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Will I need an M2 magazine catch on my new A/O?

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    Posted: Sep 09 2016 at 12:26am
I plan on using 30-round magazines exclusively on my Auto Ordnance AOM 130. I have heard from two camps:

a) I'll need to replace the factory magazine catch with a new M2 unit, or

b) The factory catch will serve quite well.

Opinions, input? 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bonnie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 09 2016 at 10:42am
30 round magazines aren't always the most reliable in particular carbines.

Why not eliminate a possible issue and use the M2 catch?
30 round magazines have the third locking nub that the M2 catch was designed to help support the extra weight of the 30 round magazine. Also won't interfere when using the a 15 round magazine.

USGI or Korean 30 round magazines would be the most reliable. Other commercial magazines many times don't work.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Captain O Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 10 2016 at 7:18pm
I looked up an article called "The Sheepdog Project" about the A/O Carbine that informed me that I will need to replace, the M2 Magazine catch. Thank you, Bonnie, for your input.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wd4ngb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 10 2016 at 10:27pm
It is very easy to do Cpt, but take it out of the stock, and place do it where you can find the saftey spring and plungers when you guff, and they go flying.... I replaced my mag catch, and safety... :)


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You can find them and buy at Fulton Armory, they aren't very expensive and are made to GI specs.
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Hey Cpt, I remember that you were moving, and would not be on for a while. You active yet?

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Yes, replace it.
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