For pistol competition, I’ve used the DAA Alpha-Xi aluminum magazine pouches since they became available. I’d recommend getting a magnet on the front pouch, in case you need to pick up a magazine on the way. There is now a more affordable version called the DAA Alpha-XiP, where the P stands for polymer, as they are produced from injection molded PA66 which has been glass-fiber reinforced.
As far as I can see from the description they have the same functionality, but a lower price point is always good for beginners (or seniors) who are looking to keep the budget down and spend it on ammunition instead.
Here’s how Double Alpha Academy describes the product:
We are pleased to introduce our new Alpha-XiP Pouches!
The DAA Alpha-XiP magazine pouch is a more affordable version of our flag-ship Alpha-Xi pouch. By incorporating an injection-moulded pouch body instead of the CNC machined aluminum and anodized pouch body of the Alpha-Xi, we are able to offer all the same great features at a substantially lower price!
The Polymer used in the pouch body of the Alpha-XiP is a glass-fiber reinforced PA66 material, which is extremely hard and durable. This allows us to use the same mounting system as used in the aluminum body. Other than the pouch body material itself, the Alpha XiP and Alpha Xi are identical. Both incorporate the same Aluminum ball-joint hanger and include a full set of spacers to support a wide array of magazines.
The Polymer body is not only cheaper than the aluminum option, but it also will not show scratches or wear over time as the aluminum tends to. And while it does not use color inlays as the Alpha-Xi does – it is currently available in 7 striking colors, including Black, Blue, Red, Grey, White, Purple and Orange.
The Alpha XiP pouch body offers 8 connection points to choose from – three height positions each for Right-hand or Left-hand shooters, and two height options for bullets-out mounting. A Key-seat engagement is used in combination with the custom wide-head screw, to prevent any possible wiggle, movement or weakness.
Available in singles or bundles.
Stay safe and keep well,
Your DAA Team
Here is a video that demonstrates the product.