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Old 09-06-2013, 14:56   #26
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Vertical at about 11 o'clock (being right handed). This was what we were trained in the academy. Our head firearms instructor preached this because he said it serves two purposes:

1. Faster reload because of the motion (in theory). Of course practice could make horizontal just as fast.

2. Much easier to get a magazine out while prone. This one I will agree with.

Trained that way from the get go, and still do it that way. Does not really make a difference in comfort for me when sitting, but then again I dont have a gut at all.
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Old 09-07-2013, 00:11   #27
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On my regular leather duty belt, I carry them vertically primarily for aesthetic reasons. On my nylon tactical gear, I wear them horizontally because vertical wear is uncomfortable during qualification because our stages include shooting from a kneeling position while wearing plate carriers.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:51   #28
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I like mine horizontal on my uniform duty belt because I'd rather pull the mag back than to pull up if my arm is injured or weakened and because my muffin top is in the way,me specially while being seated. In plain clothes, my double mag is vertical like most others, though.

Depending on my duty assignment of the day, I'm probably in jeans and an untucked polo shirt so I wear the mag holder. If I know I will be in the field ATL wanted subjects, I will be wearing our black law enforcement agency identified T-shirt and 5-11 pants, where I will use the mag pocket just to keep down the clutter on my belt. Of course, the mag pocket is vertical.

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Old 09-07-2013, 07:58   #29
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I used to carry them vertical, my left of my belt buckle. When I went to motors, we would plug our portables into the bike so that we had a mic button at the left hand controls of the bike. This was wired to a cable that came out just under the front of the seat and when we got on the bike we plugged into our belts right where the vertical carrier was. This caused me to place the mags horizontal to my right of my buckle. I found I was able to reload faster this way and it just felt "better" to me. After I came of the bike I just left them there.
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Old 09-07-2013, 15:12   #30
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Verticle at 11-o-clock, frankly because that's how I was trained and that's how I felt I reloaded faser. I may have to try the horizontal more, though.
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Old 09-07-2013, 16:25   #31
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Horizontal at 11 o'clock flaps facing away from the buckle.


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Old 09-08-2013, 06:36   #32
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I use vertical, open top, weak side next to my buckle.

The are accessible with either hand, using essentially the same gross motor skills.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:18   #33
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I have carried both ways Vertical when I was in the academy and switched when I got out. Last week I switched back to Vertical and its not so bad either way works as long as you practice with it.

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Old 09-08-2013, 19:25   #34
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Mag Pouch, vertical or horizontal and why

Vertical at 11 o'clock. It's how I was trained in the academy and what I've done since. I've been thinking about trying horizontal, just haven't yet. Also been thinking about trying an open top carrier, which I may try first.

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Old 09-08-2013, 21:30   #35
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Vertical at 11 o'clock. It's how I was trained in the academy and what I've done since. I've been thinking about trying horizontal, just haven't yet. Also been thinking about trying an open top carrier, which I may try first.
Once you go open top, you won't go back (without being ordered).

Just watch a coworker shoot a qualification course, and note all the redundant movement during a reload.
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Old 09-08-2013, 21:30   #36
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Once you go open top, you won't go back (without being ordered).

Just watch a coworker shoot a qualification course, and note all the redundant movement during a reload.
+1. Slimline open top. You'll never use anything else!


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Old 09-08-2013, 21:42   #37
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I've tried both and ended up going with vertical. I also prefer mag pouched with a snap top for duty use. Might be a little slower but has good retention and keep my mags clean and protected.
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My current choice... although I have a couple examples from AE Nelson from before Safariland had what I wanted.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:30   #39
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Safariland flapped slimline worn vertically at about 12:30, right against my belt buckle.
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Old 09-10-2013, 13:20   #40
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When I wear my GLOCK34 I really like an open top Safariland horizontal carrier between my sidearm (right handed) and the center of my buckleless belt (1 o'clock) .

When I carry my 1911 I wear a triple open top vertically at around 11 o'clock.

Both ways I can access my mags with either hand. Both ways are fast.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:27   #41
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Vertical. Too little space on my belt. No other real option.
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