The topic of carrying extra magazines has come up a lot over the years on Concealed Nation, and we always recommend having some extra rounds ready to go in case you ever need them. With that, there is a market for accessories to keep your extra mag(s) secure and easily accessible.
Today, we’re going to be taking a look at the Extra Carry, which has a fitting name for what it’s designed to do.
Let’s take a look at some points from their site on the Extra Carry:
1) Carry your spare magazine concealed in your pocket
2) Looks unassuming “like a pocket knife”
3) Securely locks in place
4) No exposed rounds to get dislodged or compromised by items in your pocket
5) Light weight and comfortable
5) Ambidextrous design
7) Fast access to your spare pistol magazine
8) Spare magazine located in the same place every time
9) Patent Pending and Made in the USA
10) ExtraCarry™ – Concealed Carry Mag Pouch
11) Made in the USA
12) Order With Confidence – 100% Money Back Guarantee
First, let’s take a look at the design, and how a Glock 26 magazine looks while sitting in place.
You can see that the construction is pretty beautiful and smooth, and the plastic they use is almost velvety to the touch. The entire shell is made of the same material, with the obvious exception of the metal clip.
From the side profile, you can see the clip that will hold everything in place. But if you look closer, you’ll see a nice little design implementation that actually keeps everything in place. In the photo below, take a look at the ‘teeth’ on the arm of the carrier, sitting under the clip. That’s exactly what allows the carrier to stay firmly in place when you pull out the magazine. It’s flawless, too. The entire carrier has always stayed in it’s exact position each and every time I’ve removed the magazine. Brilliant.
Moving to the back, we can see the construction of the metal clip. This clip is able to be rotated to either side for easy placing of the carrier. Then when it’s in your pocket, you simply rotate the clip downwards. It’ll have some pressure on your pants by using the clip an those ‘teeth’, and that’s what makes it unmovable under normal circumstances.
The magazine retention with this carrier is pretty amazing. It holds onto the magazine, but still allows for an easy and smooth draw. There isn’t a struggle to try and get it out and when seconds matter, that’s a top feature to look out for.
As far as the look goes, anyone’s best guess would be that I’m carrying a pocket knife. It’s that simple, and it works. I’ve seen many carriers on the market and while most have a spot, this one is a truly solid implementation of the whole concept.
They have a nice and healthy list of compatible carriers for your firearms and magazines, so you should be able to find what you’re looking for.
If this looks like a product for you, you can check them out at ExtraCarry.com for all the info and ways to purchase.