extended mag release

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by RoyP, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. RoyP Active Member

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    found one for 63 cents:D

    ok here it is............

    It's a clip for screen windows. the hook part fits over the end of the release button. it is already threaded with a 8x32 hole. you can simply drill a hole in the original latch and screw it on or like I did, just epoxy it on. the hook takes all the pressure when you operate it so epoxy should be plenty strong enough to hold it on. the only thing I had to do was make it a little narrower. it's 1/2" wide and needs to be around 3/8" to 7/16" to clear. anyways hear are some pics and a very short crappy vid taken with my ipod if I can figure out how to link it.

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  2. Brad Scales Member

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    Yer just gonna make someone ask aren't ya?

    OK, I'll bite..... please indulge us !
  3. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Yeah, c'mon Roy! Lets see it!
  4. Brad Scales Member

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    Damn tease !
  5. RoyP Active Member

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    I'll post pics and do a quick write up this morning. I have to wait till the hardware store opens this morning so I can buy another one. I got going on it yesterday and didn't take any pics.
  6. RoyP Active Member

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    original post updated
  7. RoyP Active Member

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    took it to the range today to sight it in. put 20 rounds through it and it didn't fall off soo.....
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  8. glocker21 New Member

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    excellent idea!!!! :)
  9. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Pretty cool idea Roy! Gotta be better than the existing one.
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  10. Brad Scales Member

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    Works for me ! Thanks !
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  11. RoyP Active Member

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    the stock release works good but I think if you were wearing gloves it would be hard to get to. reminds me if the ruger 10/22's.
    I found another bracket that for mounting a sink. it's a little thicker and the angle is a little less. the only bad is it doesn't have the hook part so I would have to bolt that one on.
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  12. wood chucker Moderator

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    Well done Sir !

    Ahat full of cool points and a beer to you.
  13. Brad Scales Member

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    Hey Roy, I was thinking, instead of narrowing the whole thing I'm thinking about taking a little off both sides to just above the stock to make the extension wider. Looking at yours, would this be of any advantage by leaving the release wider?
  14. RoyP Active Member

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    for the amount that you take off I'm not sure if you would really notice. Originally I was think of a ambi type release. the way the latch pivots you would basicly pull back the right side or push forward on the left. It would look like an upside douwn "T"

    the added length give you more leverage,makes it so you don't have to move it much to drop the mag
  15. Marneaus Active Member

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    hows this holding up?
  16. RoyP Active Member

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    several trips to the range so far. still holding strong
  17. Brad Scales Member

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    That's one of those little things I always forget to pick up. I think I'm just going to go the epoxy route.
  18. RoyP Active Member

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    funny thing is I figured some jb weld would work great. I used a drop of super glue to hold it in place while I checked to see if it would work. the super glue is the only thing thats been holding on since.when it finally falls off then I'll jb it.
  19. jsoupene New Member

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    Very cool idea! I have look all over for one of these clips and can not find them anywhere. Do any of you know where I can get one? Thanks!

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