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Having carried spare magazines weak side and vertical my whole life, the idea seemed a bit weird at first. I decided to try it at the range the other day and actually found it to work pretty well. I can't say that I've given it enough time or analysis to have a strong opinion, but wondering what others have found.

Is there a darn good reason most of us carry weak side vertical, or is it just because we've always done it that way?
 
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Only way I carry. I still carry weak side as its a matter of habit and my hand naturally goes there to search for reloads. I dont see any real advantage going strong side, not enough to try and undo 20+ years of habit. I also tend to caryr my spares farely far forward, almost appendix.

Tried it about 2 years ago and havent looked back. Not a lot a of good options out here last time I checked but I saw Stealthgear has a new stretchy sleeve that Im going to try. I forget who made the carriers I have but they were on the pricey side.


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I've been using horizontal magazine carriers from Magholder for a few years now. I typically carry mine weak-side, but don't see why one couldn't be carried strong-side if one desired.

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I can second the Magholder. I have had a very good experience with mine. I wear it at 11 o'clock, bullets forward and up.
 
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I've been carrying strongside horizontal on my duty belt for twenty years. Off duty I carry one spare mag strongside horizontal using a Safariland velcro holder.

To be honest, I also carry two mags vertically on my off side (I carry four spare mags on my duty belt)



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I carry horizontal strong side on my duty belt and really like it. I carry vertical, weak side to court and at IDPA. Off duty CC, I typically carry a spare mag in the watch pocket of whatever pants I'm wearing. I do a lot of practice from all three positions and find them all acceptable. Do whatever you like, the important thing is having the spare magazine(s).
 
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I've been using horizontal magazine carriers from Magholder for a few years now. I typically carry mine weak-side, but don't see why one couldn't be carried strong-side if one desired.

https://www.magholder.com


I've got one of these and have been wearing it at about 12:30-1:00, really like it.



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I carried horizontal strong side on duty for years. Almost had to since my duty belt was filled up with gear everywhere else. Once retired I went to weak side vertical. I'd like to go back to horizontal but don't really care for the polymer offerings.


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"weak" side at about 11:30 in a Dale Fricke horizontal.
 
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