I have 38 yrs in LE. My uncle retired with 40 yrs. Two of my cousins has about 20 yrs each and with us shooting in training, competitions and such, not one of us have sustained mag failure.
I shoot between 5,000-8,000 rounds a month both privately and in competition.
Just to clarify, you're saying you shoot 60,000 to 96,000 rounds a year (an average of about 1500 rounds a week) and have never had a mag failure?
A few questions:
1. How do you define the term: "mag failure"?
2. How many of those rounds are shot from semi-autos?
3. What kind of magazines do you use?
4. What kind of preventive maintenance do you do?