AR MAGLOCK AR-15 (.223 / 5.56) – Gen 1



Pin not included in the locking kit purchase. Must be purchased separately in the pull down menu below.

Note: Only pins in the drop-down list work with this particular locking kit.

Quantity Discount (Shown In Cart)
2 20% off 
3 25% off
4 30% off


SKU: LOCK-223-GEN1 Category: Tags: , , ,


AR MAGLOCK – AR-15 & AR-10 Fixed Magazine Lock and Release Solution.

This is the same kit many of our large OEM’s such as Daniel Defense, Armalite, Black Rain Ordinance and others purchase to make their rifles compliant for shipping into California.
If you would like a higher performance kit that allows faster magazine changes, please upgrade your Gen 1 kit with a Hyperswitch and BRS, or consider purchasing our Gen 2, Gen 3 or Gen 4 kits with KingPin (for Gen 2 and Gen 4) or our Hyperswitch (for use with the Gen 1 and Gen 3 locking kits).

All AR MAGLOCK locking kits are patented under USPTO patent number: 8,756,845.

Video of Gen 1 locking kit operation:


Note: The Gen 1 locking kit does not work with the KingPin or Dual Function Pin.

WARNING / DISCLAIMER: NEVER while the action is open have the safety “OFF”, and NEVER pull the trigger. For safety reasons, never disassemble your firearm while loaded. Please make sure and check that all rounds are removed before disassembly of the action. With any CA Compliant disassembling device, it is even more imperative that you clear any rounds prior to disassembly.

Always observe the 4 rules of firearm safety:

1. Treat the firearm as if it is ALWAYS loaded
2. Never point it at anything you don’t intend to destroy
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to fire
4. Know your target and it’s surroundings

Evolusion Concepts, Inc. / AR MAGLOCK is not responsible for injury due to mishandling or lack of safety precautions of your firearm.

Additional information

Additional information

Weight 1.00 oz
Dimensions 2 × 3 × 4 cm
Pin Options

No Pin Included, Aluminum Tacticool Rear Pin (.223 / 5.56), Steel Tacticool Rear Pin (.223 / 5.56), Hyperswitch, Patriot Pin

Reviews (11)


  1. admin

    Absolutely awesome product. Couldn’t use my firearm without it… Thanks ARMagLock!

  2. STEVEN SIMMONS (verified owner)

    California user, bought two different types.

    This one doesn’t interfere with the ejection port cover. Other one does.
    Now I own two of these!
    Enough said?

  3. Bill peter (verified owner)

    Quality built. Doesn’t look bad, functions as described. Installation went off without a hitch.

  4. Chris Brown (verified owner)

    Clean and simple solution to a complex issue for us Californians who don’t want to register “assault weapons”, keep up the great work! It’s great to have a US based manufacturer innovating for us enthusiasts.

  5. Terry Lee (verified owner)

    I have these on all of my AR receivers from 9mm, .223 and 308. They are by far the best Ive seen.

  6. Donnie

    Quick question: in order for this to be CA legal, do I have to glue the threads of the screw and drill out the hex bolt to make it permanent? Or can I simply screw it in and be done with it? Thanks =)

    • admin

      No, the kit doesn’t have to be permanent to be compliant.

    • 21232f297a57a5a743894a0e4a801fc3 (verified owner)

      No, the kit doesn’t have to be permanent to be compliant in California.

  7. Patrick C

    I currently have the competitors product currently installed. I quickly became appearent of the problem when I had a double feed. This one looks great. Can’t wait to try.

  8. Ian Mason

    ordering now, but I’m curious if I can run a 30rnd mag with this and still be compliant.? 20rnd?


    • 21232f297a57a5a743894a0e4a801fc3 (verified owner)

      You can use a 30 round mag body, but in California it still has to be pinned or blocked at a 10 round maximum. That is the law no matter what solution you go with… Do your homework before following someones advice that says you can you a full 30 round mag in CA, that is incorrect!

  9. Herman (verified owner)

    Does this effect the dust cover , and is this permenant ?

    • 21232f297a57a5a743894a0e4a801fc3 (verified owner)

      Does not hinder the dust cover in any way. Other products do, but ours doesn’t.

      No, the kit is not permanently installed, as other products are. Our can be removed and the rifle back to OEM configuration in 5 minutes.

  10. tiffany

    after installing this mag lock, will i be able to keep my pistol grip and collapsible stock in California? or do i still have to change them out ?

    • 21232f297a57a5a743894a0e4a801fc3 (verified owner)

      Absolutely you can keep your pistol grip and collapsible stock with the AR MAGLOCK installed. When using our solution your rifle is no longer classified as an assault weapon.

  11. JJ

    Do I need one for an extra complete lower I have?

    • 21232f297a57a5a743894a0e4a801fc3 (verified owner)

      You will need one if you are ever going to pair that lower with an upper.

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