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BlindOldMan 08-02-2013 11:43 PM

Sig M400 Magazine release question
 
Good afternoon, all. It's been a while since I've been able to post, but glad to have this chance.

I hope someone will be kind enough to help me with this embarrassing problem (no, not that one).

I just brought home a SIG M400 Enhanced. The one issue is that the magazine release seems to be incorrectly installed. Having no experience with this fancy machine, I'm at a loss as to whether I'm doing something incorrect or it's actually a problem.

The magazine inserts cleanly. However, the magazine release on the right won't depress. I can pull it out about a 1/4", but not depress it. The only way I've found to release the magazine is to take a small hex driver and depress the pin in the middle of the release.

Thanks kindly..

MisterMcCool 08-03-2013 12:55 AM

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Originally Posted by BlindOldMan
The only way I've found to release the magazine is to take a small hex driver and depress the pin in the middle of the release.

That must be tough on a blind old man :p

BlindOldMan 08-03-2013 01:40 AM

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Originally Posted by MisterMcCool (Post 1324151)
That must be tough on a blind old man :p

:) Indeed.

AgentTikki 08-03-2013 01:45 AM

Pics would help, but it sounds as though you have bullet button magazine locking device that we californians have to endure. Kinda weird that you'd have one in Florida.

BlindOldMan 08-03-2013 02:31 AM

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Originally Posted by AgentTikki (Post 1324209)
Pics would help, but it sounds as though you have bullet button magazine locking device that we californians have to endure. Kinda weird that you'd have one in Florida.

Thanks for the reply. Here's a pic of the release. It won't depress at all, but can pull out a bit.

monteros 08-03-2013 02:36 AM

Looks like it might not bad screwed in enough possibly. Watch this YouTube video real quick and you will see how easy this step is ANC you can redo or verify its done ok :)

http://youtu.be/VBoh-o6iN24

DenverSteve 08-03-2013 02:44 AM

It's a Sig so it's unlikely that it was faulty or installed incorrectly. Read you owner's manual as you have a California legal "bullet button" mag release. Also check your box as it should say either California Legal or have a CA somewhere in, or behind, the part number. Like this: RM40016BSCA

BlindOldMan 08-03-2013 02:49 AM

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Originally Posted by monteros (Post 1324262)
Looks like it might not bad screwed in enough possibly. Watch this YouTube video real quick and you will see how easy this step is ANC you can redo or verify its done ok :)

http://youtu.be/VBoh-o6iN24

Hmmm.. I seem to have the opposite problem. It's not too clear how I can go about removing the release. I can see a locking C-clip on the pin but there appears to be no way to remove it without depressing the release, which won't budge at all.

On the other side, if I depress the pin with a small punch, it doesn't raise enough to clear the guard and be removed.

BlindOldMan 08-03-2013 02:59 AM

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Originally Posted by AgentTikki (Post 1324209)
Pics would help, but it sounds as though you have bullet button magazine locking device that we californians have to endure. Kinda weird that you'd have one in Florida.

Yup... well, just did some more Googling, and yeah, that's what this thing has. Bullet button. :/ Now that's just.... Sheeesh.

purehavoc 08-03-2013 11:25 AM

Simple fix

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/lower-parts/individual-parts/ar15-magazine-catch-button.html

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/lower-parts/individual-parts/ar15-magazine-catch.html

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ar-15-05/lower-parts/individual-parts/ar15-magazine-catch-spring.html


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