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The AR-15 magazine catch, as are all of our Keepshooting.com house brand spare and replacement parts for the AR-15 platform, is a brand new part produced in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that holds several foreign military contracts. As such, all parts are compatible with and interchangeable in any MIL-SPEC AR-15.
The AR-15 magazine catch is a component of the magazine catch assembly, which also includes the magazine catch button and the magazine catch spring. Located within the lower receiver, and visible on its left side adjacent the magazine well, the magazine catch is a small but vital component that extends through the lower receiver into the magazine well, and is designed to lock and release a magazine from the magazine well. By depressing the magazine catch button, which results in horizontal movement of the magazine catch, any magazine locked in the magazine well should fall freely from the firearm. This is made possible by a small recess cut into the body of an AR-15 magazine, which serves as a point on which the magazine catch can "catch," effectively locking it into place. It is secured within the lower receiver by threading it onto the magazine catch button.
Spare and replacement parts are an important consideration when it comes to firearms. Like any machine, firearms rely on a series of parts to function properly – especially those components that make up the fire controls. In general, if a part breaks or fails, a repair or replacement becomes immediately necessary – not only to keep a firearm functioning properly but also to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you.
It is also important to consider availability when discussing spare and replacement parts. At this time, Keepshooting.com is seeking to provide our customers with a wide selection of spare and replacement parts for the AR-15 platform. Several brand new parts from the Keepshooting.com house brand are now readily available on our website at an affordable price. If you have any need or desire for spare or replacement parts, now would be a good time to take advantage of this offering.