USGI ALICE Vietnam-era shotgun ammo pouches.
Remember the camp fire scene in Red Dawn after the first ambush, when Robert is sawing the barrel off his 12 gauge shotgun? (I especially like the Russian translation subtitles in this clip.)
When push comes to shove, the fact of the matter is that most folks -- especially the latecomers -- will be armed with the ubiquitous 12 gauge. If you're going to use the 12 gauge in combat, you'll need something to feed it. And combat, boys and girls, requires something faster and more certain than a hunter's pocket full of shells. The average open loop Mexican bandito type of ammo belt bandoleer slung across your chest or buckled like a belt around your waist will shed rounds like Hansel and Gretel dropping bread crumbs through the forest.
In Vietnam, GIs were issued ALICE pouches like the ones above, which used ALICE clips to attach to the Y harness/belt arrangement. I have used them and found that they too can shed rounds when you hit the dirt, or leave the flap unsnapped, the elastic loops not being tight enough to secure the rounds within the pouch.
A review by GearScout of the new Tactical Tailor 12 rd shotgun pouch seem more certain of retaining rounds to me, even while giving immediate access for a quick reload on the outside. According to Gear Scout:
The pouches are a two layered setup, with 6 rounds on the outside and an additional 6 on the interior that are accessed through a dual zipper. The elastic loops are nice and tight, which should eliminate losing rounds if you are knocking into things or are stuck humping a shotgun for days on end.They can be attached to any harness/vest/belt arrangement by MALICE clips.
I would be interested if any of you shotgunners out there have experience with TT's pouches.