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Old January 19, 2018, 11:48 AM   #1
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Leather Mag Pouch for Glock

I have posted this in the accessory forum as well. Not certain which it belongs. Sorry for the duplication.

Is anyone using a leather mag pouch for their Glock mags? I've got one from Milt Sparks. I realize there is break in time with leather, but my magazines seem to get caught on the release notch cut into the magazine [I think].

Can't explain how. Simply that when I draw the magazine out, it seems to catch on something in the pouch and will not come out. My last outing at the range, I actually ripped the belt loop off my jeans, as I got so frustrated, I yanked the mag with my strong hand [pouch worn weak side].

As with most things that go wrong in life, I accept it is "user error," but for the life of me, I cannot figure out what. When in hand, the mag comes free from the pouch without issue. When worn - stuck?

Thanks for any input.
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Old January 19, 2018, 12:00 PM   #2
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Kydex is probably better. I made my own for my Glock 43 out of Cordura and the notch for the mag release gets caught. I have gotten used to twisting the mag slightly to reduce the chance of snagging. I don't really care for leather, especially for competition.
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Old January 19, 2018, 12:21 PM   #3
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Stephen -

Thanks for the post. I thought I was going nuts. I mean, how simple can a process be? Step 1: pull OK, you should be done.

I was thinking the same [kydex]. I do not compete now and prefer leather for holsters [I'm just old]. But, the leather mag pouch is definitely not working for the polymer Glock mag.

Again, thanks.
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Old January 19, 2018, 01:14 PM   #4
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"...there is break in time..." Not if you wet form the thing. Your mags steel or Polymer?
"...seem to get caught..." Sounds like a poorly designed pouch. Or one that wasn't designed for Glock mags. They lined? Can't imagine why they would be though.
It a Sparks model IPD or IPS. I'm thinking it might be the rivet.
"...When worn - stuck?..." That suggests the pouch is being bent when on your belt. Have a buddy, who knows what he's about, look at it when you're wearing it.
Cordura is just nylon cloth. It'll catch if worn out a bit.
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Old January 19, 2018, 02:17 PM   #5
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Sparks #17
Designed specifically for Glock mags

Stephen's reply about rotating the magazine upon draw helps tremendously.

With that written, the snap design as well as the overall design [in my use] has been less than satisfactory. Snaps are poor attachments for outside the waistband holster and accessories IMO. YMMV.
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Old January 21, 2018, 03:56 AM   #6
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Glad to be of help guys. Make sure you are consistent about how your mags are inserted to eliminate the "think time" and make the motion second nature. I carry my spare mags in my left side back pocket (since I am right handed). The mags always have the bullets pointed towards the left. This makes the reload more "natural" (don't have to twist your wrist) and faster. Also, I made my mag pouch so the the mag has at least half an inch sticking out for easy access. You don't want to fumble a reload when it counts! Hope that helps!
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Old January 21, 2018, 11:30 PM   #7
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Thanks Stephen - typically, I don't have an issue with mags, but this was
a) my first leather pouch [just decided to add a mag pouch as EDC]
b) first OWB holster with snaps

Milt Sparks is a reputable maker, but the leather and Glock don't mix and the snap is simply the wrong attachment type for OWB...in my opinion.
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Old February 26, 2018, 09:58 AM   #8
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I recommend returning/exchanging the pouch, or selling it. Someone a little more fluffy may not have an issue with it.

I recommend you get a pouch with the Belt Loops behind the magazines. They take up a lot less space on the belt, and they also do not need to bend as much on the belt as do ones with the belt loops outboard of the magazines.

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