The “Tac-Mag” That is Not a Magazine – The Tactical Magnet

I truly enjoy level 1 holsters. When properly designed and manufactured like much of the high-end Kydex offerings today, the friction-only retention offers fantastic performance in concealable packages. These holsters and their Q/D systems are equally good in my other carry locations including personally owned vehicle, nightstand, etc. They work well for the guy running a single system for all his carry options.

What about the gun guy/gal who can’t make up his mind on his carry? Or, what about the shooter who changes firearms with their outfits? Purchasing that much tactical Kydex can get expensive quickly.

Looking to offer a potential solution is the Tac-Mag, a high-strength magnet that instead of using friction, opts for magnetism to hold a firearm in place. While not appropriate for EDC, the magnet system can be mounted to a variety of places to hold a firearm, replacing the need for Kydex at every carry or storage location.

The magnet carries a full 25-lbs rating so it will handle pretty much every firearm out there except the semi-auto Barrett .50s. Complemented with a full lifetime warranty, the Tac-Mag is a pretty good bargain at $11.97 via Amazon. Order more than one to store magazines with the primary firearm. 

Potential users take note – the Tag-Mag does not cover the trigger of your firearm like a good holster. Make sure to take this into account in your firearms storage plan.





Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Rick O’Shay

    What’s “tactical” about it? It’s just a magnet that can hold 25lbs of whatever magnetic sh** you decide to stick to it.

    • Russ Kell

      its painted black?

      • Jared Vynn

        That’s racist, black paint is clearly for assault weapons. Tactical know’s no color, except for FDE and coyote tan.

        • BillyOblivion

          Coyote Tan is speciest and discriminates against coyotes that aren’t tan.

    • Michael Valera

      It has laser cut molle attachment points.

  • Moonman45

    Going to get a magnet coated in titanium implanted under my dermis so i wont even need a holster. You think froglube is easy on the skin?

    • noob

      If it is on your shoulder you can magnetically “sling” a long gun like Master Chief.

      And also get stuck to your fridge if you lean on the door accidentally.

      • Jared Vynn

        Shoulders, thighs, or for our southern North American friends front waistline. So much possibilities for dermally implanted magnets. Why you could even mount armor plates without the need for a heavy and bulky carrier.

  • noob

    Combine it with one of those raven concealment VanGuard 2 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e0d24289c8a1632ae2feb53a9a292c43284b38e2bae84a24c90f7d07f4d928e1.jpg trigger guard covers?

  • Howard

    I have a bunch of these, pretty decent for the most part but I don’t give much faith for them holding the rated 25lbs. It takes two of them to hold my Desert Eagle to the inside of my gun safe door. Glocks stay better when you put it on the ejection port area so the barrel holds but they can still rotate around. For some things they are great, others, just “meh”.

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    • Michael Valera

      Steel case catcher = best use.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    The nice thing about not having kids is I can just leave guns laying all over the house without hiding them.

    • iksnilol

      What do you do in case of Russian assassins?

      Thomas Jane had precautions for a good reason.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        I offer them a glass of cold milk.

        (grenade in milk jug)

        • iksnilol

          Just be sure to get a snubbie revolver, the longer barrels can easily get bent.

    • …Are you a wizard?

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Apparently.

    • Edeco

      I’m thinking of using them to expand the gun storage capacity of my coffee table

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    Just remember that Aluminum is not magnetic…

    Clarification: Since certain people might try to make this a topic of debate, specifically I mean that 6061 and 7075 Aluminums commonly found in firearms will not stick to this magnet.

  • retfed

    “[R]unning a single system”? Is that like “carrying the same gun all the time”? Sorry, I’m not tactical enough to understand that. I only speak English, and I tune out when people speak techno- or tacti-speak.
    And the magnet doesn’t look too reliable, either.
    And get off my lawn.

    • The_Champ

      Hahaha. I don’t recall exactly when shooting became running, and guns became systems…. but this new nomenclature is getting ridiculous.

  • valorius

    I’m not a fan of kydex holsters. Leather for me please.

  • valorius

    You can get shop magnets that will hold any firearm for less money at harbor freight.

    • bull

      or rip the magnets out of a old hard drive. 🙂

      • Jared Vynn

        Kjmagnetics has inexpensive powerful magnets including countersunk.

  • iksnilol

    Can… can we stick two guns to each other with it?

    Also, can we carry several with us and throw them like ninja stars at an assailant? Like, they get caught on the gun and knock it off course.

    • Jared Vynn

      Bolo’s made with 50 pound strength neodymium magnets. With some Paracord you could also use it as handcuffs.

  • PersonCommenting

    Wish someone would make a decent car safe over this crap…

  • Hanzo

    Love that handgun. Shoots great. Feeds anything.

  • LGonDISQUS
  • mazkact

    One caveat. Over time a magnet will impart magnetism to whatever is attached to. Picture you magnetized screwdriver picking up bits of steel off your workbench. Do you want your slide or any part of your firearm attracting tiny bits of ferrous metal, I don’t.

  • Raptor Fred