Gear Guide: Franklin Drop-In Fixed Magazine (DFM) by Pacific Outfitters

Franklin Armory Drop In Fixed Magazine - Pacific Outfitters
Franklin Armory Drop In Fixed Magazine - Pacific Outfitters

Franklin Armory’s Drop-In Fixed Magazine (DFM)

Franklin Armoy’s Drop-In Fixed Magazine is a great affordable way to be 2017 California Compliant. This magazine can only be installed when the rear takedown pin is pulled and the action is open. It only drops in from the top.

In order to drop it in, you must remove your factory bolt catch, drop the magazine in, then re-install your bolt catch. This will create a fixed magazine and your magazine release button will be useless, at this point.

NOTE: If you want to easily insert and remove your Franklin Drop-In Fixed Magazine, then you will want to install the Franklin DFM Bolt Catch. See Below.

Franklin Armory’s DFM Bolt Catch

You are NOT REQUIRED to use the Franklin Armory DFM Bolt Catch in order to use the Franklin Armory Drop-In Fixed Magazine. The Franklin Armory DFM Bolt Catch allows you to easily insert and remove the Drop-In Fixed Magazine when you pull the rear takedown pin and open the action.

If you keep your original bolt catch you have to remove your bolt catch, drop in your fixed magazine, and then install your bold catch back into your AR-15.  Using your factory bold catch DOES NOT allow you to easily remove your fixed magazine. In order to remove your fixed magazine you must REMOVE your factory bolt catch first. Or you can reload your fixed magazine with the rear takedown pin pulled an action open.

Franklin Armory DFM Bolt Catch - Pacific Outfitters
Franklin Armory DFM Bolt Catch - Pacific Outfitters

Partnering up Franklin Armory’s DFM with the MEAN ARMS MA-Loader would be a perfect and affordable way to be 2017 California Compliant with you AR-15.  See the video of the MA Loader below.

The Drop-In Fixed Magazine (DFM) and Bolt Catch from Franklin Armory is staff approved and available at Pacific Outfitters.