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Old 04-11-2018, 01:35 PM
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Hi everyone!

I’ve just purchased a much anticipated little device to help a lefty improve my speed during 2 gun and 3 gun matches with my Smith and Wesson M&P 1522 rifle.

However the problem I have with the Troy Ambi Mag release which I soon realized was that the recess where the catch sits on the 1522 is far too deep for the mag to hold when installed. To my surprise I have found nowhere online with other people experiencing this problem.

In my limited practical experience the only way to make this work is to chisel out some materiel exactly where the button levers from on the side of the mag-well just below the catch.

However before I attempt to potentially ruin my gun I’m looking for some advice.

BTW Troy's email response to this query was: "Thank you for your email, in regards to your question. Unfortunately we do not offer an AMBI Mag release for the weapon in question. Unfortunately we do not have this weapon in house for testing.

Thank you,

Customer Service / Technical Support"

However there is nothing to say that on any of the sites selling this product and as far as I was concerned the 1522 was replicating an AR15 in every way...

Your thoughts would be kindly appreciated.

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Old 04-11-2018, 03:57 PM
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You obviously found out the 15-22 is not a replicate of an AR and very few parts interchange. Normally when shopping sites they will indicate a part specific to the 15-22 only. Not sure but there might be a list on here that indicates common parts. Perhaps they'll exchange or refund.
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I hate to break the news to anyone, but the 15-22 is in no way, shape or fashion and AR-15. Does it look like one from a distance? Sure. Does it share a few -- a very few -- common parts? Yeah. But if you're buying any AR-15 part and expecting it to fit right up, odds are you are going to be disappointed. Best to check before you buy.
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If your looking for an ambi mag release that works, I use the Norgan Ambi Catch. They are a little pricey but they work.

NORGON AR-15/M16 AMBI-CATCH MAGAZINE RELEASE | Brownells

This one below is shown as an alternative part that is about 1/4 the price of the Norgan. I have no idea if it works or not, never tryed it.

AR-15 Ambidextrous Magazine Release : ARMS UNLIMITED INC AR-15 AMBIDEXTROUS MAGAZINE RELEASE | Brownells

The Norgan works fine.
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works fine on my rifle....however I have an older model. Maybe the newer models are slightly different. I don't think I would be hacking up my rifle for an add-on
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