Molle pouch for single AR mag and double pistol mags?

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  1. clemsonscj

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    Hey guys, I'm trying to find a mag pouch for my molle vest that will hold a single AR mag and double pistol mags. I can't find one anywhere no matter how much i look. There are several manufacturers that make like a double or triple AR mag pouch with double pistol mags on the front of each AR mag, but not a single. Fox Outdoors makes a double stacked AR mag pouch with double pistol mags on the front but i'm trying to find just a SINGLE AR mag with DOUBLE pistol mags. Anybody know where I can find one?
     
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    Can't you just put 2 pistol mags on the front of any single rifle pouch? That's the whole point of MOLLE.
     
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    What pistol are you using?
     
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    Right now a Glock 21. They’re switching us to Glock 17’s soon so that’s what I’d be buying for.
     
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    Google Esstac KYWI. Looks like they have what you're looking for.
     
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    Looking at their stuff it looks like they only have them side by side and not stacked.
     
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    I know the standard M16/M4 double mag pouch holds two G21 mags perfectly/snug.

    Also holds five 1911 mags beautifully.

    A single AR mag w/double front pistol mag pouch. I don’t think Iv ever seen one. I’m sure they exist however.
     
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    Option #1: Find this military/surplus pouch:

    MOLLE II
    M-4 TWO MAG POUCH
    NSN 8465-01-525-0606

    It is a flapped pouch, so you can put one AR mag flat against the back, and two G17 mags in the front. You can arrange the pistol mags so the bullets face front, or the sides. The G17 mag baseplates stay above the edge of the pouch, but if you want them to ride a bit higher, put a 3/4"x3/4"x2" chunk of high-density closed-cell foam in the front-bottom to boost the pistol mags up higher in the pouch. If you want better retention if left open, add a bungy cord just below the G17 mag bases.

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    One possible source:
    https://www.amazon.com/Official-MOLLE-II-Military-Double/dp/B01HSIK6TQ

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    Option #2: Find this style of side-by-side 2-AR-mag pouch (I think this one is a Condor brand):

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    And use one side for the AR mag, and the other side for the G17 mags. In this photo, I put a small block of closed-cell foam under the pistol mags to make them ride higher, as they are a bit harder to grab in the two-wide AR mag pouch vs the single-width, above. If you oriented them bullets-forward (side-by-side-by-side), you might be able to get three pistol mags in there.

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    Finally, I'll repeat something I recently learned but have not yet tried myself. Another member here mentioned that the new 24-shot factory Glock G17 mags are the ideal length (by design) to fit into a M4-style mag pouch (2 to a pouch). If you bought a couple of those mags for your "vest reloads", you could leave them in there all the time along with the AR mag.

    Hope this was helpful.

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    Those M4 double pouches are super universal. Handy pouches to have around.

    They even serve as a functional G17/G19 pistol holster.
     
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    There are stacked versions are at the bottom of the page.


     

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    So turns out this quest was all for naught. Agency has now changed their mind and mags are not allowed on our molle vests. Not sure how much sense that makes but I guess it looks too aggressive and we now have to pander to everyone’s feelings.
     
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    Sadly, that sounds about right for today's political climate.

    Most MOLLE pouches can be used on a normal belt, too. Skip the top horizontal MOLLE strap, then thread each vertical strip under the second horizontal strap and snap it. Thread the belt through the big belt loops you created at the top by skipping the first horizontal strap. Good-to-go!
     
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