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Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:51 am
When I was in the service the SOP in a contact situation, was reload and dump your empty magazines. This is of course not a problem in a building but when going on patrol I had about 10 magazines and if we had a contact, and used fire and manuvere to escape .I was quickly down to five magazines to the rest of the mission. I tried some different magazine dumps but it didn’t feel right.
What do you do? And how?
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:43 am
I bought a mag dump pouch from Tactical Tailor. It on a drop-leg rig and it will hold 20 M16/M4 mags. It straps to your belt and the backing of the legrig has antislip material with two QR buckles. Its MOLLE compatable
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:33 am
Of course you could drop the partially used or empty mags down the front of your shirt. I'm sure everyone has heard of that technique though.
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:13 am
Kind of hard to do with our uniform blouses un-tucked and with external body-armor on........
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:17 am
mag pouches ftw
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:46 am
Re: Magasine dump
Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 4:36 am
Good basic mag pouch discussion:
If resupply is possible, and I am in a firefight, I don't want to take the extra 2+ seconds to:
1) locate fresh mag in whatever is my next reload pouch
2) extract mag
3) perform tac reload
4) retain empty mag in hand
5) reach around and locate my moving/swinging dump pouch
6) drop mag in dump pouch
This post is very important.
He is not only an inspiration but he tells you exactly the way it should be told.
"For a quick summary, here are the mistakes I made in combat that I believe led to my severe injury and permanent disability:
- Assuming I killed the bad guy with one shot to the torso area
- Performing such a slow reload
- Retaining my empty magazine during the middle of such an intense gunfight
- Stowing an empty magazine in the same location as my fresh magazines
- Looking down at my weapon while reloading instead of downrange in the direction of the threat(s)
- Having my rifle in the Low Ready while reloading
- Standing bladed and not taking advantage of the protection that my ballistic plates offered"