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Magazine Carry Position: Bullets Forward or Rearward?

This is a discussion on Magazine Carry Position: Bullets Forward or Rearward? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ironmike86 Yabit that's why MMA got popular. More ways to take a persons head off than just upper cuts :) No... That's ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironmike86 View Post
    Yabit that's why MMA got popular. More ways to take a persons head off than just upper cuts :)
    No...

    That's not a Yabit thing. That's one legitimate subject matter expert having a disagreement with another legitimate subject matter expert.

    If Brian Enos disagrees with D.R. Middlebrooks on how to execute a technique, that's one thing.

    He's got the intelectual/acomplishment backing to do so...further, when experts disagree as to how to do something, the end result is usually positive for everyone because something has been more thuroughly vetted and tested.

    Hotter fire, better steel and all that stuff. Thus, MMA is a great fighting method, because people with legitimately good ideas on how to fight, who were legitimately good at judo, karate, boxing and BJJ got into a ring and said "Let's see what happens...let's learn from this."

    They did.

    MMA was born.

    Yabits...aren't doing that.

    Yabits are the people saying "Yeah, but if he has a knife, I'd just shoot him!" without realizing how a knife encounter goes down & "Yeah, but if he grapples me, I'll stab him with my spyderco..." cluelessly as they don't know how difficult accessing a weapon while being grappled/choked actually is.

    Yabit...I'm sure someone can practice carrying mags bullets backwards and get just as fast...

    How much money is at stake in shooting competitions...I think it was $500K at the Bianchi Cup (http://www.tactical-life.com/online/...e-bianchi-cup/)

    IF THEY COULD, THEY WOULD.

    FOR $500,000 YOU WOULD TOO.

    Nobody did.

    For $500K I'd be testing EVERYTHING.

    I'd have a baby seal leather holster if it gave me an advantage if I had to drown one myself barehanded, swimming naked into the arctic ocean to do it.

    Ain't happened.

    Probably a reason why...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutrodoc View Post
    Yep, forward - for all the reasons stated above.
    This is it.

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    By the way...sorry for the image I gave you all of me swimming naked.

    I recomend rubbing your mind with gin to remove the image.
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    I'd rather use Rum.
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    OK OK I have changed. Thanks for the great information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchellCT View Post
    By the way...sorry for the image I gave you all of me swimming naked.

    I recomend rubbing your mind with gin to remove the image.
    I used Vodka, it only took 4 shots...
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    Quote Originally Posted by IWLAFART View Post
    OK OK I have changed. Thanks for the great information.
    Was it the RUM or the VODKA?? How many shots?

    We may need this info for future reference...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    Good point. "Towards the center line of the body" is perhaps a better descriptor than "forward."

    My favorite is still one senior agent in my organization who carries his one facing forward, one facing backward (in a double mag pouch). I admit is makes for a very elegant design statement, as the angled floor plates mirror each other and make a pretty "peaked roof" motiff, but as a practical consideration the man is a buffoon. The worst of all possible worlds.
    But symmetry is pleasing to the eyes.

    I am kind of dismayed, that since yesterday it has dropped to 70% who carry "forward" And the rearward choice has jumped to a full 20%

    For those who just throw a mag in their pocket and let it jingle around, what do they put?
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    I always carry mags on my weak side bullets pointing forward. For me, it is the most natural and instinctive way to reload and I practice in that manner and it is automatic. I don't have to think about it.
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    I don't get it. For me, bullets to the rear means I draw the mag (carried weak side) flip it up and into the pistol it goes. Wrong or not, it works for me. There isn't a "right way" in this one, simply a training issue. Whatever you do, do it consistently.

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    Lightbulb

    Wait a minute, it all makes perfect sense now!

    Now that Ive had 4 Vodkas and 3 Rums

    The hell with it! Im turning my mag pouches around!!!


    It's all your fault MitchellCT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
    But symmetry is pleasing to the eyes.

    I am kind of dismayed, that since yesterday it has dropped to 70% who carry "forward" And the rearward choice has jumped to a full 20%

    For those who just throw a mag in their pocket and let it jingle around, what do they put?
    I use 2 butchered desantis holsters to form a dual mag pouch in my left pocket.

    Bullets still go forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRM View Post
    Wait a minute, it all makes perfect sense now!

    Now that I’ve had 4 Vodkas and 3 Rums…

    The hell with it! I’m turning my mag pouches around!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchellCT View Post
    I use 2 butchered desantis holsters to form a dual mag pouch in my left pocket.

    Bullets still go forward.
    Then you aren't just letting it "jingle around." You have taken an extra step to ensure consistency of your magazine position. If someone is going to pocket carry a mag, they should have some sort of system to keep it from moving around.

    But I feel like it isn't uncommon to find a post on here that folks just throw the mag in their pocket, with nothing to keep it in any position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tts View Post
    A few months ago, I read on the Comp-Tac website and have heard from several LEOs/instructors:



    Just curious as to how many of you carry bullets forward vs. rearward?

    The logic in carrying forward is that if you grab the magazine bullets forward, you can place index finger on the first exposed round. During a reload, this ensures it is facing the correct direction without any further visual inspection.

    FWIW, I carried bullets rearward until hearing this. I switched and now train bullets forward. It's largely a matter of personal preference IMHO.
    that is totally dependent upon hand rotation, it is more natural to point your index finger to the rear not the front..... my mags are carried bullets down too keep out dirt facing to the rear which is a more natural position for a double stack.....
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