My EDC is a Ruger LCP, and I was disheartened to see that they did not have a model listed as LCP compatible. After contacting Magholder, they informed me that the 1911 model will hold an LCP (and various other pocket pistol) magazine, but to note in the order instructions that this was for an LCP.
Not longer after placing my order, I received notification that my order had been processed and was shipping from UT.
The concept behind the magholder is a horizontal carry instead of vertical. This allows it to fit quite nicely on your belt, and in the case of the short LCP magazines, I easily forget it is there. They are releasing models for the popular polymer pistols in the near future (models for Glock magazines chambered in 9mm and .40S&W are their next product to be released). I’m curious to see how those fit and feel as they are obviously longer and larger. I do not see this presenting a problem, but may cause me to change the location I carry the magazine for when I carry my Glock 17.
When placing your order, you determine whether you’d like to carry left side with mag rearward/right side with mag forward OR left side with mag forward/right side with mag rearward. You then determine where on your belt you’d like to place the magholder and simply switch sides and direction (no modifications required to the holder) to put it on your opposite side.
I’ve now been wearing mine consistently for over a week and am thoroughly pleased with the product. It is sturdy (I’ve dropped it a few times in testing), and hugs tight to the belt. The magazine fits tightly into the holder and does not come loose if I shake it while it’s not attached to my belt. I’ve run into no problems with my clothing snagging on the holder or anything to that effect and the magazine being removed without me intentionally pulling the magazine from the magholder.
When I first received the product, I was wearing it right side mag forward. This seemed to work ok (I carry in a pocket holster on my right side), but I recognized that (as usual) it makes more sense to keep the magazine on my non-dominant side. As such, I am now (and have been for 5 days) wearing the magholder left side at about 10 o’clock with the magazine rearward. To date, I have found this allows me to quickly access the magazine, and reload as needed (much quicker than my previous method of keeping the spare magazine floating free in a cargo pocket or my rear pant pocket).
As I hope the below pictures indicate, this is very thin, about 1.25″ total thickness. The flashlight I EDC (a Fenix PD20) at about 8:30 is just as thick and also unnoticeable (we wear polo shirts untucked at work). I didn’t take any pictures of the magholder on my belt, but if you don’t read the writing or know what you’re looking at, you cannot tell that a magazine is held within.
I do not have a 1911 or any 1911 magazines, so I could not test compatibility with a single stack 1911, but I’d imagine it works well.
I’d recommend these for anyone searching for a sturdy magazine holder that won’t break the bank and is easily concealed by an untucked tshirt.
If you use the coupon code “chickenhammer” (courtesy the Unnamed Trucker) you get 10% off your purchase (or free shipping allegedly…I got 10% off).
N.B. – I am well aware that I need to wipe the dust off of my magazine…it has been done since these pictures were taken.
FTC notice: I paid for this product. It was not provided for review nor am I in any way affiliated with magholder.com nor its owner(s).
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