Rob Pincus


Rob Pincus
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Most of us fit our gun and carry method to the way we dress, not the other way around. We may not have a lot of room to carry a full-size magazine, so we put it in a pocket. Rob Pincus discusses and demonstrates the issues with carrying spare magazines in pants cargo pockets or jacket pockets. With the magazine in a pocket, reloads take more time because the magazine may be difficult to access, making practice essential.

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  1. Jason

    For the reasons you mentioned. I don’t like using conventional mag carriers. I have found a “Leatherman” tool sheath that fits my 12rd p365 perfect. Just looks like I’ve got a multi-tool.

  2. rick

    There is another product out there that I use. It's called ExtraCarry. Their website is It conceals your spare mag in your pocket. But it looks like you are carrying a knife. It actually locks on your pants pocket, unlike similar products. So, nothing special to do when you pull out your spare magazine. Nothing to snag or magnets that get in the way. Seems just as fast as having my mag on my belt. There is a video that show it in action on Youtube. They have other versions for 1911s, Glocks, S&W, Springfield, Colt, M&P, Keltec, Sig and the new Remington RM380.

  3. Russell Ponziani

    I'm left handed and all jeans come with a built in mag carrier. I usually carry an XDs 3.3 or a Sig P938. The spare mag fits perfectly in the little front pocket of blue jeans.

  4. Larrym

    I solved the problem of carrying a spare mag. I had the guys at descreet defense solutions build me an iwb holster with a built in mag holster. Works like a charm. I switch the gun to my weak hand after ejecting the mag. Then I access the new mag and off and shooting again.

  5. Texas Gunslinger

    Working as a LEO for many years and being required to carry off duty 24/7 made for some rather inventive ways to carry spare mags. I used to carry one spare mag in the light weight jacket that enabled me to sweep the jacket back quicker to access my weapon. I had fabricated a single mag holder to sit horizontally on my left side on the belt. Even under a T-shirt, it was not noticeable to the untrained eye. Now many manufacturers make single mag holders so that takes care of that issue. Just make sure it stays snug in the holder.

  6. Donald Owen

    For pocket carry I own several Snagmag pocket holsters for my different guns. They look like a pocket knife clip outside the pocket but hold your spare mag vertical for quick access. Draw time is nearly as fast as belt carry.

  7. Misanthrope

    Unrealistic. Everyday people would not be in a need to reload faster situation only LEO's would. IMO

  8. salamander2

    i don't often wear pants with extra pockets--just old fashioned denim blue jeans. that means any reload is probably tucked in a pocket with other stuff. i'd like to see more videos with blue jeans rather than tactical pants.

  9. Angela

    REMORA HOLSTERS! That's all I gotta say, ladies and gentlemen!

  10. Kevin Poer

    Good video, but that is always expected from Rob. I wear jeans most of the time & carry a spare mag w/ a flashlight in the left rear pocket. It will usually ride upright, but would love a nylon carrier for both that would stay out of issue most of the time is that I run out of pockets for cell phone, wallet, keys, etc. I already have given up carrying my leatherman, because it's in the way. I'm right handed, 4 o'clock in a Crossbreed Supertuck. Appendix just isn't comfortable.

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