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fal308
December 17, 1998, 12:21 PM
Anyone heard of Norgon LLC? Tried a search on the web but no sites. This company is advertising in G&W/LE for an ambi mag release. That's one of the options I've been looking for for my ARs. I've already got ambi safeties. This would really be a great asset for us lefthanded folks if this company is on the level. I've sent away to their snail mail address for info.

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December 17, 1998, 05:17 PM
Fal308,

Yes, I have two of them in a matched pair of Bushmaster shorty carbines. I did an extensive operational test and evaluation on the Ambi-Catch in '97 and the following is a cut & paste of the Executive Summary from the report:

"The AMBI-CATCH ambidextrous magazine release mechanism installed in a M16/AR-15 (series) firearm is evaluated to be both operationally effective and operationally suitable. The AMBI-CATCH equipped firearms reliably functioned with a wide variety of magazines and magazine capacities which are available to the government, law enforcement, and private sectors. The addition of the AMBI-CATCH to the test firearms extended both the accessibility and relative ease of magazine release to operators using both left-side and right-side firing positions. The installed AMBI-CATCH is unobtrusive and did not limit the utility or function of the firearm or its components and accessories in any observable manner during the live-fire test sessions."

The Ambi-Catch worked without failure with the following mags: Colt 9mm 20 & 32-rnd sticks, NORINCO 120-rnd drum, Beta C-Mag 100-rnd drum, USA 40-rnd box, Orlite 30-rnd box, Zytel 30-rnd box, Colt 30 & 20-rnd box, and the Colt 10-rnd .22lr subcalibre box mags.

They are of an ingenious design and of superb quality. I personally like them because they allow me to do a 1-hand reload from the left (ala UZI), without relocating my right trigger finger (and hand) to depress the mag release button on the right.
IMHO, it is money well spent, which increases the functionality of a good tool.

You can contact Sandy or Robert Garrett of Norgon LLC via snail mail at: POB 128 Springfield, VA 22150, or via Email: [email protected]aol.com Tell them I referred you.

(P.S. I admit to being a persnickity twit when it comes to people working on my firearms. However, these are two 'smiths that meet my personal standards for technical expertise, quality service and product excellence.)

fal308
December 18, 1998, 11:07 AM
Thanks Mykl. Will e-mail after I get off TFL.

TANGO44
September 12, 2007, 01:16 PM
I got a couple of these norgon ambi catch sitting at home this are brand new ones and never been used, do you want to trade?

[email protected]

Desert01
September 12, 2007, 02:06 PM
I am T&Eing one right now also. They are readly for sale at Brownells (http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=9496&title=AR-15%2fM16+AMBI-CATCH?) and are apparently being used on the Canadian Militarys rifles, although it's not quite clear in some of what I have seen.

http://www.coltcanada.com/Images/c7-annot.gif

9 - Optional ambidextrous controls?

TANGO44
September 12, 2007, 05:22 PM
T&Eing?
Brownell's is selling for $90.
I do want to trade for less than that!
Canadian stuff I have no idea!

Desert01
September 12, 2007, 05:47 PM
http://desertsystms.com/DMR2.jpg

T&E= Test & Evaluation

Kill_Switch
April 12, 2009, 05:34 PM
I am T&Eing one right now also. They are readly for sale at Brownells and are apparently being used on the Canadian Militarys rifles, although it's not quite clear in some of what I have seen.



9 - Optional ambidextrous controls?

The new C7A2 rifle will have controls for bolt release, fwd assist and rate of fire on both sides. This is due to the C7A1 being made for right handed shooters. C7A2 will be for both left and right.


hth.

Kill_Switch
CDN Forces.