Extra Carry is producing a magazine caddy designed for concealed carry use: no more loose magazine in the pocket and no more bulky pouch on your belt. The Extra Carry (EC hereafter) is being billed as the solution to a number of issues facing those carrying a spare magazine with their concealed carry kit.
The EC is similar in function (though differing in design) to another product I reviewed not long ago, the NeoMag. The difference here is that the EC does more than just align the magazine in your pocket, it encompasses the top of the mag (as it hangs upside down), preventing any rounds from popping out as things jostle around in your pocket.
The goal is simple: look like a pocket knife, yet hold a spare magazine. In that, the EC succeeds. Simply place the mag into the box, rotate the pocket clip horizontal, put the whole shebang into your pocket and rotate the pocket clip back to vertical. Reload drills using the EC are fast and smooth. Getting access to the base of the magazine is easy and instinctive. While not a primary concern, getting the magazine back into the EC was sometimes problematic as pocket material would try to head in there with the bullet box. The plastic that the EC is made of is rigid enough to be durable, yet has enough give to be comfortable in the pocket for a day’s worth of extra rounds.