When I mounted mag pouches on my X-Belt™ PS the top of the mags stuck up higher than the top of the belt. This may not be a problem for some, depending on their mission. If you aren’t running armor or a plate carrier, such as competitive shooting, it is probably not that big of an issue for you. I found that the mags would interfere with my plate carrier, especially during any movement, so I needed to drop them down a little. I tried simply mounting the mag pouches lower, but it didn’t provide much stability hanging off one MOLLE row. Thus the idea for the Drop MOLLE Panel was born.
Unlike other belt mounted equipment extensions, the Drop MOLLE Panel does not have nor require a leg strap. I am a big advocate to get everything off the legs. What it does is create 4 rows and 4 columns of PAL on the side. This provides extra MOLLE real-estate without mounting anything on the leg and without hindering leg movement. You can see in the image below how the carbine mag level is right at the top of the belt.
This also allowed me to get my pistol holster off my leg without going so high as to put it right on the belt, impeding the draw due to too high of a mount. This is the happy medium. The advantage I like over Safariland’s Mid Ride Belt Loop Adapter is that it offers me a little more MOLLE to mount my Tomahawk® task light behind the holster. I’ve used a Bawidamann PUP to mount the holster, which works excellent! It is just as easy to slide the Safariland fork into the PALS or use whatever other MOLLE mount options are available for the holster you are running. I like using the PUP because it proves a slight spacer to set the holster out a little and allow for a really clean draw.
The last thing I’ll mention is that we are in production of a Duty Belt version, compatible with 2″ standard duty style belts in both 2 and 4 column versions. The one shown below is the X-Belt™ PS version.