Magpul AR Enhanced Magazine Release

Ray I.
by Ray I.

Magpul recently announced their new AR Enhanced Magazine Release. It’s an attachment that creates more surface area to help with faster mag changes. I think it looks like a solid product, especially for those with small hands who may not be able to manipulate all the controls on an AR but I can see possible accidental mag drops happening. It’s made out of hard anodized aluminum and bolts-on with no gunsmithing required. It’s made in the USA and fits both 5.56 and 7.62 rifles. They’re only available in black and retail for $19.95 at

The Magpul AR Enhanced Magazine Release provides an enlarged contact surface for quick and fumble free magazine changes.

With easy bolt-on installation with no gunsmithing required, the Enhanced AR Magazine Release is made of Mil-Spec hard anodized aluminum to provide durability and light weight.

Machined from mil-spec anodized aluminum
Two-piece construction for easy installation and reduced profile
Provides larger contact surface for positive activation
Compatible with most 5.56 and 7.62 pattern receivers

Made in U.S.A.

Ray I.
Ray I.

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  • MrPotatoHead MrPotatoHead on Oct 07, 2015

    Looks identical to the mag release that Manticore Arms used to make, except this one says Magpul on it. I have one on my Sig 556.

  • Claymore Claymore on Oct 08, 2015

    So this defeats the "button surround" that took so many engineers so long to add to prevent accidental mag releases. Progress in the wrong direction I think.