I'm not from Texas, so take my advice with a huge grain of salt. I would guess that OC of magazines and ammunition would be considered legal if for no other reason than I imagine that the legislature has never thought to address the issue. I would also guess that you would be significantly less likely to have random citizens call the police on you for open display of ammunition than for open carry of a firearm unless you were doing something completely off the wall like strapping bandoliers of .50 cal across your torso like Rambo or something. A typical magazine pouch, particularly a closed mag pouch, would likely be overlooked by the vast, vast majority of non- gun owners. They simply won't know what it is. Therefore, they won't freak out and call in a MWAG.
A few years ago my wife bought me a Fozzy Bear action figure where he's wearing the cop uniform from the old Muppet Show sketches. It came with a detachable radio, handcuffs, and flashlight. It also has a detachable enclosed asp holder, baton, and a detachable double magazine pouch... but no firearm. I keep it on my desk at work and it always makes me chuckle that the libtards who designed it couldn't imagine giving Fozzy an eeeeeeevil gun even if he was a cop but left the mag pouch.
Your post is sure to generate an epic thread arguing the existance of RAS to stop and detain a person who is openly wearing bandoliers full of ammunition, but whose weapon is concealed. I've got to think on that a little bit more. The easy answer is "It depends on the totality of the circumstances."
"You want it to be one way... but it's the other way." - Marlo Stanfield
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