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Best carry mode for extra mags in IDPA

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by 10-Ring, Feb 9, 2003.

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  1. 10-Ring

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    What is the best way to carry extra mags in IDPA? I was thinking just in my pocket, but maybe there's a better way???
     
  2. RangerGrant

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    You will not be happy with pocket carry if you want to be competitive in any way. As per IDPA rules, magazines (2) may be carried in magazine holders, on the belt, weak side, and behind the hip.

    best, RG
     
  3. BerettaNut92

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    10-ring, I have 3 or 4 magpouches, just like IPSC.

    The rules are no more than 3, but a 4th can be used as a 'barney stick'.

    I like them on my belt cuz I don't like too much stuff in my pockets.

    You shooting this Saturday?
     
  4. Neil Casper

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    Another thing about pocket carry I don't like.
    I was shooting the Classifier with my HiPower and was rotating mags out of my jeans pockets to the mag pouch between strings. On the TRL/RLWR in Stage 3 String 2, I inserted a mag with a tad bit of denim lint on the first round that lock her up and put me out of service.
    Good lesson to learn during a Classifier instead of a gunfight.:banghead:
     
  5. 10-Ring

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    Yup, it looks like I'll be free to go play this Sat :D :D

    Just as a point of reference, I do have a mag pouch for 2 mags, 1 for my pistol, but I'll have 2 more mags in a pocket...I'm looking for an alternative to pocketing those mags.
     
  6. Wilhelm

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    I carry 2 in a mag holder on my hip and 2 in my rear pocket just in case. I have not run into the lint thing but thanks for bringing that to my attention I will have to pay a little more attention. 10-ring and Skunk where do you guys shoot your IDPA? Beorn and I shot our 1st classifier today.



    Wilhelm
     
  7. M1911

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    It was my understanding that you can only have two spare magazines, for a total of three magazines -- one in the gun, two reloads on the belt (not counting the Barney mag). So that means you need two magazine holders.
     
  8. BerettaNut92

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    We shoot out at Prado, near the 91 and 71.

    $10 or 15 a match, I forget.
     
  9. Wilhelm

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    Beorn and I were just talking about checking it out there. Maybe we come to the next match.




    Wilhelm
     
  10. mark mcj

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    IDPA magazine holder is limited to 2 mags on the weak side for sanctioned matches, just behind the center of your body.
     

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    Your correct IDPA Mags (pair) weak side at or behind the center line of your body. You can wear a barney mag holder in the center of your back. Just a tip, only put your spent mags in your pocket, it will save you time looking for the holder. However if you shoot to a slide lock, you do not need to retain an empty mag unless required during the stage.

    Wheel Gunners can wear two loads on the strong side in front of the gun and two on the strong side behind the gun. The gun trigger needs to be at the center line of the body.

    Enjoy...;)
     
  12. Beorn

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    Sounds like a plan to me. I think I'm gonna put my wheelgun away though. She was my grandfather's service revolver, and short of changing the grips, that's all I'd ever do to it. So, the stiff early 1970s trigger pull will just have to stay.

    But, me and my G17 will probably be there. At least if my wife isn't giving birth to our first child that is (she's "due" on the 18th, but children can be mighty inconvenient I'm told, so the wee one may come a bit early).

    What do you say Wilhelm? Shall we go to Prado on the 15th?:)
     
  13. Bergeron

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    When shooting IDPA, is there a rule about the orientation of the magazines? It seems to me that if the rounds in the magazine were perpendicular to the waistline, it might be very slightly quicker than if the rounds in the magazine were parallel to the waistline, as I more commonly see.

    I don't know if this falls under "gaming" or not.
     
  14. Wilhelm

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    She's a big girl she can handle that on her own. She is NOT gonna spoil our fun.



    Wilhelm :neener:
     
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    Page 15 of the IDPA rules says two spare magazines or three speedloaders. If you're shooting a pistol with ten round mags you will only rarely even need the third mag. Page 17: Maximum number of shots required is 18. Now I have shot in local matches where more than 20 were required, but you could still finish easily with 21 (10 + 10 + 1).

    As far as carrying the third mag for loading (or other spares) in your front pocket, I took a cheap nylon knife or mag pouch, cut it down a little so it's open on top, and put the mag in it, cartridges down, so the bottom of the mag shows. It protects the cartridges from lint. That's actually how I normally carry my back-up magazine for concealed carry, since I find it hard to conceal the spare mag on my belt.
     
  16. 10-Ring

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    Yup, if I play my cards right, I'll have time to go play Sat AM at Prado. IT'll be fun ;) Haven't had the time for IDPA in months!

    Also picked up another mag for my USP 9...up to 6. Yup, that should be overkill :D
     
  17. BerettaNut92

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    I should be there. Look for the little Asian guy doing the Mel Gibson rolls in the grass.
     
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