I, too, started with speedloaders, although some still carried loops or dumpboxes. When we went to autos, everything was upright and department mandated to velcro flaps on a double pouch. Eventually, horizontal came into play and I went to it, because it was faster for me.
We were never authorized open tops, triple carriers, or anything else.
Imported from the future in 1984. Returned to the past in 2007
Dear God, this is one of the dumbest ideas I've ever heard. It's got to rank right up there with CALEA. -Pepper45