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Magazine Pouches – Angled vs. Standard Vertical . . . Which Is Better?

Posted by Rob Longenecker on September 1st, 2006

I get askedwhy we offerangled magazine pouches as well as a standard vertical.

I’ll tell you how it came about.

In the 1980’s Tucker and I shot a lot of IPSC matches. We found that if you didn’t have to bend your wrist backward to pick up your magazine off the point of your weakside hip, it went faster.

For one thing you can make a slightly circular motion down to the magazine and back to the gun with out the stop/start motion common with vertical pouches. It also made it easy to position your hand and index finger perfectly on the magazine as you grabbed it.

Reversing the cant so that the magazines lean forward at the point of the hip is counterproductive unless you are crouching behind cover, which tips the hips backward, straightening up the magazines.

Forward-angled magazines may begin to be useful as you place your magazines further back from your hip, but we used vertical pouches back there instead. Speed was only necessary for two mag changes usually.

That’s where the double-angled mag pouch really shined.

Double-angled mag pouches arenot for everyone and it is a shift from conventional thinking.

90% of the double pouches we sell are angled backward. We don’t push that; it just happens.

People like them once they try them.

Bet you will, too.

One Response to “Magazine Pouches – Angled vs. Standard Vertical . . . Which Is Better?”

  1. Don DeBusk Says:

    Funny I came accross this now. I’ve been bothering over it ever since I saw this concept on the store site. I corresponded with Rob about this and he didnt put up much of a fight. It’s all left me wondering if Im languishing in the rut of “conventional thinking”. I’m smart enough to know that “conventional”, and “wisdom” are aften uneasy bedfellows. I’ve never even used a vertical mag carrier for matches, let alone anything canted in opposite of my convention.

    I think Im going to give these young whippersnapper’s new-fangled technology a go. 😉 After all, Rob’s not given to hyperbole and seems devoted to Frank Lloyd Wright’s first law of design: FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION.

    After all, at the end of the day, I’ve got the “Tucker Guarantee” goin for me.

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