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DCA Ammo Pouch – Odin Tactical

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Made by these people… https://www.odintactical.co.uk/  Who you have to admit do have a very nice Facebook profile picture

Review

A little background on the company itself.

Lifted directly from the company website…

“ODIN Tactical is located in Otterburn, Northumberland. Situated approximately 3 miles from the Otterburn Camp & on the perimeter of the Training Estate, our shop stocks the latest tier 1 brands of tactical equipment from around the globe.”

Background…

I have been looking for the ‘perfect’ pouch that holds 2 x 5.5mm E-Mags for a while now

I eventually came across these from Odin Tactical.

After a bit of research, they seemed to fit the bill, only time will tell.

Description…

The DCA, Double – Closed – Adaptive has been designed to hold various types of 5.56mm calibre mags, I can vouch for the fact that both Magpul E-mags and the HK steel mags fit the pouch.

The pouch has loop strips inside for the fitting of after market Kydex wedges from your preferred supplier, GM Tactical…https://gm-tactical.com/products/556-mag-wedge-system-mws for example.

There is also a shock cord retention system in place in case you only want a single magazine in the pouch or to minimise the rattle with two.

The PALS on the rear is of the ‘tab & tuck’ variety which so far hasn’t failed me, then again, I’m not in a kinetic role anymore, not kinetic in the slightest. However, it is a tried and tested system.

The flap is secured by hook and loop, with no silencer strip a la the PLCE ammo pouch.

In my opinion if you’re having to open your ammo pouch, then you’re changing mags and therefore making more than enough noise already…

There is a small webbing tab to assist in opening the flap, it could be a bit more substantial, maybe a ‘grip bead’ for a positive grip then again that would add to the cost.

You may be able to tell from the photos that the pouch itself is made from 500D multicam.

While this might seem fragile at first it is abrasion resistant and it has a waterproof coating on the rear surface.

BTW CamelBak also uses 500D on a lot of their products.

Opinion…

These pouches are exactly what I wanted…well for now, they are well made, neat and tidy in looks and more importantly they look the part, “look the part, act the part, act the part be the part” …yet more Zen like sayings are available. Besides lets face it, it’s a catwalk out there.

In Summary

I’m very happy with my initial purchase so much so I now have three of them. The pouch itself is lightweight and does exactly as advertised.

Ratings

I got mine from two different places…because I’m like that.

Here (KitMonster) https://www.kitmonster.co.uk/product_info.php/cPath/189/products_id/2172

And here, (Odin Tactical)

https://www.odintactical.co.uk/load-carrying/molle-ammunition-pouches/magazine-pouch-556mm-dca-adaptive

  • Cost – £££££: £22, not cheap but no need to re-mortgage the house.
  • Value for money 1-5: 5. It does exactly what it’s s’posed to do, it holds two magazines securely.
  • Ease of use 1-5: 5, after weaving the PALS together the hook and loop tab is easy to use…as to the flap, if you’re not a fan it can be tucked away inside the pouch, if using a Kydex wedge f’rinstance. 
  • Construction 1-5: 4, Ok so the 500D cordura feels rather thin if you’re not used to it but it is robust enough. Bar tacked on all the stress points.
  • Allyness 1-5: 3, low but as it’s not issue and therefore different it’s ally.

As usual the professional looking photos are from the manufacturers website, in this case Odin Tactical, the rest…guilty m’lud

This Kit Pest Review was written by me,  ‘Gorgeous’ Jim Shoebridge.

  Hopefully you enjoyed it and if you have any thoughts or comments related to this article then please  leave a comment!