've actually thought of all this and have been practicing pulling a mag from strong and weak sides. I don't have to change hands with pistol and the motion is as smooth as when I lift my shirt to draw my pistol. The mag is in front of the pistol on the holster, so of course it's closer to the front than the pistol grip is. carrying the pistol at 3:00 puts the mag at roughly 2:30 in relation... Its not too tough to pull from strong side, I don't have to change hands, and the motion from the belt to the pistol grip while holding the pistol in an aimed stance is really quite fluid. This has to be one of those try it and see things.

Shadyscott69
10-08-2011, 13:21
I've actually thought of all this and have been practicing pulling a mag from strong and weak sides. I don't have to change hands with pistol and the motion is as smooth as when I lift my shirt to draw my pistol. The mag is in front of the pistol on the holster, so of course it's closer to the front than the pistol grip is. carrying the pistol at 3:00 puts the mag at roughly 2:30 in relation... Its not too tough to pull from strong side, I don't have to change hands, and the motion from the belt to the pistol grip while holding the pistol in an aimed stance is really quite fluid. This has to be one of those try it and see things.

I may have been less than clear. MY left hand is STUPID. :supergrin:

If it works for you that is great. I just doubt I would ever be able to get the mechanics down.

Lord
10-08-2011, 13:26
I may have been less than clear. MY left hand is STUPID. :supergrin:



LOL that's a good one... but you do trust it to pull a spare from weak side.... does that make you um... ... just kidding. It's all about who's comfortable with what.

Pulling mag from strong side is nothing new anyway. Ask anyone who's carried with a shoulder/jackass rig. the spare is under the strong arm, and a bit more difficult to get at than from the hip.

Shadyscott69
10-08-2011, 13:33
LOL that's a good one... but you do trust it to pull a spare from weak side.... does that make you um... ... just kidding. It's all about who's comfortable with what.

Pulling mag from strong side is nothing new anyway. Ask anyone who's carried with a shoulder/jackass rig. the spare is under the strong arm, and a bit more difficult to get at than from the hip.

Only because I have done it about 50,000 times.

glock75
10-08-2011, 20:34
I bought the MTAC IWB single mag carrier. It wasn't any better than any of the other IWB mag carriers I've tried. They are all gathering dust in a drawer.

OWB is still my preferred EDC. Otherwise, it is an MTAC IwB holster for the gun and an extra mag is my front pocket.

barstoolguru
10-08-2011, 20:42
belly band....it does all that and then some