I carry a sidearm for defense of self and family whenever possible. That comes with a big responsibility — one that’s beyond the scope of this article.
One of the most common points of failure in modern firearms is — believe it or not — the magazine. To address that concern I carry a spare.
I’ve been a fan of carrying an extra magazine ever since the GunDudes talked about that topic on their podcast. I’ve tried vertical holders, which are okay for the 10-round magazines, but anything more than that and they really start to jab at you. When I switched to 9mm from .45 ACP I started carrying 17-round magazines — much too tall for a vertical holder. That’s when I started looking for a horizontal solution, and found your product.
I had to patiently wait for the Glock 9mm version of the MagHolder to be released, but now that it’s here, I completely love it. I can carry a spare sub-compact, compact, or full-sized magazine easily now!
My family and I recently went to Arches National Park. We camped in Moab and I had my first experience sleeping in a hammock. You don’t “empty your pockets before turning in” like you do when you’re in a tent. By the time I got situated in my hammock and mummy bag, I’d forgotten that I still had my Glock on my right side and my MagHolder on my left. I figured I’d just wear them to bed with me and “suffer the consequences” in the morning.
When morning arrived I hopped out of the hammock and put on my shoes and hat. My MagHolder and Glock were still in place, ready to face the day.