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Posted: 3/30/2006 4:30:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 4:31:31 PM EDT by Bigfeet]
I felt it was my duty to let you guys know that there is a large Checkmate M1A/M-14 Magazine Group Buy going on here:

www.m-14forum.com/showthread.php?t=19557

I am not affiliated with these guys. Can't beat the $20 per magazine price.


Bigfeet
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:38:22 PM EDT
I am not the biggest fan of thier pistol mags...
No experience with the rifle mags though.
Any input on the quality?
We could try to do the same here with Armalite...
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:42:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MOS2111:
I am not the biggest fan of thier pistol mags...
No experience with the rifle mags though.
Any input on the quality?
We could try to do the same here with Armalite...




Say the word, and I would be in...


Bigfeet
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:53:23 PM EDT
As a low post count guy, I wouldnt know how to do it, but would also be interested.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:18:08 PM EDT
I'd like to buy about 6 good GI quality mags. If these checkmate mags meet that standard, I'd like to know and buy some. If they don't, I'd enjoy being part of a mag but here.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:21:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cliph:
I'd like to buy about 6 good GI quality mags. If these checkmate mags meet that standard, I'd like to know and buy some. If they don't, I'd enjoy being part of a mag but here.



The Checkmate M1A mags are currently being used in the ME right now. From what I hear, they are as good, if not better than the USGI magazines out there.


Bigfeet
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:43:33 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 6:59:41 PM EDT
They are ok mags, not as good as older ones IMOP. We had quite a few problems with the CheckMate 1996 contract mags in our SG M14's & NM M14's.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 12:39:34 AM EDT
TAG
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:12:14 PM EDT
These are the current "USGI" production. They have passed preliminary judgement at M-14 forum. At 20.15 per I am in for 5.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:26:18 PM EDT

Bump.


Bigfeet
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 6:39:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 6:39:39 PM EDT by gorvibub]
i have also heard that these mags were less reliable than older USGI mags but i have no first hand experiance with them.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 7:50:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gorvibub:
i have also heard that these mags were less reliable than older USGI mags but i have no first hand experiance with them.



Truthfully, I have heard the contrary. The forum mods have gotten a sample mag, and feel that it is at least the same quality as a USGI one.


Bigfeet
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:19:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bigfeet:

Originally Posted By gorvibub:
i have also heard that these mags were less reliable than older USGI mags but i have no first hand experiance with them.



Truthfully, I have heard the contrary. The forum mods have gotten a sample mag, and feel that it is at least the same quality as a USGI one.


Bigfeet



There's other supporting evidence (first hand user experience from civilians and from a 2004-2005 OIF soldier equipped with the M14 and these magazines in the sand box) that gives me the confidence to participate in this group buy. I'm also the one that examined the 2006 production sample for the group buy.

Check-Mate Industries M14 magazines are made to the requirements of the USGI technical data package. This is their third contract for making USGI M14 magazines. I've read the 09/05 Rock Island Arsenal contract CMI was awarded. Myself and others report excellent service with CMI ten round M14 magazines. I'm satisfied the quality is there.

This thread is the only discussion I'm aware of personally where someone with first hand experience relates a less-than-stellar performance for CMI twenty round M14 magazines. The Rawles FAQ on M14 magazines references Fulton Armory on the CMI 1990-1991 twenty rounders which makes it third hand.

All that having been said, myself and dozens of other buyers will be testing them shortly. Then we will know beyond the shadow of a doubt.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 2:50:34 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:03:37 AM EDT
no horse in this race, but I know me and hundreds of other arfkommers sent mecgar and beretta M9 mags over to OIF cause checkmates weren't doing the job..... do they do better with rifle mags?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 4:31:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
no horse in this race, but I know me and hundreds of other arfkommers sent mecgar and beretta M9 mags over to OIF cause checkmates weren't doing the job..... do they do better with rifle mags?



No argument here. We'll find out.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 4:53:50 PM EDT
i have a checkmate M14mag. its good stuff.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:05:42 PM EDT
Tag for more good information.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 9:13:36 PM EDT

Been hashed out here......

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=6&t=192399
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