Ambi-Catch™ for M16, M4, AR-15 and Colt® 9mm Carbine

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Ambi-Catch™ for M16, M4, AR-15 and Colt® 9mm Carbine


The original MIL-Spec "Drop-In" Ambidextrous Magazine Release for the M16 Family of weapons including the M4 Carbine, AR-15, and Colt® 9mm Carbine. Enables user to execute three different magazine release methods on each side of the weapon.Design properties reduce the possibility of inadvertent release. Can be disassembled for cleaning and maintenance.

Click the page below to download a document which describes the magazine release methods.



5 Stars
Elegant COTS Solution
This was and still is the most elegant, simple, and functional product to come along for the standard M16 lower for "Commercial Off the Shelf" (COTS) improvements for the left-handed (so in certain parts of the Corps the "affliction/sickness/southpaw"). God bless the Corps for allowing commanders the opportunity to authorize this simple improvement for the small percentage of lefties.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Yuma, AZ. on 3/10/2018
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Owner
I installed the Norgon Ambi-Catch as part of a WWSD build for a customer, and loved it so much (I'm a left-handed shooter) that I bought one for myself on my new AR-15 build and will be sure to include one in every build that I make personally, and highly recommend it to any left-handed shooter, customer or friend.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Dayton. on 3/5/2019
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5 Stars
Faster Reloads
Being left handed can be tough sometimes but the Norgon Ambi-Catch is a blessing for super fast reloads better easier utilization of the weapon controls. The Norgon catch allows me to quickly drop a magazine with my trigger finger and the spring tension is just right to prevent an accidental magazine release. The Norgon catch also works great in the S&W M&P 15-22 polymer lower.
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Reviewed by:  from South Carolina. on 11/27/2018
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5 Stars
MIL-Spec No-Brainer
Not sure what there is to review that hasn't already been covered elsewhere. BLUF - They work as advertised without extra protrusions to snag on gear or accidentally release the magazines. Having a military background and knowing something about some of the units using them, buying the Ambi-Catch for personal use was a no-brainer. The best part was discovering the direct purchase option. The first two from reputable retailers were more expensive and took forever to ship. I've got four now and will continue purchasing direct as I gradually upgrade the rest of my collection.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Ft Bragg, NC. on 4/21/2019
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5 Stars
You get what you pay for!
I love this Ambi-Catch and have many of them installed in my builds. I only use the Norgon as it works, looks great, fits, easy to install, and does the job very well! Well worth the money, as I once bought a cheap knock-off...it was JUNK!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from S. Florida. on 3/29/2019
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4 Stars
Better Than the Rest
I am ambidextrous so when I build an M4 or other AR-15 type rifle, I build them to be as ambidextrous as practical. I have tried every ambidextrous magazine catch available and I like the Norgon Ambi-Catch the best. My only criticism for the Ambi-Catch is, when wearing gloves, the Ambi-Catch can make it difficult to use the bolt catch to lock the bolt open. Releasing the bolt is no problem. I am currently trying a Seekins Precision Enhanced Bolt Catch with an extended tab to make it easier to lock the bolt open with a gloved hand. Strike industries Enhanced Bolt Catch and the Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch are other possible solutions.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Seligman, AZ. on 3/4/2019
4
5 Stars
Ambi Release
Love this product. Gives full control of my weapon, even being a lefty. Will buy again, for my 308.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Houston, TX . on 11/9/2018
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5 Stars
Essential ambi upgrade. Highly recommend.
Pricey but quality costs. Form, fit and function is excellent. Installed on a BRN-180S in 300BLK. Zero issues with install especially with the Install tool. While the tool is not totally necessary, it's cheap prevention against scuffing up your lower. Weapon also has the Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch and the Ambi-Catch plays well with it as advertised. The fact that it's an authorized upgrade seals the deal. Will definitely purchase again.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Ohio. on 10/12/2020
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5 Stars
This works great! 0 Problems / 100% Reliable
In the past I bought a cheaper alternative, at a glance it looked identical, but it was very unreliable and often mags would just fall out while using it... But not the Norgon, it is worth the extra $ because IT WORKS. No failures and I now have 4 of my ARs outfitted with them. 1 of them being an AR-10 (.308) variant with their 'heavy' catch. Mags lock in tight, they don't fumble out, even if I try to make them by pressing the mag around at odd angles. This catch just plain holds tight, until you press the release on either side.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Iowa. on 4/18/2020
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Non-tactical
For starters, I am just a random non-tactical dude that likes to shoot cool guns and happens to be lucky enough to be a left handed rifle shooter. In my quest to set up an AR rig that is a balance of ambidextrous but not have a bunch of weird crap on it, I have decided to put an Ambi mag release on my rifle(s). I looked at the Norgon Ambi Catch first, but thought the price was a bit steep. After I did some looking around, I found the Botach version of the Ambi Catch. It said made in the USA and looked just like the original Ambi Catch, so I purchased a few of them. After I received them I installed one on my go to Aero Precision AR. I inserted the magazine and went to release it by using the Botach Ambi mag release and nothing happened, I mean nothing. I couldn't press the button in and the magazine was stuck up in the AR like it was a part of the rifle. I ended up gently beating the shit out of it with a plastic tip hammer before it gave up and released the magazine. I tried the same Botach Ambi on my other AP lower and no surprise, the same thing happened. I even tried the other Botach Ambi that I ordered just to be sure it wasn't just a fluke, same results. Suddenly, all the reviews that I did on the Ambi Catch's started running through my head and there was one common theme, the Norgon Ambi was hands down the only one that I saw worked every time. I contacted Norgon and to my surprise I received a lengthy personal email. I ordered 5 Norgon Ambi's and returned the Botach knock offs. After receiving them I installed them in half the time because the Norgon one's came with a real cool and simple installation tool. The Norgon Ambi-Catch worked flawlessly. Every one of them worked as if they were machined for my Aero Precision AR's. It's ironic because every piece of my AR consists high quality, well known, name brand equipment. The final piece that I decided to cheap on was an epic failure. My lengthy review does have a point. That is, you get what you pay for. Even though a tiny piece on the AR is expensive, it is just as important to be well made as the next piece. If not, it can shut down your whole operation and render your AR as functional as a baseball bat. Doug
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Chesapeake. on 3/11/2020
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5 Stars
A must have
Just ordered my third one from you guys. They are on every rifle I own, build, and will build in the future. The knock offs are no comparison, and the fit is perfect on my Noveske receivers. Awesome product!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from New Jersey. on 8/12/2019
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5 Stars
K.I.S.S. exemplified
As a U.S. Marine, we love acronyms - especially K.I.S.S.: Keep It Simple, Stupid. The Norgon Ambi-catch is K.I.S.S. exemplified, as it is without a doubt THE BEST ambidextrous magazine release setup on the market today. It is extremely well designed and made, with an OE mil-spec look and feel, while having very few parts to operate properly. It's definitely "Marine Proof" and I will be adding one to every AR-15 rifle I own!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Quilcene, WA. on 3/1/2019
5
5 Stars
An Absolute Must-Have
I purchased an Ambi-Catch™ for my Q Sugar Weasel and loved it so much I bought a second for my Q Honey Badger!! This is an absolute must-have for any AR rifle that doesn’t already have ambi controls!!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Virginia Beach. on 6/7/2020
5
5 Stars
Southpaw Here
It's my favorite ambi-mag release. Your finger lands right where it needs to, press the button with just the right force and mag drops free. Easy to install, I can't fault it.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from AZ. on 5/12/2020
5
5 Stars
Should be standard issue
I have 2 primary AR15 builds that I use. One is a billet, fully ambidextrous lower, and the other is a Daniel Defense with only an ambi safety. DD makes a great rifle, but I found that I was spoiled by the full ambi controls and didn't have much desire to shoot the DD. I bought the Norgon Ambi-Catch specifically for a few reasons. This is a combat rifle and I'm not adding a weak point into the rifle. The Norgon takes up no more space than the standard catch, and doesn't add a big paddle to get in the way of normal operations or act as a snag point. This piece is combat tested and issued in several militaries. I figured it was worth a shot, and the price doesn't matter because I don't skimp on essential elements of my weapons. It was extremely easy to install, and looks great. The texture of the release is very nice and it's easy to actuate. I actually thought something was wrong with it at first. I tried dropping a full magazine and found it difficult to do. Then I came back here and read that it was a feature built into the catch, so that you would not accidentally drop a mag. I put an empty mag in, and it was easy to drop. Half way, same deal. Makes it nice for tactical reloads and emergency reloads, without fear of dropping a fresh mag if you were to brush it on your way up to the bolt release. It's all I could have hoped for, and I think everyone should be running this on their duty weapons. I'm recommending it to everyone. This should come standard on all serious forged lowers. As for the competition, I'd say this beats it with it's combat use and the design is simply better. Fancy oversized paddles make for good Instagram photos but it's a weak point and a snag hazard. Keep it simple.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Pennsylvania, USA. on 5/3/2020
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