This vest allows you to carry two doublestack pistol mags (four if you utilize side pocket and knife/light pocket). I personally have fit four Magpul PMags in this vest as well. It is designed to do so and is made to hold them tightly. The Phalanx vest also allows up to 19 3-inch magnum 12ga rounds to be carried. This gives the user high adaptability for mission or personal use. There is also a handcuff pouch and a large pouch that may be used as a dump pouch or may be used for a sound suppressor up to 7.5" long and 1.75" in diameter. Buckles crossing zipper can be used for rapid wear or can take strain off the zipper if reconfigured with the elastic straps holding excess webbing outside of the buckle instead of between buckle and vest. Highly recommended. BLACKHAWK makes excellent gear.
Pros: Versatility of loadout, placement of pouches, and adaptability of vest to add extra accessories and gear.
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.