Keith Tyler - Tyler Firearms Instruction - ExtraCarry Mag Pouch Review January 10, 2017 09:36
Post: Keith Tyler - EXTRACARRY CONCEALED CARRY MAG POUCH REVIEW
Author: By Keith Tyler -Tyler Firearms Instruction - USPSA Grand Master - Police Officer
Thanks for your honest review of the ExtraCarry™ Mag Pouch
The ExtraCarry™ Staff
While at one our local practical pistol practice sessions about 8 months ago one of the shooters handed me a concealed carry magazine pouch made by ExtraCarry. While talking with the gentlemen I realized he was the owner and designer of the product and he asked me to try it out. I told him I would be happy to, but be advised, I am honest about likes and dislikes when I review a product. He said that was what he was looking for!
As you may have noticed there has been a long delay between receiving the magazine pouch the review being written, that’s because I like to really try stuff prior to writing about it.
As you can see from the above on the right, the magazine pouch appears to be a knife clipped to your pocket. 15 years ago only cops and firefighters were seen with “those” knifes. Now is it common place to see people of all walks of life carrying a one hand opening “tactical” knife. So this method of concealing your extra magazine in plain view works well.
The magazine pouch is well built and durable. The clip is stout and the plastic washers on either side of the screw that holds the clip keep it from backing out and becoming loose. The metal clip that attaches the magazine carrier to your pants pocket is well designed. It is very rigid and it will not bend from repeated use. It has a bend near the top that will allow it to go over and around the thicker part of the pants seam. Then once over the seam the metal clip bends back in to securely hold the magazine pouch in place. Another thing worthy of noting is that the metal clip is designed to rotate 360 degrees, so when you place the magazine carrier into my pocket you, rotate the clip up and out of the way. Once in the location you want it, simply rotate the metal retaining clip down and secure it in place. On the long side of the body of the magazine pouch itself are two “Teeth”. These ”teeth” help keep the magazine pouch in place while drawing the magazine out. This little magazine pouch has been well thought out and designed to stay in the pocket and allow you to get the magazine out without the carrier coming with it.
How does it hold the magazine in place while you carry it you ask? The weight of the magazine resting in the pouch is all that is needed unless you are trying to ride a bike or go jogging. I have worn the extra carry pouch for months. I have been to ball games, work functions, and the park with the kids…..etc. You get the idea. I carry pretty much everywhere I go. I have never felt the magazine was unsecure. I have showed the pouch around to friend and colleagues that carry concealed. The first thing most people say is, “not sure about how loose the mag fits in the pouch”. It is a little loose. Having said that, I believe it is perfect. If it was any tighter, drawing the magazine out at the moment of truth, might not go well. If the pouch comes with the magazine, that is a bad thing. Making sure the pouch stays put is very important to me.
To draw the magazine out from this ExtraCarry conceal carry pouch takes a little practice but what doesn’t. Once I figured out where to place my weak hand thumb to secure the inside edge of the magazine and my weak hand index finger, I simply lifted it out of my pocket. One question I get is, “is it faster than a belt mounted mag pouch”? For me, I would say no, it’s not. But it is not much, if any, slower. It is however much more comfortable to carry and is easier to draw out from under a zipped up jacket or tight clothing.
After wearing the ExtraCarry concealed magazine pouch for 5 months, I have to say I like it. It is well thought out and is comfortable to use. (Here comes the honesty part), They are not inexpensive, they run $55 per unit which is a bit steep and will make many concealed carry folks pass on the item. Please do yourselves a favor and take a look at this method of carrying a backup magazine. The ease of use, quality and durability is worth the price.
ExtraCarry Mag Pouch included as "Gear We Love" by Concealed Carry Magazine June 3, 2016 05:32
Article: Concealed Carry Magazine - May/June 2016 Issue
Link: Gear We Love
Author: USCCA Editor June 2, 2016
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The ExtraCarry allows you to pocket a backup magazine while not only keeping it indexed in the same place every time but also protecting the magazine — and that exposed first round — from damage. They’re available for more than a dozen different sidearms at extracarry.com.
Black Man With A Gun - ExtraCarry Mag Pouch Product Review - Glock 17/22 June 2, 2016 08:28
Extra Carry [Product review]
Extra Carry mag holder is a nylon product (I thought it was soft Kydex, but I was wrong) made so that you can carry a single extra magazine anywhere you can clip it. it has a very ingenious clip that swivels and locks into place allowing you to use it without a belt. According my friends that make this thing it was intentional and the patent is pending.
The ExtraCarry Mag Pouch was mainly designed to fit into a pocket and look like a knife, but be secure to prevent the pouch from coming out along with the mag. It will work on any part of your pants or as you mentioned in a purse or any off-body carry solution like a back pack etc.
This is actually the best feature of this thing. That thing grips! You can wear it on your pajamas if you want.
The one I reviewed was for the Glock 17. I recommend you get one for the option. For uniformed officers it will work too you want to put that extra mag somewhere other than your Sam Browne belt.
The box-shaped mag pouch does print on polyester and blends if your trousers are a little tight. But it doesn’t look like a magazine either. It gives the appearance that you are carry a flashlight or folded blade.
And like my friend told me (quoted above) For those that carry bags, it might be a great option inside the purse, handbag or carry all as it will stay put.
This is a cool tool to have in your bag of tricks. If you are a serious concealed carry holder, or carry a firearm professionally, you need a couple of these for special occasions.
I want to thank ExtraCarry for allowing me to review their product.
I think I said this earlier, but I like it. I gave it to a friend to review after I tried it, and haven’t seen it since. I bet you have one of those friends too.
NRA - April Capped a Record-Setting Year for Gun Purchases - CCW - ExtraCarry Mag Pouch May 7, 2016 16:40
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Walther PPQ 9mm - ExtraCarry Mag Pouch - Debuts Today April 19, 2016 06:37
The newly released Walther PPQ ExtraCarryTM Mag Pouch, is the best way to carry your spare ammo concealed. It is lightweight and ambidextrous. Just slide it into any pocket and it looks unassuming just like any pocket knife with a pants clip. The ExtraCarryTM Mag Pouch securely locks into your pocket with its patent pending integrated clip. Your spare magazine is well hidden and rapidly available when you need it.
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