One piece of gear that is often overlooked is the mag pouch.
Latest and greatest pistol… Check!
A bag full of “the next best thing” holsters… Check!
A thoughtful and tactical approach to carrying spare ammunition for that system? Often overlooked.
Most mag holders have to be hidden just as well as the weapon, because they immediately give away that you are armed! But a good magazine pouch/holder (like the Gray-Man sold by CBI) should look like a cell phone case, a Multi-Tool case, or a variety of other things. This eliminates the need to worry about concealing it at all! I have worn a Gray Man model for over 2 years, sometimes while speaking in front of large crowds, and NO ONE has ever made it for a magazine holder.
Your system should also allow you to reliably and easily carry a reasonable amount of extra ammunition. How much is reasonable? It depends. Are you walking around your house? Out running? At the office? At least one, and usually not more than two or three extra magazines should do the job. You may need an entire magazine to suppress the enemy while you get to cover. That’s why the Gray Man easily holds two full size Glock/double stack mags.
How about versatility? Sometimes I need a horizontal carry – bullets up. Sometime down. And sometimes I need it to be worn vertically. A good system allows all of these options. That’s why I designed the Gray Man to be worn horizontally or vertically, in a variety of configurations! Tactical without looking it, the Gray Man Mag Pouch is a one size fits any situation tool! Now available in BLACK, Coyote/TAN, or A-TACS camo. A great deal at $14.99 Available here.