Recently I had the pleasure of being able to test two modified Magpul PMAG magazines. They were the standard 20 round and 30 round models, black (without windows), and they have the ability to clip the dust covers to the bottom of the mags – a neat trick. Having been an owner of multiple AR15s I’ve always wanted to try out PMAGs but living in California makes this somewhat difficult due to the high-capacity magazine ban. The two magazines I tested were modified permanently to be California compliant (10 round capacity); perfect for my AR15s – both of which are equipped with the bullet button feature (allows you to detach the magazine with the use of a tool). When I received the mags I was very impressed. There were no immediately noticeable markings from where the modifications were made, however upon closer inspection I could see some of the epoxy or bonding material used to permanently seal the base plate to the bottom of the magazine; this did not detract from the overall appearance and is hardly visible. When I shook the mags there was a slight rattle – almost like a paint can. I assume this is the dowel inside that prevents the follower from taking more than 10 rounds. It is nothing that takes away from the quality (and reliability) but some might not like it. I tested the two magazines with my newly built AR15 (Doublestar lower, RRA LPK, BCM 16” Carbine upper and Troy BUIS). I put 100 rounds of Prvi M193 through each mag; they also happened to be the first 200 rounds through my new build – everything functioned perfectly. There was no difficulty loading the mags, inserting them on a closed or open bolt, feeding each round, or having the bolt lock back on the last round. I have never used “normal” PMAGs so I have no basis for comparison, but the 10/20 and 10/30 I tried out stack up just as well next to the 10/30 C-Product mags I have, if not better considering the well known reliability surrounding PMAGs. Personally the 10/20 is my favorite between the two, just because it gives a different look to the rifle as a whole. I would not hesitate to buy some of these 10/20 or 10/30 PMAGs, or recommend them to a friend.