Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Blue Force Gear Double M4 Mag Pouch

Double M4 Mag Pouch
Blue Force Gear Helium Whisper
The pouch I have was before BFG updated it to have a shock cord retainer, mine is elastic.

Factors I’ll be covering are:

·      Overall size/footprint: 2 MOLLE rows wide.

·      Materials
o   The ULTRAcomp™ high performance laminate backer extends down covering the bottom and coming over the front for increased wear resistance and weight savings. The rest of the pouch is constructed with 500d CORDURA®. fabric. The pouch can hold one or two M4 (polymer or metal) mags held secure and quiet by an elastic band around the outside of the pouch.  

The Patented Helium Whisper® attachment system is compatible with all MOLLE platforms and built with a combat tested, high performance laminate that reduces weight up to 60% while equaling or exceeding the durability of 1000d CORDURA®.
·      Ease of opening – speed of reloads
o   This pouch has a flap that allows user to grab it and open the pouch. I used this successfully under the dark chaotic stress of DARC’s LECTC with MOE/M2 PMAGs. In testing for this review, the M3 PMAG’s over insertion stop caused me to fowl up the reloads a little, with an average 5.75 second reload.
·      Ability to retain 1 instead of 2 mags. I have used this for that roll at work for a few years now without any complaints.  

·      Magazine Compatibility
o   USGI vs PMAG M2 vs M3


o   Surefire 60

o   PMAG 40

·      Versatility - what other items does it hold
o   Tazer X-26 - Yes

o   Radio - barely if the clip is off. 
o   Water – a 16oz plastic bottle fit depending on the bottle. It was not a consistent answer. Anything larger wouldn’t fit for sure.
o   Beverages
§  Red Bull 8.4oz – Yes

§  Kill Cliff 12oz - Yes

o   Flash bangs – Large Anti Roll Model - Yes

o   Glock 17/22 with X300U and DG switch – Yes

o   Dark Angel Medical DARK insert – Yes

o   Oakley Glasses hard case – No

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