mag catch issue
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion > mag catch issue

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-13-2012, 03:19 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 214
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default mag catch issue

Ok got my new rifle in from Surplus ammo and they said lower receiver is a dpms parts kit. so the issue I am having is my 30 round mags catch and lock in nice no problems but my 20 round master molder plastic mags only catch when empty and pushed in hard "I know not good" so is it mags are incompatible? or should I screw in the mag catch lever more or screw out more at moment it is screwed in 3 turns into the screw side.

Other than that small issue I would say it is a great rifle for $619 including the free shipping and blackhawk case and 3 3 round pmags hope it fires as nice as she looks. oh yeah and they threw a moe forward on also.

__________________
eltoro is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 12-13-2012, 03:21 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 214
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

this was the add they had for the rifle I purchased it has a aero precision lower and upper.

http://www.slickguns.com/product/saa-operator-carbine-ar-15-rifle-556-new-box-case-2-mags-free-shipping-61999-auto-discount

__________________
eltoro is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 03:26 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SSGN_Doc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 4,343
Liked 2181 Times on 1288 Posts
Likes Given: 473

Default

Can you post a picture of your mag release button so we can se how far your catch us threaded in?

Also how full are the plastic mags?

__________________
SSGN_Doc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 06:48 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 214
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

20 round mags with 20 rounds should i lower to 17 rounds ? I made sure it is set like my other AR that I built is set maybe i did it wrong I have only built 2 lowers so far Novice big time.

saa1.jpg   saa2.jpg   saa3.jpg  
__________________
eltoro is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 07:10 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Quentin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,544
Liked 1000 Times on 703 Posts
Likes Given: 1001

Default

From the picture it looks like the mag release is screwed on properly.

I have a few 20 round Master Molder Thermold plastic mags and they function fine in 4 ARs. Do they lock in with an open bolt? If so, but not with a closed bolt, you may have to download them to 18 rounds to lock in with a closed bolt.

If you continue to have trouble, at least the Thermolds are only $2.99 apiece! I like mine but only for practice.

__________________

______
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together. You'll remember the quality of a gun long after you forget how much you paid for it.
________________________________________
US Army 1966-69, VFW Life Member, Retired Geek


Last edited by Quentin; 12-13-2012 at 07:14 AM.
Quentin is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 09:18 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 214
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

Ok I tried connecting mag with slide back and bingo went in no issues. Then lowered th capacity to 15 and bingo no issues. And I agree they are spare mags for the range not worthy enough for SHTF .

__________________
eltoro is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
ar-15 bolt catch issue RangeRat234 AR-15 Discussion 12 12-01-2011 11:30 PM
Theres always a catch. Soliferrum General Handgun Discussion 6 10-11-2011 01:56 AM
Tec 9 Mag Catch $24.99 Cope's Distributing Sponsor Display 0 08-24-2011 07:22 PM
Mag Catch? SASpurs Curio & Relic Discussion 1 06-13-2007 11:54 PM