Messenger Radio Carrier

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  The Messenger Radio Carrier series contains all of the following features throughout the different models we support. The Messenger is a two piece Kydex carrier designed to protect your radio in every way possible. Featuring a "hot-mic" proof design you will never worry about hitting buttons unintentionally. Built with every thought of  weather conditions in mind, this carrier has a quick drain structure and drains one gallon of water in 1.5 seconds, just in case you decide to go snorkeling. While providing a strong structure the carrier allows you to drop your radio in, unmodified (except removal of the belt clip) adjust the retention as desired and be on your way.


Check out the specs;


.080" Kydex T P1 Haircell

Water resistant design

Hot mic resistant

Wide range of adjustable retention

Enlarged PTT port accepting most aftermarket audio plugs

Mounting platform compatible with;

  • Safariland QLS/ELS
  • G-Code RTI
  • Bladetech
  • Blackhawk/Serpa
  • Tactical Tailor MALICE Clips


Check the compatibility lists below!


Baofeng UV5R Model:

  • UV-5R
  • UV-5RV2
  • UV-5RV2+
  • BF-F8
  • BF-F8V2
  • BF-F8HP
  • BF-F9
  • BF-F9V2
  • Possibly more, who knows, aren't they all the same anyways?

Motorola APX6000 Model:

  • APX 6000
  • APX 7000

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  • 5
    Messenger Radio Carrier

    Posted by Unknown on May 30th 2019

    Have been looking for a dedicated pouch for the Baofeng UV5 radios for the last year until I stumbled upon the MCkydex carrier on youtube. After receiving it, I have to say that it is the best dedicated radio pouch for the UV5 that I have ever used. Perfect fit and retention (adjustable) and the multicam finish (hydro dipping?) looks very good. Also, customer and shipping service were great and speedy (8 days shipping from the USA to Romania)

  • 5
    Messenger Radio Carrier

    Posted by Anson Meyer on May 22nd 2019

    Literally amazing, a work of art! Don't even waste your time or money buying anything else. Fits perfectly with any Baofeng UV5 series and PTT, no adjustment needed at all. Snug and secure when mounted to Molle. Just buy it already!

  • 5
    Radio holster

    Posted by Patrick W Brady on May 14th 2019

    I thought for the price I would take a chance, well I'm certainly glad I did. I was looking for a radio pouch and just not happy with what I was seeing. I would say that this is the best buy I have made in a while. Saying I'm satisfied is an understatement. I am now a fan of MC Kydex for sure.

  • 5
    Messenger Radio Carrier

    Posted by Adam Gabel on May 12th 2019

    I ordered two of these and received both in under four weeks! They fit my Baofeng UV-5R V2+, with extended battery and remote PTT mic/speaker, perfectly. The quality between both is consistent and the fit and finish feel and look supurb. The shell material is stiff but pliable, so it should be tough enough to withstand impacts without shattering (good Kydex).The black color is as you would expect, it matches anything else you might have in black. The grey color looks great and matches my other gear from Velocity Systems, HSGI, and Haley Strategic without being more than half-a-shade off. The tensioning screw is a great addition and functions very well making the overall retention very positive. I doubt a radio will come out unintentionally. Plenty of screws are present to keep everything together firmly with little-to-no wobble or rattling present between the radio, carrier and mounting hardware. I bought both with belt mounts and they don't fool around. The belt mount can be adjusted to accommodate every day all the way up to duty belts, easily mounts and firmly locks into place. Although the mounting hardware can easily be changed, I will definitely be buying another with MOLLE straps in another color. Overall, I highly recommend these for anyone looking to buy a top quality UV-5R carrier to protect, easily gain access to and securely mount your radio to any loadout and last a long time!