I mentioned in the Str8 Laced Gun Gear review of the Wrist Operator that I have a bad habit of starting a stage without enough rounds. This has cost me more points on more occasions than I would like to admit. To combat this many of us have become accustomed to keeping “pocket rounds”. Pocket rounds are simply rounds we put in our pocket. Before the start of a match we will drop a couple rounds into our pocket just in case.
Having extra rounds on you is only part of the equation. You want the ability to quickly retrieve them so you can get back to the task at hand especially if you encounter a magazine failure. Unfortunately getting into your pocket isn’t always as easy as it sounds. It can be difficult when shooting in traditional shooting positions, semi supported positions and even prone supported. While you’re flopping around digging into your pocket you are burning up your par time or losing an advantage during a weighted stage.
While shooting with our friends from Southern California Precision Rifle Team we noticed these compact and handy Velcro two round holders mounted to their Manners stocks. After seeing them we realized what a handy piece of equipment it is. Instead of pocket rounds you can keep your “oh shit” rounds mounted to our rifle. We asked our friends where we could get them and they said to talk to Nathan with Short Action Precision, who is also a So Cal P.R.T. member. Around that same time the Short Action Precision site went live. Shortly after ordering them we quickly received a neat, simple and useful piece of gear.
The holders use Velcro to mount on your gun or where ever you chose to put it. I followed So Cal P.R.T.’s example and attached it directly to my McRee chassis. I never gave it much thought until seeing Simon at the monthly Las Vegas Precision Tactical match, he combined the Str8 Laced Wrist Operator and the two round holder. On his wrist he has the information he needs and two “ah crap” rounds. I felt it was an excellent idea. Short Action Precision has the round holders available on the site and the ordering process is simple and fast. It might not seem like much and it’s no replacement for being properly prepared but sometimes simple things can assist with lack of focus.