Post: Maximizing Performance with Smaller Defensive Handguns -Police and Security News (pages 71-75)
Author: Mike Boyle - Captain Mike Boyle served with the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife, Bureau of Law Enforcement, and has been an active firearms instructor for more than 30 years. He has been an assistant police academy director and remains active as an academy rangemaster and instructor. Mike has served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) since 1996. He is the architect and coordinator of IALEFI’s Master Instructor Development Program.
Thanks Mike for taking the time to review the ExtraCarry™ Mag Pouch.The ExtraCarry™ Staff--------------------------------------------
Excerpt from the "Holster Selection" of the story:
A few months ago, I obtained a Concealed Carry Mag Pouch from ExtraCarry™. This innovative pouch is designed to harbor a magazine in the pocket and is secured to the pants pocket by an unassuming clip likely to be mistaken for a pocket knife. The pouch from ExtraCarry will keep that spare magazine handy for a quick reload while keeping it clear of coins, lint and other pocket detritus.
"nifty little "magazine holder" for some off-body solutions, offering plenty of magazine to grab on to, but still securing the mag in a specific location and orientation."
Rob Pincus is professional teacher, writer and consultant.
His I.C.E. Training Company develops, teaches and consults on training for military, law enforcement, private security and others interested in developing efficient firearms, tactical operations and defensive skills.
Thanks for your review of the ExtraCarry™ Mag Pouch for the Glock 19
The ExtraCarry™ Staff
If you conceal carry a good holster is a must, also is a must is an equally good spare magazine carrier. Even if you’ve put in countless hours of training at the range chances are in a self defense scenario you might need a second magazine. Having a spare mag that’s easily accessible can mean life or death. I got the chance to review a mag carrier specifically designed for CCW use from the folks at Extra Carry.
The Extra Carry mag pouch is available for a lot of various firearms from Glocks, S&W, Kahr to the 1911. It features an ambidextrous design that allows the user to clip it in either the left or right pants pocket. Once clipped into your pocket it pretty much looks like a pocket knife. Because the mag pouch sits below the clip and deeper in your pocket the magazine isn’t really visible.
It fits just as well in your left or right pocket.
You can’t really tell it’s a mag carrier
Once it’s time to draw the magazine out of the pouch the Extra Carry doesn’t ride up as you’re pulling the mag out which can happen with lots of other mag carriers, especially the ones that attach to your belt.
The Extra Carry is also very lightweight, a must when carrying a pistol, an extra mag and all your other everyday carry essentials. I’ve been using the Extra Carry daily for the past few months and the clip mechanism hasn’t become loose after taking the mag carrier in and out of my pockets everyday. No one knew I was actually carrying a spare mag in my front pocket unless I specifically showed a few buddies at the range. So far I’ve been happy with the Extra Carry, the only downside I would note is the price point. At $55 it’s not a cheap accessory, but after using it for the past few months I can say it’s a small price to pay for having a spare mag ready at all times.
Light weight and very concealable
Durable and easy to use
Available for many pistols on the market
Having used the Extra Carry for the past few months I was satisfied with it’s performance. It was easy to use, light weight and very easy to conceal. If you’re looking for a good backup mag carrier when you conceal carry the Extra Carry is a worthy choice. While it’s not the cheapest option on the market I think investing in good quality gear is worth it.
While at one our local practical pistol practice sessions about 8 months ago one of the shooters handed me a concealed carry magazine pouch made by ExtraCarry. While talking with the gentlemen I realized he was the owner and designer of the product and he asked me to try it out. I told him I would be happy to, but be advised, I am honest about likes and dislikes when I review a product. He said that was what he was looking for!
As you may have noticed there has been a long delay between receiving the magazine pouch the review being written, that’s because I like to really try stuff prior to writing about it.
As you can see from the above on the right, the magazine pouch appears to be a knife clipped to your pocket. 15 years ago only cops and firefighters were seen with “those” knifes. Now is it common place to see people of all walks of life carrying a one hand opening “tactical” knife. So this method of concealing your extra magazine in plain view works well.
The magazine pouch is well built and durable. The clip is stout and the plastic washers on either side of the screw that holds the clip keep it from backing out and becoming loose. The metal clip that attaches the magazine carrier to your pants pocket is well designed. It is very rigid and it will not bend from repeated use. It has a bend near the top that will allow it to go over and around the thicker part of the pants seam. Then once over the seam the metal clip bends back in to securely hold the magazine pouch in place. Another thing worthy of noting is that the metal clip is designed to rotate 360 degrees, so when you place the magazine carrier into my pocket you, rotate the clip up and out of the way. Once in the location you want it, simply rotate the metal retaining clip down and secure it in place. On the long side of the body of the magazine pouch itself are two “Teeth”. These ”teeth” help keep the magazine pouch in place while drawing the magazine out. This little magazine pouch has been well thought out and designed to stay in the pocket and allow you to get the magazine out without the carrier coming with it.
How does it hold the magazine in place while you carry it you ask? The weight of the magazine resting in the pouch is all that is needed unless you are trying to ride a bike or go jogging. I have worn the extra carry pouch for months. I have been to ball games, work functions, and the park with the kids…..etc. You get the idea. I carry pretty much everywhere I go. I have never felt the magazine was unsecure. I have showed the pouch around to friend and colleagues that carry concealed. The first thing most people say is, “not sure about how loose the mag fits in the pouch”. It is a little loose. Having said that, I believe it is perfect. If it was any tighter, drawing the magazine out at the moment of truth, might not go well. If the pouch comes with the magazine, that is a bad thing. Making sure the pouch stays put is very important to me.
To draw the magazine out from this ExtraCarry conceal carry pouch takes a little practice but what doesn’t. Once I figured out where to place my weak hand thumb to secure the inside edge of the magazine and my weak hand index finger, I simply lifted it out of my pocket. One question I get is, “is it faster than a belt mounted mag pouch”? For me, I would say no, it’s not. But it is not much, if any, slower. It is however much more comfortable to carry and is easier to draw out from under a zipped up jacket or tight clothing.
After wearing the ExtraCarry concealed magazine pouch for 5 months, I have to say I like it. It is well thought out and is comfortable to use. (Here comes the honesty part), They are not inexpensive, they run $55 per unit which is a bit steep and will make many concealed carry folks pass on the item. Please do yourselves a favor and take a look at this method of carrying a backup magazine. The ease of use, quality and durability is worth the price.
The newly released ExtraCarry Mag Pouch is one of the best ways to carry spare ammo concealed. It is lightweight and ambidextrous while preventing your magazine from printing through clothing. Just slide it into any pocket and it looks unassuming, just like any pocket knife with a pants clip.It also locks securely into your pocket with a patent-pending integrated clip. (extracarry.com)
Chris Sajnog - July/Aug 2016 issue of Firepower Magazine Cover
Although he’s done taking out terrorists, he’s still on a mission: To change the way armed citizens learn to shoot. He spent most of his life training the world's most elite warriors, the US Navy SEALs. One day he came home from a long deployment and realized his two young boys needed him more than the SEAL Teams. After 20 years of serving his country, it was time to grow up — and become a father.
Chris, a Master Training Specialist in the Navy, was hand selected to write the US Navy SEAL Sniper Manual. He used this experience, plus four years of studying neuroscience and how the brain works, to develop the New Rules of Marksmanship — a fundamental shift in the way shooting is taught. He’s the author of two bestselling books, How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL and Navy SEAL Shooting and uses and recommends the ExtraCarry Concealed Carry Magazine Pouch.
He’s the owner of Center Mass Group, LLC a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business in San Diego, CA and now offers his unique training exclusively online at http://chrissajnog.com
Check out the ExtraCarry Mag Pouch - Cover Gear Select by Chris Sajnog - World Of FirePower Magazine July/August 2016
The newly released, patent pending, ExtraCarry Mag Pouch is the newest and best way to carry spare ammo concealed.
It is lightweight and ambidextrous. Just slide it into any pocket and it looks unassuming just like any pocket knife with a pants clip. The ExtraCarry Mag Pouch securely locks into your pocket with its patent pending integrated clip. Your spare magazine is well hidden and rapidly available when you need it.
The ExtracCarry Mag Pouch is manufactured using strong and flexible nylon and has an integrated spring steel pocket clip. They are made in the USA with retail prices starting at $50. They’re currently available for the 1911 (7 and 8 round), Colt Government 380, Colt Mustang 380, Glock 17/22, Glock 19/23, Glock 26/27/33, Glock 36, Glock 42 and 43, Keltec 3AT, Remington Rm390, Ruger LCP, S&W M&P Shield 40 and 9mm, S&W M&P Bodyguard 380, Sig Sauer P238, Springfield XD(m) 45 and 9mm and the Springfield XD-S 45 and 9mm.
More variations are on the way.The ExtraCarry Mag Pouch provides a deep pouch covering the magazine’s first exposed round along with protecting the notch in the magazine which holds it in place in a pistol. No worries about foreign objects, like coins, dirt, debris, getting stuck between the magazine pouch and the magazine or dislodging a round that could easily cause a jam.
The ExtraCarry Mag Pouch grew out of necessity. There wasn’t a good way to carry a spare mag concealed, especially if you wanted to pocket carry. The goal of the ExtraCarry Team: Bring to market the best mag pouch for deep concealment, without compromising the features required to carry spare ammo securely and ready to use in an emergency. With more than a year’s worth of field testing, continued design improvements and feedback from top industry professionals, we introduced the ExtraCarry Mag Pouch product line in 2015. We are always looking for feedback from the firearms community on what to design next. Don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always willing to do a new design for something we don’t currently offer. If you have a custom idea we might be able to help with it as well. Let us know how you use your ExtraCarry Mag Pouch. We would be happy to mention it in an upcoming Blog post. I am sure our followers want to know as well.
ExtraCarry.com is proud to announce the release of the ExtraCarry Mag Pouch for the all new Walther CCP (Concealed Carry Pistol) in 9mm. The new Walther SOFTCOIL™ gas-delayed blowback technology works to make the CCP an excellent concealed carry firearm.
The CCP’s SOFTCOIL™ gas-delayed blowback system uses gas pressure from the ignited cartridge by directing it through a small port in the barrel in front of the chamber to slow down and delay the rearward motion of the slide. This is accomplished by means of a piston contained inside of a cylinder located under the barrel that opposes the rearward motion of the slide until the gas pressure has declined after the bullet has left the barrel. This allows the slide to end its rearward motion, opening the breech, and ejecting the empty cartridge case.
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According to JUDAH TORRES - firearms instructor and competitive shooter - "I can happily give the ExtraCarry™ mag carrier my stamp of approval. I’ve used the ExtraCarry™ with all kinds of clothing, left it in a hot car for several days, dropped it more than once, and shot a few local action shooting competitions using it in conjunction with my appendix holster."
The Beretta Pico itself is a semiauto .380 with a 6-round magazine. The gun is touted as one of the smallest and lightest .380s on the market today, weighing in at only 11.5 ounces empty. The pistol is 5.1 inches long, 4 inches high and includes a 2.7-inch barrel.
One of the prominent features of the Beretta Pico is its slimness, coming in at less than 3/4 of an inch wide. The frame is polymer, while the slide is stainless steel.
Though the trigger has been lightened, it still retains the double-action only trigger, which is intended to prevent accidental discharges. The pistol retails for $400.
The ExtraCarry allows you to pocket a backup magazine while not only keeping it indexed in the same place every time but also protecting the magazine — and that exposed first round — from damage. They’re available for more than a dozen different sidearms at extracarry.com.
Extra Carry mag holder is a nylon product (I thought it was soft Kydex, but I was wrong) made so that you can carry a single extra magazine anywhere you can clip it. it has a very ingenious clip that swivels and locks into place allowing you to use it without a belt. According my friends that make this thing it was intentional and the patent is pending.
The ExtraCarry Mag Pouch was mainly designed to fit into a pocket and look like a knife, but be secure to prevent the pouch from coming out along with the mag. It will work on any part of your pants or as you mentioned in a purse or any off-body carry solution like a back pack etc.
This is actually the best feature of this thing. That thing grips! You can wear it on your pajamas if you want.
The one I reviewed was for the Glock 17. I recommend you get one for the option. For uniformed officers it will work too you want to put that extra mag somewhere other than your Sam Browne belt.
The box-shaped mag pouch does print on polyester and blends if your trousers are a little tight. But it doesn’t look like a magazine either. It gives the appearance that you are carry a flashlight or folded blade.
And like my friend told me (quoted above) For those that carry bags, it might be a great option inside the purse, handbag or carry all as it will stay put.
This is a cool tool to have in your bag of tricks. If you are a serious concealed carry holder, or carry a firearm professionally, you need a couple of these for special occasions.
I want to thank ExtraCarry for allowing me to review their product.
I think I said this earlier, but I like it. I gave it to a friend to review after I tried it, and haven’t seen it since. I bet you have one of those friends too.
Very nice post of the Walther Forum about the ExtraCarry Magazine Pouch recently release for the Walther PPQ. You can now carry your spare magazine concealed are ready for easy access in your pocket. You can never have enough ammo.
The FBI reports that every month for the past year has broken a record for firearm-related background checks in that month. That is, there were more checks in May 2015 than in any previous May, more in June 2015 than in any previous June, and so on from month to month, through April 2016.
The newly released Walther PPQ ExtraCarryTM Mag Pouch, is the best way to carry your spare ammo concealed. It is lightweight and ambidextrous. Just slide it into any pocket and it looks unassuming just like any pocket knife with a pants clip. The ExtraCarryTM Mag Pouch securely locks into your pocket with its patent pending integrated clip. Your spare magazine is well hidden and rapidly available when you need it.
Title: Finally a Magazine Pouch I'll actually carry Rating: 5 stars Author: Bryan S.
I've had my Concealed Carry Magazine Pouch for several weeks now, and I carry it almost every day. It holds my XDs 9mm magazine securely in my pocket and is easy to put on and take off when I need to. Even better the closed bottom acts as a dust and debris cover, keeping all the pocket lint, etc. from clogging up my magazine, and thus my gun. Excellent product, fast shipping, what's not to like.
It's great to hear that we have developed an excellent product for concealing spare ammo.
March 25, 2016 - Released today the Beretta Nano 6 and 8 round ExtraCarry Mag Pouch
The patent pending, ExtraCarryTM Concealed Carry Magazine Pouch is now available for the Beretta Nano 6 and 8 round magazine. The best way to carry spare ammo for your concealed carry weapon. Lightweight and ambidextrous, slide it into any pocket and it looks unassuming just like any pocket knife with a pants clip. The ExtraCarryTM Mag Pouch securely locks into your pocket with its patent pending integrated clip. Your spare magazine is well hidden and rapidly available when you need it.
The ExtraCarryTM Mag Pouch provides a deep pouch covering the magazine's first exposed round along with protecting the notch in the magazine which holds it in place in a pistol. No worries about foreign objects, like coins, dirt, debris, getting stuck between the magazine pouch and the magazine or dislodging a round that could easily cause a jam.
The ExtracCarryTM Mag Pouch is manufactured using strong and flexible nylon and has an integrated spring steel pocket clip. They are made in the USA with retail prices starting at $50. They’re currently available for the 1911 (7 and 8 round), Beretta Nano (6 and 8 round), Colt Government 380, Colt Mustang 380, Glock 17/22, Glock 19/23, Glock 26/27/33, Glock 36, Glock 42 and 43, Keltec 3AT, Remington Rm390, Ruger LCP, S&W M&P Shield 40 and 9mm, S&W M&P Bodyguard 380, Sig Sauer P238, Springfield XD(m) 45 and 9mm and the Springfield XD-S 45 and 9MM. More variations are on the way.
The newly released, patent pending, ExtraCarry Mag Pouch is the newest and best way to carry spare ammo concealed. It is lightweight and ambidextrous. Just slide it into any pocket and it looks unassuming just like any pocket knife with a pants clip. The ExtraCarry Mag Pouch securely locks into your pocket with its patent pending integrated clip. Your spare magazine is well hidden and rapidly available when you need it
I stumbled upon another simple minimalist design geared towards those who conceal carry. The folks from ExtraCarry recently released their new line of concealed carry magazine pouches. Their new mag pouches are lightweight and ambidextrous and features a pocket clip, slide it into your pocket and it looks just like a pocket knife clipped onto your pants.
At SHOT Show Ruger rolled out another improvement with the LCP Custom. Featuring a bright red aluminum trigger with a wide face. This new trigger is similar to popular aftermarket trigger upgrades for the LCP. Also a new set of sights.
Need to carry a spare magazine for your LCP? The ExtraCarry Mag Pouch is ready to secure your spare magazine concealed in your pocket.
Springfield Armory introduced a new member of the Range Officer family with the new Operator model. The Operator includes forged national match frames and slides, both features found on Springfield Armory’s top-end 1911 models. A national match stainless steel barrel and precisely fit bushing help wring maximum accuracy from the Range Officer Operator.
The ExtraCarry Mag Pouch is now available for the Springfield Operator 1911.
I am a Law Enforcement officer and understand the importance of carrying a firearm while off-duty. I also understand the importance of carrying an extra magazine. Especially if the magazine your gun holds is single stack with limited rounds.
Before I found the ExtraCarry mag pouch, I was carrying an extra magazine in a leather holder that slid on to my belt. The issue I had with this mag holder was how long it took to take the magazine out. This was due to the tightness of the leather mag holder which never seemed to loosen up. When speed is of the essence, you don’t want to be fumbling with/for your spare magazine.
The ExtraCarry mag pouch allows me to easily carry my spare magazine in my front pocket. It is unobtrusive and the clip is very secure. I am able to get a firm grip on the magazine which allows me to then remove it quickly and easily from its pouch.
I couldn’t be happier with the ExtraCarry mag pouch. I show it off and recommend it to all of my co-workers.
Here are a few new .380's round that were introduced at SHOT Show 2016
Black Hills teamed up with Lehigh Defense to create the new Extreme Defense .380 ACP. The new .380 ACP use a 60 grain solid copper bullet, moving at about 1,150 fps at the muzzle, that is supposed to create a large wound cavity without expanding. The bullet design is similar to what Lehigh Defense already makes, but Black Hills uses different loads with different bullet weights.
Browning introduced a new personal defense line of handgun ammo called BXP. The BXP Personal defense ammo uses an X-Point insert to help prevent the hollow point from clogging when passing through clothing or an intermediate barrier. The .380 ACP is 95 grain with a 1,000 fps at the muzzle.
Federal is now making a .380 ACP Practice and Defend Combo packs. Each packages contain 100 rounds of FMJ practice ammunition plus an additional 20 rounds of HST defensive ammo.
If you are carrying a .380 ACP in your pocket or on your hip, the ExtraCarry Mag Pouch is now available for a multitude of .380's.
Order your ExtraCarry Concealed Carry Mag Pouch today.
The LG-469 Laserguard® for the XD-S from Springfield
The LG-469 Laserguard® is a compact laser sight for Springfield Armory's XD-S pistol. Attached firmly to the trigger guard, the laser's slim profile matches that of the pistol, and features Crimson Trace's trademark Instinctive Activation™. The laser sight is user-installed in minutes and is adjustable for windage and elevation.
If you are carrying an Springfiled Xd-S in your pocket or on your hip, the ExtraCarry Mag Pouch is now available for the 45acp or the 9mm.
1911's in 45 ACP still continue to dominate the landscape and 2016 is no different.
Here are some of the new 1911's introduced at SHOT Show 2016.
Double Star also is listening to their customer base and introduced the PD 1911 This pistol will be nearly half the price of their C2G series 1911s. Where the C2Gs are built with forged frames, the PhD will use cast frames; cost effective XS 24/7 sights are used, there are no front cocking serrations, the frame is not checkered; all of which drastically reduces the cost.
Colt announced a new gun called the Lightweight Commander. The pistol has an aluminum frame and steel slide with a 4.25″ barrel. The gun will be available in both 45 with the magazine holding 8.
Springfield Armory announced the addition of a stainless steel version of the Range Officer 1911 pistol. The new gun is designed as an entry level competition gun. It has a fiber optic front sight, adjustable rear sight, match barrel and speed hammer. The guns will be available in both 9mm and .45 ACP.
If these are in your plans for 2016 as your concealed carry pistol of choice, the ExtraCarry Mag Pouch is already available.