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Mag pouches - Grenade holders?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Willard, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Willard

    Willard Who, me?

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    Hi all,

    I just picked-up some GI surplus magazine pouches. They hold three 30-round mags, and have loops on the sides to hold grenades. Obviously, I have no grenades to carry in these loops, but I wondered if the "cool kids" have thought of a secondary use for these loops? If not, I'll just cut them off. Just thought I'd check first.

    Thanks!
     
  2. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    You might be able to stick some cleaning supplies (bottle of lube, etc) in there, or perhaps a pack of gauze or an Israeli bandage.
     


  3. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Silver Member

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    I haven't found a use for the loops yet, but I leave them on in hopes that one day an idea will come to mind :supergrin:
     
  4. Tx-SIG229

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    if you have one of those old green plastic army flash lights, they fit in there well. you can also use them to hold a pair of work gloves or stick in a roll of tape.
     
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  5. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Roll of Kerlix can fit in there but it won't always stay.

    Except on the rare occasions I 'did' get frags the loops were basically useless. We issues a lot less hand grenades these days, but those loops were a reaction to the WW2/Korea 'use the spoon' idea to stick them on your gear where they'd fall off. Modern tac gear has frag pouches (which have a multitude of uses) instead.
     
  6. The really cool kids typically get inert grenades and hang them on.
     
  7. fuzzy03cls

    fuzzy03cls

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    Mine are cut off. Use a box cutter & be done with it.
     
  8. John Biltz

    John Biltz

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    I used to attach a snap link there and hang my gloves from it.
     
  9. KalashniKEV

    KalashniKEV

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    Flex Cuffs, wolf's tail, tape, gloves, whateveryouwant.

    What are you using it for?
     
  10. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Get some of those fake M67 frag grenades and put them in the pouches.


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