Fast mag access for your bolt action. I’ve been sent out a VSR Mag Holder from Longbow to have a play with, and I’m now wondering why I’ve not used Kydex before. As a result then, this is from a first time user to the whole Kydex phenomenon as well as a product review.
Now, I’ve said many times that I’ve never lost a firefight due to a slow mag change. It just doesn’t happen, and it never will, because that’s not how airsoft is during games. You always reload from cover. Unless you’re an idiot.
What I have done though, is lost mags. VSR mags, pistol mags, assault rifle mags, mags that someone else popped in my dump pouch to hold onto until we got back to safezone…
The reasons vary, either I’ve not fastened a pouch back up properly after use, or the elastic mag pouches have loosened over time, or those stupid bungee straps that are always in the way have become tangled. Worse still, I’ve placed far too much faith in dump pouches, added three or four mags before running to the next objective, then realised when I’ve gone to refill my rig in the safe zone afterwards that there are too many empty mag pouches compared to before.
- It’s annoying during games.
- That shit gets expensive quickly.
- Finding reliable, compatible mags in stock is a pain in the arse.
Yeah, whipping a mag out can be done quickly by most players, but watch them struggle to get it back in. It’s worse for us all when wearing gloves, because everything has its difficulty level upped with gloves on.
Cue Kydex Customs. And for me, this little beauty of a VSR Mag Holder (I don’t think pouch is correct).
Overall, I’m impressed, and I try not to be with modern kit and equipment (yes, Mr Jason). I prefer tried and tested and do have an aversion to excess plastic on my kit but this is delightful. One of my next projects will be a “range rig” – increasingly my local plays cqb centred games that give me the opportunity to sit out and do some testing. I get quite a lot of kit to test out and never have enough hands for tools, mags, bottles of Longbow 0.48 etc without getting dressed up in full kit. The Kydex VSR Mag Holder, available here, definitely going to be part of that.