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I may never go back to polymer mags

Over the past couple of months, we have been testing (and abusing) Okay Industries’ SureFeed AR magazines, and I must say, we are very pleased with them and their performance. SureFeed magazines have been used by our Armed Forces for quite some time. In fact, Okay helped co-develop the original 30-round M16 magazine with the U.S. Military in 1973, and they have only recently become available to the public. These mags have been battle-tested and perfected like no other, and it shows.

SureFeed mags are 100% made in USA, with all US components, including lightweight aluminum bodies and floor-plates, heat-treated for strength and durability. They are hard-coat anodized and finished in Mil-spec grey or Tactical Black PTFE (we even used a new, as yet unreleased prototype in desert tan). A four-way, anti-tilt, self-lubricating resin follower and stainless steel spring complete the package, delivering near flawless performance.

And these babies are tough. There is something inherently comforting about a solid, metallic magazine that no polymer mag can provide, and SureFeed mags live up to this expectation in spades. Every single magazine is put through a thorough inspection and testing process, and it shows (SureFeed mags have slight scuff marks even when new, so you know they were actually tested individually) and they are available in 30, 20, and 10 round versions. As an aside, I like the “shorty” 20 round mags quite a bit, since you don’t have to guess the capacity, and they fit perfectly when shooting from a bench-rest.

We shot well over 500 rounds of several types of common 5.56 and .223 ammo through these, primarily in a Colt Competition CRX-16 rifle, and they performed extremely well, and they stood up to being dropped, muddied, and thrown, without any magazine-related failures. We did have a couple of jams, but these cannot be attributed to the mags themselves, but rather to our handling and abuse.

We tested them with 55 and 62 grain ammo in both 5.56 and .223, and even mixed ammo mags, and they performed perfectly, whether they were full or only had a few rounds in them. The magazines’ finish, while not coarse, does give you a good grip, and they load and eject without any issues, empty or full.

Everything from their feel to the perfect welds and the perfect feed lips tells you you have a quality product in your hands, and they have a very long history of performance under the most demanding battlefield conditions, which is just a bonus for us.

If you are in the market for a tough, reliable and dependable AR mags, we enthusiastically endorse these very well built SureFeed magazines from Okay industries. You will not be disappointed.

Check them out at www.surefeedmagazines.com


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