The MTR Custom double paddle mag carrier is designed for scenarios where you want to carry 2 mags but don't want to deal with the hassle of removing your belt every time you need to put on or take off the mag carrier. The carrier features 2 rentention screws so the werer can asjust the mag tension to his or her specific preferences. The dual magazine carrier attaches ot the belt using a kydex paddle that wil fit any belt up to 1 3/4" wide.
Please note that the MTR Leather single magazine carrier is designed to be shooting hand specific as they utilize the best practice of a weak-side bullet forward draw. For example, a RH shooter would choose the RH option as the magazine is designed to be worn on his/her left side with the bullets in the magazine facing inward. This allows the magazine to be drawn with the left hand (weak hand) for an up and over type of magazine change. Although it may sound confusing, it really isn’t. A RH shooter would choose a RH option while a LH shooter would choose a LH option.
Here are some of the commonly asked questions that we see regarding this double paddle mag carrier:
#1 – What's the advantage of the paddle over a mag carrier that attatches to the belt?
Both paddle mag carriers and belt slot mag carriers have their own set of pros and cons. The paddle models are really designed for convenience as they are easier to out on or take off compared to a traditional carrier with belt slots. The downside of a paddle carrier is they don't tend to be as secure as a belt slot model as they rely on the hooks in the paddle for both stabiility and retention on the belt. Also, the paddle models tend to ride a little farther away form the body as compared to a belt slot model.
#2 – I’m still a little confused about this whole RH or LH thing with a mag carrier. Can you provide more of an explanation?
Sure, the most widely accepted way for a quick and efficient magazine change is to have the mag positioned on the weak side of the body with the bullets in the magazine facing inwards towards the belly button of the shooter. The idea behind that concept is when the magazine is drawn from the carrier, the shooter simple has to rotate the wrist upward and the mag is in a position that ready to be inserted into the firearm in the correct position to be accepted by the firearm. It’s actually far easier to show than to actually explain in words so check out this video. The mag carrier in this video is set-up in the manner being described.
#3 – I understand the “suggested” way of doing a magazine change, but I still prefer to keep the spare magazine on my strong side and reach across my body to draw the magazine. In that scenario, which shooting hand should I select for the mag carrier?
If you are RH and wanted to carry on the strongside (your right side) but still wanted to draw with your left hand, you’d still want to choose a RH magazine so when you draw the mag, the rounds are still oriented in a manner for optimal transition into the pistol.
Posted by Marvin Walker on 13th Jul 2016
I swore by GALCO until I found you. This magazine carrier is outstanding in craftsmanship, detail, comfort, and appearance.
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