I have looked all over this site without any luck and searched several different ways, but if this has already been addressed I apologize. If you could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.
Has anyone worked with a velcro sidesaddle on a shotgun? Remington says that it ships the MCS 870 with a velcro side saddle, S.O. Tech and SKD seem to be making them, along with Vang Comp. I am a medic deploying with a shotgun (not my choice) and I am looking at the best way to carry extra ammo. The removable sidesaddles seem like an amazing idea, but I am worried about how well they hold up, how well the velcro stays attached, how does the elastic hold up under recoil, etc. I have reservations about velcro in general, but I know some of the medic bags and removable IFAKs use velcro a lot. I have not had any issues with my M9 aidbag pouches coming out when I did not want them to, but those are on the inside of a pack that is closed almost all the time and they are not constantly being rubbed against stuff. If anyone has any better ideas on how to carry extra shotgun ammo please feel free to chime in. The thing that has me the most attracted to the velco idea is that I can put the extra "strips" in issued double mag pouches and also be able to swap out the whole sidesaddle if I needed to get more ammo on board. I checked with my unit and they are cool with me doing whatever to the Mossberg 500s, so if anyone has any suggestions in that vein please feel free to respond to that as well or send me a PM. Thank you so much for your help.