The clear mags are supposed to be a little less durable than the black mags, but they do feed smoother and plenty of people use them in competitions(I've heard). Unless you plan on running them over, I think they will be fine. I've never heard of a problem with them. I have 10 clear mags and 5 black mags. I plan on experimenting with painting the clear bags, using black paint and tail light tint.