Freedom Follower AR-15 Auto Mag Release

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If you’ve wanted that greater edge in reload mechanics that Kobalt Kinetics rolled into their space age looking AR’s, Adaptive Tactical Solutions has it. Utilizing a new PMAG compatible follower, modified mil-spec bolt catch, and magazine release the AMR allows for the release and ejection of magazines from the AR-15 upon the last round fired.

From ATS, Inc. –

San Diego, CA— 10/3/19 — Adaptive Tactical Solutions, Inc. has just released their new patent pending Freedom Follower, AR-15 automatic magazine release system (on last round fired) which comes in both non-restricted capacity configuration for 30 round body magazines, and restricted capacity for 10 round body magazines.

The Freedom Follower is designed to operate seamlessly in your Gen, 1, Gen 2 and Gen 3 Magpul magazines for use in your mil-spec AR-15 rifle. The system includes the Freedom Follower, proprietary ambidextrous magazine release and modified timing bolt catch. 

Through years of testing Freedom Follower achieves auto magazine release by actuating our proprietary ambidextrous magazine release when the magazine runs dry.   A spring-loaded button exposes itself at the moment the magazine is empty actuating the proprietary magazine release automatically dropping the magazine for you.  This timing is precise, the moment the magazine begins to leave the magwell it still has the job of locking your bolt back.  We have designed that seamless timing into the Freedom Follower system to retain full function of your mil-spec AR-15, with no permanent modifications to either your rifle or your magazines. 

The Freedom Follower is a plug-n-play solution with mil spec receivers. Although most forgings are similar we have spent a lot of time ensuring function, which is why we offer a complete system from bolt catch, to magazine catch to the follower itself. Installation of our components will NOT affect your rifle reliability in any way including using non Freedom Follower equipped magazines, they will work just the same as always.

Other ambi mag catches can be used if they are not integrated to the platform or a separate unit from the magazine release button on the right side of the gun. If the gun accepts a standard mag catch and is not proprietary with the mag release button our Freedom Follower ambi mag catch will work. The Freedom Follower will also work with the Geissele bolt catch if you are willing to modify it yourself, which only takes a few minutes. Details are in the installation video on our website. The system is flexible if you are utilizing mil-spec AR-15 platforms without proprietary integrated components.

Many customers, including competition shooters, training instructors and law enforcement have already benefited from testing the Freedom Follower. Many law enforcement organizations and competition shooters have recently expressed heavy interest in Freedom Follower as the product will enable them to more aggressively engage their rifle platforms as it frees them from having to manually eject mags.

Is this a solution in search of a problem? A gamer mod for better reloads and splits in a variety of AR-15’s? I’m not sure. It could certainly help in competitive shooting.

Keith Finch
Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. A Certified Instructor since 2009, he has taught concealed weapons courses in the West Michigan area in the years since and continues to pursue training and teaching opportunities as they arise.