Jusme wrote: ↑Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:04 amI have no info on the Defender holster, but I'm not a fan of having my extra mag(s) in the same location as my gun. Unless you can access the mag, with your off hand, you will have to switch your gun there to reload. Is it real time consuming? Maybe not, but it will take a lot of practice to master. For about the same money, you can get a crossbreed, and a mag holder that can go on the opposite side. This is just my opinion, and worth every penny you paid for it. YMMV.
This. I carry my S&W M&P M2.0 9mm 5inch in a Safariland 7TS ALS openly. Even when I was carrying my Tanfoglio BTA90 IWB, concealed prior to 1/1/16, I have always carried my spare magazines openly, on my support side, in a nylon pouch with flaps. Looks like a multi-tool pouch. I train all my family members to carry their spare magazines the same way; OWB on the support side.
I carry the spare magazines in the same position for training and competition as I do for EDC. The only difference is I us open-top pouches in training and competion. I have used the flap covered pouchesin training and competiton to valid my techniques. Works well for me. I strive to train and practice using the same gear and techniques I use in EDC. At the range, for an all day class with additional spare magazines, I may add suspenders. Otherwise, I wear clothes I would wear in the office.
If you are planning to carry in the appendix position, a combination holster and mag pouch seems to me to be a good idea.
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