I want to start carrying an extra mag or two. Now I find out that there is two ways to carry the mag: bullets pointing forward or pointing to the rear. So which way is better and which holsters to choose from?
I make my own, they turn out pretty nice.I am looking to get a mag pouch that I can carry on my belt which holds the mag horizontal with just a velcro closure and not the plastic clip/buckle, bullets down. Plan to carry it at 7 o'clock because my knife is at 9 o'clock. There may be another mag in a cargo pocket. I think it will work for me.
Which ever way you go you just have to practice doing reloads so you don't have to think about what you are doing, it just happens.
If you get firearms training from an instructor who knows what he is doing, you will answer your own question. At least one of the replies here is incorrect, but it is not my job to point it out.I want to start carrying an extra mag or two. Now I find out that there is two ways to carry the mag: bullets pointing forward or pointing to the rear. So which way is better and which holsters to choose from?
I'm confused by your comment about carrying OWB inviting trouble.Holster and magazine requires compromise and clothing planning for conceal carry. In my area, wearing OWB would only invite trouble. In the last 3 weeks, within 1/4 to 3/4 mile line of sight, there has been one murder by stabbing from a crazy. One critical shooting by a gang banger of an innocent passerby while the idiot was shooting at another druggie, and unknown yet murder by another gang suspect. All I would be doing is say take my gun from behind or follow me home and await the opportune time when I am gone and wife alone at home.
We have several gangs and a lot of drug problems and the police won't arrest anyone doing drugs or selling on the streets. Here, if you use your weapon legally for self defense because your life was in jeopardy, you will still get sued. Our perv AG sued and shut down USCCA and all the others.I'm confused by your comment about carrying OWB inviting trouble.
I carry OWB 90% of the time in a pancake style holster and no one ever knows I'm carrying.
A light jacket or shirt tail out covers most weapons.
I know that in the Fobus info they point to center. The magazines fit either way and mine point in the same direction.What is the reasoning behind having a double magazine holder and having the bullets point toward the middle? I would think that faster reloads would be the natural result of having your muscle memory so that every reload would take the same movement vis-a'-vis, having your wrist turn the same way, rotating or not rotating the magazine. If they are both facing the middle, your reload method would change from the first reload to the second.
Sure it does. If you dont instinctively which way they face, you have to look to see how to insert the mag into the gun. That takes time, which in a defensive situation can get you killed. Best to know how they will come out of the mag pouch and practice reloads as often as drawing your weapon.I can't imagine what way the bullet point's face would make any difference at all.