MagHolder Horizontal Mag Pouch


A company called MagHolder is making horizontal mag pouches for concealed carry handguns.  The polymer pouches clip to the belt and are the magazines are held in place by friction.

The pouches are designed to be carried on the same side of the body as the gun, so pulling a mag is a cross-draw motion.  Alternately, the mags can be carried on the reaction (aka “weak”) side and drawn rearward.  For some people, this may be a slower draw, but the advantage is a lower-profile visual “footprint” under a cover garment.

The MagHolder pouches are made for these pistols:

  • Glock all but 10mm and .45 ACP
  • SIG Sauer P226, P228, P229 and 2022
  • Springfield XD, XDM, XDS
  • Smith & Wesson M&P
  • 1911-type (single stack)
  • single stack .380 ACP, 9mm, .40 S&W including Beretta Nano, Diamondback pistols, High Point C9, Kahr pistols, Ruger LC9, SIG Sauer P238, 239, 938

All mags are black and sell for $25.

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  • MrSatyre

    What’s the difference between a horizontal lump on a belt or a vertical lump on your belt? Seems to me the vertical design has one advantage, and that’s that it occupies less space…um, horizontally. I would think that something aligned to the vertical position of your main trunk (torso, hips and thigh) would be less noticeable either inside or outside your waistline than something that is not. From a grabbing perspective, tho’, I can see where a horizontal drawing placement would could be better. I’ll have to try one and see.

    • TopGunReview

      I have one and can tell you there is a difference. The vertical magazine pouches tend to poke me in the side when I lean over to get something, especially with longer mags (although I suppose I could stand to lose a few pounds). With the horizontal mag pouch I pretty much forget it’s there. From a concealability standpoint I’d say they’re about the same, although with horizontal you don’t have to lift your shirt or jacket up nearly as high to access the mag.

      • MrSatyre

        That makes sense to me!

  • Zius Patagus

    Really? $25 for a plastic tube to hold your $25 mag? Really?

  • AKMer

    These things rock. I was using a horizontal mag carrier for my spare for about a year. I actually met the owner of the company while working at the LGS. He was a really good guy and gave me one to try out, I have been carrying it every day for about 4 months and I must say I’m really impressed. It conceals great and never jabs me the way the horizontal carrier would. Well worth $25.

  • Suburban

    If my torso were rectangular around my waist, these might be sort of concealable. On a duty belt, or war belt, they are going to take up too much real estate. So. . .

    With the bullets pointed down, is the top round going to stay in the magazine properly? Because, you know, ammo is heavy, and there’s like gravity and stuff.

    I’m just saying that there’s a reason that vertical mag pouches dominate the market. There have been horizontal mag pouches in the past, but they mostly haven’t survived competition from vertical magazine pouches.

  • Eric

    Bought one. Works well. Positive retainment, much more concealment, easier to grab and insert. Perfect for concealed carry. I can understand not wanting one for your weekend warrior, living in a specops fantasy world war belt. but for the real world where a concealed weapon and one extra mag is the order of the day, these are just the ticket. Great product and great price. 25 bucks is a small investment. Two thumbs up.

  • WrightKnows

    These are extremely well worth the $25. I carry it every day and love the feel. I can squat, climb in & out of tight situations as well as do all the normal things without having a clip dig in. Extremely comfortable to wear. In real life situations, clip exchange is effortless, smooth and with a little practice much quicker. I’ve heard they are coming out with a double clip and I can hardly wait.