I could see this being a big thing or a huge flop depending on how it is built/marketed/priced those 3 factors could either make or break this
technology. Personally I am a little old school and believe in good old Occam's razor type approach to weapon system designs, essentially the
simplest way to get the job done is usually the best. How many of you have actually had many problems with well designed spring magazines? I mean
there's always going to be the real cheap magazines that don't hold up but I for one have some 50+ year old 1911 magazines that with a little
preventative maintenance work great. Now don't get me wrong the magnetic magazine tension system does have the potential to improve magazine design
but also has the equal potential to be big gimmick with no real world advantages and even if it did have a slight advantage over springs, the cost
effectiveness might not swing in the magnets favor. Not to mention in most magazine it is not expensive or difficult at all to swap out the
spring/follower. Just my .02.
I'm not seeing the point. It costs more, does nothing in terms of performance.
I have fired off magazines that had been loaded and stored for over 30 years, which functioned like they were loaded yesterday. During my time in
Iraq, our mags always functioned properly, so long as they weren't damaged. Dirt wasn't an issue. Dents and bullet holes were.
Once heated to their curie point, magnetic materials lose all their magnetic properties. It's pretty hot though so I'd be more concerned with
burning to death, or all the ammunition going off inside the magazine.
This content community relies on user-generated content from our member contributors. The opinions of our members are not those of site ownership who maintains strict editorial agnosticism and simply provides a collaborative venue for free expression.