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Posted: 5/7/2005 3:06:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/7/2005 3:24:13 AM EDT by desertmoon]
NO, NOT THE CRAPPY PRO MAGS! I noticed a post elswhere that stated Wilson is making thermolds off of the D and D tooling, is this true??? Is the polymer that they are using equivilent or better than the original??? I enjoy using Thermolds for beater mags, choosing to keep my GIs nice and clean for future necessity.

Any info?

Thanks!

ETA: I checked the CMMG add and there seems to be some mistaken identity cases here. The mags that CMMG has pictured appear to be the shitty, inferior Chinese mags. They are made of a different plastic and the floorplate design is NOT the same as Thermold.

The original US Thermolds are marked as such on the right side of the magazine :

THERMOLD
D & D, INC.
WILSON, N.C.

U.S.A.


I'll check the Wislon site and see if they have anything but by the looks of it someone has mistake the Wilson N.C. for Wilson Combat.
Link Posted: 5/7/2005 8:21:25 PM EDT
correct me if i am wrong.. i thought there was an Import BAN on such items from China.


so why is everyone saying Pro mag thermolds made in china then?
Link Posted: 5/8/2005 8:40:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/8/2005 8:42:21 AM EDT
I don't think that magazines or certain components are banned but full on rifles are. They are made in China, I have a friend in the plastics business and he showed me some DIRECTLY from the Pro Mag dude who was as proud as could be about them...right on them is a little white sticker "Made in China"......not exactly how one can be proud of that.


How 'bout a group buy on the tooling!
Link Posted: 5/8/2005 9:23:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/8/2005 10:50:13 AM EDT
Maybe they are made by Norinco for Pro Mag?

I still think Chinese gun parts are illegal (and should be)?

CRC
Link Posted: 5/8/2005 7:17:17 PM EDT
http://www.tapco.com/product_information.asp?number=MAG0637&back=yes&dept=40&last=40

hmm, seems the Promag wannabe bulgarian waffle mag counts as 3 American parts.

so much for made in china.

same goes for their mini 14 mags too.
Link Posted: 5/9/2005 11:49:07 AM EDT
<---Lives in Wilson.

I've seen the factory, not in good shape.

Link Posted: 5/9/2005 4:41:03 PM EDT
Does anyone know where the tooling is?
Link Posted: 5/9/2005 9:07:18 PM EDT
why not just buy USGI mags which are readily availabe for $12 each or even get Taiwan steel mags for range use which can be had for $6.99 each?
thermolds look cool for photoshoots, but are obsolete with the AWB gone...
YMMV
Link Posted: 5/9/2005 9:17:20 PM EDT
therm0lds are my prefered mag for my beowulf
Link Posted: 5/10/2005 7:26:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jquillen1985:
Does anyone know where the tooling is?



I don't wanna think about it.....probably in a scrap yard.....I've seen what happens to tooling that someone doesn't think they'll need any time soon.....it sits in what is called a "boneyard" and it gets rusted together.
Link Posted: 5/10/2005 1:40:48 PM EDT
I love synthetic mags, but it looks like no company ever got it right for the M-16. The synthetic mags for AK's are incredible and are virtually impossible to jam or destroy. Why can't someone make polymer mags like that for my AR?
Link Posted: 5/12/2005 10:33:51 PM EDT
Just wait for a Glock AR.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:37:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 9:38:11 PM EDT by shamayim]

Originally Posted By MisterPX:
Just wait for a Glock AR.



Yeah, but it'll be ALL plastic
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 7:57:54 PM EDT
EX11B Quote - "therm0lds are my prefered mag for my beowulf"

Why?
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:25:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bullet94:
EX11B Quote - "therm0lds are my prefered mag for my beowulf"

Why?


the natural slickness of the polymer feedlips seems to help the rounds feed.
GI mags sometimes cause feeding problems with the behemoth .50 cal round.
of course thats jut MHO, and my observations of using different mags in my wulf.
your mileage may vary.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:38:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jquillen1985:
I love synthetic mags, but it looks like no company ever got it right for the M-16. The synthetic mags for AK's are incredible and are virtually impossible to jam or destroy. Why can't someone make polymer mags like that for my AR?



The Thermold, as it stands is a nice smotth feeding mag. I think an updated, slightly more advanced, polymer matrix would be nice though.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:30:35 AM EDT
The mags just look cool.

Link Posted: 5/22/2005 8:12:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sf46:
The mags just look cool.

www.gunkits.com/003.JPG



indeed!
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 3:48:52 PM EDT
I'd buy a half-dozen, maybe more, if they looked good and performed reliably. There's no doubt about it, the Thermolds look great!
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 2:08:21 PM EDT
I've never had any isues wiht my Thermolds. Hell, I keep looking around to see if someone is going to sell off a bunch for $5 each since they can buy $12 GI now.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 2:18:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 2:41:49 PM EDT
We must not be far apart.hippie.gif

Originally Posted By entropy:
<---Lives in Wilson.

I've seen the factory, not in good shape.


Link Posted: 5/23/2005 5:37:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By sf46:
The mags just look cool.

www.gunkits.com/003.JPG



indeed!




What REALLY looks cool is when they crack and you get that "fountain-o-ammo" effect





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