New Release: XMR Extended Mag Release

A new mag release with a hint of color. Made in the USA by Odin Works, the XMR Extended Mag Release is machined from 6061 billet aluminum and anodized to the chosen color. Odin Works touts their mag release:

The XMR is ergonomically designed and contoured for superior grip enabling you to more rapidly and instinctively change mags without disrupting your grip, position, or focus.


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The XMR is available in FDE, Black, Red, Silver, & Green


XMR releases retail for $19.95 and are available from Tactical Link. FDE is an extra $1.00

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What do you think? Overpriced gimmick or valuable addition?

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • hami

    My little fingers will appreciate this

  • floppyscience

    I’ve never had a problem reaching the mag release on an AR, but then again I have rather large hands (I can reach the slide lock on a 1911 without changing my grip). For people with small-normal sized hands and accordingly shorter fingers I can see how this could help.

    • Sadler

      I have tiny hands (men’s small gloves are sometimes too big) and I’ve had no problems reaching the mag release.

  • Michael R. Zupcak

    The piston ARs already suffer from carrier tilt…

    Now we have magazine button tilt to deal with.

  • Bradley Chapman

    Doesn’t look too protrusive. Maybe this would be better suited for competition.

  • Scurvy

    Is this “new release” the same one I’ve seen on Nick Leghorn’s personal 300BLK for years? Good job being relevant TFB.


    works well but rotates quite a bit. it is a lot smaller in diameter than a stock mag release button. also, this ins’t new, Rainier Arms has been selling them on their website for a while now.

  • gunslinger

    maybe a gimick. i mean, the ar has been out for what? almost 60 years now?

    although for 20 bucks, something that’s easily removable, why not?

  • Cymond

    This has potential for featureless California builds. It’s a bit ‘ironic’ that I bought a Hammerhead grip so I can have a standard mag release button (not bullet button), but I can’t actually reach the button because of the weird Hammerhead.