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I recently bought the Blackhawk Double Stack Dual Ammo carrier for an upcoming IDPA match. I wanted to get comfortable with it, so I stuck it on my belt and wore it for a couple of days. I was not, what you might call, a happy camper.
But as I experimented around, I found out what I was doing wrong, and I now find the device to be superior to most of the others I have seen.
Okay, first the disclaimer. I am overweight (or, 2 feet under-tall if you prefer). I’m not exactly to Hefty-Bag size, but you won’t find me in the skinny jeans department of Dillards either. Unfortunately, when I sit down, stuff hangs over the belt. Bummer.
So, when I got the new pouch, I looked it over, and I saw this:
Yep, that’s the hole where the belt goes through it. So, being the compliant guy I am, I used the belt holes and mounted the carrier. Had I been planning a radical approach to a splenectomy, this would have been perfect. However, all I wound up with was pressure indentations on my left side and a lot of discomfort during the day. It bound getting into the car because it was secured in a way that the carrier did not move well. It was very secure, and it wasn’t coming off. I liked that. It was just very uncomfortable.
In desperation, I decided to try to use it with the more flimsy mount:
Initially I was worried because my assumption was that it would ride up and pop off my belt when I sat down or drove in the car. But I had not counted on a lovely little addition that they put on this device shown here:
That little device is the backside of a hook-shaped end that grabs the bottom of your belt. The more flimsy plastic bends easily, but it never leaves your belt (in fact, it can be difficult to get off). I now found out that when I sat down, the device moved away from my body based on the gentle pressure of my adipose tissue on the Glock 19 magazines I put in the device. The carrier was both comfortable and secure.
I got mine at The Firing Pin in Auburn, Alabama. You can also find them online at Amazon. I give this 4 out of 5 stars. The only reason it does not get 5 stars is that like lots of stuff made today, it doesn’t come with tips and techniques for wearing and using, and as a result, wholly requires experimentation to determine if the product will work for you. I could have saved two very uncomfortable days if I had been able to read instructions similar to mine above.