Since I began carrying the Glock G36 as my EDC, I have been attempting to find a good home for spare magazines.
I had been using a Galco DMC26B double magazine carrier but I needed it for other magazines and did not want to adjust the adjustment screws every time that I needed to change magazine carriers, as it is set up for two Bersa 45UC magazines.
Finding the Fobus 6966BH double magazine carrier here, I decided to try it, as it made specifically made for the G36 magazines. What I ordered and what I received are two different things.
The picture in the advertisement shows a “paddle” style magazine carrier. I am not that big a fan on “paddle” gear, as I feel that they should propel canoes and such, but decided to order it anyway. I was surprised when the package arrived and the magazine carrier was actually a belt-slide version.
In keeping with the G36, the magazine carrier is of excellent construction and material (high-density polymer). It holds two spare magazines for my G36 with authority (there are tension devices built into the magazine slots) and has a gentle contour to present a low profile as possible. Fobus used robust rivets throughout the construction. The material is as thick as its leather counterparts are. Separate slots allow you to carry the carrier on a belt 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches wide. It also comes with a lifetime warranty.
The Fobus magazine carrier is somewhat smaller than the Galco version and rides a little lower on the belt than the Galco, which is good for my long arms. The slots for the magazines are actually about the same size as the Galco even though it appears that the magazine slots in the Fobus are larger. Of course, you can adjust the tension on the Galco unit for several types of magazines, but that does not mean that the Fobus cannot accommodate magazines other than the G36. The Fobus also works for my Bersa 45UC, S&W M&P 45, and Stoeger Cougar 8045 magazines. Although the fit is not tight, it is not loose either. The tension feature inside each magazine slot keeps the magazine in place.
The price for the Fobus unit was $23.00 compared to the $60.00 price tag of the Galco unit. I will learn to live with that.
If you have a Glock G36 and need a magazine carrier for range use or EDC, give the Fobus 6966BH double magazine carrier a try. Its reasonable price and quality construction may do the job that you need it to do – transport spare magazines.