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It’s not just cider and special forces. The Hereford/Welsh Border is also responsible for some bomber tactical nylon. I heard about C2R on the weekend; a gear manufacturer from the land of fermented apple juice and silent professionals.

Retailed by Ash and Mike (Frosty and Perr_Mike, respectively, two very well known and respected airsofters on the UK scene), as soon as I saw the pics and heard about C2R I wanted to sample their wares.

A few PMs and a bit of PayPal and my M4 flapped single mag pouch arrived today – thanks very much guys!

I’m really impressed with it. It’s well made with neat, straight stitching, reinforced in all the right areas – including some colour matched Multicam webbing at the base.

The pouch is composed of 500D and is of a very similar design to those made by Crye. But before you get on your Multicam high horse, Crye fans, it’s not Crye’s own design. I remember SORD bringing out similar pouches years ago, before Crye diversified into gear.

Whereas Crye’s approach to making these pouches is 330D all the way, C2R has gone tougher – though thankfully they’ve kept away from 1000D.

Pmag fit is great. Drawing the mag is easy, with no snags. But what I like, what I really really like is the elastic retention. It’s not stupidly tight! I’ve ditched a number of mag pouches over the years due to the curse of over-tight elastic. Who thinks this is a good idea?!

Before I go off on one, here are some pics…

Pouch closed. The tip of the flap features a bar shaped object, sandwiched between the layers of 500D. This lends a tactile feel.

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PALS attachment system is similar to Paraclete’s. No bulky MALICE clips required. A tad easier to use than Paraclete’s version, actually.

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Webbing reinforcement:

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Pouch open, with Tackleberry PTW converted RS Pmag inserted:

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Rubberized C2R logo:

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Always nice to see the genuine Multicam logo:

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My friend and gear aficionado, Andy, of Tactical Optician was equally intrigued by C2R’s mag pouches. He already owns a couple of bits of C2R gear and had this to say,

“I’m pleased by the build quality, it looks good, well stitched & tacked in stressed areas.

Early impressions are good, and if the quality of the pouches matches my C2R wrist board & counterweight pouch I’ll be very pleased.”

Win.