Hexmag was founded in early 2013. They actually started as a prototyping exercise in 3-D design and printing. They sold their first Hexmag March 2014. I have had a lot of different magazines in my life from issued GI mags to Magpul P-Mags. For full disclosure I have my own personal Hexmag that was given to me by a friend in August 2015 and it has had feed lip problems just after a few range sessions. I received two Hexmags in the mail for review, they both came in labeled plastic packaging and I also received some of their pre-cut grip tape. I saw that the review mags were newer than my personal Hexmag by having the stamped patent number and not just patent pending.
Per the company Hexmag, “One sheet of grip tape (46 hex shapes) is enough to cover both sides of one Hexmag magazine if you fill every hex shape of the magazine. Or 50% of two Hexmag magazines.” The tape is die-cut and self adhesive. The hexagonal surface pattern as well as the pronounced ribbing on the front and back of the magazine provides a texture that allows improved gripping ability.
The followers come in the color orange and is now offered in green, pink, light blue, red, yellow and a basic black. The colored follower allows for safer clearing of your rifle’s chamber when it is inserted into your weapon. The magazines come in 10, 15 and 30 round capacity. One of the draws for using an item like this is the reduction in weight because it is lighter than most AR-15 magazines.
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