Recover Tactical’s Magazine Clips – Reloading Redefined

I love when a company isn’t afraid to make fun of the gun control industry. Recover Tactical seems primed to make snarky remarks about the gun control industry. Their magazine clips are an accurate description of their product. It’s a clip that attaches to a base plate that connects to a magazine. This little addition to your OEM Glock magazine is the perfect companion for those looking for a simple and low profile way to carry an extra Glock magazine or two.

Convenient and Easy to Carry

The Recover Tactical magazine clip is a two-piece system. The first is a base plate that replaces your standard Glock OEM magazine. The second is a small piece that attaches to the baseplate that acts like the clip on a pen, a pocket knife, or flashlight. This little clip allows the magazine to be carried in the pocket and remain easily accessible.

Practice, Practice, Practice

The idea is you can easily pocket carry a magazine without the need for a magazine pouch. Mag pouches add another accessory to your belt and do make you a little wider in most cases. Most people don’t want to carry an extra magazine if it’s not convenient for them, and the Recover Tactical Magazine clips are convenient.

Grab it, put it in your pocket, and head out the door.

Do the Magazine Clips Work?

Convenience in carry doesn’t exactly make an item useful for the person carrying it. The magazine clips do make it easy to carry, but does it make it easy to reload a gun? We know a magazine pouch is easy to draw from, but it your pocket?

It takes Time and Practice to Make it Work

The magazine clips do allow the magazines to sit deep in your pocket. This does make them concealed easily, but are they hard to draw? Yes and no. You have to learn some technique to make it work.

The Good news Is I got Faster With Reloading


There are two methods I’ve found that work depending on where the magazine sits in your pocket.

If the magazine is sitting in the middle of your pocket, I make a claw with my pointer finger on one side and my thumb on the other. I drive my claw around the magazine and pull it from my pocket.

The Claw

As I transition to my weapon, it isn’t difficult to rotate the magazine upwards and into the gun. This method makes it easier to get the magazine out of the pocket

Drawing with the Claw

If the magazine is at the edge of your pocket, you’ll want to blade your hand with the thumb remaining off the blade. You shove the bladed part of your hand into the pocket, and your thumb goes over the clip of the magazine clip. You pinch it together and draw the magazine. The benefit of this system is that the magazine is easier to load into the gun.

Thumb Index

The new Baseplate is much wider than the standard Glock magazine, and this makes it very easy to remove the magazine from your pocket.

Affordable and Effective

The Recover Tactical Magazine Clips do work, but it does take a bit of time and practice to make it rapid. I spent a couple of hours watching New Jack City and practicing my reloads. It wasn’t as intuitive as a magazine pouch, but it still offers a simple solution to the concealed carrier reload issue. It’s easier to carry and a little easier to toss a mag in your pocket than a belt pouch.

Just Keep Practicing


The biggest issue is that the Recover Tactical Magazine Clips won’t work with all the carbines out there that take Glock magazines. The Magazine clips won’t work with carbines that take Glock magazines in their pistols grips. Guns like the Kel Tec SUB 2K aren’t compatible with the Magazine Clips.

The good news is the Clip portion is insanely easy to remove, and they snap off in about a second. They will work in standard ARs that take Glock mags, or guns that have a magwell forward of the pistol grip.

Final Thoughts

These are very affordable and simple to use item. They attach with ease, makes sense, and allow you to pocket carry a magazine in an accessible way. Recover Tactical Magazine Clips are available for the Glock 19, 17, 43, 21, and the Smith and Wesson Shield 9mm. Check them out now, and let us know what you think. The Magazine Clip name is meme-worthy alone.

Travis Pike is a former Marine Machine Gunner, a lifelong firearms enthusiast, and now a regular guy who likes to shoot, write, and find ways to combine the two. He holds an NRA certification as a Basic Pistol Instructor. is the world's Okayest firearm instructor, and a simplicisist when it comes to talking about himself in the 3rd person. Hit him up on Instagram, @travis.l.pike, with story ideas.

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