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Montesquieu Mag Rack from Bad Company Tactical

When Bad Company Tactical introduced their Rapid Retention System (R2S), using it to carry pistols was just the beginning. Inventor Toby Melville quickly realized he could use the system for a variety of equipment, including magazines. In fact, you may remember this photo from back in April that was the first photo out there of this application of the RS2.


The photo shows a Kydex mag pouch array. It’s called the Montesquieu Mag Rack (MMR) and according to BCT, it allows you to swap out the mag pouch from the backer with the touch of a button.


As you can see, BCT has already developed Kydex mag carriers for several different weapons including the SCAR-Heavy.

In development since 2011, this is the fourth design iteration to get them where they are. With this latest edition, you have the choice to run it alone or linked together with other panels. You can also chose if you want to run the R2S, Blade-Tech’s quick release system, PALS, or Velcro panels. The belt, chest rig, and plate carriers are all mutually supportive and the system is compatible with Sight Industries’ new belt system.


Here are some photos of inventor Melville using the MMR downrange.

I asked Melville about the name. It was vaguely familiar but I couldn’t put my finger on it. He explains here:

Baron Montesquieu was a French noble that pioneered modern government with his views and studies. He was the most frequently quoted author by the founding fathers and essentially invented the idea of the separation of powers to balance government. In honor of him and his ideas of a diverse and flexible system of governing, I too have developed a system that is flexible and is not only a separation but a combining of powers to create the most innovative and useable system available. Now you the user can use BCT, BladeTech, Sight Industries (DSG Arms), MOLLE, Velcro, and soon I plan to integrate Safariland and G-Code. This not only helps the end user BUT helps the sales of my competitors in a spirit of support for small business. This is my gift to all.

There is a lot of work being done on polymer magazine carriers as well as on new modularity systems. There’s no doubt that these are definitely going to have their place in the market.


8 Responses to “Montesquieu Mag Rack from Bad Company Tactical”

  1. Chris K. says:

    Well done, BCT. Glad to see universal compatibility on this level.

  2. Ryan says:

    Looks pretty slick

  3. straps says:

    Looks like someone finally cracked the code on race gun tech that’s usable in the tac arena.

    I’d like to learn more but that web site is killing me.

    • TCBA_Joe says:

      Agree, the kit looks awesome, the website needs a complete revamp.

      • Matt says:

        I personally know Toby and I’m very proud to be able to call him a friend. Toby is a fulltime American Patriot. If anyone ever has questions about his stuff just use the contact info on his website and either Toby or his wife will get back to you ASAP. I’ve gotten several phone calls from Toby from all over the world. Great job brother keep up the good work!

  4. Toby says:

    Sorry for the website everyone. My wife built it for us and I have to say she did a great job but it is time to do an over haul. We have been spending all of our time and money on our product line in order to make real gear for the real end user. If you have any questions please feel free to email me direct at [email protected]. You can also view us on face book and linked in(Toby Melville). There is a lot more kit coming out and I look forward to your requests and interest in our products.

  5. straps says:

    SSD has breakdowns of the product line under BCT’s tag.

    Better info on the rail-mounted pistol system here: