Excessive? or just really well prepared?


September 19, 2007, 12:55 AM
I saw this, and in a way, it kind of made me chuckle. but then when you think about it, it is pretty baddass.

Excessive? or just really well prepared? YOU DECIDE!


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September 19, 2007, 01:07 AM
If the Mags were for the only weapon I had available to me and I WAS IN IRAQ it would be well prepared but other than that....:rolleyes:

Ben Russell
September 19, 2007, 01:21 AM
It would b fun to have at the range but it would kinda be a waste other wise.
It would also suck reloading them.
There that is my to cents.

September 19, 2007, 01:33 AM
Damn i don't even have that many mags for my guns.

September 19, 2007, 02:12 AM

Hmmm, seems that with the heavy load on that side, one would need to have 2-3 guns on the other side to even out the look, otherwise, right-side heavy-tilt painting may be in effect.. :what:


September 19, 2007, 02:43 AM
I think its a bit much, it would be awkward to wear. Hate to say it, but also I think its outright excessive, and its probably going to make even some of the more openminded people question rather you put on a tinfoil hat when watching TV

September 19, 2007, 07:53 AM
They have some other nice things.


September 19, 2007, 08:32 AM
Wow....If you need that many mags for a handgun, you should probably be carrying a rifle or subgun. :neener:

1911 guy
September 19, 2007, 09:15 AM
Am I going shopping or are the fierce Canadians sweeping down from their artic stronghold?

Mat, not doormat
September 19, 2007, 10:25 AM
My idea for comfortable shoulder carry has always been to balance the load. With a steel framed 1911, that would mean a bunch of mags. However, this isn't a bunch of mags, its a BUNCH of mags. I think that this would reverse the situation, making you unbalanced to the other side.

BTW, I've seen those pics before, but I can't remember the site. I've looked for it a couple of times since, but no dice. Any chance I could get a link?


September 19, 2007, 11:51 AM

"Monarch Options" under shoulder rigs, and the one I posted was urban firepower IIRC.


September 19, 2007, 11:58 AM

Daddy like..... :D :D :D

September 19, 2007, 12:19 PM
Wow, looks like another A-Team episode :scrutiny: I'm not sure if that's tactical or practical :confused: I'm curious the true context of that pic

September 19, 2007, 12:47 PM
LOL that is hilarious.

September 19, 2007, 01:05 PM

Well, if Hollywood were ever to make a movie that depicted correct firearms use (i.e., no endless ammo without reload scenes), this is what a mag holster would look like.

September 19, 2007, 03:03 PM
:what:hey do they make that for a HK p7.:evil::evil::evil:ROFLMAO

September 19, 2007, 03:07 PM
Probably not super practical, but we have all heard the old adage, "an unloaded gun is useless, unless you can throw it 850 fps".

I would add to that, a gun is only as useful as the number of loaded magazines you have ready to feed it, so it can do its job.

I started out with just a few magazines, but I continually add to my collection because you never know when you'll need them. The more the merrier and the better prepared you'll be.

September 19, 2007, 04:42 PM
i like that second one. a shotty + 1911 would be alright. but you'd have to lose a few shells and add some mag holders.

September 19, 2007, 05:51 PM
If you had a pistol + carbine using the same magazines (like a beretta storm + pistol), I could see the logic in it.

September 19, 2007, 06:30 PM
Heck the stroud 10 pack (that is what it is called) is only $165. I might just buy two, to balance the load for my next trip to pick up a six pack at the grocery. :)

September 19, 2007, 10:55 PM
Everyone has the right to be a little strange. Lets not for get the revolver guys who might feel the need to have a lot of ammo available.


September 19, 2007, 11:10 PM
I guess you'll never need one of them as long as you skip the Godfathers daughter's wedding reception?
When would you anticipate that intense/prolonged a pistol engagement, and under what circumstances would you live to use carry+ ten magazines? Zombies storming the bunker?

September 20, 2007, 02:58 AM
You couldn't even use all of them on Zombies. Your pistol would overheat and jam way before you shot off all those Mags in succession. :p

September 20, 2007, 04:00 AM
They do have a bunch of nice holsters on the site if you take a look.

September 20, 2007, 04:41 AM
Those are some neat ideas for extra magazines.
I often use my empty shot shell waist bag for pistol magazines when I am making noise at the range.

September 20, 2007, 10:14 AM

Nice. Does it come in a hi-capacity model?

September 20, 2007, 11:06 AM
For CCW, my description would be "paranoid".

September 20, 2007, 12:30 PM
10 7 rnd single stack mags = 5 Springer XD 45 mags

So what excessive? Carry the same rnds in a few hic cap mags or in twice as many single stack mags....

September 20, 2007, 12:37 PM
For CCW, excessive. If you actually need that many magazines, you should have had a rifle. If you should have had a rifle, you should have avoided the situation altogether. I can't think of any public civilian defensive situation that would require 77 rounds. I imagine that if you actually used your gun defensively and the responding officers found you with that much extra ammunition, it would be pretty easy to argue that you were looking for a fight.

I typically have between 7 and 12 rounds total, depending on the pistol.

September 20, 2007, 12:38 PM

September 20, 2007, 02:15 PM
10 7 rnd single stack mags = 5 Springer XD 45 mags
I 'd question 5 extra XD 45 mags too

September 20, 2007, 02:19 PM
For CCW, excessive. If you actually need that many magazines, you should have had a rifle.
A rifle? Hell, you should have had a contingent of armed body guards.

September 20, 2007, 07:22 PM
This could explain where Bruce got all those mags from in "Last Man Standing"... :uhoh:

Wait, that was a double shoulder rig, do they make a pocket mag holder version. :D

Also, in this month's SWAT there's a spring-loaded 6 mag setup for the belt made out of Kydex. Maybe there's a market?

September 20, 2007, 08:10 PM
Mav, if ya lived in Southern Arizona in an area with zero cell phone coverage for 15 miles and regular drug smuggler traffic.......... ya would question anyone with less than 4 mags for their XD ;) In the last couple years smugglers have gotten more public with their shootouts generally they are useing FA toys.....

BTW when practical...... I do carry a rifle but as I only ride a Harley and don't drive any cars its usually not practical to carry a rife out here.... Average sheriffs response time for a 911 shooting in progress call was 1.5 hours (unfortunately we got to find out last year) so tell me how many rnds do ya think ya might need while pinned down for 1.5 hours? is 7 still enough? and the only reason that call was possible in the first place was because it wasn't raining...... during monsoon season our land line is usually outa service in that case what ya have is all your life is worth cause there is no cavalry commin ;) I also practice regularly with all my handguns out to 100 yards.... its kinda wide open out here as well so ya better be carryin something that hits hard and accuratly at extended ranges, hint anything under .40 S&W isn't gonna work very well.

September 20, 2007, 08:56 PM
Resident Evil, anyone?

I always appreciated the fact that your have to reload your weapons in those games, but you have unlimited mags (you drop your empties on the ground and never pick them up) and you can top off instantly on the items screen. A rig like that would help explain part of it, anyway.

September 21, 2007, 01:21 AM
You couldn't even use all of them on Zombies. Your pistol would overheat and jam way before you shot off all those Mags in succession.

Unless they make that for other model mags, like say a Glock double stack, then maybe you could shoot that much ammo w/out issue :evil:

As a matter of fact, a couple 33 rounders in my G19 and I'd have almost as much ammo, and I can stick those in my pocket.... I've shot out a 33 rounder in short order before, haven't tried shooting 60+ consecutive rounds, but I have seen people on tv run the G19 full auto through 33rds in a couple seconds, so I'm sure I could get into the hundreds of semi auto fire before having any issues, wouldn't want to get any flesh near the slide though...


September 21, 2007, 01:26 AM
He must live in California under the new HR 3456 "One Shot Magazines Only" law.

September 23, 2007, 09:56 AM
While many of you do make valid points on the "need" for such devices, have we missed a smaller point? This is AMERICA, home of the free (for now). The Land where you can shop till you drop and buy anything you're willing to pay for (except in a few select States). Hell, I don't need a truck that will tow 17,000 pounds, but I bought one because I WANTED it and I "might" need it one day. You don't need a sports car that will go 150mph when the speed limit is 75, but damn it sure is fun:D (if you're willing to pay the ticket). So let's not take the purely practical approach, we have lots and lots of toys that are just plain fun and/or cool, because we CAN:evil:!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 23, 2007, 01:41 PM
I'm not sure where this guy lives, but if I were him I might think about moving.


"Phydeaux, bad dog....no biscuit!"

September 28, 2007, 09:01 AM
Looks retarded to me. But hey, he's tactical. :)

September 28, 2007, 05:03 PM
unless in a combat theater over seas, you will run out of time before you run out of ammo.....

but it does have the makings of a late night t.v. show, the lone vigilanty with his 300 rounds of justice....wrongly sought by the law for a crime he didnt commit, he spends his life seeking the true killer of his wife's boyfriend....heck, the bionic woman is making a come back so why not?:neener:

September 28, 2007, 07:24 PM
Folks, just because a maker will make it for you doesn't mean it is necessary. Or even his idea. Or even intended to wear other than as a novelty. Or... You get the idea.

Andrews makes great stuff at competitive prices, by the way.

September 28, 2007, 09:54 PM
Everyone knows that ONE guy who can't make an IPSC stage with less than 75 shots. This is the answer. ;)

Elm Creek Smith
September 29, 2007, 02:11 AM
I typically have between 7 and 12 rounds total, depending on the pistol.

I typically have a loaded M13 on my right side, a loaded T85UL on my left side, and a P32 in my back pocket. Three speedloaders for the M13 in my right photog vest pocket, two speed loaders for the 85UL in my left vest pocket, a speed strip for either in my watch pocket (unless I'm wearing my pocket watch!), and a spare mag for the P32 in my other back pocket. Usually totals up to around 60 rounds.

So, other than the bulk on one side, what was excessive?


September 29, 2007, 03:00 AM
does anyone know where you can get these stuff? i'm interested in the revolver reloads?

September 29, 2007, 06:40 AM
I have at times carried up to six extra 15 shot magazines. The situation could have called for them when I carried that many, but luckily did not. Better to be prepared for it, than to run out of ammo when needed.

All the best,
Glenn B

Baba Louie
September 29, 2007, 07:29 AM
A perfect example for a quote worthy of repeating...

"You do know you could find yourself charged with being a dominant species while under the influence of impulse-driven consumerism, don't you?"
--GOOD OMENS by Pratchett-Gaiman

Just for grins and snickers, I gotta see if they'll make one that'll hold multiple Glock 17+2 magazines or maybe 3 or 4 G18 33 rd sticks for Miami duck hunters. Muahaha :D

September 30, 2007, 10:31 AM
carried 6 mags for a browning on a belt and a shoulder rig for a mp5 k plus two mags but that was the military.
that shoulder rig looks ideal for sledgehammer

October 1, 2007, 06:11 PM
Actually, I seem to recall that the shotgun rig was originally made for an undercover DEA agent: he wanted to impress the drug-runners. I have to admit, there are times that rig would be REAL nice to have...

As for the mag pouch: if I need that many mags, they'd better be for a rifle!

Big Boomer
October 1, 2007, 11:23 PM
If I were out on a 1911 bunny hunt I would like to have that set up!

But as far as excessive, well sometimes the wife thinks so :uhoh:

I won't post the pictures this time but the most I pack is:

xd-45 66 rds (4 spare mags)
357mag 63 rds (2 speedloaders, 2 second-six pouches, 6 speedstrips)
22mag (5 spare)

its only an extra 20lbs to pack around :rolleyes:

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