How the heck do you carry a spare mag?

How the heck do you carry a spare mag?

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    Question How the heck do you carry a spare mag?

    Alright. I have given up. I have tried everything!
    I simply cannot figure out how to carry a spare mag on my body in the summer.
    I am a very slim gal with not a lot of waist and nowhere to hide things. I carry a Kimber ultra Aegis II, which is a nice 3" 1911. So one of the smaller slim 'not pocket guns'.
    If situated just right, I can carry my gun IWB at about 3:00 in a semi loose tshirt. Bending over gives me a nice third elbow, but standing up is fine, and when I have some kind of over garment on then its no problem at all. (I can also carry using the smartcarry in just about anything).
    What I can't figure out is how to carry a spare mag or two.
    I have some owb kydex mag pouch for IDPA. cant conceal that worth a crap, and it rides high so i cant bend to that side or my ribs get stabbed.
    I have a leather iwb/owb mag pouch. It rides a little bit lower, but still doesn’t conceal worth a darn when i bend over. still rides too high. pretty much same problem as the kydex owb, its just close to my body. Also the leather one is a huge pain fit-wise. It is too tight even after working it a lot.
    Again the main problem with the mag pouches is that it sits way too high. really all i want is the very tip of the mag above my pants, and the rest below the belt. I carry a spare mag in my smartcarry for example with no problem. I would be able to carry the spare mag in my front pocket if they were just a smidge deeper and not filled with other crap.
    I think what I really need is a IWB mag pouch which sits really really low.
    I have not tried a horizontal one yet. That might work OWB but I havnt tried it yet. Again I dont have a lot of room around the waist so I kinda doubt the horizontal would work either.
    Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
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    I see your problem. Almost all mag carriers are meant for belt carry.

    Okay, just brainstorming out of the box... how about a thigh strap? Or upper arm? SOB?

    If you have any pockets or purse, that would also work.

    The horizontal belt pouch might work sob.
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    I seem to remember someone making a horizontal carrier that had a snap cover. It came in brown or black to match most belts. When worn it was virtually invisible and if spotted looked like a knife pouch. The only disadvantage was having to open the flap to reload.
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    A gal at one of my classes just stiched some fabric inside her pants and made her own

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    ooo. good ideas so far.
    i dont carry a purse (why my front pockets are full)
    in winter i just carry it in external pocket of jacket or w/e.
    I like the idea of the hidden in plain sight type of external one, even if it is a bit slower- better than not carrying one. Probably wouldnt work in some dress situations, but most.
    I like the make ur own idea as well.
    you know.. i really need to learn to sew one of these days.
    I already have a few friends constantly sewing me things for costumes. Unfortunatly none of them are 'gun friends'... so asking them to sew me a mag pouch in all my pants might be kinda odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by friesepferd View Post
    Unfortunatly none of them are 'gun friends'... so asking them to sew me a mag pouch in all my pants might be kinda odd.
    Then ask 'em to help you sew pouches for a multitool. Make a pattern around a mag pouch and take it to your friends. They don't really need to know what it's for. If you add a loop of material on the top end, you can loop it around a belt and hang the pouch inside yer britches, and make it fit how you want it to.
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    not a bad idea. i actually really like the idea of a cloth mag pouch anyways. Its not like I need the pouch to hold onto the mag tight like my holster needs to be. especially if its almost the length of the mag and in my pants.
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    now my husband gets to laugh at my as i spend the evening sticking mags down my pants in various positions, bending over while looking in the mirror, etc.
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    do I get points ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by usmcj View Post
    do I get points ?
    From her husband yes and he thanks you.

    I dont not know how to put this PC but here goes "Have you or Could you place the spare mag inside your bra?

    My grandmother used to pin her jewerly inside her bra.

    My mother places her cell phone so she can hear the darn thing ring.


    Forget about carry a spare mag. My wife could easily carry any full size firearm and nobody would be able to tell.

    Maybe something like this Woman Invents 'Cleavage Caddy' Purse For Your Bra - cbs13.com

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    my wife gives me points for good ideas...in 40 years of marriage, I have 2 points :)
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    rofl. sure usmcj, ill give u a point if u want, but i wouldnt suggest telling ur wife that some other girl gave u a point.
    as far as the bra idea... dont think that would work with my figure and dress style so well, but good thinkin
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    Trust me, my wife will tell you that I need all the points I can get..

    and now I have 3...... there may be hope for me yet......

    In all seriousness, when I get home this evening, I can post contact info for a gent in Idaho that has made several leather accessories for me. He does all work himself, and he can make virtually anything you can describe to him. He isn't cheap, but he's likely the best around. Let me know if you want the info......

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    Whenever I carry a spare mag, I carry it in my pocket with a pocket carrier thing, lol.

    Something like this.......

    http://www.ccwsupply.biz/DeSantisPoc...HolderPAGE.htm
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    Great thread! We XY people sometimes tend to forget that you lovely paired-X-ers have different concealment issues, what with those features we are so glad you have.

    My usual carry gun is the same as yours, an Ultra Aegis, though I've converted mine to 9x23. Depending on clothing and weather, I usually either use a Brommeland Max-Con V or a K&D tuckable. I carry a spare mag and a flashlight in either a Brommeland or Rosen carrier. I also carry a second mag in a hip pocket. If I'm carrying the K&D as a tuckable, I forego the mag/flash pouch and just carry one mag in a hip pocket and the flashlight in a front pocket. The gun and spare mag/flash setup can be easily concealed under an untucked shirt. However, that's on a male body.

    When you carry the Aegis IWB, in what do you carry it? If you can carry and conceal it in a good IWB rig, you can carry the mag in an offside belt pouch, too. Check out Brommeland Leather and Desbiens Gunleather. I had Rhome Desbiens make me a "Badger Reload" that carries a Ruger LCR in back and a 1911 mag in front; very cool rig. Rhome is a protege of Gary Brommeland. If you need one to ride lower, explain it to Rhome, and I bet he can fix you up.

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