These had their 15 minutes a good few years ago but I rediscovered them recently, while checking out a pic of a plate carrier which belongs to my friend Andy of Tactical Optician.
Andy has a Fast Mag mounted upside down, placed on his carrier in a position where pulling a mag downwards to draw it is the most ergonomic thing to do. I ran four Fast Mags across the front of a chest rig in the same way back in the day and it reminded me how much I liked the system.
You can buy a belt mounted version, but this is the MOLLE specific one.
I picked it up from Tactical Kit.
The MOLLE version has two tabs, which can be inserted into PALS channels. This helps stabilise the Fast Mag when drawing a mag.
On the reverse, there’s a slightly less horrendous version of a MALICE-style clip which is actually quite easy to thread and secure.
Mag tension is adjustable. There’s a strong silicone band which can be moved up or down the Fast Mag’s body, depending on how much grab you want.
These Gen 3 Fast Mags are stackable, but I’ll be using just the one as a last resort fast access pouch.
With the silicone band adjusted to the strongest grab setting, reinserting Pmags is a two handed job, which is worth considering.
Lastly, theres a drainage hole in the base of the Fast Mag – if you like that sort of thing.