I’m thinking about getting a rig for a shtf scenario. I need a way to carry some AR Mags, BUT I’m not committed enough to pay hundreds of dollars for a plate carrier set up. I do have a KORE tactical belt that is rated for up to 11ibs.
I just bought a chest rig that has four mag pouches that will carry 2 ea. AR mags in each pouch. It is a Blackhawk chest mag carrier for $56, I also have three over the shoulder mag carriers One of them will carry 6 each AK mags. The other two have three pouches, that will carry 6 AR mags.
Here is something else that I do when I buy a new hand gun. I also buy up to 6 mags for that hand gun. Oh! I also do this with long guns, even if it is only a three round mag/clip. Remember it only takes 2.6 seconds to change a mag out with practice. Also you DO NOT buy one box of ammo at a time.
@KillJoy You forgot to remind them, if you can read FRONT TOWARD ENEMIE you are in deep !
@Scoutbob They make your AR 15 a bit heavier, you may get dirt in the mag and or knock the boolets out.
You can get Mag Covers for them but that will cut down on your time to reload which is the point, or forget and try to jam it in the mag well.
@Scoutbob the “Bump in the night belt, do you have one?” thread is also pretty useful and sounds like there is some overlap with what you want to do. If SHTF you just don your Bump In The Night Belt (BITNB) and off you go. Presumably you will have trained with it, so all the stuff is where you remember, and it should be pretty minimalist.
I’m sure there’s a use-case for mag couplers, I think if you “know” you are about to get into a firefight having an extra mag right there for use that is maybe a little faster reload? I personally would rather just have spare mags on my person than having the weight on the rifle. If I really want a lot of ammo without a reload I think I’d go with @Jeff-A1’s PMAG drum.