All that being said, sometimes law enforcement professionals and every day carriers alike must make compromises in our equipment selection to fit a specific need; whether that be a higher level of discrete carry, or clothing requirements. I am plainclothes at work about 90% of the time, so I can no longer rely on the consistency of gear placement that a duty belt affords.
For law enforcement and EDCers alike, I am a strong proponent of carrying an extra magazine. Or three. One, you can never have enough ammunition, and two, magazines fail. Two is one, one is none, as they say. For anyone that has carried concealed for any amount of time, the old adage always pops up, “Dress around the gun.” While sound advice, it is not always practical, or realistic in real life.
Sometimes depending on weather, or what I’m doing at work, wearing a cover garment to conceal the equipment on my belt just isn’t possible. Pocket carrying my firearm is viable for those situations, or other methods of deep concealed carry. That doesn’t however, address my reloads, which are in my mag pouches, which typically reside on a belt. In some situations it is fine to just untuck a shirt, however in others, keeping equipment off the beltline is a must.
In conditions such as these, I typically would just throw a spare magazine into my support hand front pant pocket. Not ideal by any stretch, as magazine orientation is important for consistent, and repeatable draw. The Snagmag aims to address these issues by providing a discrete, consistent, and reliable magazine carry system for when on-the-belt carry just will not do.
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