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While not a duty belt anymore I use Safariland's slime line double mag cases on my 2 gun belt. I've tried on both sides of the belt buckle but didn't much care for that then moved them to both being on the same side.

At least you can kind of get an idea of how a duty belt would look with four on one side. Bottom picture you can kind of see all four of them. Hope that helps a little.





 

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My old web belt rig I wore for two decades in the Army was set up for either a 1911 or M9 depending what I felt like that day. Same UM84/M12 holster with thumb snap (flap added back for jumping/diving). Each pouch held either a 15 rd 9mm mag or two 8 rd Wilson 47D. Add the mag in the pistol and one up the spout gave me 106 rds of 9mm or 105 rds of .45. (wrong holster with MP44 picture taken in Baghdad 03')

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I do a Safariland Triple at 9 o’clock and a single pouch right behind my 6360 holster.

I tried every quad and they did not work for me.

DL, Hoffner, Bianchi Glock, Tuff ... I might be forgetting one.

Hands to big, could not quickly grab a mag without the other mag being in the way
 

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I carry a stainless Springfield TRP on duty and have found the A.E. Nelson quad pouch to work for me. It's not perfect, only access is one snap(but the mags stay put even when open during reloads and rolling around), and I . have found it to "lean out" away from the belt as it ages. But all in all, it has worked for me. It holds the mags with the spine of the mag facing the body and staggered at various heights.
Price was very reasonable and shippping was very quick.
 

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It’s refreshing to see so many LEO’s that appreciate A. E. Nelson’s quality. My first purchase from them was a breakfront holster for my service revolver (about 1981). Since then I’ve purchased a lot of leathergear from them, mostly for 1911’s (to include a dual mag pouch). Good people.
 

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pics of your setup?

I carry a stainless Springfield TRP on duty and have found the A.E. Nelson quad pouch to work for me. It's not perfect, only access is one snap(but the mags stay put even when open during reloads and rolling around), and I . have found it to "lean out" away from the belt as it ages. But all in all, it has worked for me. It holds the mags with the spine of the mag facing the body and staggered at various heights.
Price was very reasonable and shippping was very quick.
 

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would ask the same if you have some pics of your setup?

I do a Safariland Triple at 9 o’clock and a single pouch right behind my 6360 holster.

I tried every quad and they did not work for me.

DL, Hoffner, Bianchi Glock, Tuff ... I might be forgetting one.

Hands to big, could not quickly grab a mag without the other mag being in the way
 

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I dont work the streets. I do work extra jobs but my main assignment is behind a desk. I dont have a taser, body cam or mic. This is my set up for comfort desk carry :biglaugh:

the buckle starts at 12, the pistol roughly at 3 with the trip mag pouch around 9. There is enough room to run my "Oh Sh_t" mag pouch tight up against my holster belt loop to reach my handgun grip with zero interference as I run a QLS which spaces the handgun further away from the body. Handcuff case is around 1130ish and I cut the loops so it will slide higher on the belt. my radio will go next to my light.

I also run an extra keeper on my shorty baton holder against my buckle as the belt loop is too sloppy for a thinner sam browne belt.

 

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Difficulty wearing 4 mags on the belt.....

The Springfield RO is a great gun, but the ability to carry four mags on a duty belt is related to your waist size. The smaller the waist, the shorter the length of the duty belts, so LE officers with a larger waist size may be able to carry 4 1911 mags on their belt where smaller waisted officers need to store one off their belt in a pocket.

For those that don't have enough room on the belt, the solution might be to use a different firearm with high capacity that is similar to the 1911. My suggestion would be to use an STI 2011 high cap in either 9mm, .40, or .45acp. A well built STI 2011 can be extremely accurate, and the polymer grip and steel frame allows holding more rounds in a lighter gun. I compared the weight of my empty STI 2011 5" barreled gun to an empty Colt .45 1911, and the STI 2011 was actually 3oz. lighter when empty.

When I worked as a Deputy in the Orlando area, we had to use a department issued Glock, but we could choose the caliber in 9mm, .40, or .45acp. I chose a Glock 21, and used two mag pouches with flaps....which were duty issued. A G-21 magazine holds 13 rounds, so with my loaded gun and two mags, I carried 40 rounds. My waist size was 34, and I had no problem carrying everything I needed on my duty belt. :)
 

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pics of your setup?
I am a total tech moron(which some say is why I carry a 1911) so I will see if someone more savvy then me can post pics. I carry the pouch at the left side front of my duty belt, just in front of my Taser.
 

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Mag pouches on a duty belt.....

I carry the pouch at the left side front of my duty belt, just in front of my Taser.
I am right handed and did the same mag pouch carry position using G-21 mags. My TASER was behind my mag pouches. It was very natural to grab the mag with my weak hand. I carried my handcuff pouch on my right sight in front of my G-21 holster. It was easy to grab, even with my weak hand, when making an arrest and handcuffing the subject...... I preferred to handcuff a suspect when they were lying prone on the ground, with my knee on top of their back.....:)
 

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Used to carry 4 1911 mags up front and 2 in back. Double pouches in front (2 in each pocket) and the singles pouch (carrying 2 mags) in the center of my back. Was always careful not to fall into a pool though.
 

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How about two in an open top of some sort and 2 more in a closed top double stack pouch i.e Glock 21 pouch. It would be super fast to the open tops which could be topped of from the covered "tandom" pouch when needed. This would certainly take up less room on the belt that two doubles or 4 singles.

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I've been running the Blade Tech quad 1911 mag pouch for a few months now. It sits just off to the left of my buckle. It rides high enough on the belt to be comfortable when seated. I don't believe Blade Tech makes them anymore, but a quick search on-line and I think you can still find them.
 

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STI 2011 gun for concealed carry....

I recently built an ST 2011 Commander .38 super, but cut the grip shorter by slightly under 1/2 inch. I also cut down a 126mm mag to make a 115mm .38 super mag, and also carry a 120mm .38 super mag in a single mag pouch. I have 15+1 rounds of hot loaded .38 super JHP rounds in the 115mm mag, and 16 rounds in the 120mm spare mag.

I fitted the gun with a Bar Sto W/N ramped .38 super bull barrel, and the steel receiver was made in San Diego by L-10 Machine Co. The gun feeds the Hornady 124 gr. XTP JHP bullets great, and the gun is very accurate with my hot .38 super reloads.....
 

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IMHO after 45-years on the job (almost all Patrol), you don't need 4-extra mags. Too much weight and bulk on your gunbelt over a long period of time will result in back and nerve problems. It will also slow you down and make it more difficult to move thru narrow doors and windows.

But if you insist:

1. You would be better off w/ 2-mags on your weak side and a set of cuffs (or a double cuff case) on your strong side (the cuff case will get used on a daily basis, while the last 2-mags will never see use).
2. Put the other two in back w/ a second set of cuffs, or
3. Put the second set of cuffs where I already stated, and get a tailer to add sew-in pockets on your weak-side thigh, which is where we used to put a sap pocket. The pockets could be open, but could also have Velcro covers, or
4. If you wear an external vest, your extra mags and cuffs can go there, which would also add a bit of additional armor protection against bullets and knives et al.
 

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IMHO after 45-years on the job (almost all Patrol), you don't need 4-extra mags. Too much weight and bulk on your gunbelt over a long period of time will result in back and nerve problems. It will also slow you down and make it more difficult to move thru narrow doors and windows.

But if you insist:

1. You would be better off w/ 2-mags on your weak side and a set of cuffs (or a double cuff case) on your strong side (the cuff case will get used on a daily basis, while the last 2-mags will never see use).
2. Put the other two in back w/ a second set of cuffs, or
3. Put the second set of cuffs where I already stated, and get a tailer to add sew-in pockets on your weak-side thigh, which is where we used to put a sap pocket. The pockets could be open, but could also have Velcro covers, or
4. If you wear an external vest, your extra mags and cuffs can go there, which would also add a bit of additional armor protection against bullets and knives et al.
After 34 years on the job, this is the best advice.
 
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