What To Consider When Buying a Magazine Pouch

What To Consider When Buying a Magazine Pouch

Apr 18th 2023

Let’s talk about magazine pouches. From Kydex to nylon, leather pouches, and MOLLE straps, you have options when choosing your preferred materials and retention function. In this post, we’ll review what you should consider when buying magazine pouches and how to choose the right pouch for you.

Size Requirements

By far, the most important consideration for your magazine pouch will be what size of clips it can hold. Most modern pouches have a lot of flexibility regarding this, but not all do. If you know you’ll use the same sidearm for many years; you might be safe buying something specific to your firearm. More often than not, though, you’ll want to get something adjustable.

Fortunately, there are many duty belt magazine pouches to choose from on our site.

Mounting Options

Of course, not all officers will want to put their magazine pouches on their duty belts. Some prefer to have them attached to their outer carrier. That’s why you need to consider the magazine's mounting options. We carry many pouch options that use MOLLE straps that can be attached to a belt or a carrier vest for those who prefer to carry their gear on their chest.

How Long It’ll Last

If you spend money on a new magazine pouch you like, you’ll want to ensure it lasts many years. While a lot goes into making a magazine pouch that lasts, the most significant determining factor is the materials it’s made of.

For example, Kydex is a popular option due to its strength and durability. However, if you take good care of a leather pouch, it can last just as long. It ultimately comes down to the quality of materials and how you maintain your gear.

The Security of Each Mag

The final thing you’ll need to consider when buying a new magazine pouch is how well it’ll retain your magazines. As a police officer, you’re constantly on the move, which means a loose mag could easily pop out if it’s not secure.

Getting a mag pouch with a cover or the correct retention is essential in this line of work. Be sure to find a mag pouch that can do this for you. Feel free to reach out to one of our team members with any questions. We can help you find the right magazine pouch for you.