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8th December 2005, 21:09
Um I didn't know if this thread was supposed to go in the peripherals area or here...I thought this would be the place to discuss a part as such. I hope im in the right spot :)
I remember reading about an AMR in one of my American Rifleman magazines in the past and I cant remember who makes them. Maybe it was not so much an ambidextrous as it switched the mag release to the opposite side.
I was wondering if anybody has dealt with such a creature and what they thought about it.
Just another gizmo I am thinking of trying out to help with my speed in practical comps or a prolonged real world gun fight (I hope never never ever) :scared:
Oya links to the product would be most helpful
8th December 2005, 21:51
I've never used one, so I wouldn't know much about it, but if this helps, here's a link to an ambi-mag release from Smith & Alexander through Brownell's:
Hope that helps.
9th December 2005, 07:33
Yeap S&A (Smith & Alexander). And you are right, it's a parts issue and the thread was moved there.
9th December 2005, 13:33
I guess I got it in my head all mixed up on the question of what the release was and how to install it. :p Thanks for the move.
Staring at the product I belive thats the one I was looking for. Thank you very much.
I see it says minor fitting but i'm going to take that as its pretty much a drop in part but I may have to hit it with some sand paper or emery cloth and at worst a dremel...probably not an angle grinder :scared: :D
I have checked my holster and I think it will fit just find with some minor work with an exacto blade, leather dye, and sealer.
The only thing that comes to my mind is that having the release button exposed on the outside of the holster may leave it exposed to getting accidental pressed buy bumping into something. Of course the holsters thickness will probably prevent that in my mind.
I also tried out gripping my 1911 with my left hand and practiced dropping the magazine. It seemed to work fine. The button didn't get in the way of the trigger and I had to really push the button with the inside of my first knuckle on my trigger finger to get the mag to drop. So I don't think there would be any danger of dropping the mag while firing.
So I guess my question shifts back to who has had any experience with one of these. Of course I would love to see any other types out there. Thanks again :)
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