The Best AR-15 Mag Releases in 2023

The best AR-15 mag release is one that allows you to activate the magazine release quickly, consistently, and improves the overall functionality of your rifle.

When it comes to effective use of a firearm, few things are as critical as comfortably and quickly swapping magazines.

It’s amazing how many times you’ll touch a magazine release when using your rifle – they’re a lot like light switches in your house – you use them every time you pick up your firearm. The mag release is a vital part of your rifle, which is why many shooters upgrade their release to make mag swaps faster and easier.

One of the things that make AR-15s such incredible firearms is that almost every part of them can be customized, upgraded, or otherwise changed, and the mag release is no different.

With so many options available, it may be hard to know what style you want or what would work best for you. In order to help make the decision easier, we’ve pulled together a list of our favorite AR-15 magazine releases, outlining the perks and important considerations for you. This article is part of our ongoing guide to Everything AR.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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