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Old 06-25-2011, 21:51   #1
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Bullets to front or back?

Those of you who carry an extra magazine, I have a question. Assume you are right-handed, carry your weapon on your right hip, and your extra mag on your left hip. Do you carry it with the bullets pointed towards the front or the back? I use a Glock single-mag holder, and it can be positioned either way. I've tried it both ways, and can't see a real difference between them. Is there an accepted way that most people carry thiers?

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Old 06-25-2011, 21:57   #2
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Old 06-25-2011, 22:01   #3
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I have tried both ways. I seem to get through a tactical mag change easier and quicker with the bullets to the front. Whichever way, practice, practice, practice.
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Old 06-25-2011, 22:03   #4
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whichever way you choose just practice it .. and dont change
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Old 06-25-2011, 22:03   #5
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You'll find that there are both directions in mag carriers available, which ever direction you go with, stay with. Pick which is most comfortable for you.
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Old 06-25-2011, 22:53   #6
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Pistol mags to the front rifle mags to the rear
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Old 06-25-2011, 22:55   #7
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I was trained to go with the bullets facing the front. That is how I carry.
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Old 06-25-2011, 23:00   #8
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Bullets to rear, this makes the way I reload easier for me.
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Old 06-25-2011, 23:21   #9
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Most experts I've seen recommend to the front. I concur after experimenting with this.

With a horizontal carrier I prefer pointing down.

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Old 06-25-2011, 23:54   #10
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I've been taught that they go to the front.

Reasoning is that IF you're reloading in the dark, or under stress when you remove the magazine from the holder you put your left index finger on the tip of the first bullet in the magazine and aim your left index finger towards your right pinky finger and you're pretty much aligned with the magazine well on your pistol.

However, as others have already stated, do what works best for you.
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Old 06-26-2011, 00:15   #12
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Bullets to rear, this makes the way I reload easier for me.

same here
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:42   #13
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:56   #14
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vertical carry facing towards the belt buckle. Horizontal carry facing down with the butt of the magazine facing the buckle.
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:21   #15
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my mag holster only lets me carry with them to the front so that's what i do, though it's really to the left since i carry it at about 6:30-7:00~

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Old 06-26-2011, 08:31   #16
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:47   #17
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I draw a reload with my index finger on the lead edge of the magazine, and use the index finger to ... index the magazine on the mouth of the pistol's magazine well. This requires that my magazines are situated with the bullets pointing toward the front.
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:13   #18
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I've been taught that they go to the front.

Reasoning is that IF you're reloading in the dark, or under stress when you remove the magazine from the holder you put your left index finger on the tip of the first bullet in the magazine and aim your left index finger towards your right pinky finger and you're pretty much aligned with the magazine well on your pistol.

However, as others have already stated, do what works best for you.
This is what I was taught also.
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