Pouches and holsters are usually used interchangeably because they are now so similar. And, when it comes to Velcro® pouches that have bands for gripping magazines and equipment this is even more true.Generally, there are three types of pouches that are attached with Velcro®:
Additionally, while there are some models of grenade pouches using this type of attachment, they are generally rare. The same advantage drawing people to Velcro®, meaning the possibility to quickly add and remove it from your setup, makes it slightly dangerous for explosives.But, those in the market for holsters and pouches, especially when it comes to wearing them covertly or having them quickly at hand on your person will want to look into Velcro as the ideal solution.Comparatively, you can buy these pouches for sale cheaply, they are easy to maintain, and they are virtually effortless to install to a plate carrier or for war belts that have corresponding panels.
Uses for Velcro Pouches
The main use of a Velcro pouch is as a holster for mags, tools, or medical kits for military and civilian requirements. The use is further backed by the need for the army and LEO to have something that will simply snap into action when needed.Because they are so simple and easy to manufacture, they are generally accessible and most users will take several items even if they don’t have as many mags.But, unlike universal pouches that can easily fit the mag in and out, the Velcro options is slightly tighter. It will still fit in most magazine types, but the flexible band always makes it a bit harder to put the mag back in. Ideally, this is something you want to do with two hands.This means that Velcro pouches are not ideal for extended combat situations. Those that use Velcro pouches in combat most often need a dump pouch for their mags and don’t return them into their former holsters.But, when it comes to unpredicted domestic situations, this is where such attachments shine. Because they are so easy to attach and detach, you can have a dozen mags taped in your vehicle or somewhere else that is handy and attach them to your PC at a moment’s notice.And, the pouch can be concealed with the PC or inside the belt if needed, allowing for an even wider application of the item.
Communication Station Pouches
Aside from magazine pouches, comm pouches are also quite frequent, especially when it comes to those that work in venue and location security. Same as with the ammo, they can be attached anywhere on the carrier, or jacket, where you have a Velcro panel.The band usually makes the pouch grip even better than just fabric models, and they are usually lighter overall. But, the weight is not a significant aspect because the pouch is always light comparing to the radio.Still, for those who need to carry around a comm device off their head and frequently change their location from the car to the outside and back, this is an ideal option. You can have the radio attached to the dashboard and simply peel it off when you are getting outside and strap it on your PC.
The best Velcro pouches for pistol ammo take up just slightly more space than the magazine itself. This is why they are ideal if you want to carry your ammo without anyone noticing.Most users won’t have specialized tactical clothing with panels on the inside for concealed carry of the ammo, which is why they will use the belt as their CC option. Namely, you can simply wear the Velcro belt attachment on the inside and strap your mag pouch there.If you position it somewhere behind the hip, the ammo will be completely unnoticeable.
Stronger than It Seams
There is a huge misconception that Velcro attachments are not strong enough to carry gear. This is because most of our experience with Velcro as civilians is with semi-strong panels and narrow straps.But, Velcro is neigh-impossible to take off directly pulling away from the panel. This is why you need to peel it slowly from one side to the other. And where all of the items are attached this needs a focused motion.The main reason why even experienced soldiers avoid Velcro in open combat is not because of the weight of the gear, but because laydown maneuvers can recreate the pealing motion. For anyone not planning to sneak lying down a lot, it is objectively easier and cheaper to use.