When you're shooting at the range, competing, or training, on-person storage is a plus. Many tactical pants offer eight to 12 pockets, with or without flaps and closures. Well-placed pockets are a must, and the best pants have a pocket on the left thigh just about the size of an AR-15 magazine. Look for pants with plenty of pockets but consider this: Too many pockets can lead to too much heavy stuff in those pockets. The end result is a challenge that your belt just might not be able to handle!