Gear Test: SnagMag – a product you wish you invented it’s so good
By Corey Graff, Gun Digest
I’d spent months looking for an easy-to-conceal, easy-to-draw pocket magazine holster for concealed carry. With the SnagMag the search is over.
Every now and then a product comes along that is so purely original, and so-simple-it’s-stupid, that it leaves you muttering something completely unoriginal like, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
The SnagMag is one of those rare gems. It’s a pocketknife look-alike mag holder. On first blush this thing looked to be the ideal solution to carry more rounds. It was a first impression that proved accurate.
The SnagMag gets its name from the shark fin shaped protrusion that catches, or snags, the corner of your pocket, allowing you to easily extract the mag.
The product achieved the perfect balance between magazine retention and ease of extraction. It conceals—disguises, really—your mag, holding it securely inside of your pocket. The shroud (to which the clip is attached) covers the mag from the outside.
During testing I found that the SnagMag conceals single-stack mags better than doubles, but doubles are still hidden extremely well.
I tested two models, one for the full-sized double-stack Glock 22 mag, and a smaller version for the Sig P232 single-stack mag. Both worked equally well. No problems drawing, and no one looked twice at the pocket clip.
What I liked about the SnagMag Magazine Holster:
- Doesn’t add bulk or weight to your belt
- Instantly accessible
- Totally disguised (as a pocket knife)
- Holds mag in the best possible position for a draw
- Easy to extract mag
- Excellent retention in pocket for positive draw
- Available for most makes and models of handguns
Was there anything I didn’t like?
Not much. And that’s saying a lot. I did find that the SnagMag didn’t work as well with loose work slacks as it did with more rigid pant materials like jeans or “tactical pants”—but it still worked pretty darn good. The slacks tended to have less rigidity to support a full house of 15- or 17 rounds.
Bottom line: I never go anywhere now without a spare magazine, thanks to the SnagMag.
It’s affordable, comfy, easily accessible and fast—truly the better mousetrap of concealed carry mag pouches. It works. If you carry concealed, get one. And see if you don’t agree.
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