Okay Industries Surefeed Magazines

In the past Okay AR magazines were only sold to the military and were OEM mags for Colt. Now the company is starting to sell the Surefeed magazines to the public. We’ll be doing a review of these and see how well they hold up to some abuse.



NEW BRITAIN, CT(September 1,2015)–Previously only made forthe U.S. Government, Okay Industries AR-15.223/5.56magazines are now available commerciallyfor 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. M O R E
Every Round.Every Time200 Ellis Street New Britain, CT 06051(860) 225 8707 WWW.SUREFEEDMAGAZINES.COM Reliability is the most important qualityfor 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® magazine are now available in 30, 20 and 10 round capacities with an MSRP of $18.95-$19.95

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 medicaldevice, automotive and industrial industries as well as firearms and defense customers. Okay has a long history of producing magazines, having made over 30 millionmagazines since WWII for the venerable M1Carbine and M16/M4rifles.Okay Industries is headquartered in New Britain, CT

Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m the Associate Editor and moderator at TFB. I really enjoy answering readers questions and comments. We can all learn from each other about our favorite hobby!


  • Anon

    I’m sure they’re pretty ok mags

    • Dan

      We should start a buisness called Outstanding industries and put these guys out of business!

    • Sianmink

      They’re not bad.

  • Some Guy

    Unless these sell for half of their MSRP I don’t see them making a dent in magpul’s market share. I suppose since they rely on .gov contracts they probably don’t care though.

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      • Some Guy

        They’re not expensive but they’d need to be cheaper than Pmags for most people to consider them. Not to mention the poor reputation for durability that aluminum mags seem to have picked up (I’m curious to see someone test these but my suspicion is that polymer or steel mags will be able to handle more abuse)

        • Jeff Smith

          It’s only $1-$2 more than Pmags at stores close to me. Personally, I like the look of metal mags, so I wouldn’t mine the extra cost.

          Previous to seeing this post, the cheapest I had seen new metal mags was nearly $30. This is a welcome change.

          • Some Guy

            Brownells sells aluminum USGI mags with magpul followers for like $11/mag (pretty sure they’re cheaper if you buy in bulk too)

            For $30/mag I’d hope you were looking at steel mags

          • Sianmink

            The Brownell mags get down to $8-9 if you buy bulk and they’re solid performers.

          • Rock or Something

            True dat, my last unit issued the Brownell “improved” magazines last time I was downrange.

        • Renegade

          Disagree on needing to be cheaper. At only a couple bucks more per mag, a lot of folks will buy them.

          • Anonymoose

            It’s more a matter of personal taste when it comes down to it.

        • What about for those of us who cant use pmags? These seem like a pretty good option.

          • iksnilol

            Also some of us are leery of Pmags due to living in cold areas.

      • Ken

        You can fine surplus tan follower mags for way cheaper, often made by Okay Industries. Around here, new in wrap tan follower mags go for $8, used ones go for $5.

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      • Grindstone50k

        Pmags are still cheaper at 13.

      • RICH

        $15 is a cheap price if it comes to saving your a$$….!

  • Okay didn’t resonate with me at all, until I saw the New Britain, CT mention and went to my flak, found one of their mags that 1/24(Marine reserve unit) issues out and sure enough it’s them. I guess they’re alright, but these ones have the old crap green follower as opposed to the tan ones coming from Brownells, which I’d rather use.

    • Griz

      I have a few as well, pulled the crappy green follower and dropped in mag pulls, as I have done with all the cheap mill surp mags I found cheap.

    • I just got a couple of the mags and they have the new anti-tilt followers

      • Joshua

        The old new you mean. The newest one is a greyish green. Though none have been actually issued yet.

    • Evan

      Those mags are tinfoil junk. I gave all of mine away after I got out.

  • Nokloss

    Read what the guy from Battlefield Las Vegas sais about AR15 mags.

    Hint: There are mags that work longer and better than Magpul P-Mags.

    • Nokloss

      I wrote “said”, then changed it to “says” and kept the “i”. Grammar Nazi Squad assemble!

  • iksnilol

    OK mags? Well, at least they are honest I guess.

    • tazman66gt

      Guess they couldn’t call them half-assed magazines, “good enough for the military”, besides if I want metal mags I’ll just take the short drive to Brownell’s and buy theirs.

    • It’s a very old company so OK didn’t have the same meaning as today.

      • iksnilol

        Well, no matter the meaning I am sure they are OK… I… I just don’t have an excuse for such a horrible pun. If you ban me it is understandable 😛

      • Rock or Something

        Reminds me of “ACME” brand. Used to mean the pinnacle of quality, but years of Looney Tunes cartoons and the failed antics of Wile E Coyote using “ACME” products has somewhat ruined that perception.

  • Joshua

    Pass. When I can get Gen 3 Pmags for $9 each why bother.

    These even use the standard feed angle and front wall height that has recently been proven to be subpar by the Army.

  • Spencerhut

    I have a large number of these mags from as far back as 1987. Aside from swapping the followers and giving some of them a fresh coat of paint they continue to be 100% reliable. P-Mags works fine, we sell tonnes of them, but for me it’s these GI metal mags or Lancers.

  • El Duderino

    Funny…when I was in we called these “Circle K” mags. Never knew it was actually “Okay.”

  • dshield55

    Let me get this straight…. these guys looked down on the civilian market as un-needed and possibly unwanted for several decades… and now that Colt lost their government contract and they lost theirs… now all of a sudden these guys likes civilians? No thank you.

  • USMC03Vet

    This is pretty hilarious. 8 years ago the USGI mags were looked at as the worst thing since cancer in favor of polymer magazines. Now we are back to praising the USGI metal mags.

    The hype train is real.

  • Hi Phil, what kind of images are available, especially in profile, for these Surefeed mags? The press release is ambiguous about what these magazines are, and judging by the marketing and the recent date of google search results, could these be the new US Army improved pattern of USGI magazine?