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OKAY Industries SureFeed USGI-Type 30-round Standard-Capacity 5.56mm AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR Mag (Magazine) Now Available to Civilian Tactical Shooters!

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By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com

Photo(s) Credit: OKAY Industries

December 4, 2015
Last updated on 12/04/15.

DefenseReview (DR) received a very welcome press release from OKAY Industries’ marketing representative yesterday about the commercial release of their AR rifle mags (magazines), including the OKAY SureFeed USGI-type 30-round standard-capacity 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO, 4179 STANAG) AR mag (magazine) for AR-15/M16/M4/M4A1 rifle/carbines. The SureFeed 30-round mag was heretofore only available to U.S. Government customers. The SureFeed mags are made in the USA, and here to stay, since they’re made of high-quality lightweight aluminum, MILSPEC heat-treated for strength and durability, and then hard-coat-anodized for good measure. On the inside, the SureFeed mag sports a self-lubricating 4-way anti-tilt follower made of non-hydroscopic resin, and a MILSPEC stainless-steel magazine spring to “keep rounds properly aligned and tensioned for flawless performance”. Reads pretty good.

The Okay Industries Surefeed USGI-type 30-round standard-capacity AR mags are avalable with either a MILSPEC dry film lube grey finish or Tactical Black PTFE finish, according to customer preference. Okay Industries claims that the mags undergo a very high level of quality control (QC).

Oh, and SureFeed 10 and 20-round mags are also available, in case you’re into that kind of thing, or you live in California.

Defense Review is interested to know how the SureFeed mag’s anti-tilt follower stacks up against the MagPul Industries Enhanced Self-Leveling Follower – USGI 5.56X45 anti-tilt follower kit, which is what DR has historically relied on for use in our USGI-type aluminum AR (5.56mm) mags, in order to maximize their reliability. Lately, however, DR has primarily been running polymer 30-round mags like the Lancer L5 AWM (Advanced Warfighter Magazine), IMI Defense G2 5.56 30-Round Enhanced Magazine, and the Elite Tactical Systems ETS AR Mag (Magazine), as well as the MWG IK-520 ’40-Rounder’ 40-Round Steel-Reinforced Polymer AR-15 Rifle Mag and SureFire MAG5-60 60-shot quad-stack box mag–although the MWG 90-Rounder Snail Drum Magazine works well, too. It’s just a bit cumbersome to handle. Editor’s Note: We’ve also run the SureFire MAG5-100 100-shot quad-stack box mag quite a bit, including on high-round full-auto with multiple mags back-to-back, and the mags (MAG5-100) ran like the wind, so we were impressed the SureFire 100-rounder, too.

DR doesn’t actually currently have any OKAY Industries SureFeed 30-round 5.56mm AR mags in our inventory, and we’ve never done a real/true high-round-count reliability and durability test on them versus any of our favored polymer mag brands under adverse conditions–but we hope to change that at some point. We’d love to run some of the new ones if/when we can get our hands on some. We do like their “Every Round. Every Time” tagline, though. Very balsy…um, we mean, confident.

In the meantime, here’s a slightly modified/sanitized version of the email message DR received from Okay Industries’ marketing rep Matt Foster of FMJ Marketing Development, which contains some good information on the SureFeed mag’s commercial release:

“from: Matt Foster
to: David Crane
date: Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 10:08 AM
subject: Okay Industries AR magazines now available commercially
mailed-by: Matt Foster

Greetings,

I hope this email finds you well and that you had a great Thanksgiving weekend.

It is a pleasure to let you know that Okay Industries AR-15 magazines are now available commercially for the first time! Called SureFeed®, these are the best USGI type magazines available for the AR platform. Each magazine goes through an extensive inspection and testing process before shipping.

Okay Industries helped co-develop the 30 around AR mag with the U.S. Military in 1973. Since then OKAY magazines have been one of the preferred magazines of the U.S. Military.

They have an incredible magazine making heritage, having made 15 and 30 round M1 Carbine mags by the millions during WWII.

Attached is the press release and sell sheet. I encourage you to check out the website, www.surefeedmagazines.com and the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SureFeed-Magazines

If you have any questions let me know and I’m happy to help.

Thanks for your time.

Best Regards,

XXXX”

And, the following is a slightly corrected/edited version of the Okay Industries press release on the SureFeed USGI 5.56mm AR mags:

SUREFEED MAGAZINES
Every Round. Every Time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contact
Matt Foster
FMJ Marketing Development, LLC

OKAY INDUSTRIES BATTLE PROVEN AR MAGAZINES NOW AVAILABLE COMMERCIALLY

NEW BRITAIN, CT (September 1, 2015) – Previously only made for the U.S. Government, Okay Industries AR-15 .223/5.56 magazines are now available commercially for manufacturers, law enforcement and civilian shooters. Coveted by U.S. soldiers, Government Agencies and sought after by civilian shooters alike, OKAY magazines are renowned for reliable feeding and flawless performance in any Mil-Spec AR-15 compatible platform. Since co-developing the original 30 round M16 magazine with the U.S. Military in 1973, OKAY magazines have earned a reputation as the best USGI versions available. Called SureFeed®, these appropriately named magazines are perfect for any Mil-Spec AR-15 modern sporting rifle.

SureFeed® USGI type magazines are 100% made in the U.S.A. with components that meet or exceed demanding Mil-Spec requirements. The magazine bodies & floor plates are made from lightweight aluminum and heat treated to Mil-Spec for strength and durability. All magazines are hard coat anodized and available with either a Mil-Spec dry film lube grey finish or Tactical Black PTFE finish. A four-way, anti-tilt, self-lubricating non-hygroscopic resin follower and high performance Mil-Spec stainless steel spring keep rounds properly aligned and tensioned for flawless performance.”

Reliability is the most important quality for any magazine. Okay Industries achieves this reliability through extensive quality controls. Every magazine goes through an exhaustive battery of inspections and tests before being shipped. Some of the areas tested include weld integrity verification, feed lip tolerance and material quality. This all leads up to the final proprietary qualification where each magazine is tested for fit and function. This proprietary inspection and testing process and the resulting superior quality of SureFeed® magazines is why OKAY has been a supplier to the U.S. Government since 1973.

SureFeed® magazines are now available in 30, 20 and 10 round capacities with an MSRP of $18.95-$19.95

Distributor and Dealer inquiries: (860) 225-8707 or email [email protected].

# # #

About Okay Industries
Founded in 1911 as The B. Jahn Manufacturing Company and renamed Okay Industries, Inc., in 1968, Okay has grown into a diverse contract manufacturing company producing exceptional metal stampings and machined components and assemblies for medical device, automotive and industrial industries as well as firearms and defense customers. Okay has a long history of producing magazines, having made over 30 million magazines since WWII for the venerable M1 Carbine and M16/M4 rifles. Okay Industries is headquartered in New Britain, CT.”

Company Contact Info:

Okay Industries, Inc.
200 Ellis Street
New Britain, CT 06051
Phone: 860-225-8707
Email Contact Page: http://www.surefeedmagazines.com/contact.cfm
Website: http://www.surefeedmagazines.com

Charlie Chamberlin
SureFeed Sales Manager
Phone: 860-225-8707 x137
Fax: 860-225-7047
Email: [email protected]

Elly Dougherty – Inside Sales
Order Placement
Phone: 860-225-8707 x151
Fax: 860-225-7047
Email: [email protected]

Ronan Corp.
Phone: 860-523-0529
Website: http://www.ronancorp.com

Botach Tactical
Toll Free: 888-344-5145
Website: http://www.botach.com

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David Crane started publishing online in 2001. Since that time, governments, military organizations, Special Operators (i.e. professional trigger pullers), agencies, and civilian tactical shooters the world over have come to depend on Defense Review as the authoritative source of news and information on "the latest and greatest" in the field of military defense and tactical technology and hardware, including tactical firearms, ammunition, equipment, gear, and training.