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Bullets to front or back?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by G26AZ, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. G26AZ

    G26AZ

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    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?

    Thanks!
    John
     

  2. 1glockfan23

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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.
     
  3. harleyfx69

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    whichever way you choose just practice it .. and dont change
     
  4. NC Bullseye

    NC Bullseye

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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.
     
  5. AaronZR2

    AaronZR2

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    Pistol mags to the front rifle mags to the rear
     
  6. Toorop

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    I was trained to go with the bullets facing the front. That is how I carry.
     
  7. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

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    Bullets to rear, this makes the way I reload easier for me.
     
  8. cowboy1964

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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.
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011
  9. HarleyGuy

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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.
     
  10. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

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  11. Mister_Beefy

    Mister_Beefy Legal & Proper

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    same here
     
  12. Same for me!
     
  13. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    vertical carry facing towards the belt buckle. Horizontal carry facing down with the butt of the magazine facing the buckle.
     
  14. jeffyjeff

    jeffyjeff awesome sauce

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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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  15. banger

    banger

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    You guys are all wrong....

    Blonds are much prettier than Red heads....
     
  16. Seraph

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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.
     
  17. This is what I was taught also.
     
  18. alba666

    alba666 WWJGD

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    :agree:
     
  19. jamaicanj

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    Facing to the front