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Old 07-13-2014, 06:53 AM   #1
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Odd carry by LEO

Folks,
There was some kind of trouble gathering at the local Wal*mart this morning, the Sheriff's Deputies were gathering. The first man in has carrying some kind of exposed hammer pistol on the right. On his left was a Tazer. In between, across the front he had three magazines in hard carriers at 90 degrees to his body. Looked like the kind of a rig which might be favored by a man who spent a LOT of time in a car. Looked like pull, rotate insert and would work seated or standing. Do not think it a good idea in prone.
Anyone else seen a rig like that?
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:04 AM   #2
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At one time Mitch Rosen made something like that. It was a short cross draw with the butt angled sharply forward
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Walmart, huh? That's a lot of firepower for a butt crack violation.
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Folks,
There was some kind of trouble gathering at the local Wal*mart this morning, the Sheriff's Deputies were gathering. The first man in has carrying some kind of exposed hammer pistol on the right. On his left was a Tazer. In between, across the front he had three magazines in hard carriers at 90 degrees to his body. Looked like the kind of a rig which might be favored by a man who spent a LOT of time in a car. Looked like pull, rotate insert and would work seated or standing. Do not think it a good idea in prone.
Anyone else seen a rig like that?
Geoff
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At one time Mitch Rosen made something like that. It was a short cross draw with the butt angled sharply forward
Charlie:

I would think that more likely it was something that comes from our friend Tommy and that itís a Safariland ďModel 775 Slimline Open-Top Triple Magazine PouchĒ.

As you know, I hate providing links to anything for they can change, be taken down or become corrupted. So as long as its understood that I accept no responsibility for where this might take you or what it might do to your machine once you get there, this one seemed to connect to that product on Safarilandís own site as of a few moments ago:
http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/product.aspx?pid=775

A bit safer perhaps is the copy of their (Safarilandís) photo of this product (taken just now from their website) that I am including as an attachment below.

Note however, that I do not possess the rights to the image posted herein, and am merely including and employing it here for educational and not-for-profit purposes. I will be happy to remove it if the actual copyright owner(s) request that I do so formally and in writing. However, in this case, and again as of this writing, as I know the owners and managers of the company in question (and have known most of them since sometime in the 1980ís), I donít think that theyíll complain.

You guys take care.
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Mr. Marlowe beat me to it. We have a few guys that are carrying their spare mags in that pouch, albeit not in that position on thief belt.

Geoff, I take it they were uniformed deputies? If that's the case Capt, that's his normal duty load out. A lot of guys feel the need to carry a BUNCH of bullets.

Duty belts have gotten very "busy" in the 20+ years since I started. Weapon, magazines, taser, flashlight, radio, cell phone, two sets of handcuffs, impact weapon, a pouch containing a couple of pairs of surgical gloves...

I predict even more back problems for future LEO retirees than we have now!
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Heck, I've been retired forever and the only difference in my belt was mace instead of taser and cell phones were in big bags...

and gloves were sorta new too, but I put some in my shirt pocket. Then when aids got to be a big thing I quickly forgot all the first aid I knew...

Mr. Marlowe I'm sure Tommy did that but I'm pretty sure about Rosen too10-12 years ago. Also remember Uncle Walter Rauch talking about something similar.
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Walmart, huh? That's a lot of firepower for a butt crack violation.
One in the store, one on the way in, two cars entered the parking lot.

I was properly incurious and boogied!

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We just adopted those mag carriers as an authorized alternative carrier, either for two or three magazines. Gives you three mags in the space of traditional 2 mag closed carrier.
If you're going to use an open top mag carrier, only word of advice is to tighten the retaining screws to an appropriate amount of tension. Check that by turning the whole duty belt upside down and shake vigorously
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