torture tests using unrealistic tests are pointless. a proper "torture" test would be several months of unloading loading unloading loading with cleanings in between each cycle. or dropping the mags from shoulder height over and over. or some other method that replicates actual use.
soaking magazines in a jar of solvent for a couple days is not realistic replication of use. its as pointless as sticking a plug in a barrel then claiming the gun sucks when it blows up.
thats my point.
Exactly. I don't see myself ever using any of the chemicals on mags that the tester used, much less soaking them overnight in those goop jars. That was an entertaining read and I read through the entire thread, but that was by no means any kind of torture test relevant to shooters. Ideally I would like to see someone do a more statistically relevant test by using multiple mags of the same manufacturer in competition with multiple mags of the other manufacturers (Thermolds included). Multiple drop tests from the exact same heights and angles, loading/unloading, shooting, cleaning, inclement weather exposure, impacts, rollovers, etc. etc. etc. over a period of several months or more, until it became clear that one or maybe a couple magazine types were edging out the others and standing the test of time and (relevant) abuse. I couldn't care less whether a magazine can withstand an entire night's soak in a pan filled with bug spray. Seriously??? :lol: