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Magazine placement

Postby hornet » Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:56 pm

Just curious as to what is the best position for the mag pouch on the duty belt. What are your toughts on this and reasoning behind the placement chosen. Horizontal near center on strong side or verticle on support side. Any information would be greatly apreciated.

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Re: Magazine placement

Postby Dave Brown » Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:13 am

Your firearms instructor is the best person to articulate the reasons for each placement.

Strong-side horizontal and weak-side vertical both place the magazine at the optimum position for reloading at waist level - PROVIDED the magazines are placed in the pouch aligned the correct way - but there are advantages and disadvantages of each. I am not really about to discuss this on a public forum; consult your agency's firearms instructor. This is a pretty basic (and very good) question and they should know the answer quite readily.

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Re: Magazine placement

Postby Bitterman » Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:37 pm

I like to hold my spare mags in my teeth.... :D
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Re: Magazine placement

Postby Horsemen911 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:43 am

Spare mags??? if I can't hit with 15 to bad.

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Re: Magazine placement

Postby BC Deputy » Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:37 am

Horsemen911 wrote:Spare mags??? if I can't hit with 15 to bad.



Yup, Spare Magazines. And this is why they invented them...

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Re: Magazine placement

Postby Horsemen911 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:59 am

BC Deputy wrote:
Horsemen911 wrote:Spare mags??? if I can't hit with 15 to bad.



Yup, Spare Magazines. And this is why they invented them...

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=dAS2dblM6jQ

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Re: Magazine placement

Postby GRC » Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:17 pm

Horsemen911 wrote:Spare mags??? if I can't hit with 15 to bad.


Hey brother!

That statement is all well and good .... until you pistol stops feeding at round 2 because last qual you bent the feeding lips on the mag and didn't know it! Now that second (or third) mag sounds pretty good, eh!

(I'm guilty of not always carring extra too ... but I try to remember).

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Re: Magazine placement

Postby Horsemen911 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:23 pm

GRC wrote:
Horsemen911 wrote:Spare mags??? if I can't hit with 15 to bad.


Hey brother!

That statement is all well and good .... until you pistol stops feeding at round 2 because last qual you bent the feeding lips on the mag and didn't know it! Now that second (or third) mag sounds pretty good, eh!

(I'm guilty of not always carring extra too ... but I try to remember).

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Kinda hard carrying all those mags in plain cloths.

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Re: Magazine placement

Postby GRC » Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:26 pm

Now for original question on placement ....

My opinion is put them where you want .... just be consistant. When I am in uniform or plainclothes I ALWAYS put them in the same spot (within a inch or two) so that when it goes bad I won't need to think about it at all. Just grab and load.

Both based on my personal preference and training the support side at about the hip line is where my mags are. I am not a fan of the front strong side horizontal (access facing support hand) carry most members seem to use now but if it works for them, good! I just feel that it restricts the access to the mags plus in plain clothes it's harder to conceal.

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Re: Magazine placement

Postby GRC » Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:33 pm

Horsemen911 wrote:
GRC wrote:
Horsemen911 wrote:Spare mags??? if I can't hit with 15 to bad.


Hey brother!

That statement is all well and good .... until you pistol stops feeding at round 2 because last qual you bent the feeding lips on the mag and didn't know it! Now that second (or third) mag sounds pretty good, eh!

(I'm guilty of not always carring extra too ... but I try to remember).

Cheers,
GRC

Kinda hard carrying all those mags in plain cloths.


I hear ya on that! Between the cuffs, mags, radio, baton and OC it weighs a ton. When doing VIP I often use suspenders to hold it all up! I have found a great holster that carries one mag and my cuffs with a paddle so I can take it on and off when in the office without having to undue my belt. It does make life a bit easier. I usally use the old risk assessment process to figure out what I am going to carry but I always take at least one mag. More for the technical failure side rather than thinking I will need that many rounds!

This brings me back to a post from before on the 5946 ..... we need a lighter pistol!

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Re: Magazine placement

Postby bigbadjoe108 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:47 pm

Bitterman wrote:I like to hold my spare mags in my teeth.... :D


Sheesh! If I did that, where would I hold the Bowie Knife???? :D
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Re: Magazine placement

Postby Grassynarrows » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:20 pm

Our policy is support side vertical.
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