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I recently reviewed KCT’s MOLLE-Link holster. It’s a fine little rig, and definitely my favorite way of sticking a pistol to a MOLLE-backed rig of any sort. KCT was also nice enough to make up a matching magazine carrier for my upcoming race through the desert. They call it the Dual Carrier Unit (D.C.U) and it works pretty well out in the field . . .

Like all the other KCT pieces of gear, it can be had in twenty-five different colors including this cornea punching orange. And like the KCT holster I tested out, it is a well built piece of gear that attaches to MOLLE with relative ease. Once it is snapped into place, it isn’t going anywhere.

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They make a version without the pistol mag carrier attached that got sent along as well. In the interest of saving electrons, I’m not doing a separate review, other than to mention that it exists and it works very well. I only own PMAGs and steel magazines for my AR 15 and both fit nicely into both carriers. There seems to be a decent amount of friction holding things in place, but not “snap” like you get in a properly tuned holster. Either way, both versions held my mags tight when I got to running, but were willing to give them up when it came time to reload.

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The only problem I had with the D.C.U is shown above. Kydex has many benefits, but it is not the strongest material that has ever been made by the hands of man. Subsequently, a loaded pistol magazine tends to flop around on a run setting up a nice little metronome sound. This is helpful for keeping temp, but ultimately stresses the Kydex. It will inevitably fail, and because I hang out with Murphy all the time, it will happen when I least expect it.

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I REALLY like the functionality this provides so I’ve made due by using a stout epoxy to glue the pistol mag carrier to the rifle mag carrier. What it lacks in elegance, it makes up for in functionality. When I emailed the guys at KCT, they acknowledged that the D.C.U does that, and that they usually wrap a loop of shock cord through the rivet holes to keep everything in place. I don’t love that solution, and would love to see a future revision that finds a stouter and more permanent solution.

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Specifications: KCT Kydex MOLLE-Link D.C.U

  • Material: Kydex
  • Attachment: MOLLE
  • Rifle Mags: AR 15 style magazines
  • Pistol Mags: 1911, most GLOCK and S&W magazines
  • Colors: 25
  • Price: $40

Overall * * * 
It does an admirable job of holding magazines, and is about as unobtrusive as you can make a stacked mag holder. Unfortunately, the pistol mag portion bounces around too much for my liking. My hope is that the guys at KCT can come out with a revision that fixes this problem. The regular magazine holder suffers from none of these issues and gets a solid five star rating.

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4 Responses to Gear Review: KCT Kydex MOLLE-Link D.C.U

  1. I’m going out on a limb and assume that I am not the only living human who warmly recognizes and embraces the awareness that Kydex products do NOTHING for me.
    There’s just something about leather gun products!

  2. Velcro strips would solve the problem, and still make it removable.

    I like their system, but don’t own anything with MOLLE/PALS on it. 🙁

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