I get the privilege to do some early beta testing of the new Manticore Arms / Prepper Gun Shop metal feedlip magazines. They were announced just a little before 2017 Shot Show, and should be shipping from Prepper gun shop, perhaps by March if things go as expected. The OEM factory magazines, have been plagued by reports of cracked and broken feelips for some time now. Certain solvents and cleaners have proven to quickly ruin a magazine almost overnight in some cases. While I haven't experienced this with any of my magazines, in gen 1 or gen 2 OEM mags, you can do a search and will surely find some hits. So, Manticore Arms has been designing a new magazine with a metal feedlip, which reminds me in some ways of a Lancer ar15 magazine, which uses a metal feedlip on top of the mag, rather than relying on the plastic body. They have also increased capacity to 32 rounds, instead of the 30 round factory magazine. Here are some pictures of the new mags. I plan to do some video, but am waiting on the weather to cooperate. Until then, here are some snapshots. Clear Smoke Size reference to factory mags. Manticore/PGS on the left, CZUSA on the right CZUSA spring on the left, manticore PGS spring on the right Manticore weight empty 4.35 ounces (OEM mags were 3.85 ounces) --------------------------------------------------------------- Drop test, fully loaded on concrete- 5 foot drop directly onto feedlip You can see the little scuff on the rear corner of the feedlip where it landed. (You can also see some marking on the bullet itself too). The metal lip did come unsnapped on the left side of the mag body and tilted under the pressure of the spring but it didn't completely fail, and it didn't lose any rounds. The lip snapped back onto the tab when I pressed it down with my thumb. This is about the worst case of an accidental drop that I think will happen in real life. It hit square on the corner on top of the lip. And as I mentioned, went back together without a hitch More will be coming in the future.