There are dozens of AR magazine releases of all shapes and materials available on the market. However, if Strike Industries release their version of any, even the simplest firearm part, it is almost guaranteed that there is something innovative and extra cool about their offering. The new AR Modular Magazine Release is no exception. Its modularity is in the possibility to change the mag release buttons without disassembling the mag catch mechanism itself.
The Strike Industries Modular Magazine Release comes with three mag release buttons, Standard, Extended and Oversized, that as shown above, have different sizes and shapes. The buttons have a T-slot at their base and are slid onto and retained in place by a spring-loaded square nut/adapter. In order to change the buttons, you need to use a small tool like a screwdriver or a punch to relieve the pressure from the installed button and allow it to slide off of the adapter. The MMR is a drop-in part, its installation does not require any changes to the lower receiver or use of advanced tools or gunsmithing. The installation of Strike Industries MMR as well as the button change procedures are shown in the video below.
The buttons of SI MMR are made of polymer. The shaft sleeve and mag button adapter are made of SUS630 stainless steel. The AR Modular Magazine Release is compatible with mil-spec AR-15 lower receivers as well as DPMS pattern AR-10 lowers. The MSRP of Strike Industries AR Modular Magazine Release is $35.95.
What do you think about this Strike Industries product? In what situations do you think the possibility of changing the magazine release button shape and size can be a handy feature?
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