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RJ
09-09-2020, 03:58 PM
I saw a video on a new polymer implementation of the DAA Xi mag pouch, the XiP (P for Polymer). I'm in the market for a new set of pouches, so I thought I would ask the hive what their opinions was on these. I have not seen pricing announced yet, but I would guess somewhere in the $42 ea range.

Thoughts?


https://youtu.be/b96-VlpA7Oo

Les Pepperoni
09-09-2020, 04:29 PM
I can't speak for the XIP, but I found the adjustment on the DAA racer pouches kinda of a PITA to deal with... Sometimes it is tough to find a Torx key...

I still really like the Ghost pouches and have had good luck with these cheap Amazon pouches:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XY38WX4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

$35 for a set of 3, vs. $30 for one pouch. IDK... At the end of the day, it just holds a magazine...

RJ
09-09-2020, 05:32 PM
...and have had good luck with these cheap Amazon pouches:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XY38WX4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



Thanks Les. Those look pretty functional. How do they hold up with normal use? I'll likely order some to try them out. Can't beat that price if they work.

Les Pepperoni
09-09-2020, 09:44 PM
Thanks Les. Those look pretty functional. How do they hold up with normal use? I'll likely order some to try them out. Can't beat that price if they work.

They're the no-brand Black Scorpion stuff... They've held up on a rig pretty well... If you're going to use them in ECQC, I don't think any gamer gear is going to work well... But for USPSA, you'll be fine.

Dan Lehr
09-09-2020, 09:57 PM
I bought one to try at 13.00 before going all out and getting three.

They are OK, not great, but perfectly functional, as long as you don't go prone.

The first thin is, since I'm a lefty I got to completely disassemble them to convert.

While I had them apart, I decided to make them a little bit more rigid by inserting some nylon bushings at the bottom front of the mag pouch (the white in the picture). They are adjustable up and down on the holder, 360 degrees for mag angle, and a limited amount for outward tilt.

I modified one of mine to place it on a Blade Tech mount. The hex head bolts block the holder from sliding down, but that is okay with me, I put it as high in the slot as it would go.

The up an down, angle, and tilt are all controlled by an hex head bolt that can be seen in the center of the hole on the outside of the magazine body. They stay in place through normal movement, however I found that when going prone, my body weight moved the mag holder body. After this happened, I decided to leave the covers off the outside of the magazine holder body so I could quickly adjust and tighten. I bought these for action pistol and there are no stages requiring a reload that I can shoot prone on, so I also put the one on the Blade Tech holder so I can quickly take it off my belt for prone stages.

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Notice the cool G flag I used to cover the washer :cool:

All in all I've been pleased with these. I just started shooting USPSA at the ripe old age of 66, and once I move up to a higher class, I'll probably get some high speed mag holders to wear in the nursing home.

BigT
09-10-2020, 03:16 AM
I still haven't found a mag pouch I like better that the CR Speed.

RJ
09-10-2020, 06:14 AM
While I had them apart, I decided to make them a little bit more rigid by inserting some nylon bushings at the bottom front of the mag pouch (the white in the picture). They are adjustable up and down on the holder, 360 degrees for mag angle, and a limited amount for outward tilt.



Thanks Dan, lefty here also. I suspect it's obvious after you take them apart, but the nylon bushing you sourced, is that from e.g. the specialty fasteners drawer at Lowe's or Ace hardware? What size did you find that worked well?

I'll probably go ahead and order at least one and maybe four of these here shortly.

Quantrill
09-10-2020, 02:39 PM
I have the DA Racers also, theyíre ok. Iím barely smart enough to get the correct combination spacers installed for my application. If I remember correctly the instructions werenít real helpful. The pouches in the OP seem unnecessarily complex to me.

My son uses the CR speed versa pouch with C-bax. If I were starting over thatís what Iíd buy.

Ghost pouches have been fine but the bracket digs into my hip.

Dan Lehr
09-10-2020, 09:02 PM
Thanks Dan, lefty here also. I suspect it's obvious after you take them apart, but the nylon bushing you sourced, is that from e.g. the specialty fasteners drawer at Lowe's or Ace hardware? What size did you find that worked well?

I'll probably go ahead and order at least one and maybe four of these here shortly.

It was Ace. Don't remember the size, I'll look in the shop tomorrow and see if I have one left.

Gio
09-30-2020, 07:06 PM
I use the DAA racer pouches and have used them for several years now after trying cr speed and ghost. I was breaking the ghost pouches left and right, and I hated the small posts that stick up on each corner of the pouch.

I really like the leaf spring tension system in the DAA pouches (ghost uses a similar system). The mag is held firmly, but as soon you start to pull it it pops out. My one complaint with these is they will loosen up and start to wobble. I keep a spare allen wrench in a few places in my uspsa gear and range bag and tighten them up from time to time.

Edit: after watching the video, these are even more intriguing to me. I like the ball joint concept if it actually stays put once set.

foxj66
11-02-2020, 03:21 PM
I ordered a set of these after nationals and just set them up. So far I really like them. The leaf spring system DAA uses has always worked well but I think these will not get loose and be harder to break the ball joint.

I have used and broken the following:

DAA racers Little disk part always gets loose and has a wobble

DAA race masters Sheared ball joints off pouches

Guga Ribas. crack ball joint where it attached to mount and would wobble

JCS
12-09-2020, 09:46 AM
Anyone have any more updates on these? Iím looking to pick up some new pouches to try bullets out.

foxj66
12-09-2020, 09:48 AM
Anyone have any more updates on these? Iím looking to pick up some new pouches to try bullets out.

They seem good but I havent really used them as its my off season. Probably only 20-30 minutes of dry fire and a couple locals. They have stayed tight and I havent broken one yet.

JCS
12-09-2020, 08:04 PM
Iím going to pick up a set. Iíll update on my findings.

Eyesquared
12-15-2020, 01:23 PM
I also got some and so far I like them. Only used them for maybe 4-5hrs of dryfire and a match, but they don't seem prone to wiggling at the attachment point like the DAA Racers did. I didn't think the ball joint would make any difference for me but I kind of like being able to cant certain mags in or out as well. You can also adjust the height at which the mag rides inside the pouch by about an inch, which I like for production mags. When I used 17 round mags in my Racers I would sometimes smash the crap out of my hand because there wasn't much magazine exposed, but that shouldn't be an issue with these.

Clusterfrack
12-15-2020, 01:36 PM
I hate anything that has ball-joint adjustments. They never last.

I've tried a bunch of expensive and complicated mag carriers, and all I use now are the cheap plastic Ghost carriers.

JCS
12-17-2020, 09:44 PM
They seem good but I havent really used them as its my off season. Probably only 20-30 minutes of dry fire and a couple locals. They have stayed tight and I havent broken one yet.

Have you had any issues with the rear insert coming out when pulling out the mag?

foxj66
12-18-2020, 09:55 AM
Have you had any issues with the rear insert coming out when pulling out the mag?

I had one want to pop down on my last mag pouch, but havent had issues with the ones actually getting used.

OldRunner/CSAT Neighbor
04-11-2021, 10:18 PM
Anyone have any more updates on these? Iím looking to pick up some new pouches to try bullets out.

Any more updates on the DAA XiPís since the seasonís underway?

Eyesquared
04-11-2021, 11:02 PM
Mine are holding up well, ball joint hasn't come loose or anything. The rear insert can pop out if you don't have enough tension set because it'll have too much room to move backwards but once I got the tension set properly it hasn't happened again.

JCS
04-12-2021, 06:52 AM
Any more updates on the DAA XiPís since the seasonís underway?

I had major issues with the rear insert popping out. I called daa and tried all their suggestions. I was about to get rid of them because I had little confidence in them. Turns out there is an extremely easy fix that I discovered on my own. A piece of painters tape on the back of the rear insert covering the metal spring and it will not ever come out. Iíve not had a single one pop out now Iím several thousand reps.

JCS
06-09-2021, 11:39 AM
I had major issues with the rear insert popping out. I called daa and tried all their suggestions. I was about to get rid of them because I had little confidence in them. Turns out there is an extremely easy fix that I discovered on my own. A piece of painters tape on the back of the rear insert covering the metal spring and it will not ever come out. Iíve not had a single one pop out now Iím several thousand reps.

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This and blue Loctite on the screw solves all the issues of the pouch. I continue to beat mine up and have never had the insert budge since doing this hack.

Gio
06-21-2021, 11:56 AM
Update: I ran these at USPSA nationals and love them. Did the tape trick above and haven't had an insert pop out since. The ball joint is excellent, as it allows me to angle the front of the magazine at about 30-45 degrees away from my belt, which gives me an easy angle to grab them.

JCS
06-25-2021, 05:15 PM
Sadly, Iíve discovered the fatal flaw of these pouches: Metal on plastic at the largest stress point. In chasing a sub second reload Iíve become much more aggressive on the mag grab and have now done this to three pouches
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This results in about 1Ē-2Ē of wobble in the pouch.

https://youtu.be/qYBKsnMy6HQ

Iíll also add that this probably wonít be an issue for people the run their pouches mostly vertical.

JCS
07-06-2021, 01:30 PM
I need to give DAA props because they stand behind their products and took care of me. Excellent customer service.

foxj66
08-19-2021, 02:51 PM
I need to give DAA props because they stand behind their products and took care of me. Excellent customer service.

Were you able to just buy a replacement body? I did that to one and stopped using them. I switched to the metal ones and so far they are holding up but its only been about 6 weeks.

JCS
08-19-2021, 06:58 PM
Were you able to just buy a replacement body? I did that to one and stopped using them. I switched to the metal ones and so far they are holding up but its only been about 6 weeks.

They offered to replace the entire unit but not body. I ended up getting a credit of equal $ value and got the Alpha Xi pouches. I think it's a better design but like you said, time will tell.