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Oldest Polymer Magazine Manufacturer in the US – Thermold Magazines


The oldest polymer magazine manufacturer in the United States is Thermold Magazines. We started in the 1960’s as a molded plastics injection manufacturer that served the automotive industry. It's founder, William Howard, was well known in his hometown of Wilson, N.C. as an innovative thinker who held many patents. Mr. Howard was also a big game hunter for whom making firearms more reliable was both a passion and a necessity. Using a nylon resin called Zytel, developed by DuPont after World War II to replace metal in large-scale manufacturing, Thermold began producing weapons magazines that resisted heat and corrosion, and functioned with extreme reliability.

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Polymer Magazines

If you are military personnel, a law enforcement officer or a sport shooter, you probably know all about weapons’ magazines. Have you used a polymer magazine or just aluminum? Do you want to know more about them? You have found just the right place. Read on to find out everything you wanted to know about a polymer magazine.

What is polymer?The definition of polymer by Merriam-Webster is “a chemical compound or mixture of compounds formed by polymerization and consisting essentially of repeating structural units”. It is also known as plastic.

What is a polymer magazine?

A magazine is simply a storage place for any type of arms, ammunition, or explosives, which is why blasters keep their explosives in a magazine. Magazine is French for storehouse or storage place. The storage places for cartridges in firearms in general are called magazines, whether they are detachable—as in the detachable box magazines generally found in automatic pistols—or fixed. Polymer is the type of material the magazine is made from.

Benefits of polymerPolymer magazines are a great choice for shooters and here are some reasons why:

  • Extremely reliable,
  • Lightweight,
  • Heat resistant,
  • Durable method of carrying rounds,
  • Better gripping for rapid reloading,
  • Soft edges that are easier on magazine pouches,
  • Reasonably priced,
  • Corrosion resistant,
  • Tough material, and
  • Some types have a translucent window to see remaining rounds in magazine,

Thermold Magazines produces weapons magazines and has become the product of choice among military personnel, law enforcement officers and sport shooters around the world with their products proudly made in the US. Time-tested quality and reliability. That's Thermold. Call 877-548-4062 and/or contact us.