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Posted: 12/17/2012 9:03:06 AM EDT
I am looking to buy a kydex holster and will also get a double mag holder. I will be getting these from Bravo Concealment and their site lists left/right side options but both state that rounds are facing forward.

I was wondering what some pros/cons of both front/aft are to help me decide. I would go and just shoot and have some thing to act as a mag holder and try both but I am currently deployed and don't have my gun. Any help would be apreciated. And sorry if there is a topic like this already I looked and googled to no avail.
Link Posted: 12/17/2012 9:30:27 AM EDT
Spare PISTOL magazines should sit in their carrier with the bullets facing FORWARDS (i.e. towards your belt buckle).

With RIFLE magazines I prefer the bullets face BACKWARDS (i.e. towards my butt).
Link Posted: 12/17/2012 1:40:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2012 1:40:28 PM EDT by pr24guy]
Most people, myself included prefer them to face forward.

When you grab the mag from the pouch it is easier to index your pointer finger along the front of the mag.
This allows you to load without looking. Sort of the way you find your nose without looking.

I'm sure there is video on youtube somewhere showing this technique.
Link Posted: 12/17/2012 2:18:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By pr24guy:
Most people, myself included prefer them to face forward.

When you grab the mag from the pouch it is easier to index your pointer finger along the front of the mag.
This allows you to load without looking. Sort of the way you find your nose without looking.

I'm sure there is video on youtube somewhere showing this technique.


This for me. It is more natural since the bullets will end up facing forward the gun when your hand rotates up to position.

I also prefer my AR mags that way for the same reason. Some folks prefer bullets backwards or the "beer can" grip and truth be told on an AR it works either way. Most folks are going to run their handgun spare mags bullets forward.
Link Posted: 12/17/2012 2:22:31 PM EDT
Bullets facing back in handguns and rifles both.

I have practiced reloading this way for so long I don't want to start over doing it a new way.
Link Posted: 12/17/2012 3:59:11 PM EDT
Forwards - always.
Link Posted: 12/17/2012 6:10:06 PM EDT
Pistol mag rounds = forwards...always. Theres a reason why the top shooters in nation do that.

Rifle mag, it's personal preference. Forward or backward depending on your grip
Link Posted: 12/17/2012 7:52:05 PM EDT
Thanks for all the input. I will order them fwd.
Link Posted: 12/18/2012 1:23:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By yendikeno:
Forwards - always.


Link Posted: 12/18/2012 3:36:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By vengarr:
Bullets facing back in handguns and rifles both.

I have practiced reloading this way for so long I don't want to start over doing it a new way.


So, when you reach for a handgun reload, are you having to rotate your hand to index along the front of the mag? How are you grabbing the mag?
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 4:18:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FP2000H:
Originally Posted By vengarr:
Bullets facing back in handguns and rifles both.

I have practiced reloading this way for so long I don't want to start over doing it a new way.


So, when you reach for a handgun reload, are you having to rotate your hand to index along the front of the mag? How are you grabbing the mag?


It is the same hand rotation movement as drawing a handgun from a holster strong side at 3 o'clock.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 6:29:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thevibe:
Pistol mag rounds = forwards...always. Theres a reason why the top shooters in nation do that.

Rifle mag, it's personal preference. Forward or backward depending on your grip


This guy ^
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 4:19:25 PM EDT
Interesting I've never even given any thought as to which way the bullets face before now
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