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High Velocity Arms Ambidextrous Magazine Release (AMR)

  • High Velocity Arms Ambidextrous Magazine Release
  • High Velocity Arms GEN II Ambidextrous Magazine Release (AMR) on AR15
  • High Velocity Arms GEN II Ambidextrous Magazine Release (AMR) on AR-15
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High Velocity Arms Ambidextrous Magazine Release (AMR)

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$79.99 $75.99



  • Billet machined single piece mag catch and shaft
  • Gen 3.5 - Improved finger surface texture
  • Improved ramp angle for smoother magazine loading
  • Increased guide surface area for smoother action
  • Designed for true left handed use

NOTE: Not compatible with B.A.D. type bolt releases


  • Weight: 0.6 oz.
  • Material: 303 Stainless Steel


High Velocity Arms (HVA) is committed to producing high-quality products for AR15 owners of all backgrounds, from law enforcement to homeowners. The mission of the company is to provide the needed parts and accessories for those designing and building their own ARs, as well as those who are looking to upgrade an existing rifle.

One of the many parts to consider carefully before purchasing is the magazine release. Standard magazine releases can be a pain to operate for left handed shooters, leading to frustration and slower reload times. In a tactical situation, the speed at which you drop an empty magazine and replace it can mean the difference between life and death.

The Generation II Ambidextrous Magazine Release (AMR), by High Velocity Arms is specially designed to prevent failure during operation. This ambi mag release is machined from a single piece of billet 303 stainless steel and is the first of its kind to be manufactured in this fashion. The improved feed angle of the AMR assists in smoother magazine loading, while the easy-to-reach release lever makes it simple for the shooter to eject an empty magazine with a single push. This mag release by High Velocity Arms is made in the United States and is covered by a lifetime guarantee from HVA.

The HVA Ambidextrous Magazine Release comes in Black and NiB-X Nickel Boron finish.

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  1. Works as advertised 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Aug 2017

    Excellent product. Makes reloading intuitive and very fast for lefties.

  2. Ambi-Mag Release is must have. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Mar 2017

    Pure and simple, best ambi magazine release on market. Costly... but so is a slow mag change.

  3. Best ambi mag release on the market 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Jul 2016

    I've tried other ambidextrous magazine releases before, but this one takes the cake. Built well using solid 1 piece billet construction. Lever placement is more ergonomical than Troy's ambi release and spring tension isn't as heavy as the Norgon ambi release. I'm waiting on the extended mag release button to come in so my fiance can experience the effortless control I have when dropping a mag.

  4. Works perfectly 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jun 2016

    This HVA ambi mag release works better than the one from Norgon.

  5. Updated review. 2 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Feb 2016

    After actually trying to use this safety, it sucks. Period.

    Load mag into lower, drop bcg, instant auto mag dump.
    Pick up mag, try to re-insert, again, instant mag dump.

    Tried tightening and loosening, and again, it won't hold a mag.

    Installed normal mil spec mag release and it works great again. Tried this mag release on 3 different lowers, and all of them malfunction and will not hold a mag with the bcg forward.

    I noticed the shaft on mine is much shorter than a mil-spec mag release. Not sure if this is the problem.

    Will contact the mfg about this and see what they find.

    When installed it seems to try to rock back causing the catch to barely hold a mag. The only mags it wouldn't dump are crappy plastic mags from Bass Pro that you have to practically yank out anyways.

    I might be able to bent it forward and make it work, but for the price should be 100%.

    Only giving it 2 stars as it seems to work for some guys.

  6. Works, but... 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Feb 2016

    This ambi-mag release works, but can't say it is great. It is much shorter than a milspec release. The rod itself barely threaded into the release button. The more it threads in, the less usable the normal release button became. Had to find a happy medium. The button only sticks out half as much as any of my builds with a standard mag release. It operates with more convenience for a lefty, however for standard releasing you have to push the button almost under flush to get it to release due to the short rod.

    This was installed on a billet lower with a nickel boron finish. The milspec kit before worked fine and had standard amount of button sticking out. Now after installing, it has became apparent it is going to damage the finish.

    Should have bought a norgon

  7. Proper Function - Poor Design 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Feb 2016

    I give the product 3 stars. It does everything it states to do. Fit and function are all there. However it's the function that I find to be a poor design. In the same vain as the Troy ambi-mag release, the lever on this unit rides against your lower receiver. Essentially the receiver is the fulcrum for which the mag-release lever rides. Once you use this mag-relase once, your receiver is forever marked / marred. After extended use, this unit will grind pits into your receiver. I was expecting a design like that of the Norgon ambi-catch, which does not wear on your receiver.

  8. Outstanding! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jan 2016

    My wife and I are both left handed so this was a must-have upgrade. We both knew we wanted it but didn't think it was worth the price ... until she bought it for me as a surprise and I put it on my rifle. Good good, man! It's outstanding! I'll never have to strip the magazine with my thumb again! It feels so much more natural to be able to drop the magazine with my trigger finger. It took 20 seconds to install. Push the magazine button in all the way, twist the original catch off and thread the ambi catch on. Worth EVERY PENNY! Seriously, buy it.

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