Re: cheap way to carry mags, ideas??
How many mags are you trying to carry?
Just get a couple 3 mag molle mp5 pouches and mount them on any belt you already own or get a cheap duty belt. Alternatively, get a 2x triple m4 molle pouch with lids. What would fit 6 m4 mags will hold 8 mp5 mags. When you get your vest, use these pouches as utility pouches or a pistol holster. I'll post a link to what I mean when I get to a pc.