High Speed Gear Awarded Contract for Marine Corps Rifle Magazine Pouch

SWANSBORO, NC (July 2019) – High Speed Gear® has been awarded the contract to provide Infantry Combat Equipment (PM ICE), Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) with 150,000 double rifle magazine pouches. The HSGI® X2R TACO® MOLLE Pouch was chosen for its preferred functionality, versatility and weight.

The HSGI® X2R TACO® will handle any type of rifle magazines. The Double Decker® design allows the user to carry 2 magazines in a single pouch that takes up only 3” of horizontal space on the platform. The X2R uses injection-molded polymer brackets, Cordura® front and back, shock cord lacing, and a thin HDPE separator to ensure adjustability and user perfect fit to maximize deployment capabilities.

“Over the years, all branches of the military have used High Speed Gear. We are honored to have been selected by the United States Marine Corps to provide 150,000 X2R TACO® pouches as the solution for the requested modular double rifle magazine pouch,” said Bill Babboni, vice president of sales and operations. “It was exciting to learn that HSGI was selected especially since Marine preference played a sizable part in the selection process.”

For over 20 years, High Speed Gear® has been dedicated to building the best American-made tactical gear with distinct and innovative products such as the TACO® and the Sure-Grip® Padded Belt. Our products are designed for the highest level of comfort, functionality, versatility and are always user driven to meet the operational needs of a wide variety of end users.

12 Responses to “High Speed Gear Awarded Contract for Marine Corps Rifle Magazine Pouch”

  1. PTMcCain says:

    Congratulations to High Speed, these are awesome pouches.

  2. CapnTroy says:

    Awesome! Topher’s Tacos have hit the prime time!

  3. Joe_K says:

    Of course we would pick double mag pouches.

  4. mike says:

    I guess the need to use pens and water to stretch the pouches when they approved PMAGs really pushed them in the other direction on pouch design.

    Congrats to HSGI.

    • Locutus494 says:

      There never was any need to stretch the existing magazine pouches to fit Pmags. Pmags fit in them perfectly fine. And yes, I’m including brand-new pouches.

  5. Whiskey says:

    That’s awesome… until you have to IMT. If you have to crawl and those mags are up front, you will leave a snail trail of mags behind you.

    I love my TACOs, I just use them on a belt. The pouches on the front of my rig are covered.

  6. Mark says:

    The flap covered version of this pouch would have been a better choice, in my opinion, as it allows for the option of extra retention, if needed.

    • Parusol says:

      This but with Eagle FBs because they’re already available on the market and have been issued for years now

  7. mudd says:

    I would have put retention and protection above ease of extraction. Grunts don’t get to live the …. get on the helo, 30min assault, get back on the helo ops cycle