Magazine holders, are almost literally a dime a dozen. From clips, to a hundred varieties of nylon to dozens more in Kydex. Magnets, inserts, flaps, clips and bungees are all options for wear and retention. Angles, are a harder option to entertain. Most are vertical, with some vendors offering a canted or angled option. What kind of magazine holder one chooses, is a matter of taste, looks and function. I always had a hard time finding a solid horizontal magazine holder. In full kit, I wanted less interference with the vest. In plain clothes, I wanted a smaller signature. Until now, the best I could find were a few decent nylon versions. While doing the job, secure retention was a concern. Without a flap or some version of it, the magazine is just there as a spare, with all other considerations becoming almost secondary. I was happy to come across the Magholer horizontal magazine carrier.
So, why horizontal? As mentioned, for every user the reason will be different, but either way Magholder team recognized a gap in the market, and addressed it with a solid product. To say that these things are tough is an understatement. They are freaking solid. The company describes them like a rifle stock, and feeling one in hand brings a very familiar certain brand AR stock feeling. The company is so confident in the build, they guarantee the holders for life. Yet with the heavier build, the signature and profile of the carrier with a magazine is very manageable. Magholder did not skimp anywhere on the design and the belt clips of the holders, like claws, offer a very solid mount option. I would like to see additional mounting options in the future, but for now the holders come with one belt mount variety which will fit almost any belt, and so far very pleasantly adapted to any belt I threw at it.
All holders use some form of friction lock, and the mag sits in the holder snuggly. It is designed to sit ammo down, so if this is a new configuration for you, as always practice with this particular set up is highly recommended. Additional option is a left or right side carry. This, despite which side you carry your handgun on, can also require some thought. For some, a reaction side draw will mean a strong side carry. For others, the reduction is overall signature may be a priority and the opposite side may be preferred. As the company grows, so do the magazine model options. I requested a Sig variety, which is one of many current popular models. There are currently no IWB options, nor do I think they are necessary. At around $25 for most models,, Maghoder is open to feedback and is very customer focused. In case you can’t decide which belt to use with your Magholder, they also offer thri own line of belts. Based in Utah, the Magholder horizontal mag products are made in USA, and right now you can buy any color you want, as long as its black.
Comfort 5 out of 5
Durability 5 out of 5
Functionality 5 out of 5
Weight 5 out of 5
Value 5 out of 5
Overall rating 5