Crux Ordnance also recently sent Battle Axe Tactical their aftermarket extended magazine release: CG-050, fitted for a 4th generation Glock 19 for the purpose of testing and evaluation.

Made from billet aluminum alloy, construction alone is an absolute upgrade compared to the “McDonald’s toy” consistency afforded the stock polymer release.  However, Cruxord did not just stop with aesthetic appeal. No, they went above and beyond, yet again, to make this extended magazine release as functional as it is sexy.

CruxOrd Extended Magazine Release

CruxOrd Extended Magazine Release

Glock Magazine Release

Glock Magazine Release

For something as simple as a magazine extension/ release there is really very little I can tell you that isn’t expressed on their website: I will say, form meets function and affordability with this quick fix to a mind numbing stock-blunder from the “perfection” inspired Glock lineage.

Personally I was sold on aesthetics alone. Largely because of my monster paw- Dutton claws, inherited from my father and Grandfather, reaching the magazine release is rarely an issue. My only concern, being a magazine extension, was premature evacuation of the magazine well.

My fears were short lived though, as the magazine release works flawlessly. It is even easy enough for an Army Ranger to install. There are a plethora of you tube videos on this subject so I will refrain from going into detail, but in just a few minutes you can have this mod up and running.3

 On the range I was surprised to find how inviting the release was. With its rounded extension, manipulating the release was easy at just about any angle but not at the expense of accidental discharge. It seems they put some thought into this product. Their attention to detail and functionality of this accessory prove it.

Bottom line, CruxOrd delivered yet again. Personally this mod wasn’t a priority, given my Frankin-fingers, but having tested it you can bet I will never go back to the stock magazine release again. For $25.00, it is hardly an upgrade you can argue with.

Subtle yet sexy CruxOrd magazine extension

Subtle yet sexy CruxOrd magazine extension



About The Author

Derek Dutton is an avid adventurer, writer, endurance athlete, firearms instructor and bearded hooligan. His experience in the special operations community has afforded him a unique perspective on combat. He energetically shares the physical/ psychological lessons he has taken from the field of battle, from within the fight as well as after, as an instructor and adventurer/writer. Multiple deployments with 3rd Ranger battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and multiple combat related injuries ultimately led to Derek’s, early, medical retirement from the Army. However, it has not quenched his spirit of perseverance, or diluted his taste for meeting life’s challenges head on. Someone who takes the Ranger Creed seriously “Never Shall I leave a fallen comrade”, Derek is giving back to wounded warriors who are working through their own transition to civilian life through an organization he has spear headed: Ranger Smash Extreme Endurance. RSEE is a team of wounded warriors whose mission is twofold: 1: Enable: veterans by mitigating the financial burden inherent of extreme sports; veterans will therefore have the opportunity to explore boundaries they never thought possible 2: Empower: veterans through camaraderie of the warrior spirit, and create a resource hub for athletes to achieve the next level of their athletic endeavors through our network of sports professionals and mentors. Learn more about him, or follow them at

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