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Posted: 10/7/2004 5:32:28 PM EST
I just picked up five NIW OKay mags from our base supply store. They are selling for $11.81/ea. They were manufactured in Nov 2003. All of them show some storage/handling wear. All of them had insertion marks on them when I opened the box. I assume the factory did a function test before they shipped them out. I really expected them to look a a little better than they do, but they fit tight in both my rifles and drop free with no problem, so I guess I really have nothing to complain about. It's just that I have around 30 NIW Parsons from 1986 that look as good as these, and they are going on almost 20 years of being stored/handled.

Anyway, here are some photos:











Link Posted: 10/7/2004 5:35:41 PM EST
you should pick up a couple 1000 of them and sell them here on the EE for $12 a piece plus shipping
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 4:31:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By repub18:
you should pick up a couple 1000 of them and sell them here on the EE for $12 a piece plus shipping



I think I'll have to pass on that one. I'm sure there is some DOD regulation that I would be breaking. And with all the busy bodies on this forum, I don't need the trouble.


Link Posted: 10/8/2004 5:16:05 AM EST
Is the base supply store an AAFES facility or is this a uniquely AF thing? Are retired military allowed to purchase there also? Thanks. (I'm retired military, that's why I'm wondering.)
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 5:34:46 AM EST
Anyone holding a DOD ID card (AD, Ret, Dep) may make purchases in the store. We have two in our area - Ft Carson and Peterson AFB. When our Local Purchase (LP) stores went away and our base supply became "civilianized", the Envision Xpress store came on board. It is a for-profit enterprise run by civilians. They mostly have office supplies, but recently have started to carry personal issue items and also M-16 and M-9 magazines.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 10:09:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2004 10:09:51 AM EST by Deanh]
So a 'For profit store' is selling NIW magazines for $11.81 each.

When are the NIW magazines here going to get to that? Or have I missed them?
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 10:18:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2004 10:19:21 AM EST by M4M]
Tapco is selling new USGI 30's for $11.99 - www.tapco.com

The Tapco mags are made by D&H (formerly Labelle) and look 100x better than the Okay mags because they have a quality teflon finish that doesn't scratch off. I already picked up 30 mags from them and have 20 more on order because I was so impressed with the quality.


Originally Posted By Deanh:
So a 'For profit store' is selling NIW magazines for $11.81 each.

When are the NIW magazines here going to get to that? Or have I missed them?

Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:18:53 AM EST
I did some research on the Okay mag DoD contract. The Gov. pays somewhere between $6-7.00 per copy but they do order in quanity. This contract detailed delivery info and showed that Uncle Sugar was having hundreds of thousands of mags delivered at a time. I found this info by googling the 13 digit product code on the Okay mag box
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 12:47:41 PM EST
Why would you worry about mag finish anyway?
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 1:08:40 PM EST
I'll trade you some mags for them if you don't like them.

Danny
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 1:21:26 PM EST
I got mine for 10.00 each shipped looks just like yours. nice to see mags cheap once again
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 1:23:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2004 1:24:28 PM EST by HardShell]
Nice find!


BTW: WAR EAGLE!

Link Posted: 10/8/2004 1:28:32 PM EST
is that something every AFB would have? Thats not something you just pick up at the BX right?
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 6:36:06 AM EST
I need to run out to the nearest miltary installation and pick some up for my tree fort across the border in PA! lol Get some....
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 10:29:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By snowborderlb:
is that something every AFB would have? Thats not something you just pick up at the BX right?



You're right. The BX/PX/AAFES doesn't carry them. You need to find out if your base/post has an "Envision Xpress" store. I'm not sure how widespread they have become in the CONUS. I think they are mainly out here in the West.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 1:04:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/13/2004 1:05:24 AM EST by metroplex]
I checked and it appears to be a JWOD supply type store at your location (Peterson AFB??) and we have something similar but I think you cannot purchase anything without a gov't JON. I've seen USGI rifle slings and patches sold in our store but not mags. I may have to ask them for the mags as they might not be put on the shelf?

Did you have to show your military ID?
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 1:27:11 PM EST
Envision sells JWOD approved items. I am a regular customer at the store because I buy items for my unit, so I didn't have to show my ID card (plus I am always in uniform when I go to the store anyway).

But the answer is yes, they do ask for military ID if you are not known to the store employees.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 2:13:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/13/2004 2:13:37 PM EST by metroplex]
It's probably against some type of DoD policy so I'll just pass...
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 2:10:24 PM EST
Try this web site, it gives you the locations available and information about Invision Xpress.


www.envisionxpress.com/cart.asp?MerchantID=EnXpress&Action=Catalog&Type=OnePage&ID=2

Link Posted: 10/14/2004 3:41:40 PM EST
How much were the M9 mags?
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:20:55 PM EST
I think they were $9.72/ea.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:40:33 AM EST
Buy them all, AR and M9
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:28:54 PM EST
I sent a relative who is retired army. Went into the envision express in Millington TN. Asked for mags. They all looked at him like he's crazy. He asks again if they have magazines "under personal equipment maybe". They look up the SKU, say "oh here it is" and then tell him NO envision expresses have any in stock. He asks if they can order some and he gets the blank look again. From the response he got I doubt they even ordered any more. They took his contact info and are supposed to call him if they can get some. Anyhow, TENNVOL, did you buy out the store on your base? I could understand one or two of them being sold out, but every store?
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:06:28 PM EST
WM69 I was at milington Monday getting my Dependant ID renewed and my dad and I stopped by the evision express store and there were no mags to be found either. What s up with this? would there be a store at Fort Cambell that would sell any mags because I am only a gew hours from there
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:15:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By TNDude:
WM69 I was at milington Monday getting my Dependant ID renewed and my dad and I stopped by the evision express store and there were no mags to be found either. What s up with this? would there be a store at Fort Cambell that would sell any mags because I am only a gew hours from there



I would like to know the answer to this also as my bro is at Cambell.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:34:45 PM EST
Call the store and tell them you wish to order some. Maybe if enough people request them they'll get some in. I cancelled my order with Tapco too thinking I'd get OK's quicker. That'll teach me to count my chickens.... Guess I can reorder but now I've missed out on the Dec order. Hoping I can get some through the base.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:38:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By wm69:
... I could understand one or two of them being sold out, but every store?



Ah, you underestimate the reach and influence of this site...
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 6:57:56 AM EST
Does anyone have the phone number to the envision express store in Millington I dont have thier catalog with me because I am back in Murfreesboro so i wouldn't know

also another bump about the Campbell question if anyone would know
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 1:03:14 PM EST
Up until last Monday (Columbus Day), the store at Ft Carson had around 150 M-16 mags and about 120 M-9 mags. I originally only bought the five M-16 mags you saw pictured. I shop at the Envision store here at Peterson AFB weekly and was BS'ing with the regional manager asking him when they were going to get in the ten M-16 mags I had on backorder. He said the Army has soaked up almost all of the M-16/M-9 mags out there and with the AWB sunsetting, it will be awhile before the supply system can catch up. Unfortunately I let it slip the store at Ft Carson had several in stock. When I went back to the Ft Carson store the next duty day, they had shipped all of their mags to our store to fill USAF backorders. That will teach me to keep my mouth shut. The mgr did hook me up with the ten I had backordered, but the rest were gone that day.
I will let you guys know when they eventually get their supplies back up to speed.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 1:04:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 1:07:23 PM EST by TennVol]

Originally Posted By TNDude:
Does anyone have the phone number to the envision express store in Millington I dont have thier catalog with me because I am back in Murfreesboro so i wouldn't know

also another bump about the Campbell question if anyone would know



Millington
5722 Integrity Dr, Bldg S-242
Millington, TN 38054
901-874-5024

Here are all of the CONUS locations:

Peterson
725 W. Paine St. – Bldg. #666
Peterson AFB, CO 80914-2384
719-556-7038

Minot
**339 Bomber Blvd, 527
Minot AFB, ND 58705
701-727-9588

Ft Leavenworth
1015 Sheridan Dr., Bldg 399
Ft. Leavenworth, KS 66027
913-682-3895

Whiteman
727 2nd St, Bldg 139
Whiteman AFB, MO 65305
660-563-3509

McConnell
53057 Hutchinson, Bldg 1090
McConnell AFB, KS 67221
316-759-5528

Millington
5722 Integrity Dr, Bldg S-242
Millington, TN 38054
901-874-5024

F.E. Warren
7100 Saber Rd, Bldg 1284
F.E. Warren AFB, WY 82005
307-773-3723

Lemoore
Bldg 140
NAS Lemoore, CA 93246-5001
559-998-1332

Ft Riley
Bldg 7921
Ft. Riley, KS 66442-0405
785-239-4801

Offutt
106 Peacekeeper Dr, Suite 2N3
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
402-294-2341

Grand Forks
400 Eielson, Bldg 408
Grand Forks AFB, ND 58205
701-747-3689

Fairchild
610 North Depot Rd
Fairchild AFB, WA 99011-9402
509-247-2543

Ft Carson
1400 Specker Ave, Bldg 735
Ft. Carson, CO 80913
719-576-8096

Mountain Home
430 5th Ave, Bldg 2607
Mountain Home AFB, ID 83648
208-828-3972

Buckley
Buckley AFB, Building 14
18251 E. Steamboat Ave
Aurora, CO 80011
303-363-0176



Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:36:14 PM EST
Thanks TennVol
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