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I acquired a Springfield Armory XD-S .45ACP some time back. While the magazine holder that Springfield supplies (along with a holster and other items) works OK for range range practice, it is far too big, in my opinion, for concealed carry use. Something better was certainly needed.
I had a spare Redhead Knife/Tool Sheath from when I had bought my Kahr PM9 and needed a magazine holder for it. For a while, I used the Redhead sheath but wanted something that was more purpose built. One day, while driving to the range and listening to firearms related podcast, it was talking about Magholder.com and their horizontally oriented mag holder. It caught my interest and when I got home from the range, I brought up the website to see what it was all about. I exchanged e-mails with the owner as he answered a couple of questions for me. Bottom line, he said to give it a try as they had a 100% money back guarantee. I had little to lose it would seem.
Magholder.com, a relatively new company, offers their horizontal mag holder for a number of popular pistols, including 1911, Glocks (9-40), XD/XDM (9-40), M&P (9-40), and the XD-S .45ACP.
The MagHolder is designed to ideally fit 1.5-1.75" belts, although the way they are retained allows them to be used on wider belts too. They clip over the belt, not using enclosed loops, and have a textured back which is gripped by the pant as the belt holds the clip inward against the body. The clip itself grips the belt securely too.
I usually wear a
Wilderness Instructor Belt that is 1 1/2" wide and as you can see,
there is a small gap between the lip and the edge of my belt. As designed,
it will not disengage from my belt on its own but can be removed one handed if
necessary. I really like the fact that it can be put into service or
removed without the need to remove my belt.