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.
- Ambidextrous design
- Light weight and very concealable
- Durable and easy to use
- Available for many pistols on the market
- A bit pricey for some
- Might not be the best option for use when running etc
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.
Check them out at ExtraCarry.com.
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