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.