Here is what I do...
I have the finger extension baseplate on mine. Lock the slide back and use the finger extension of the mag to push and gain leverage against the take down lever. This way I can rotate mine with a little bit of effort. In fact, it will actually rotate to about 8:00 and then I can pull it out and complete the takedown.
hope this helps
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