In todays market there is a myriad of mag pouches to choose from. They range from low-profile to very secure. Its a rarity to have a piece of kit that can do both without compromising the other. In my opinion, the Blue Force Gear Triple Mag Pouch is the way forward. They provide a solid grip on the magazine like no other I’ve used and trust me when I say ‘you put your magazines in these and they’re going nowhere.’
They’re are highly versatile and work on different mags – 5.45, 7.62, 5.56, no problem. While in my last area of operations (AO), I used AK-74s and AK-47 magazines with zero issues. The 7.62 are bit tight, but they still work very well. While working, I have mainly used the 74s with 30 round mags and one 45 round mag. Even with the weight of the 45 round mag in these pouches, there’s been zero movement with any force I’ve throw their way.
One downside is you can forget about a tactical/combat reload of placing the empty mag back into the Blue Force Gear Triple Mag Pouch. During this situation, there is no way you will get a mag back in these pouches. I’ve tried and tried repeatedly, but maybe I’m just not as good as those tactical gods out there. Maybe there is an operator out there who can do this, but it’s not me. Spend the mag, dump it in a cargo pocket, reload, and crack on.
As stated previously, the main positive of the Blue Force Gear Triple Mag Pouch is I’ve never seen a mag pouch hold like this before. Crawl, run, climb, handstands, do whatever you want – your mags will still be there when counts and that’s the most important thing. You would think it must be difficult to put a mag in this pouch, but they side right in with a push. Combat reloads are the only time when it will slow you down. When in need of a magazine you can get another quick as your reflexes will allow.
As for durability, these are tuff as nails and been on the go now for some time. I’ve punished these in some very unforgiving environments and not a single whole has formed in the material. As you can see in the photos, there is some fraying of the material, but they are still fully functional. Also, the Velcro at the bottom of the straps is staring to fade, but this is of little concern to me as they still hold their functionality and have loads of life left.
As you can tell, the Blue Force Gear Triple Mag Pouch is one of my favorite products on the market right now and well worth purchasing if you need a super secure mag pouch. I will continue to use these mag pouches in the future and give any updates if they happen to fail.
Overall, this is a great product from a great provider. I score these 9/10. The only reason they don’t get a 10 is because I can’t manage to get a magazine back in the pouch during a tactical reload. This issue is not a personal concern to me, but I know guys out there that would like the option.
The Blue Force Gear Triple Mag Pouch MSRP is $49 and can be purchased here.
is a former British army Infantryman who specialized in reconnaissance. After the army, John went on to work in the private security industry providing close protection and conducting surveillance operations in the UK. In more recent times, John has worked as an instructor teaching firearms and CQB, close protection, and deployed to the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Central America.
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