REVIEW: Joab horizontal Magazine Pouch by Dale Fricke
I carry an M&P Shield, and when I was looking for a mag pouch I decided against one in a vertical position because I have a "little more to love" around my midsection. Looking online for some horizontal mag pouches, I only found some full concealment velcro types - I really wanted a kydex one. Enter Dale Fricke and his Joab Mag Pouches. After having a question about how much of the magazine would be uncovered to aid in easy mag extraction answered quickly via e-mail, I placed my order and 4 days later it arrived.
When the package arrived, this is everything that was in the box:
I was a little surprised to see another big thing in the box, and it turned out it was a Bible. Now, you have to understand that Dale Fricke names all his products after names in the Bible, so this was pretty fitting, although highly surprising.
Fit and finish were great, and it held my 8 round mag well, although there is a retention screw that you can adjust to your liking. I snugged it down a little bit as I want to have to give a thoughtful tug on it to get the mag out. I went with the Left Hand Carry, Right Hand Operator and Bullets Up options, and bullets up gave me the
After wearing the Joab mag pouch for a few days, I have come to a few conclusions:
1. Carrying another magazine doesn't have to be something you fight with, like I thought it was going to be.
2. A horizontal mag pouch really is comfortable, and in the position I carry it's surprising that it's so comfortable and unnoticeable.
3. Having never carried a spare mag before, it took some time trying different positions and draws to see what I liked, and I settled on the position shown in the picture below. The way I carry it now, the motion I make is as if I was reaching for my belt buckle to adjust my pants, so it's a very natural motion.
In conclusion, I have to recommend this mag pouch to anyone looking for a comfortable and discreet way to carry another magazine. For $40 dollars plus shipping, I think it was a pretty good value. Mr. Fricke can also custom make a holster to your needs, for example, if you want a mag pouch and a flashlight holster, he can do that, or a mag pouch / knife combo he can do that as well.
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