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Snake Eater Tactical Rifle Magazine Inserts

There are a variety of hook-backed rifle magazine inserts on the market thanks to an explosion of applications for them. Everything from modular chest rigs, to kangaroo pouches on plate carriers, or even loop fields inside backpacks can makes use of these inserts. While there are a ton of choices, few are as lightweight and slim as the new Rifle Magazine Inserts from Snake Eater Tactical (SET).

The Rifle Magazine Inserts are actually SET’s second crack at hook-backed rifle magazine pouches. The new version (V2) is constructed from 4″ wide heavy duty elastic webbing with hook material sewn on the back. The biggest update is the new flared opening that SET claims makes one handed mag insertion easy. That mitigates the most often encountered drawback to elastic magazine pouches.

Check out the Rifle Magazine Inserts at SnakeEaterTactical.com.

Snake Eater Tactical IWB Mag Pouch Glock 42/43

You may already be familiar with Snake Eater Tactical’s IWB Magazine Pouch. These versatile mag pouches make use of elastic and hypalon construction to fit a wide variety of magazines. While they work just fine for shorter magazines like the Glock 43 (see our review), users requested a shorter version and Snake Eater Tactical delivered.

Snake Eater Tactical now offers the IWB Mag Pouch Glock 42/43 which is essentially a shortened version of the original pouch. As the name implies, it works with Glock 42/43 magazines but also with a wide range of other subcompact magazines.


Snake Eater Tactical Armor Carrier Products

Snake Eater Tactical’s (SET) Plate Carriers are available again after a short hiatus. They came back with some new options and a several supporting products.

The SET Plate Carrier is now available with two pouch attachment options: Grid and MOLLE. Grid is proprietary to SET and consists of a series of small holes that can be used with standard paracord to attach pouches in nearly endless ways. The MOLLE version has a series of laser cut slots that are compatible with MOLLE pouches.

The Plate Carrier comes with the plate pouches and shoulder straps only so the purchaser can choose their own side closure method. SET offers a basic elastic cummerbund kit or a set of webbing straps.

Finally, SET is now offering The Rack Modular Pouch. This pouch is basically a chassis to be used with their elastic magazine inserts. It allows the user to configure a rack to their liking for docking on the SET Plate Carrier or any plate carrier with the industry standard SwiftClip attachments.

Check out all the Armor Carrier Products at Snake Eater Tactical: SnakeEaterTactical.com

Review: Snake Eater Tactical IWB Magazine Pouches

I recently purchased a Glock 43 for concealed carry. Given the limited capacity of the little single stack 9mm, it seemed prudent to pick up a spare magazine carrier to go with it. I was dismayed to find that most of the magazine carriers I found were larger and bulkier than I expected for a handgun that is designed to be concealed. Then I remembered the Snake Eater Tactical IWB Magazine Pouch.


The Snake Eater Tactical (SET) IWB Magazine Pouch is a magazine pouch that, in spite of it’s name, can be used for inside or outside the waist band carry. It is constructed from heavy duty elastic for the magazine pouch itself. It also has a sewn on belt loop made of ONE-WRAP and a backer made from laser cut material allowing the user to convert the pouch for OWB use by routing the loop through the backer.

The pouch will accept and retain a wide variety of magazines. It works with slimmer, single stack magazines like 1911 mags. It works with full size double stack magazines like a Glock 17 0r 22. I was even able to squeeze Glock 21 magazines into them without too much effort, though that is likely the limit. It also works with magazines that are significantly shorter than the pouch itself like Glock 43 or 26 magazines which is how I use them most of the time.

Observations from Use

These are the best inside the waistband magazine pouches I have used. They are deceptively simple in their design but the materials used and construction methods are very efficient. Everything serves a functional purpose.

Versatility – These will hold a ton of different types of magazines (or flashlights, knives, etc). Unlike most universal solutions, the SET IWB Magazine Pouches will actually RETAIN a ton of different types of magazine thanks to how well the elastic grips the magazines. Being able to route the belt loop through the backer to create an OWB pouch is another versatile feature.

Comfort – That same elastic that grips the magazines, also ensures that the pouch is extremely thin and comfortable to wear. Basically, the pouch is barely larger than the magazine it is holding and the stretched out elastic wraps tightly over the contents of the pouch, softening of any hard edge.

The ONE-WRAP belt loop is sewn to the pouch at the top only. This allows the pouch to flex and move with the wearer, further improving comfort.

Ease of Use – The ONE-WRAP belt loop is extremely easy to take on and off your belt. You can place it anywhere you want on your belt without having to remove the magazine from the pouch or opening your belt. It is far easier to deal with than a pull-the-dot type loop and it adjusts to nearly any size belt without having to trim the loop (though it is easily trimmed if you need to).

Retention – These magazine pouches offer excellent retention. They grip the magazine tightly enough that it will never come out but release it quickly when you draw it. They don’t have the click in/click out feeling of kydex. It is more of a consistent friction feeling when drawing a magazine from the pouch.

Affordability – These pouches are made in the USA and cost $15. You can’t even find an over-seas produced, injection molded abomination of a magazine carrier for $15. Even if you can, it won’t be this versatile or comfortable.

There is one potential downside to these pouches (and really most elastic magazine pouches on the market). It is very difficult to insert a magazine with one hand. If you are looking for a pouch that you can use to retain a magazine during a “tactical reload” this isn’t it. That isn’t an issue for me since I have pockets.

Wrap Up

You are getting a whole lot of versatility, functionality, and comfort for your $15. As I said earlier in the article, the Snake Eater Tactical IWB Magazine Pouches are the best inside the waist band magazine pouches I have ever used.

IWB Magazine Pouches at SnakeEaterTactical.com

Disclosure: This pouch was provided free of charge for review by Snake Eater Tactical.

ATLAS Gen 4 ACHILLES Trauma Kit Ankle Band

The ATLAS Gen 4 ACHILLES Trauma Kit Ankle Band has some functionality that you won’t find on any other trauma pouch for ankle carry. It is constructed almost entirely out of 5″ wide heavy duty elastic so it can stretch to fit and retain a wide variety of kit components. This 16″ long band has sewn in pockets for items like dressings and a dedicated tourniquet pocket. It also features an integral tarpaulin sheath for items like Benchmade Rescue Hooks or trauma shears. Finally, a laser cut, MOLLE compatible panel provides a way to attach an additional pouch should you need to add another item like an additional tourniquet.

The Gen 4 ACHILLES Trauma Kit Ankle Band is made right here in the USA by Snake Eater Tactical for ATLAS Consulting Group. You can find it at StrongLikeBeetle.com.

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