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Review of AE Nelson 114 quad mag carrier

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by razdog76, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. razdog76

    razdog76 Heavy Mettle

    Sep 26, 2007
    I ordered an AE Nelson #114 quad magazine one of these 114-1 Quad Magazine Carrier for my P220, and have been using it for about a month. I requested it be made open top.

    I was very impressed with the overall quality of the product. The magazines will not fall out, but are still easy to access. Because of the orientation of the magazines it takes up less real estate on my belt. In fact, the carrier and my knife pouch take up the same space my old 2 magazine Safariland carrier did.

    I received it with spacers inside so the magazines were staggered like this...

    I decided that they stuck up too far, so I "fixed it," so they fit like this...

    The set up works great, but I ended up with an unforeseen problem. About once a week, someone asks about carrying four magazines. Which, makes me wonder how many other people notice, and don't say anything. A couple of regular folks no big deal, a 17 year old thug sizing me up I can understand too. The U.S. Marshall got me thinking about this though.

    Overall, I was very impressed with the product, but it certainly makes me think I might have to retire the P220, and go back to a high capacity duty gun.
  2. Deriffe


    Dec 8, 2011
    St Louis
    If you are comfortable and proficient with the carry weapon, why give a crap what someone else thinks? I am pretty sure the US Marshall is carrying a G22 or G23 so he's carrying a lot of rounds too.

    EDIT: Like the carrier myself. It would be handy for a 1911 carry.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2012

  3. razdog76

    razdog76 Heavy Mettle

    Sep 26, 2007
    I carried a G22 for ten years before the P220. With the G22 I had 2 spare magazines in an open top holder for a total of 46 rounds. I now have 4 spare mags with the P220 for a total of 41.

    I carry the P220 only because I shoot it better than my G22; however, in ten years, nobody EVER mentioned how much ammunition I had when I only carried two spares even if I had more ammunition.:dunno:
  4. tusk212


    Jan 31, 2004
    Central PA
    I carry 3 spare Glock 17 mags in this for a total of 69 rounds. Some question why but when your backup might be up to 15 minutes out, it makes sense to ME.

    Last edited: Jan 23, 2012
  5. matt86

    matt86 Oink Oink

    May 20, 2005
    Whats it matter to the US Marshall? I'd carry three mags for my Sig if it were allowed. More ammo is always better if you're able to carry it
  6. razdog76

    razdog76 Heavy Mettle

    Sep 26, 2007
    It didn't, he just asked if I was carrying single stack mags. The point was that he noticed, and the overall point that in my 15 years of LE, it has never been brought up.

    If I had ordered it with the flap, then nobody would ever be able to see how many mags were in the carrier.
  7. Between service weapon and backup, I'm carrying 50-60 rounds all the time, as are most of my coworkers. If it works for you and you feel like that's what you need, as long as it doesn't violate policy (wink), do it.
  8. Pepper45


    Jun 15, 2006
    I used to carry a 1911 with a horizontal Nelson quad-pouch. No one said anything until we were at the range.

    I wouldn't worry about it. I'd carry a 220 and not think too much about it, they're a fine gun.
  9. actionshooter10

    actionshooter10 CLM

    Dec 29, 2006

    I love this mag pouch and the available ammo. My district is almost 500 sq miles and backup could be 20-30 minutes away.

    Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
  10. fastbolt


    Jun 9, 2002
    CA Central Coast
    I've used their horizontal triple carrier for .45 mags. The "width" is pretty much the same as the leather gun belt, making it very easy to bend, sit, etc. I liked the horizontal carrier since I used a horizontal double carrier of another make for my double column mags for so many years.
  11. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    I would love to be able to carry my P220, its a great gun. Don't worry about the capacity, its one of the trade offs for the larger round.

    I carry a p226 in .40 so with two spare mags I have 37rds on me + the 5 in the BUG.
  12. indigent

    indigent Bamboozled

    Jul 2, 2005
    I carry single stack .45 mags, I originally carried 4 of them (Chip McCormick Power 10's) in a Hoffner's quad pouch that I got from Cochese. I got a lot of looks and comments about, "do you really need all that ammo", but I'm of the opinion that it's better to have an not need, than need and not have. I recently switched to a Safariland triple mag carrier, the one that carries the mag with the round facing out.

    Who cares that anyone else thinks about your set up, if it works for you then thats all that matters.
  13. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

    Jun 30, 2004
    Unmarked Rustbox

    I didn't think you'd be switching gear already! :rofl:
  14. MeefZah

    MeefZah Cover is Code 3

    Jan 2, 2008
    Lost Coast, Cali
    Looks good, I like it. You have a website link?
  15. Looks good! Any difficulty drawing the mags? Looks like there could be with them being so close together. About people noticing, so what? I don't see it as a problem at all personally.