I'm trying to find some good mags for my fathers M1A. How do these compare to CMI mags? Worth buying or should he just stick to buying CMI?
Buy the CMI magazines. Otherwise, your dad may have poor reliability with the magazines. I have two Korean magazines. One works reliability, one does not.
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You can't beat the CMI magazines unless you get the old original USGI ones and get history with them. Even then they're comparable.
All the other aftermarket mags tout milspec or dance around being milspec. Only the CMI magazine is actually current USGI milspec. Lots of junk M14 magazines. The runner up would probably be the Taiwanese Type 57 magazines.
Thanks for the help guys.
CMI is my go to for New mag purchases.... here they are $26 / Mag and free shipping.http://www.44mag.com/product/m1a_m14_magazine_20_usgi/check-mate_industries
If the mags are not GI or CMI do not buy them you will just be wasting your money and time.