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johnny306  [Member]
5/10/2012 6:50:37 PM
My Colt 6920 had some feeding problems with Thermolds, and someone mentioned that Colt's don't like other mags. So I ordered Colt mags from Botach, and they sent me some Colt mags, and "Okay Industry" mags. Is Okay Industries a sub division of Colt? Anyone have any experience? Should I just return these to Botach?
bwehn  [Team Member]
5/10/2012 6:57:01 PM
In my humble opinion Okay are the best made and I think they make Colt's magazines.
tpsh  [Member]
5/10/2012 6:58:45 PM
Originally Posted By bwehn:
In my humble opinion Okay are the best made and I think they make Colt's magazines.


+1
GoGo  [Team Member]
5/10/2012 7:38:45 PM
They are good to go if legit. I realize Botach takes a beating sometimes (no experience myself), but Okay's are as good as it gets. Same as Colt and NHMTG.
RenegadeX  [Member]
5/10/2012 7:44:50 PM

Originally Posted By johnny306:
My Colt 6920 had some feeding problems with Thermolds, and someone mentioned that Colt's don't like other mags. So I ordered Colt mags from Botach, and they sent me some Colt mags, and "Okay Industry" mags. Is Okay Industries a sub division of Colt? Anyone have any experience? Should I just return these to Botach?

OK is as good as it gets, and is one of two authorized MILSPEC MFGs.
GoGo  [Team Member]
5/10/2012 7:45:58 PM
Originally Posted By RenegadeX:

Originally Posted By johnny306:
My Colt 6920 had some feeding problems with Thermolds, and someone mentioned that Colt's don't like other mags. So I ordered Colt mags from Botach, and they sent me some Colt mags, and "Okay Industry" mags. Is Okay Industries a sub division of Colt? Anyone have any experience? Should I just return these to Botach?

OK is as good as it gets, and is one of two authorized MILSPEC MFGs.



Nice post count!
osprey21  [Life Member]
5/10/2012 7:47:27 PM
Okay Industries is a US Military contractor and have been mfg mags since the late 70's.

They are the subcontractor that manufactures all Colt-marked AR-15 magazines. They also sell magazines under their own name, identical except for the floorplate stamping.
HeavyMetal  [Team Member]
5/10/2012 7:49:36 PM
Okay makes Colt mags. They are Colt mags with a different floorplate essentially. Use with confidence.
Aggie_Gunner  [Team Member]
5/10/2012 8:14:18 PM
Okay are GTG!
WShifflett  [Team Member]
5/11/2012 12:07:26 AM
Same mag but if you paid for Colt and got Okay then Id call them on it.
Got_Guns  [Team Member]
5/11/2012 12:46:15 AM
made not to far from me in new britian. have a ton of them, all good to go.

i drive by the factory and wish they had a store front.
SixSquared  [Member]
5/11/2012 1:30:45 AM
"and someone mentioned that Colt's don't like other mags"


Ughh, WHAT!?!?!. I would guess the Thermold ( and no, I'm NOT saying all Thermold are junk) is junk and your rifle will cycle beautifully with a quality mag. There is probably a reason cdnn can't hardly give the Thermold 20's away for $3.99. Try the Colt and get back to us. Also try PMag, Lancer, D&H, etc and they should all work nicely.

Anyways, Colt/NHMTG/Okay are all the same mags with different floorplates, and IMHO the finest USGI mags made. From my experience, the ones with Okay floorplates go to the military, NHMTG stamped floorplates go to general civilian sales at an average quality mag price point ($13-$15), and the Colt floorplates are marketed at a higher price point (usually $20-$30) simply due to brand recognition. People see the Colt floorplate and will pay a premium, even though the NHMTG is the same mag.
SixSquared  [Member]
5/11/2012 1:31:24 AM
Originally Posted By Got_Guns:
made not to far from me in new britian. have a ton of them, all good to go.

i drive by the factory and wish they had a store front.


And free samples!
johnny306  [Member]
5/11/2012 2:56:43 PM
I contacted Botach, and they said I had to return the Okay Industy mag first before they send out the correct Colt mag. That's an additional 2 weeks, on top of the 3 initial months. (I ordered the mags 3 months ago, and kept on getting emails saying they were out of stock, and didn't know when the new batch will be arriving) I think this is bad customer service.
HeavyMetal  [Team Member]
5/11/2012 7:21:22 PM
Seriously, keep the Mag. It's the same mag with a different stamp. Not worth it.
johnny306  [Member]
5/11/2012 9:14:32 PM
Thanks everyone. I took out my LE 6920 this evening, and it was 100%! Not one single misfeed or stovepipe using all my 5 Colt and Okay Industry mags (decided to keep the mag). Beautiful rifle, or "system" as my friend would say. I don't think I'll ever us Thermolds again on an AR platform.
Hmongwarrior  [Member]
5/12/2012 7:44:07 PM
Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:
Seriously, keep the Mag. It's the same mag with a different stamp. Not worth it.


Thought I weight into this: if price the same for both, then do as this above advised(keep it and not worth your way on returns and waits), but if more on colt and less on OKAY, contact CS for refunds on differnce. In experince, Colt mag are much more in price. Either one is GTG
jagdterrier  [Team Member]
5/13/2012 10:07:17 AM
Originally Posted By bwehn:
In my humble opinion Okay are the best made and I think they make Colt's magazines.


Yep
Got_Guns  [Team Member]
5/14/2012 4:57:55 PM
Just drove by the okay plant in new Britain

The okay sign.om the side of the building is gone. Wonder if they moved produ tion or are just getting a new sign.
hk45shooter  [Team Member]
5/15/2012 8:37:31 PM
Originally Posted By johnny306:
I contacted Botach, and they said I had to return the Okay Industy mag first before they send out the correct Colt mag. That's an additional 2 weeks, on top of the 3 initial months. (I ordered the mags 3 months ago, and kept on getting emails saying they were out of stock, and didn't know when the new batch will be arriving) I think this is bad customer service.


IMO I would return all the Colt mags for a refund (if allowed) & buy Okay Ind. mags out of the EE for cheaper. Surely Botach has a premium on the Colt branded mags (most places/people do), since as you now know Okay & Colt are the same mag but with a different name on the bottom.
dangerdan  [Team Member]
5/17/2012 5:08:43 AM
I used a combination of Okay Ind and Brownell mags extensively in combat. Perfectly fine as long as its in good shape.
g-shooter  [Team Member]
5/17/2012 11:44:03 AM
I like OKAY, D&H, and P-MAGS........in any order!!

For the first two, I just put Magpul followers and bam......done.
RDTCU  [Team Member]
5/17/2012 12:03:33 PM
I've got 14 Okay's with the green followers, never had a mag issue.
terribleshot  [Member]
5/21/2012 10:22:14 AM
The OKAY are fine. They are one of three current suppliers to Uncle Sam, Brownells, Center Industries and Okay. I've never had a problem with a green follower mag. I have one Brownells with a Magpul follower and it works too, as does a Higher Capacity 48 round with a metal follower. My gun doesn't seem to be fussy, runs mags oother people say won't work.
Shawnmt6601  [Team Member]
5/23/2012 10:48:36 PM
Originally Posted By johnny306:
My Colt 6920 had some feeding problems with Thermolds, and someone mentioned that Colt's don't like other mags. So I ordered Colt mags from Botach, and they sent me some Colt mags, and "Okay Industry" mags. Is Okay Industries a sub division of Colt? Anyone have any experience? Should I just return these to Botach?


colts will work with any decent mag

thermolds do not fit that description

damn near any other mag would work fine in a colt rifle. your 6920 should have come with 2 colt 20 round mags from the factory, if not, someone is ripping you off

but Okay is the MFG that makes colt branded mags. but all the other including P mags will work fine,

here is a write up on my colt using the surefire 60 rounder

http://looserounds.com/2012/04/07/surefire-60-round-magazine/
bulls_i  [Team Member]
6/19/2012 2:38:26 PM
Got_Guns:
Okay Industries, Inc. in New Britain, CT is alive & well. The reason the sign was taken down is because they are repainting the building ; new signs with Okay's new logo will be going up the 3rd week in June. If you wish to purchase NHMTG mags, please contact Ronan Corp in W. Simsbury, CT at (860) 523-0529. Ronan is the distributor for NHMTG 10, 20 & 30rd mags.

BTW...Okay's business has grown to the point where they have expanded & bought an additional 60,000+ sq.ft. facility in Berlin, CT that will be dedicated for their medical products manufacturing. Additionally, they recently opened a manufacturing facility in Costa Rica to serve their medical device customers in CR.
Got_Guns  [Team Member]
6/19/2012 6:18:09 PM
Originally Posted By bulls_i:
Got_Guns:
Okay Industries, Inc. in New Britain, CT is alive & well. The reason the sign was taken down is because they are repainting the building ; new signs with Okay's new logo will be going up the 3rd week in June. If you wish to purchase NHMTG mags, please contact Ronan Corp in W. Simsbury, CT at (860) 523-0529. Ronan is the distributor for NHMTG 10, 20 & 30rd mags.

BTW...Okay's business has grown to the point where they have expanded & bought an additional 60,000+ sq.ft. facility in Berlin, CT that will be dedicated for their medical products manufacturing. Additionally, they recently opened a manufacturing facility in Costa Rica to serve their medical device customers in CR.


Thats good to here.

Also what medical equipment does Okay manufacture? I am in the medical equipment field, never knew that they made anything but mags.

Feel free to IM if you dont want to post on a public forum.

Thanks!
Joe_Pennsy  [Team Member]
6/19/2012 6:47:48 PM
Originally Posted By Got_Guns:


Also what medical equipment does Okay manufacture? I am in the medical equipment field, never knew that they made anything but mags.

Feel free to IM if you dont want to post on a public forum.

Thanks!


Looks like they're busy beavers

http://www.okayind.com/Industries_Served.htm

Industries Served

Medical/Surgical Markets & Applications
Laparoscopic / Endoscopic / Arthroscopic instrument components & assemblies
Surgical stapling components & assemblies
Titanium & Stainless Steel Staples
Surgical Cutters, Blades/Knives, Scissors and assemblies
Ligation instrument components and assemblies
Implantable components
Scalpel Handles and Blades
MIM to Metal Stamping Development

Firearms


Magazines
Receivers
Trigger bars
Pistol and rifle components

Defense/Aerospace

Ordnance components
Aircraft components

Automotive

Valve Train
Air / Fuel Management
Timing Chain Systems
Diesel Systems / Fuel Pumps
Fuel Injection Systems
Anti-lock Braking Systems

Specialty Industrial Markets

Energy / Micro Turbine / Power Generation
Electronics
Fire Protection
Computers / Office Equipment
Commercial/Industrial Hardware & Power Equipment
Marine

rutz777  [Member]
6/20/2012 12:45:43 AM
Despite the name, ok industries is good to go.
ventryjr  [Member]
6/23/2012 5:37:48 PM
Originally Posted By johnny306:
My Colt 6920 had some feeding problems with Thermolds, and someone mentioned that Colt's don't like other mags. So I ordered Colt mags from Botach, and they sent me some Colt mags, and "Okay Industry" mags. Is Okay Industries a sub division of Colt? Anyone have any experience? Should I just return these to Botach?


i own 2 preban okays and they run fine thru my preban hbar
mdrums  [Member]
6/23/2012 7:57:50 PM
Where is the best place to buy Okay mags? I've never seen them for sale on the usual websites...I even tried google. Thanks!
Joe_Pennsy  [Team Member]
6/23/2012 10:40:09 PM
Originally Posted By mdrums:
Where is the best place to buy Okay mags? I've never seen them for sale on the usual websites...I even tried google. Thanks!


NHMTG are the commercial versions - same mag, different stamp. 44mag, Palmetto, and others carry them.
JAD  [Team Member]
6/23/2012 11:57:04 PM
Originally Posted By osprey21:
Okay Industries is a US Military contractor and have been mfg mags since the late 70's.

They are the subcontractor that manufactures all Colt-marked AR-15 magazines. They also sell magazines under their own name, identical except for the floorplate stamping.


I have seen USGI surplus magazines with both Colt and OKAY markings on the same mag,
locke12  [Member]
6/25/2012 12:03:17 AM
OKAY makes good mags. Get some.
stevegc  [Team Member]
6/26/2012 5:52:53 PM
Good mags for sure.
coltm4sp1  [Team Member]
6/27/2012 3:03:35 AM
I have got 2 Okays that came with the Colt AR that I bought back in the early 90`s . Both still work well with alot of rounds thru them. They are gold in color now , but still work. I still have 20 OKAY mags new in the white box . All have MAGPUL Gen III`s in them.I am using about 20 more on a regular basis amogst others (p-mags, D&H,NTHMG , etc. )always liked the OKAYS. a good GI mag.
ishoot2live  [Team Member]
6/27/2012 3:14:21 AM
Okays are very GTG.

Buy, own, shoot with confidence.