I’m not sure when the big switch from carrying gear on a vest rig went to carrying gear on a belt but I’d like to say I was a cool guy when it happened. By cool guy I mean active duty Marine Infantryman. I think it had a lot to do with the advent of smaller and lighter plate carriers with less room to mount gear. In 2009, I was in Afghanistan and witnessed a massive change in my squad. Guys were dropping gear from their plate carrier to a variety of belts. We did nothing but foot patrol so a Marine's width wasn’t the issue. As time moved on belt rigs became the norm and so did belt ready gear. Almost ten years later we have gear like the Bravo Concealment AR mag pouch.
The Modern Difference
The Bravo Concealment AR mag pouch is made almost entirely from Kydex, if it's not kydex its metal. As mentioned above this is a belt mounted mag pouch and you have to order it specific to your hand orientation. The magazines are canted slightly forward for a quick and easy draw with your weak hand.
The design is an opt top and the retention is based around friction. With the Bravo Concealment AR mag pouch, you can adjust the tension via a single screw. This is great because you can adjust it for the slight differences most magazines will have. With so many companies making so many different, magazines this adjustment is a great feature to have.
In my experience, these magazines have zero issues accommodating the following magazines.
Mission First Tactical
USGI Style aluminum magazines