So I'm finally going through the rifle class and need to figure out how I'm going to carry my extra rifle mags. Speaking with the other guys going through with me, it seems most are picking up an external Molle carrier, throwing old vest panels in it, a couple mag pouches on the outside and calling it a day... The other "popular" option is using a drop down leg rig to carry a couple mags. In either case, it would be something that has to lay in the trunk and can be easily put on when deploying the rifle... The place in town with the gear I'm looking at is a Mil Surplus store and they have a 24 hour return policy... so I'd hate to get one thing, figure out it doesn't work for me, and not be able to return it... I'm just trying to get a good idea first of what might work best for me... I'm leaning more towards the thigh rig for several reasons. First is cost, $30 bucks vs. $150. Secondly, how much "extra" protection will the old panels provide against a rifle round if they're just IIIA anyway, so it seems to me you're adding a lot of weight/bulk (remember I'm wearing my regular vest already) for really not much extra protection... Also it seems like the vest could get in the way of a lot on the belt? For those of you who carry a rifle, how do you do it and what are the pros/cons? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!