I had a chance to play with the prototype of this gadget at SHOT Show 2019 and was really impressed with its simplicity and functionality. And it’s great to learn that it is now available for purchase. The Strike Industries AMBI Mag Release is exactly what its name implies – an ambidextrous magazine release. It is a drop-in part designed for AR-15 pattern rifles that use mil-spec magazine catch mechanism.
Here is how the company describes this new product:
Options. Most would prefer to have more than one. Sometimes it’s necessity, sometimes it’s a preference. Or for emergencies, it’s peace of mind knowing you always have another option.
Introducing the Strike Industries Ambidextrous Magazine Release. The most ergonomic revision of our mag release built to date. The patented Ambi Mag Release allows for seamless ejections from any position.
This improved design drops into any receiver designed to accept a mil-spec magazine catch. Low profile, and ergonomically designed, the mag-catch integrates with most receivers while being very easy to use and will not accidentally activate or interfere with other controls. The package also includes our enhanced Strike Magazine Release button and spring for a complete drop-in upgrade.
For “wrong-handed” folks or for those that just want more options, the Strike Ambi-Mag Release is the perfect component to have.
The SI AMBI Mag Release indeed provides quite a low profile left-side magazine release button. Probably the coolest feature is that it is a true drop-in part requiring no modifications to the weapon whatsoever. The left-side button is an articulated mechanism. When you press it, it pivots on its axis pulling the magazine catch lug out and releasing the magazine.
The Strike Industries AMBI Mag Release is available with the following color options of the Strike Magazine Release (the right-side button): black, red, FDE, and titan. The MSRP of the black version is $37.95. Other three color options will cost you a couple of bucks more – $39.95.
Images from www.strikeindustries.com