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Metal or Plastic Mag Holders

Discussion in 'Competitive Shooting' started by mcfoto, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. mcfoto

    mcfoto Newberg Active Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm a relative noob USPSA shooter and ready to move on from the mag holders that came with my XDm. Since I bought a Double Alpha belt, I'm thinking of going with their holders. They offer plastic or aluminum. I shoot production so I've been running four holders. The aluminum are $60 ea. and they offer the plastics for $130 a four-pack of the plastics. The Cheap Charlie in me wants to go with plastic but I'm wondering if this is a "cry once" moment. Any input appreciated.

    I've enclosed a poll if you just want to register a preference.

    Thanks,
     
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  2. skeezix

    skeezix Lebanon, OR All around nice guy Bronze Supporter

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    I'm a C class shooter in several Divisions, so take my advice for what it's worth. I have been using the same "plastic" (kydex) mag holders for the past 7 years without any problems. They were made by a guy that no longer makes them, and at the time I paid $12@ for them. I gave one to my brother and he looked it over and then made some for himself. Anyway, my belief is, IF I were a top shooter then some of the gear might make a difference. IF that ever happens, then I will look into the more expensive stuff.

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  3. mcfoto

    mcfoto Newberg Active Member

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    Thanks for your response. Yes, I decided on the plastic ones and they arrived last week. My reasoning was as new production shooter who only competes once a month, there wasn't a need for the "professional grade" gear. Maybe a treat when I classify A (since I just made D, that will be a while). Can't wait to test them out at Saturday's match.