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How To Install Double Magazine Pouch On Driver Seat

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by '16goingon'17, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Jan 13, 2018 at 11:31 PM
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    '16goingon'17

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    I installed a double-mag pouch today on the left side of the driver seat of my 3rd Gen MT. I used a Blade-Tech Mini-TMMS (Tactical Modular Mount System). This could be used to mount just about anything and it's quickly removable with its sliding locking mechanism. This may or may not apply to all generations. I was surprised how sturdy it is with two fully loaded Glock 17 mags (17 9mm rounds apiece). The only caveat I can think of is maybe my shorts catching on the magazines while exiting the vehicle. Anyhow, here's what the end result looks like:

    Install-pistol-magazine-pouch-on-3gen-tacoma-driver-seat-07.jpg

    Steps:

    0. Before you begin: while sitting in your normal driving position, measure the position of where your magazine pouch is most comfortable for you. I recommend 0-3 degrees forward cant and leave room for your hand to adjust the lumbar knob. While it may feel more ergonomic at first, if you cant the magazine backwards in any way, your elbow is bound to hit the seat or pillar while drawing a magazine, especially under duress. Mark the plastic with sharpie or pencil.

    1. Slide seat back or forth for better accessibility.
    Install-pistol-magazine-pouch-on-3gen-tacoma-driver-seat-15.jpg

    2. Pull off the lumbar knob. It just slides right off with a good pull.
    Install-pistol-magazine-pouch-on-3gen-tacoma-driver-seat-14.jpg

    3. I removed the plastic recliner lever, but I am pretty sure I didn't need to, so you can skip this step.
    Install-pistol-magazine-pouch-on-3gen-tacoma-driver-seat-11.jpg

    4. Go in the back seat and remove the small Philips-head screw on the lower left rear of the driver seat. It helps to tilt the driver seat all the way forward to bring the screw into view.
    Install-pistol-magazine-pouch-on-3gen-tacoma-driver-seat-10.jpg

    5. While in the back seat, pull the plastic off the mount where the screw was located.

    6. Go up to the driver seat and use a screwdriver to help pry the invisible little clip holding the top round plastic section to the seat. ****This photo shows the little clip AFTER the plastic piece is already off.**** Since it's invisible, I thought this would help y'all get the concept of where to pry. You can definitely get away with just yanking but it will weaken this clip.
    Install-pistol-magazine-pouch-on-3gen-tacoma-driver-seat-12.jpg

    7. Now reach under the plastic to feel for the yellow clip in the middle of the plastic piece. Pry the plastic gently toward you until the yellow clip pops off. Here is what that yellow clip looks like before you remove...
    Install-pistol-magazine-pouch-on-3gen-tacoma-driver-seat-13.jpg

    8. Slide the entire plastic piece forward toward the front of the vehicle and remove.
    This is what the slide clamp looks like so you know why you must slide the plastic piece forward
    Install-pistol-magazine-pouch-on-3gen-tacoma-driver-seat-01.jpg

    9. Mark and drill the holes.
    Install-pistol-magazine-pouch-on-3gen-tacoma-driver-seat-02.jpg

    10. Trim any vanes as necessary with a razor knife to leave room for the Chicago nuts.
    Install-pistol-magazine-pouch-on-3gen-tacoma-driver-seat-08.jpg
    Install-pistol-magazine-pouch-on-3gen-tacoma-driver-seat-09.jpg

    11. Attach the female mounting plate using the Chicago screws and reinstall everything in reverse order. Here it is with the mounting plate installed. I used a rubber washer on the upper right screw between the mounting plate and plastic in order to prevent the top curved area of plastic from bending to fit the mounting plate.
    Install-pistol-magazine-pouch-on-3gen-tacoma-driver-seat-03.jpg

    12. Mount the male end of the Blade-Tech TMMS to the mag pouch. I used a Blade-Tech Signature Mag Pouch since it lines up already with the TMMS, but you could retrofit any brand of thermoplastic mag pouch (Kydex, Boltaron, etc.).
    Install-pistol-magazine-pouch-on-3gen-tacoma-driver-seat-18.jpg

    13. Slide the male end into the female mounting plate until an audible click is heard. You can now brag to all your friends that you keep dirty magazines in your truck, and when they scoff you can show them and say "Here are my dirty magazines. What were YOU talking about???" ;-)
    Install-pistol-magazine-pouch-on-3gen-tacoma-driver-seat-07.jpg
     

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  2. Jan 14, 2018 at 6:22 AM
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    Fuckin A. For those times you need a second or even third mag when engaging from your seated and fixed position. Fuck getting out. That’s YOUR X, ain’t no one trying to get off it.





    I kid. It’s good to know your mags are in the same spot every time and not getting lost under the seat or wedged up under some moving bits. Solid write up 9/10
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2018 at 6:28 AM
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    i dont know squat about guns, but why is this necessary? do you go on frequent drive bys?
     
  4. Jan 14, 2018 at 6:29 AM
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    "For when zee Germans get here"

    lol

    be safe man.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2018 at 6:30 AM
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    'hood, yo. :rasta:
     
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  6. Jan 14, 2018 at 6:30 AM
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    It’s nice to be organized. You don’t leave your toothbrush on the counter right? You have a TOOTHBRUSH holder. Same thing.
     
  7. Jan 14, 2018 at 6:32 AM
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    There must be a lot of street signs to shoot at in the SW ;) Very clean install though! Almost looks OEM ;)
     
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  8. Jan 14, 2018 at 6:38 AM
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    Haha...the replies.

    Nice work

    I don't see the need though
     
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    nice write up.

    the only thing i'd be semi-concerned about is some dirtbag noticing the mags when u exit your truck, and then breaking in when you are not around looking for the pistol.
     
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  10. Jan 14, 2018 at 6:53 AM
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    this is true, but my toothbrush belongs in a bathroom wether it be on a counter or holder. i guess i dont know why one would need two mags on hand ready in the car. how often are you shooting from the driver seat? even better, how often are you shooting from the driver seat that would require that many bullets? this is probably coming off as defensive, totally not trying to though.

    serious question, why? if the answer is "why not?". i can accept that. haha. i think we all do things because "hell! why not!". myself included.

    also, this does look like a clean install. for that i like.
     
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  11. Jan 14, 2018 at 7:00 AM
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    2 reasons. 1) you want to know where your mags are. You want them mounted to a place the girls from OKcupid can’t see when they get in, lest they think you’re a kook. So they’re in one place and they’re located out of passenger view and at support hand.

    2) like I said in my response. Fuck getting out. Let the enemy push on your position, while you recline and take selfies in your 3rd gen Tacoma, because you know you’ve got the sexiest production truck around now that ford has screwed the pooch.


    Shit if it was me I woulda done 4 mags and a pillow.
     
  12. Jan 14, 2018 at 7:25 AM
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    I'd get more use out of a toothbrush holder installed in my front seat than a double mag pouch, but hey, to each his own. Happy shooting.
     
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    Thank you, I appreciate your support. I’ll dedicate a case of senseless ammo in your screen name

    Hearts
     
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    You guys are a RIOT!!! I understand the "Why?" questions. So here are some honest reasons:
    1. Like @stun gun says, they are secure in the same place every time.
    2. My Every Day Carry (EDC) belt contains a single mag pouch, but sometimes I wear a double. Sometimes I don't carry a mag pouch at all. It's nice to be able to throw one in my waistband before I get out.
    3. From any distance, it is almost impossible for anyone to ever see it, because as the door opens, my leg is already on its way to obscuring visibility. Because it is the same color as the plastic trim, and there are other diversely shaped utilities on the trim—lumbar knob, tilt lever—it isn't pre-attentively noticeable in that small time window even if you're looking for it, a la @HI808 .
    4. I never valet, but if I did, I can slide the pouch off and lock it in the glove box.
    5. Depending on the day, I can install another male end on a pistol holster and slide it on.
    6. Just because I can (@slowlane ) ;)
     
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    Why u no 50 cal?
     
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    Good question. What kind of .50 we talkin?
     
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    You crazy Americans!! Jealous Canuck
     
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    I heard in AZ you can register quads and have them street legal. It could be a myth, I haven’t looked into it. I also heard there’s no helmet law. That’s probably true. And AZ has class 3, so you could get a grenade launcher. My understanding is that each grenade requires its own tax stamp. So in theory you could legally ride around AZ In juggalo face paint on a quad while carrying a grenade launcher/grenades.
     
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    How difficult is it to get edc in Az,
    Without LE background?
     
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    From what I heard (don’t quote me) it’s as simple as owning the gun legally, and then putting it in your pocket.

    Seriously though don’t ever listen to me. It’s a miracle I’ve made it to my age without proper adult supervision
     

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