The Nc Star stripper clips I recently recv'd from J&G work surprisingly well right out of the box and I fully expect them to get even better with some regular use to break them in. I would recommend these stripper clips and I recommend buying from J&G because J&G quickly shipped via priority U.S. Postal; I got them in approx a week. J&G salesmen were very helpful during a phone call. I am a first time customer.