Forward Controls Design Blind Hole Enhanced Magazine Release - Serrated Aluminum

Manufactured by Forward Controls Design
Manufactured by Forward Controls Design
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Bigger is not always better, and Forward Controls Design demonstrates that perfectly with their Enhanced Magazine Release. Cut from high-strength 7075-T3 aluminum bar stock, the EMR-C was designed for use with AR-308 receivers and features an extended design allowing you to use AR-15 spec and ambidextrous magazine catches.


  • Curved and serrated front face
  • Extended design for AR-308
  • High strength 7075-T3 aluminum construction
  • Tough hardcoat anodized finish

Many aftermarket magazine releases are massive, gaudy hunks of aluminum designed with nothing but speed in mind. These over-sized release buttons protrude well past the protective magazine release fence that is an integral safety component on forged lower receivers, designed to prevent accidental bumps dropping the magazine when you least want it to. This is especially a problem since it takes a scant 0.06" of travel to release your magazine. The EMR was designed from the ground up to provide a fast and reliable activation thanks to its self-centering curved design and horizontal serrations, without risking accidental magazine drops.

Forward Controls Design firmly believes in the elegance of simplicity. Not content to produce purely aesthetic components, they put function before form to create parts and accessories that actually improve the handling and function of your firearms. When you need parts that just work without complication, you need Forward Controls Design.
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BrandForward Controls Design
FinishHardcoat Anodized
MaterialAluminum - 7075-T3

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Nicely done by Forward Controls


Nicely done by FC. The small curve really provides a nicer feel. It’s the little things that add up which separate a run of the mill build to a more personalized weapon.

Function over Form. This is a part with a purpose!

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If there is one thing I've learned about FCD is that every product they develop follows a mantra: Function over form. Due to the lack of true mil-spec standardization of the AR-10/LR-308 platform, we all know the parts that will work and those that don't. On the Aero M5 lower, your mag catch button is too deeply recessed. This enhanced button from FCD solves that problem and does it with class. The mag button, when properly secured to the lever doesn't protrude from the "fence" but is right there in a perfect location, easily found and manipulated with your finger. Gloved or not gloved. The mag button has a slight curvature to it so that your finger really finds a "resting" place there and the more aggressive serrations mean that even with a cold and wet finger or gloved finger, you will hit this button and actuate your mag release without any slippage. Sometimes it's the small things that can make a big difference.