Mag Magnet: Turning a bullet button into a mag release

    For those of you who are not familiar with it, the Bullet Button is a magazine release that cannot be operated with a finger, it requires a “tool” to release the magazine. A 5.56mm bullet is used as that tool. The reason for this is California law requiring fixed magazines for certain rifle configurations. The Mag Magnet is a “tool” for the bullet button that attaches to the button neodymium magnets and allows the operator to simply but the mag magnet to release the magazine, just like a regular magazine release.

    Mag Magnet

    This seems like a very black-grey area. The company says it is “for out of state use in what we call. . . ‘Emergency Zombie Attacks’”, that is should not be used in California and that it should not be left on the rifle … of course we all know what it was designed for and how it will be used.

    A Bullet Button installed on a rifle.

    The MSRP is $22. Don’t use this in California and don’t say I didn’t warn you.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!