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Mossy Man
06-30-2012, 9:41 AM
How difficult is it to switch over to a standard magazine release? I purchased a complete rifle with a BB, so I do not have any other magazine release parts.

Which parts will I need to purchase in order to do the conversion? Tools?

Thanks

tomd1584
06-30-2012, 10:02 AM
Takes about a minute if it's your first time. You just need a toothpick/tweezers to unscrew the nut. The BB tool would be ideal, but if youre never going to use it again I don't see the reason to spend the money on it.

Mossy Man
06-30-2012, 10:13 AM
so i don't need any additional parts?

tomd1584
06-30-2012, 10:36 AM
You need the original mag release and spring. Should take all but 20 seconds after the BB is removed.

gunnerstuff
06-30-2012, 2:33 PM
I have a whole bunch of ''standard'' mag release buttons and springs. If you are close to me, I'll even help you change it out (got a home made steel tool for it). If you are not close, I can drop one in the mail. Send me a PM.

Mossy Man
06-30-2012, 5:13 PM
so you just need the button and the spring?

BANG BANG
06-30-2012, 8:24 PM
so you just need the button and the spring?

yup

Mossy Man
06-30-2012, 8:31 PM
tested out my M&P15 sport - (took upper, grip, stock off first) removed the BB and mag catch.

no locktite seemed present, came off with little effort with tweezers.

Thanks, just now waiting for my parts from midwayusa

BANG BANG
06-30-2012, 8:33 PM
congrats on going featureless!! dropping mags with your finger is pure win

Mossy Man
06-30-2012, 8:35 PM
now i REALLY won't need the mini14

Mossy Man
06-30-2012, 9:30 PM
question about pinning stocks....

can you simply pin it or screw it in a way that you can't actuate the adjustment lever?

i see videos on youtube of actually drilling through the buffer tube notches.....which i don't want to do (want to avoid permanent modifications).