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After a bit of a wait, fresh Milt Sparks gunleather arrived today!

I’ve posted pics before of my favored Sparks IPD double-mag IWB pouch, purchased used some time ago. I figured obtaining a new one to rotate with the old one might be a good idea (plus, I have a third like-new one in all-black thanks to a fellow Addict). I’ve also been curious about Sparks’ single-mag IWB option, the IPS, so I ordered one of those, as well.

I’ll likely start breaking-in the new IPD first. I like how this fresh (for now!) rough-out leather looks alongside the still-quite-new Summer Special holster from the revived Bruce Nelson Combat Leather line. Old vs. new IPDs separately shown side-by-side for comparison.

Sparks had an AR mag pouch in-stock in their online store, also - I’ll look to use that one at the rifle range the next time I’m there.

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Been thinking about one myself. Is it designed to cary the mags opposite of each other like that? Or just personal preference? I like all of my mags pointed the same way. I'm dumb though, rounds forward weak side for me.
Indeed, the IPD is designed to carry the mags “spine-to-spine” like that. Mostly, I believe, to help reduce the width of the pouch.

While I, too, have typically carried all spare mags bullets-forward, I have worked quite a bit with this pouch and its mag orientation to be comfortable with it.

The trade-off for me that makes the IPD worthwhile is that it positions the two mags high and close-in. I wear mine pretty far back on the belt, around 7-8 o’clock behind / on my left hip. With practice, it works well for me.
 
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Indeed, the IPD is designed to carry the mags “spine-to-spine” like that. Mostly, I believe, to help reduce the width of the pouch.

While I, too, have typically carried all spare mags bullets-forward, I have worked quite a bit with this pouch and its mag orientation to be comfortable with it.

The trade-off for me that makes the IPD worthwhile is that it positions the two mags high and close-in. I wear mine pretty far back on the belt, around 7-8 o’clock behind / on my left hip. With practice, it works well for me.
I’ve always been curious on the history of this IPD ‘spine to spine’ mag carrier setup. I suspect it must date from the Southwest Pistol league era but it does seem counter to much of the teachings from the Modern Technique/API/Gunsite (which Sparks was so aligned with). Does anyone have the full history behind the design origins of the IPD spine2spine carry?
 
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