We had an opportunity to meet up with Michael Bane at the 2018 SHOT Show and shared the latest ExtraCarry Mag Pouches. He asked us to send him a couple of samples and below is what he had to say about the ExtraCarry Mag Pouch.
Another "Gear We Love" award from Concealed Carry Magazine for the ExtraCarry Baton Holder. It holds a 16" collapsible baton for ASP that can easily be concealed in your pants pocket.
Article: Concealed Carry Magazine - April 2018 Issue
Author: USCCA Editor April, 2018
The stainless clip on this carrier conceals a small baton in a pants pocket and from handshake distance, looks like a simple pocket knife. It and other units designed for magazine carry are available at extracarry.com
We recently started getting requests for custom versions of the ExtraCarry Mag Pouch. So if it's possible we would be happy to accommodate your needs.
Below is a review from one happy customer along with some photos of his custom ExtraCarry Mag Pouch for his Walther PPS.
The final product is simple and functional, and I couldn’t be happier!
I purposely pulled the mag low to give more of a top down view, the giant end of the PPS mag is completely concealed.
This is the double mag in a loose fitting pair of jeans. The print pattern is very cell phone like. It does take up the whole pocket but I’m ok with that. The mags are easy to get to and very easy to draw. They stay secure no matter the activity. All in all I couldn’t be happier with both the finished product and Rick’s communication throughout the process.
Maximizing Performance with Smaller Defensive Handguns by Mike Boyle
"A few months ago, I obtained a Concealed Carry Mag Pouch from ExtraCarry™. This innovative pouch is designed to harbor a magazine in the pocket and is secured to the pants pocket by an unassuming clip likely to be mistaken for a pocket knife. The pouch from ExtraCarry will keep that spare magazine handy for a quick reload while keeping it clear of coins, lint and other pocket detritus."
Mike Boyle Bio - Captain Mike Boyle served with the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife, Bureau of Law Enforcement, and has been an active firearms instructor for more than 30 years. He has been an assistant police academy director and remains active as an academy rangemaster and instructor. Mike has served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) since 1996. He is the architect and coordinator of IALEFI’s Master Instructor Development Program.
Post: Maximizing Performance with Smaller Defensive Handguns -Police and Security News (pages 71-75)
Author: Mike Boyle - Captain Mike Boyle served with the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife, Bureau of Law Enforcement, and has been an active firearms instructor for more than 30 years. He has been an assistant police academy director and remains active as an academy rangemaster and instructor. Mike has served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) since 1996. He is the architect and coordinator of IALEFI’s Master Instructor Development Program.
Thanks Mike for taking the time to review the ExtraCarry™ Mag Pouch.The ExtraCarry™ Staff--------------------------------------------
Excerpt from the "Holster Selection" of the story:
A few months ago, I obtained a Concealed Carry Mag Pouch from ExtraCarry™. This innovative pouch is designed to harbor a magazine in the pocket and is secured to the pants pocket by an unassuming clip likely to be mistaken for a pocket knife. The pouch from ExtraCarry will keep that spare magazine handy for a quick reload while keeping it clear of coins, lint and other pocket detritus.
"nifty little "magazine holder" for some off-body solutions, offering plenty of magazine to grab on to, but still securing the mag in a specific location and orientation."
Rob Pincus is professional teacher, writer and consultant.
His I.C.E. Training Company develops, teaches and consults on training for military, law enforcement, private security and others interested in developing efficient firearms, tactical operations and defensive skills.
Post: Extracarry: Camouflage for your Spare Mag - Walther PPS
Author:Graham Baates - Active Army veteran, NRA Certified defensive handgun instructor and Firearms industry writer. Thank you Graham for taking the time to review the ExtraCarry™ Mag Pouch for your Walther PPS
Thanks for your review of the ExtraCarry™ Mag Pouch for the Glock 19
The ExtraCarry™ Staff
If you conceal carry a good holster is a must, also is a must is an equally good spare magazine carrier. Even if you’ve put in countless hours of training at the range chances are in a self defense scenario you might need a second magazine. Having a spare mag that’s easily accessible can mean life or death. I got the chance to review a mag carrier specifically designed for CCW use from the folks at Extra Carry.
The Extra Carry mag pouch is available for a lot of various firearms from Glocks, S&W, Kahr to the 1911. It features an ambidextrous design that allows the user to clip it in either the left or right pants pocket. Once clipped into your pocket it pretty much looks like a pocket knife. Because the mag pouch sits below the clip and deeper in your pocket the magazine isn’t really visible.
It fits just as well in your left or right pocket.
You can’t really tell it’s a mag carrier
Once it’s time to draw the magazine out of the pouch the Extra Carry doesn’t ride up as you’re pulling the mag out which can happen with lots of other mag carriers, especially the ones that attach to your belt.
The Extra Carry is also very lightweight, a must when carrying a pistol, an extra mag and all your other everyday carry essentials. I’ve been using the Extra Carry daily for the past few months and the clip mechanism hasn’t become loose after taking the mag carrier in and out of my pockets everyday. No one knew I was actually carrying a spare mag in my front pocket unless I specifically showed a few buddies at the range. So far I’ve been happy with the Extra Carry, the only downside I would note is the price point. At $55 it’s not a cheap accessory, but after using it for the past few months I can say it’s a small price to pay for having a spare mag ready at all times.
Light weight and very concealable
Durable and easy to use
Available for many pistols on the market
Having used the Extra Carry for the past few months I was satisfied with it’s performance. It was easy to use, light weight and very easy to conceal. If you’re looking for a good backup mag carrier when you conceal carry the Extra Carry is a worthy choice. While it’s not the cheapest option on the market I think investing in good quality gear is worth it.
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.
The newly released ExtraCarry Mag Pouch is one of the best ways to carry spare ammo concealed. It is lightweight and ambidextrous while preventing your magazine from printing through clothing. Just slide it into any pocket and it looks unassuming, just like any pocket knife with a pants clip.It also locks securely into your pocket with a patent-pending integrated clip. (extracarry.com)