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How to Attach MOLLE Mag Pouches to a Plate Carrier?

MOLLE mag pouches are a great way to carry extra ammo for your rifle and other supplies, or gear. Not only are they sturdy and durable, but they also attach easily to a plate carrier.

MOLLE mag pouches can be attached to a plate carrier in a variety of ways. In this article, we will show you how to attach them using the most common methods. By following these simple steps, you can have your mag pouches up and running in no time!

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How to Attach MOLLE Mag Pouches to a Plate Carrier?

MOLLE mag pouches are a great way to increase the carrying capacity of your plate carrier. In addition, they can help to keep your magazines organized and easily accessible.

One of the great things about MOLLE mag pouches is that they can be attached to just about any type of plate carrier. This gives you the flexibility to customize your gear to meet your specific needs.

There are two main ways to attach MOLLE mag pouches to a plate carrier:

Method 1: Direct Attachment

The first method is the direct attachment method. This is the easiest and most common way to attach MOLLE mag pouches. To do this, simply thread the MOLLE webbing through the mag pouch and attach it to the loops on the plate carrier.

Method 2: Use of MOLLE Adapters or Clips

The second method is to use MOLLE adapters or clips. Molle clips or adapters (sometimes called MALICE clips) are small pieces of hardware that attach to the MOLLE webbing and allow you to attach the mag pouch without threading the webbing through.

Which Method Is Best?

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to deciding which attach method to use. It ultimately comes down to personal preference. Some people prefer the direct attachment method because it is quick and easy. Others prefer the use of MOLLE adapters or clips because it allows for a more secure attachment.

I tend to lean towards using the existing molle straps on the pouches and just weave it through the MOLLE webbing of my gear. Because from my experience MOLLE clips tend to break more easily and they aren’t that reliable. Also, the pouches won’t attach as snug to your gear compared to a tight strap weave.

How to Attach MOLLE Mag Pouches to a Plate Carrier?

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Direct Attachment/ Weaving

Step-By-Step guide to attaching MOLLE mag pouches

Step 1

Attaching MOLLE mag pouches STEP 1

Choose the placement on the mag pouch and thread the straps of your molle pouch through the first row of webbing on your plate carrier.

Step 2

Attaching MOLLE mag pouches STEP 2

Next, thread the molle straps through the corresponding rows webbing on the back of your mag pouch.

Step 3

Attaching MOLLE mag pouches STEP 3

Continue threading the molle straps through the webbing on your plate carrier and the webbing on the back of your mag pouch until you reach the last row.

Step 4

Attaching MOLLE mag pouches STEP 4

Tighten the mag pouch by pulling on each strap. The fit should be snug but not too tight. And finish off by pushing the ends of the straps into the last row of webbing on your magazine pouch If the straps have a closure, make sure to fasten them.

Using MOLLE Clips

How to use MOLLE adapters and MALICE clips

Using clips or adapters has the advantage of being quicker to attach and remove the pouches as needed. It is also a more secure method, particularly if you are using heavy-duty MOLLE mag pouches.

To attach MOLLE mag pouches using clips or adapters, simply attach the adapter to the back of the pouch. Then, thread the MOLLE webbing through the adapter and attach it to the loops on the plate carrier.

Where to Put Mag Pouches on a Plate Carrier?

First of all, When it comes to mag pouches, there are a few things to consider in terms of placement on a plate carrier setup.

  • First, you’ll want to make sure that the pouches are easily accessible so that you can quickly reload your weapon if necessary.
  • Second, you’ll want to ensure that the pouches are placed in a way that doesn’t interfere with your ability to move freely or use your other equipment.
  • And finally, you’ll want to make sure that the pouches don’t add unnecessary bulk or weight.

Now for the actual placement, I would recommend keeping your plate carrier magazine pouches on the bottom center of the carrier. This placement allows for quick and easy access to the magazines, while also staying out of the way of other gear.

You can also experiment with having the magazines more on your weaker side (non-dominant hand). But it might be harder to reach with both hands.

In Conclusion

Attaching MOLLE mag pouches to a plate carrier is a quick and easy way to increase the carrying capacity of your gear. There are two main methods for attaching MOLLE mag pouches: direct attachment and the use of clips or adapters. It ultimately comes down to personal preference as to which attach method you use.

When placing MOLLE mag pouches on a plate carrier, make sure to consider accessibility, placement, and weight. For the most part, keeping the pouches on the bottom center of the carrier is a good way to go.

With that said, feel free to experiment with different placements until you find what works best for you.

John-Caspar Jaanus

Written by John-Caspar

John-Caspar Jaanus is an Estonian military, tactical gear, and survival expert and author. He has an extensive military background and has been involved with the Estonian defense structure for over 10 years. Read bio!

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