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RogueSniper
01-26-2010, 12:52 PM
Has anyone tried these? I was going to order a couple from Brownell to see how convenient these were. Right now I have a 5.11 MOLLE pouches but these are rigged up to my rifle case. I wanted to know how well these function rigged to a belt.

http://www.blade-tech.com/product_images/d_249.jpg

glock_this
01-26-2010, 12:56 PM
I have looked at these before, or ones that look similar as review over on Weapon Evolution, but IIRC they are not that affordable and that was the turn off. I like the concept though.

C_1
01-26-2010, 1:32 PM
ITW Fast Mags or open top mag shingles are some other alternatives.

Gryff
01-26-2010, 1:57 PM
I used the Blade-Techs at Richmond's BARC rifle match last year. Worked fine. They felt like uber-large pistol mag pouches, and my PMAGs had no problem staying in or being pulled out.

HAVOC5150
01-26-2010, 2:16 PM
I believe they are the same mag pouches that the guys (Chris and Travis) on the Magpul videos use.

till44
01-26-2010, 2:19 PM
They work really well but they are bulky and take up a lot of room on your belt.

I sold mine and went with the Eclipse M4 speed reload pouches and have been much happier with them. http://www.eclipsegear.com/Product.cfm?categoryid=1&subcategoryid=4&subsectionid=15&prodid=15&userid=0&login=Y

Raven concealment makes some good pouches as well. If you go with the Blade-Techs, buy them from CMMG.com. Same pouches, made by Blade-Tech for CMMG but cost less. http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/?cart=2159140&cat=152&

Magpul Dynamics (Chris and Travis) use Raven Concealment holsters and pouches. http://www.ravenconcealment.com/products/magazine-carriers.html

RogueSniper
01-26-2010, 2:21 PM
I have looked at these before, or ones that look similar as review over on Weapon Evolution, but IIRC they are not that affordable and that was the turn off. I like the concept though.

Do you have a link?

SuperSet
01-26-2010, 2:25 PM
I've had very good luck with the Blade-Tech holsters. They hold your magazines securely, are quick to access from the belt and are affordably priced (~$25). I'm sure the Ravens are nice but $40 for a plastic holster?

glock_this
01-26-2010, 2:27 PM
Do you have a link?

I swear it was on Weapon Evolution as Stickman does all kinds of great reviews, but I can't find it :( I will keep looking

RogueSniper
01-26-2010, 4:03 PM
Yeah, Stickman has some good reviews on Gear Scout, too. I have some Blade Tech holster and pouches. I like the ability to dial in the retention screw. The tilt adjustment on the TekLock adds some customization. Yeah, they are kind of big/bulky but nothing falls out at the wrong time. I'll take a look at Raven for comparison.

EDIT: :eek: $40?? Back to Blade Tech ... :)

cmace22
01-26-2010, 9:22 PM
Yeah, Stickman has some good reviews on Gear Scout, too.


Is this a web site?

esskay
01-26-2010, 9:27 PM
Work well for me too, those models (if the same as mine) can also accommodate forward or rear facing -- not all molded pouches can. With the Tek Lok belt attachments they are very convenient too. Use them for 3-gun matches all the time.

Federalist
01-26-2010, 11:30 PM
:iagree: I have a pair of the BladeTechs. They have worked very well for me in carbine courses.

HAVOC5150
01-26-2010, 11:52 PM
They work really well but they are bulky and take up a lot of room on your belt.

I sold mine and went with the Eclipse M4 speed reload pouches and have been much happier with them. http://www.eclipsegear.com/Product.cfm?categoryid=1&subcategoryid=4&subsectionid=15&prodid=15&userid=0&login=Y

Raven concealment makes some good pouches as well. If you go with the Blade-Techs, buy them from CMMG.com. Same pouches, made by Blade-Tech for CMMG but cost less. http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/?cart=2159140&cat=152&

Magpul Dynamics (Chris and Travis) use Raven Concealment holsters and pouches. http://www.ravenconcealment.com/products/magazine-carriers.html

I stand corrected.

Barney Gumble
01-27-2010, 9:58 AM
Yeah, Stickman has some good reviews on Gear Scout, too.

Is this a web site?

Let me google that for you... http://lmgtfy.com/?q=gear+scout

cmace22
01-27-2010, 6:41 PM
Let me google that for you... http://lmgtfy.com/?q=gear+scout

Thanks for the smart ***** comment. I did do that and turned up the same results as your little display here, hence the reason for my question. Anyone have the real answer to the question or should I listen to the alchie.

i1800collect
01-27-2010, 7:35 PM
Thanks for the smart ***** comment. I did do that and turned up the same results as your little display here, hence the reason for my question. Anyone have the real answer to the question or should I listen to the alchie.

http://militarytimes.com/blogs/gearscout/

cmace22
01-27-2010, 10:03 PM
http://militarytimes.com/blogs/gearscout/

Hahaha, thank you. When my search's didnt turn up anything like gearscout.com/net I decided to ask. Didnt even look at any websites without that name. So a partial sorry to you Barney but just a little one :D

Barney Gumble
01-27-2010, 11:23 PM
lol, no worries. you can bring a horse to water... :D

RogueSniper
01-28-2010, 12:07 AM
Sorry, I would have gotten back to you earlier but I fell down the damn stairs and bruised a couple of ribs. Just got back home.

Yeah, it's Military Times that has Gear Scout reviews.

glock_this
01-28-2010, 6:16 PM
I swear it was on Weapon Evolution as Stickman does all kinds of great reviews, but I can't find it :( I will keep looking

I found it! (http://www.weaponevolution.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1025)

but, it was for the FASTmag brand

glock_this
01-28-2010, 6:38 PM
BTW, can anyone give any advice or thoughts on why - say if you wanted 2 on a belt - you would not consider something that is 2 side by side or 2 stacked like the blackhawk staggered mag pouch?

I could see speed being a factor maybe, but it seems belt space is a consideration so if carrying 2, why not stack them versus side by side?

till44
01-28-2010, 8:31 PM
BTW, can anyone give any advice or thoughts on why - say if you wanted 2 on a belt - you would not consider something that is 2 side by side or 2 stacked like the blackhawk staggered mag pouch?

I could see speed being a factor maybe, but it seems belt space is a consideration so if carrying 2, why not stack them versus side by side?

Urban prone could be pretty uncomfortable on the weak side with two mags like that, but I guess no different than laying on your secondary. If it works for you then I'd say go for it.

3GunFunShooter
01-28-2010, 10:08 PM
I like the Blade-Tec, I use the Tec-loc attachment, easy off, easy on.
I also use the Wilderness AR mag pouch. When shooting prone I use the 3 gun gear drop leg double pouch.

glock_this
01-29-2010, 12:09 PM
I think the drop leg makes most sense to me.

My belt has my pistol mags on the left, my pistol on the right. So, given I am now using Throdos cool BB release widget on my mags, I hold the AR in my left hand and that allows me to reach down to a thigh rig and grab a mag - use the BB mag release, insert mag all with right hand. this way, my pistol stuff is on my belt and I just reach over the pistol to get to the AR mags as something seems odd to me about 30rnd mags up on my belt and having them in comfortable reach means conflicting with the pistol.

so, a drop leg seems logical.