Magpul Industries B.A.D. Lever

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When you install a Magpul Industries B.A.D. Release Lever, you find out that B.A.D. stands for Battery Assist Device and that it provides better reloading and jam clearing for your MSR. These AR15 Parts from Magpul Industries clamp to the standard bolt catch and wrap down and around in front of the trigger to give you access to the bolt catch from both the left and right side. Whether you are a leftie or a rightie, the Magpul Industries B.A.D. Bolt Release Lever gives you operational choices in addition to all the techniques you already use. Make your gun look BAD and improve your speed and efficiency when you shoot with the Magpul Industries B.A.D. AR15/M16 Bolt Release Lever.


RATING
93 /100
  • Design

    Excellent

  • Performance

    Excellent

  • Value for money

    Excellent

  • Feature

    Excellent

Specifications for Magpul Industries B.A.D. Lever:

Color: Black
Finish: Black

Features of Magpul Industries B.A.D. (Battery Assist Device) Bolt Release Lever AR15/M16, 55-BCR-MAG980:

  • Compatible with standard Mil-Spec forged AR15/M16 receivers.
  • Thin, anti-snag profile and textured surface still allows for traditional manipulation of the bolt catch while maintaining unobstructed access to the trigger.
  • Easy attachment to the existing bolt catch paddle via one screw.
  • Machined from durable billet 6061-T6 aluminum.
  • Finished with MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2 hard anodizing with manganese phosphate on the screw per MIL-DTL-16232G.
  • Ambidextrous and ergonomic.
  • Torx mounting screw with Nyloc Blue patch prevents back out.
  • Ideal for competitions that require single round loading.
  • Faster reloads and more efficient jam clearing.
  • Great upgrade for both right and left-handed shooters.
  • Easy to install. All mounting hardware included.

1-Magpul Industries B.A.D. Lever
2-Magpul Industries B.A.D. Lever

  • PROS
  • Flawless working
  • High quality
  • Ease Of Use
  • Cheap, easy to install, WORKS!
  • Easy to install
  • allows you to keep the rifle steady
  • Easy to mount
  • Well made and very simple to instal
  • quickly and safely clear malfunctions,
  • EASY INSTALL
  • Simple & Solid
  • Qaulity beautiful finish and fit
  • Quick Mag Changes
  • Convenient bolt lock open.
  • Look, and performance
  • Functions exactly as described
  • Easy installtion
  • Comes with everything you need to install
  • Adds new convenience to catching and releasing bolt
  • Work well
  • Easy instal great fit
  • Works great
  • Looks good
  • fits perfectly
  • Ease in deployment use
  • Ease of use
  • easy instalation
  • Worked as advertised
  • easy to use
  • Easy to install, tool included
  • Great for left handed shooters
  • More efficient manual of arms
  • works well
  • Installes easily
  • Does make it a lot easier than before
  • Easy to insall
  • easy to install, and it's MAGPUL
  • INGENIOUS CONCEPT
  • Made tough
  • Easy to install. Looks good
  • GREAT PRICE AND VALUE
  • Helps in charging rifle fast.
  • Eas of use.
  • bang for the buck
  • Smooth Release
  • easy to install, lets you to quickly reload
  • Very light
  • Easy Insallation
  • ease of use and install
  • Quick installation
  • Solid contruction
  • Great Fit
  • Material of construction is great.
  • easy installation
  • Well-made, great fitment, Makes operating the gun even easier.
  • Works as intended
  • easy to install
  • Easy to install great quality and looks awesome and overall great performer.
  • great construction
  • functions perfectly
  • Simple installation
  • Good value/quality.
  • works well and as described
  • simple to install
  • it works
  • Easy to use & operate
  • user friendly, light weight, reliable
  • Strong Light weight
  • Easy usage
  • Easy instal
  • Handicap Friendly
  • Worth it
  • quality and reputation
  • High quality materials
  • Excellent wuality
  • Price and install ease
  • Easy to install and use functions. Great price.
  • in stock and shipped right away
  • Easy to install. Easy to operate.
  • Low cost
  • Excellent quality
  • Solidly built
  • Easy Mount
  • One Handed Opening
  • Solid, easy to use, easy install, increases funcionality of rifle
  • faster reloads
  • Simple to attach and easy to use.
  • CONS
  • Love it
  • love it to much
  • Screw can get stripped a little easily
  • A little pricey
  • Sometimes the color may not match perfectly
  • Wiggles just a little.
  • One single screw to clamp the device together. Would recommend using picture on it
  • Decrease trigger guard space
  • pricey,but you get what you pay for.
  • Price a little high for amount of material
  • Lever wiggles slightly
  • Lots of play/ movement.
  • I didn't think of it first!
  • A bit pricey
  • A bit pricey for what it is
  • only available in black
  • Fits mil spec AR, but not every AR10 build.
  • May have to shim for tighter fit
  • can get in the way unless you train with it
  • I have not discovered any yet.
#Magpul Industries

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Devyn - Add Reply

Easy Easy Super easy to install looks flawless an easy to use. Everyone should make this purchase when it comes too. Building..... Best of Magpul. Sweet little touches...... let me tell you..... Get one !!!

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Alexandre - Add Reply

another great Magpul product! Works just as it should. No problems during installation. Much more convenient way to release the bolt. Who could ask for anything more? A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Kristoffer - Add Reply

This so significantly simplifies the manual of arms, or sequence of events to fire and reload, that I consider it indispensable. Every compatible AR I own has one. Highly recommended...you won't be sad!

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Bobby - Add Reply

I never knew I needed this thing until I had it, it makes the operation of my gun so much smoother and faster! When transitioning from the firing position to reload a new magazine, it really does cut down on time and movement to be able to release the BCG back into battery. I highly recommend the Magpul B.A.D lever. Give it to a try....you won't regret it.

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Jarrod - Add Reply

Sorry for the pun, I'll show myself out. This piece works as advertised. Simple install and even the tiny included bolt comes with a small bead of Loctite. I installed this because I wanted more options to manipulate my weapon with my trigger hand (right) while keeping the rifle pointed downrange and steady. This lever does all of that. You can hold the lever up with your trigger finger and pull back the charging handle with your left hand to catch the BCG. You can also use it the traditional way and flip the lever down when you're ready to release the BCG forward. With this installed, you can still use the ping pong paddle in the traditional way with your left hand. The lever has a low profile and although it is inside the trigger guard in my opinion there is no risk of a misfire. The lever functions up and down while the trigger functions with a backward motion. So even if your trigger finger rubs the trigger while manipulating the lever it's in a safe direction.

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Casimer - Add Reply

I added one to my Smith & Wesson MP15 .223/5.56 and it works extremely well. No issues with the 1 minute installation, no issues in the field while using it on my gun. If you have many ARs you may want to consider if you'll want one for all guns. I miss mine and miss it when shooting others that don't have this. Durable, simple, functional. Nice add-on item with a good function.

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Quentin - Add Reply

The BAD Lever was an essential addition to my AR build. The ease of accessing this new lever using my pointy finger sure does take the fumbling out of releasing the bolt. The BAD Lever was simple to install even for a novice like me.

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Camron - Add Reply

This is the second one I bought for a new build. This makes locking the bolt open so much easier of a task vs with out, it’s a bit of a juggling act. Make sure you have a mil-spec bolt release or this won’t fit. My build has an Aero Precision lower parts kit and the BAD lever doesn’t fit (AP bolt release is smaller in width). One important side note, if you have a very light trigger, be careful when releasing the bolt if the safety is off. If your finger slips off of the BAD lever releasing the bolt forward, it’s easy for your finger to land on the trigger.

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Evert - Add Reply

This may not be for everyone but I like being able to close the bolt with my trigger finger. Instead of taking my eyes off target and hitting the side of my rifle until I find the bolt release then back to a front grip.

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Hipolito - Add Reply

Simply a must have upgrade to any AR rifle.The magpul bad lever allows me to safely handle any malfunctions with my firearm by locking the bolt carrier in place when i apply upward pressure while pulling the charging handle back. I am also able to keep my trigger finger near my trigger which is a huge advantage to me when at the range or tactical coarse to shave off those critical seconds. the lever is almost too easy to install. it comes with the tool you need and all directions. It takes about 5 minutes to put it on. A great item that I will put on all my AR rifles.

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Casimer - Add Reply

Great addition to my AR's, makes charging and reload very easy from either side using my index or middle finger. With an ambedextious capability this makes very good usage. Makes reloading quick and easy, surprised this is not part of mil-spec.

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Ramiro - Add Reply

This device is simple to install in less than a minute. It provides an easy method of both closing the bolt and locking it open. For locking it open. I allows you to use one hand for the charging handle and the other to lock the bolt to the rear while keeping total control of the weapon. For dry reloads, mag changes are quick without having to take your eyes off the target. I highly recommend this device to anyone that has an AR style firearm.

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Crawford - Add Reply

Easy to install and works great, this takes seconds off of reloads and helps hand manipulations for clearing jams or just clearing the action. My only complaint is that it wobbles side to side a bit more than I'd like, and it's easy to accidentally engage it unintentionally.

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Tyrel - Add Reply

This is one of those inventions that you wonder why it was not thought of earlier... So simple, yet so effective & practical... A must for any AR... so it's a "no brainer" it's a must for anyone who owns an AR...

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Orrin - Add Reply

You can never go wrong with Magpul! great quality and performs as described. Great product and service. Will buy from both companies again. I am a right handed person who shoots left handed and this product helps immensely in speed and ease of putting the bolt carrier into action.

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Edgar - Add Reply

I’ve heard some people downplay this because of xyz reasons. I however use them on all my builds. They have the look, feel, and performance I expect for my builds. I don’t know if they come in different colors, but some gun kote can fix that.

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Timothy - Add Reply

I installed this on my Rock River entry tactical. It installed in less than 5 minutes. Also makes reloads with my AR much quicker as I don't have to hit the much smaller release on the side of the gun and my left hand can return to the handguard instead of trying to find the release.

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Damian - Add Reply

Works exactly as advertised, maybe a little too well. I have this on all my ARs and feel hampered without it when using someone else's. As usual it seems a bit expensive for what it physically is, but I can't argue with the quality and functionality. The only other caution I would offer would be selection of triggers and shooting gloves as this does reduce the free area forward and above the trigger.

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Johnathan - Add Reply

Wow this should be standard on all high end AR's. It simply allows you to lock or release your bolt with your right hand index finger. I guess if your left hand dominant it won't be of any use to you. Other than that I believe it wouldn't be to difficult to get used to even in extreme cold weather. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is that I need to see how well it lasts.

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Michael - Add Reply

My initial impression of the B.A.D. was that this is a product solving a problem nobody really has. Hitting the bolt release isn't very difficult, and while trigger the bolt catch isn't very convenient, it's never really been a problem. So why would anyone "need" the B.A.D.? KISS, is the rule when it comes to firearms. Every time you add components to your firearm, you added cognitive load, a point of failure, retraining muscle memory, etc. The reason to have a consistent manual of arm, contributes to fewer mistakes at critical moments when your reptilian brain is in fight or flight. But after seeing some videos on YouTube, and quite frankly being bored, this being an easy add on, and equally easily removed part, $30 seemed like a low enough barrier to entry. And while I can imagine this hindering someone using their AR in high stress situations, I just throw lead down range from a bench, so there wasn't really a concern. The good. Easy to install and uninstall. Installation took a minute. Would have been quicker but I fumbled with the tiny tool that came with the lever. Very simple. Concerns. That it might snag, when wearing glove, or might actuate when transitioning from finger off trigger to on, etc. None of this happened. After a few magazines of use, the lever performed incredibly well. The cons. Like every new technology that adds convenience, even incremental, it quickly becomes the new normal. I find myself fishing for this lever when I transition to my other A... Read More...

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Antwan - Add Reply

I really like these levers, they work well and are simple in design and installs easily in seconds. Everything is there aat your finger and you don't need to reach around the weapon to lock the magazine open or relase it once open.

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Darion - Add Reply

This is another example of Magpul quality. Well made, sturdy, and easy to install. This is my second B.A.D. lever install and I highly recommend this product for the individual looking for the ultimate bolt catch/release on the market.

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Franz - Add Reply

Easy to install. Fits perfectly. Can release the bolt with either hand now. I'm going to purchase another one for my next ar15 build. Optics Planet was very easy to work with and they got it to me faster than I expected. Will buy from them again.

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Diamond - Add Reply

Great Magpul product that I place on all my AR Rifles. Makes it a lot easier to depress you bolt carrier forward or to lock it back! Makes getting your AR Rifle into action or making safe. Easy installation in a matter of a few minutes and anyone can do it.

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Nash - Add Reply

Great addition to any AR-15. This little addition makes it faster and easier when changing out mags, plus you don't have to give up your shooting grip when changing magazines. Quick and easy installation.

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Kyleigh - Add Reply

Must have product essential for any owner. Easy to instal and great value for this product. I personally have this product on all my at builds makes shooting easy and reliable. If you are thinking of purchasing the bad lever do so you will not regret it.

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Jamar - Add Reply

Great product for lefties also. Fast shipping and easy service. OP is a great site to purchase your next item for your firearm. Magpul makes great products..............................................

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Paul - Add Reply

I liked this ad-on so well on my first build, I got another one for my new build and I'm happy I did. Some reviewers thought there was some wobble in this assembly, I don't find any at all. It's solid and I'd do it again.

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Damian - Add Reply

Easy install, easy to use, works great. For the money this a easy way to upgrade a fun gun, I have two ar-15s and I purchased one for both and installed it on both. I have a lot of people ask about it and they think it's an awesome addition.

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Sheridan - Add Reply

In my opinion this is a must have item for an AR15. I have one on all of my ARs. They aren't as cheap as they could be, but they are the high quality you expect from Magpul. Makes switching a mag easy because you don't have to whack the bolt release and jar you sight picture or take the rifle down from your shoulder.

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Webster - Add Reply

If you learn your reloads with this product from the beginning, you will be WAY ahead of the field. Single hand manipulation of the bolt allows for faster reloads and more time on target. With one hand on the mag and the other constantly in control of the rifle from the firing position, this product gives any shooter the edge on the clock during timed runs.

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Anthony - Add Reply

Helps lock and unlock the bolt with the simple use of a finger. Takes a little getting use to if you've always slapped the bolt catch. Easy to install. Does not get in the way of the trigger guard. Haven't tried with gloves, but I don't think it will be an issue. Highly recommend.

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Nathanial - Add Reply

I put these on all my rifles;makes rifle operation simpler and quicker. Sure I could opt for one of the other copycats but I’d much rather stick with the original and pay less. Can’t go wrong with a name like Magpul.

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Cale - Add Reply

This makes the magazine transition much faster. If you need to shave off some time I recommend this product. It just easier to use and in those life situations time is valuable. Recommended for all rifle enthusiasts.

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Roderick - Add Reply

This is probably one of the most important upgrades you can make on an AR. The ability to control you bolt catch/release while not having to take your hand off the pistol grip. It shortens reload times substantially, it makes clearing malfunctions quick and efficient, and most importantly for all of you lefties (wrong handed people) this allows you to enjoy all of the same benefits as right hand with only one small change to manual of arms. For left handed shooters. When conducting a speed reload (if you don't have an ambi mag release) one must use their support hand thumb to depress the mag release and allow the magazine to fall or strip it out depending on the mag and firearm. After grabbing a fresh mag and inserting it using a beer can grip once it seats all the way you can sweep the lever arm downward with your thumb releasing the bolt then get back to work. For malfunctions (again lefties) use your trigger finger to depress the arm of the bad lever as you rack the charging handle to the rear locking the bolt open, strip out the magazine with your support hand, rack the charging handle three times to allow the bolt to eject the round/s causing the malfunction once again using your trigger finger depress the bar while racking again locking the bolt to the rear, verify that its clear of rounds then conduct a reload as previously mentioned. Basically it makes a fairly complicated task for left handed shooters a lot easier and efficient. And as the saying goes those who put a... Read More...

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Clovis - Add Reply

A well designed and necessary assessory for any AR . It installed in minutes and allows function of the but catch and release from the right-hand making opporation much more convenient. It works flawlessly!

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Ricardo - Add Reply

This is a quality product that works as described. Easy to install. I may just buy one or two more. It frees up a step in the charging process. Still leaves plenty of room inside the trigger guard. Another fine Magpul product.

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Brain - Add Reply

Love this item, makes all the functions accessible with one hand and the hand never has to leave the grip. Will definitely add this to any other AR I buy. And will definitely recommend it to any friends when asked.

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Jay - Add Reply

At first I wasn’t gonna get it till my buddy got it on he’s just a breeze to use I will be putting this on all my ar15s from here on out love magpul and thanks OpticsPlanet for the good prices this the only place to go for aftermarket equipment for your firearms

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Brain - Add Reply

I bought this product on a recommendation from a friend for my new AR. Looks great and works like a champ. Easily accessed with my trigger finger. Easy to install! I would recommend this product to anyone.

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Abdul - Add Reply

I’m giving this product five stars because it’s designed and manufactured with great quality and is an innovative solution for the task at hand. It’s unobtrusive to the trigger finger with minimal training and makes closing/locking open bolt much easier. That said, it is a bit gimmicky and provides the solution to a largely nonexistent problem; but it looks great so I’m keeping it installed.

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Erik - Add Reply

Purchased for a build I was doing, perfect fit, not lose or wobbly, quick and easy install, you’ll be able to keep firing hand in place and quicker release of the bolt when reloading. Perfect combination with an ambidextrous charging handle for training shooting right/left handed.

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Gussie - Add Reply

Great product, easy install and quick delivery, easy for me and my son that’s a lefty to use. I would recommend this upgrade to anyone that that wants a little easier bolt release along with a great price and no tools to install except with what came with the kit

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Layne - Add Reply

Have one on each of my AR's when needed I use it, I don't solely rely on it I still use the charging handle or bolt catch at times. I do use for training like with magazine changes, or clearing drills or just for demonstration during classes.

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Carmine - Add Reply

There’ are words to say except this product is a “no brainer!” When I hear bumps in the night in the house I’m locked & loaded in a matter of secs with my AR15. It’s simple, easily to manipulate iwithout reaffirming your grip from your weapon. That- in addition to my Radian Rapture Charging handle makes it a fluid product

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Johathan - Add Reply

This increases the functionality of the rifle so well it’s fantastic. Makes it so much easier to manipulate the bolt catch from basically any grip position on the rifle without having to move your hands or change your grip. The stock button to me was not very easy to work with, this is an amazing upgrade. Price is great and it looks cool too. Still leaves plenty of room inside the trigger guard for your finger.

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Lorenz - Add Reply

Significantly faster reloads and lifting with my trigger finger to lock the bolt to rear is a great plus. Its much easier to send the bolt forward with the BAD lever compared to palming the bolt catch. My friend showed me that he holds the mag high and hits the bolt catch with his thumb and as soon as i tried it the skin between my thumb and index finger was pinched.

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Damian - Add Reply

It was well machined to specification (fit the rifle well) and seems like a quality product (I don’t think it would bend easily) I’ve installed it and closed my carrier group with it a few times but haven’t used it with live ammo yet. Shipped quickly too.

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Jerod - Add Reply

I wasn't sure how this would turn out but I like it, it is much easier to use this lever instead of the really small bolt release that comes from the factory. Very easy to install, in less than 5 minutes.

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Lawson - Add Reply

Easy to install. Allows you to lock back and release bolt with trigger finger. Pros: Easy to install, operate with trigger finger

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Brenden - Add Reply

Fits my rifle perfectly. Very useful for anybody that has a very strong recoil spring on your bolt. It's made out of aircraft grade aluminum and sits perfectly in the trigger guard. Just a warning for those that have the DPMS Recon GII, you have to file down a bit around the bolt lock to get it to fit.

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Morgan - Add Reply

Does just want it says. Easy to install and couldn't work better. Very easy to reach and doesn't interfere with trigger operation. It will install in a few minutes with ease. This isn't much else to say but the review makes you write longer.

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Jordon - Add Reply

Works as advertised. Top notch materials and ease of installation. Helps with the "cool factor" of any AR rifle. Shipped and received in record time! Optics planet is my "go to" for my AR accessories and optics. Wish they would offer more coupons/incentives for loyal customers.

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Hector - Add Reply

I was initially somewhat skeptical about running this lever thru my trigger space but ultimately decided to put some faith behind MagPul. After all, have they ever struck out? After installing the lever I was very happy to find absolutely no objection to the design. It works as advertised, making bolt catch and release so simple it puts a smile on your face! Truly one of the best improvements I've made to the AR. If you order this product, you might want to give the Troy Ambi Mag Release consideration. IMO that device is on par with this lever and I consider both indispensable additions to the AR.

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Enid - Add Reply

Thumbs up! Great functional addition to my AR's. Installs easily, and is secure. You can use it to not only release the bolt, but hold the the bolt open while charging with the mag removed from either side of the rifle. I like it! Give it a try. If you don't like it, just remove and give it to a buddy who does.

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Jacinto - Add Reply

The Magpul BAD Lever includes straight forward packaging, instillation, operation. Installs in less than 5 minutes with minimal tools. Ergonomic function. Quality materials and craftsmanship. What more do you need?

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Samir - Add Reply

Great product. Allows instant release of bolt with trigger finger. Easy to install, came with good simple directions. Great fast service. Product arrived within days of order. Excellent service from staff at optics planet. I would highly recommend this to anyone with an AR platform.

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Leon - Add Reply

This is a great addition to your AR. Allows for one handed operation of all functions of the rifle. Took about 2 minutes to install. Feels firm after installed without much play. I would recommend this to anyone who does any shooting which requires easy fast reloads.

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Dee - Add Reply

This is a great item, second one I own. I will be putting these on any ARS I own. Don't think I would want to own a ar with out one of these on them. Great aftermarket part. Very happy with this product. I highly recommend this bolt release to everybody!

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Sammie - Add Reply

Never really had issues with magpul products so i knew id get my moneys worth and i did. I think i spent more time opening the package with all of the heavy duty staples than i did installing it. Very easy to install, functions perfectly. Love it!

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Orlando - Add Reply

I was a little hesitant about this thought it was a gimmick I was wrong best upgrade to my ar easy install and works great it tucks up tight and doesn't get in the way of your trigger finger I'm putting this on all my ar's another great product from magpul and OpticsPlanet

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Stuart - Add Reply

Great small add on to my AR. This is my second bad lever and it makes the operation of the AR bolt release and bolt hold open 10 times as easy as stock ARs. Easy install in just a couple of minutes. Very durable as I have put it through the paces hog hunting on multiple occasions and never had an issue. I would recommend this as a buy to anyone using a AR and needing to reload their magazine quickly.

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Bart - Add Reply

Extremly easy to intall and simple to use. Looks fragile but is very durable. I plan to intall theses magpul industries B.A.D. levers on all my AR's. One thing to remember, lock tite the allen screw.

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Frederick - Add Reply

Works great and looks great. Will buy for my other rifle! I don't have to take my hand off the grip when charging and reloading. Didn't know how useful this tool was until I had it on. I really enjoy this item on and will not take it off now that I have it.

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Wilfred - Add Reply

I put this on my girlfriends AR, she weighs 125. During reloading, holding the rifle effectively one handed is a strain for her, this allows her to do it for as little time as possible because she can chamber the rifle from an open bolt with her trigger hand while her offhand supports the forend. I liked it so much that I got one myself. It definitely speeds up reloading time which equates to faster shots on target for those who like to do competitions.

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Dejon - Add Reply

You should buy this! It makes reloads faster and easier. SO simple to install and very stable - had to remove once to add new mag extend release -screwed right back on in seconds. Wish they made them in other colors of course….but oh well.

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Fletcher - Add Reply

Great product. The install was easy and my rifles are complete. Nagpul makes great products. The lever works exactly as claimed. Looks great on my black rifles. Color is just right. I wish a .308 lever was made by magpul.

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Sherman - Add Reply

This is great for what it's intended for, after buying just one I will be putting one on all my rifles. I haven't had a chance to try the phase 5 version but have heard it doesn't not work well with the cmc flat trigger that's why I bought magpul.

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Rashawn - Add Reply

After purchasing my first AR and my first day at the range with it the I found the bolt catch to be awkward to operate, so I went looking for a mod that would make it easier to operate and not require modification of the rifle (possible mfg. warranty issue non OEM parts) so I purchased the BAD lever and I am Happy I did it's well made, fit and finish are perfect, installation takes seconds. This is the third Magpul item I have purchased for this rifle and it's always the same well designed and quality materials, add Optics Planets pricing = Happiness!

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Damien - Add Reply

really didn't think i would like this addition,thought it would interfere with trigger but surprisingly it did not,actually really like this addition to my rifle,much easier to release bolt with trigger finger.will purchase another for my next build!!! easy to install,high quality..

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Devyn - Add Reply

These things are awesome. It takes some getting used to but once you have it down its so much easier to run your AR. The construction is rock solid. Installation is a breeze. I put one of these on all my ARs.

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Avery - Add Reply

Highly recommend this for AR -15 USERS. THIS PRODUCT HELPED ME FEEL MORE IN CONTROL WHEN CHANGING MAGAZINES OUT. I always felt wired flipping my gun over but know it seems smooth and almost automatic.

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Eino - Add Reply

It's cheap enough for you to try. If you don't like it, you can probably sell it real fast. It's easy to put on and most importantly, it serves its purpose. If you have an ambit-dexterous safety (if you're a right handed shooter) you can control your AR in most scenarios with your right index finger.

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Leon - Add Reply

Another innovative Magpul product for the AR platform. Quality materials and easy installation. My only gripe would be their packaging, which has always been maddening to me. Not just another gadget, this works well.

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Garret - Add Reply

This is a must for any AR.I have one on every AR that I own. Easy to install. This allows you to insert a mag and re-grip the forearm faster while your trigger finger trips the bolt release.Gets you back in the game a little bit faster. And as always fast shipping by the Planet!

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Ephraim - Add Reply

The B.A.D. lever is simple to install and adds a higher level of user friendliness. This allows you to keep on target when loading a magazine and release the bolt catch with your trigger finger. Excellent and inexpensive upgrade. I’ll be purchasing this product for each of the rest of my builds.

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Reuben - Add Reply

This Magpul BAD lever is a great addition to anyones AR platform. It is easy to install, and is great if your looking to slash a second off your reload time. This item has a simple use, it doesnt have to be used everytime either. But overall a great product.

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Brandon - Add Reply

Easy in stall with one small bolt. Locks the bolt with ease. As with any magpul product it's reliable. It seems to be only for right hand shooters. Because the existing paddel Handel is on the left of the weapon. The BAD lever installs on the left and runs through the inside of the trigger guard to the right side. Allowing your index finger to release the bolt and lock the bolt back.

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Jimmy - Add Reply

Have BAD levers on both my AR15 rifles. One with 4000 plus rounds, the other with a little less than 1000 rounds, and they still function as new. Bought one for my girl friend and one for my brother, they both love them.

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Albin - Add Reply

As a new rifle owner, Mag B.A.D. lever is a must for lefties. Makes operation of rifle so much easier. Installation was quick and easy. Product quality is excellent, and Optics Planet has the lowest price. Highly recommend to all.

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Jordyn - Add Reply

The Magpul B.A.D lever is a MUST if you own a AR 15! Solid aluminum construction and great fit, not as bulky as other versions that are out ther! Makes deploying your bolt or locking it open a breeze without having to maneuver your hands and rifle all over the place! Great product! Fast service from Optics Planet make it a bonus!

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Jerad - Add Reply

Buy the BAD Lever by Magpul for trusted & reliable results. The imitations are only about $5 cheaper, and they are made of cheap material; I know, I bought one & it broke. The lever is perfectly positioned for easy access. I bought this for all of my AR's.

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Damon - Add Reply

Great high quality product, not very expensive at all. It's worth every penny. Very easy to install and it was able to install it in minutes. Metal construction (I think aluminum). Can be used to close or lock open your bolt.

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Ed - Add Reply

The Magpul Industries B.A.D. Lever Is So Easy To Install. It Literally Took Me Liek 1 Minute. It Also Enhances The Look And Helps Mag Changes. I Have It On Three Of My Rifles. I Wish It Would Work On My 308. No Regrets Tho..

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Saige - Add Reply

Although cumbersome at first this device did help in the speed of clearing type three malfunctions. I do recommend though if you do train with this device that you place one all your AR style rifles, since you will become accustomed to using your right hand to increase your proficiency! The only down side is when you use a single point sling sometimes as you walk the lever has a tendency to release the bolt forward into the closed position.

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Lambert - Add Reply

This product arrived fast. It’s a great accessory to have on your rifle. Makes things a lot simpler. I highly recommend it. Also it’s a really easy and simple install, if you have any trouble you can look up a video.

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Arch - Add Reply

If only one upgrade, then this is the one for an AR. Magpul B.A.D lever increases handling efficiency and cost no to minimal weight increase. Price is cheap, installation is easy, functionality is high, durability is also high. One negative impact, the lever will decrease trigger guard space hence possible issue with gloved or larger trigger finger.

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Keven - Add Reply

Easy to install. .awesome product..works as advertised. Would definitely recommend! !!anyone can install..no gunsmithing required. Makes mag changes easy and fast.fast shipping at a great price!!!!!!!!!buy one for all your ar 15 rifles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Emiliano - Add Reply

I decided to give this a try and ended up buying two. I am a lefty and the BAD lever has benefits for me as well. Optics Planet Is a pleasure to deal with. Great prices, fast shipping and excellent customer service.

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Kyle - Add Reply

This thing is one of my favorite installs. First of all it is very affordable , second of all easy to install, literally took me less than 3 minutes, and its well made. I love being able to just use my index finger to catch the bolt or just push it down to send the bolt forward with out having to use my other hand or reaching under or over my weapon.

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Andy - Add Reply

This is a great addition for CA residents impacted by the new laws surrounding AR15's. It will allow you to quickly send the bolt home so that you can crack apart the upper and lower receivers in order to drop the magazine.

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Freddie - Add Reply

Fits well on AR's. DOES NOT fit S&W mp15-22. Maybe if you modify it a bit it would. It is much easier and faster than working the stock bolt latch. Not in the way at all. Tucks up neatly by your trigger guard. Be careful not to overtighten screw. As usual, it's magpul, it works.

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Dallin - Add Reply

Easy to install this great bargain to add ambidextrous controls to your lower. Magpul got it right on this one. Optics planet shipping was fast for right before the holiday. Will be shopping here more often.

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Reggie - Add Reply

Great functionality. Easy to install. I highly recommend for any of your AR rifle platforms to easily manipulate the action of the firearm. Magpul makes great items and this one is no exception to that rule. And for around $20 you cant go wrong

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Lorenz - Add Reply

As with all Magpul products this is just another home run for them. IMHO This fits and works as described and is a big help for us lefties. If there is any wiggle/movement it is due to play of your rifle’s bolt catch/release.

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Shayne - Add Reply

This lever is a major improvement over the standard ping pong paddle. Locking the bolt back now is almost effortless and makes the weapon ambidextrous. I’ll be installing this on all of my AR platforms

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Martin - Add Reply

installs easily, well made and allows you to drop the bolt with your trigger finger, should be standard on all AR's.I have purchased other Magpul products and feel everything they make is robust and well thought out.

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Kip - Add Reply

The product works as stated, is make of quality materials. I would recommend to buy. The lever makes releasing the bolt with right hand easy. I think every AR15 should have one of these from the factory.

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Woodrow - Add Reply

I initially hesitated buying these as I thought that they possibly made the gun less safe due to the proximity of the lever to the trigger. After talking to a respected 3-Gun shooter at a local range who used one in competition, I decided to buy a couple of these. While it is nice to be able to release the bolt with this lever by pushing it down, I really like being able to lift it up with my right finger as I pull the charging handle back to lock the bolt open. It really increases the ergonomics of the AR-15/M-16 platform. This part as well as the Badger tactical latch are great additions to this rifle system. Add a good upgraded trigger and you have a great weapon that will not break the bank. The only reason I gave it four stars is that of the four of these that I have bought, one would not fit any of my rifles. I went to the Magpul website and filled out their contact form describing my issue and never received a response.

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Glen - Add Reply

Magpul always stands up to its reputation and the bad lever is a great example. Very durable and reliable product. Optics planet made the purchase even better by offering their reputable free shipping.

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Torrance - Add Reply

Bought this to add to my Anderson RF85 AR15. It's a little snug next to my Ergo Never Quit Magwell Grip but can be adjusted if needed. An excellent mod to my battery assist - install was super simple and works great!

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Cielo - Add Reply

Bought this recently and couldn't be happier. Makes magazine exchange quick and easy. The lever was easy to install and feels like it is extremely durable. There is plenty of room within the trigger well and has not to this date caused and issues with trigger finger placement. Lives up to the Magpil line of products. Would buy agin for my next AR build.

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Zachery - Add Reply

Great product. Allows instant release of bolt with trigger finger. Easy to install, came with good simple directions. Great fast service. Product arrived within days of order. Excellent service from staff at optics planet. I would highly recommend this to anyone with an AR platform.

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Elias - Add Reply

Fit and function is great. Im not to big on having a lot of "extras" on my AR's but I really like this. Mag changes and anything els requiring operation of the bolt release are noticeably faster. Before I installed I was a little worried about it getting in the way of my trigger finger while shooting but that is not the case at all. Just like anything els, training with it is recommended but it didn't take long at all for me to get used to it and now I probably won't go without one on any of my AR's. So far Iv ran about 1000 rounds with it on and I have yet to have any failure of the bolt to lock to the rear or any un normal wear and tear. Works great and I would highly recommend.

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Sheridan - Add Reply

Perfect design and quality as expected from Magpul. Works very well and will now go on all my M4 builds. Makes mag change a breeze by throwing the bolt home withount using your left hand. Just a little push of the teigger finger.

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Sydney - Add Reply

I purchased the B.A.D. lever for my primary riflre. I use it for applying the bolt catch as much as releasing the bolt. VERY handy for that application, since it allows the proper hand to manipulate the handle. Two thumbs up!

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Joan - Add Reply

Received BAD lever from Optics Planet in less time than stated. Incredibly easy to install, about 3 minutes. Performs flawlessly, took no time to get used to. Would recommend BAD lever for anybody with an AR platform rifle.

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Keaton - Add Reply

Great product, not crazy expensive.Super easy to install and installs in a minute. Metal construction. Adds functionality to your rifle. can be used to close or lock open your BCG. Would be nice if it came in a few more colors but since its flat back, should be easy enough to paint to match.

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Lucius - Add Reply

A1 product! Looks and works well on my rifle. Speeds up mag changes alot, aND without haVing to mover your shoozing hand. Also works well with my Odin Works extended mag release. Every rifle I own will have one from here on out.

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Archibald - Add Reply

Just installed the BAD lever to my AR works great the positioning is perfect and it doesn't take up a ton of room in the trigger well. The only issue I have it that the bolt is the biggest piece of junk. When tightening up the lever to get ride of the slop the bolt stripped out right off the bat. Thought maybe I screwed up but turns out several people have had this issue. I love Magpul and all the products I just wish they would have thought it through and given a better bolt with the lever. Luckily for a new pack of bolts it's only 3 bucks. Ether way it is still a good product. Would give 5 starts but due to the bolt issues I can't.

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John - Add Reply

Man in my opinion this thing transforms an inefficient action into a very efficient one. The installation was super simple and only took about few minutes. I think the price is quite high for basically a smart use of a piece of scrap metal. This type of device will be on ALL my future builds for sure, a must have.

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Kris - Add Reply

This item fixes arguably the worst thing, but certainly the most awkward thing, about the AR-15 platform. It attaches to the bolt catch and allows for bolt catch operation with your trigger finger. This eliminates the need to bring in a second hand to operate the catch. The item itself is covered in a nice matte black finish and is quite durable. I’ve never had to adjust or retighten a screw. This is an automatic add on for any of my builds.

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Keyshawn - Add Reply

One of my favorite accessories on my ar platforms. Used on gas piston ars and gas impingement and makes it smooth to get a round in chamber smooth and fast. Weight is always a concern for long days with rifle but have tried with nothing but iron sights on rifle and it's not noticeable.

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Darion - Add Reply

Works as advertised! I was concerned about potential space issues with the trigger, but it doesn’t interfere with it at all. I guess if you were wearing winter gloves it could be an issue, but it is a breeze to install/uninstall.

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Jared - Add Reply

great product works great w/scope mounted on rifle left or right handed shooter i recommend to every one w/ar-15 rifle how can you not have one on all your ar-15's thanks for the magpul B.A.D. lever get yours at OPTICS PLANET THANKS

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Enid - Add Reply

This cool little gizmo allows you to handle your bolt catch from either side of the firearm. Very handy and ambidextrous. I was worried I would catch it when I pulled the trigger but everything clears cleanly with no obstructions. I use it all the time well worth the money.

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Thaddeus - Add Reply

This little upgrade to the BAD release is one of the best upgrades you can do for your AR! It really makes a day at the range much more enjoyable. I can release the B.A.D. from either side now which makes changing magazines even quicker. It's very sturdy and easy to install, only took me a few minutes.

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Terry - Add Reply

The B.A.D. lever is very simple to install. You can do so without breaking down the rifle which makes installation very quick as well. The use of the lever in no way impedes the use of the trigger which is a concern for some. Getting used to using the lever for it's purpose was quicker than installing it. Although the lever wiggles slightly it does not affect use. Amazing buy and another great product from Magpul.

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Candido - Add Reply

I'd be very curious to compare this Magpul version to some of the other versions on the market like Phase 5 or the Toni System's version, but in the mean time this has been a great add-on part that has been fun to train with! Incredibly easy install and a steady overall feel.

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Abel - Add Reply

Very easy to install, very easy to use. Makes mag changes that little percentage more efficient by allowing your left hand to get back up on the rail after changing out mag. Definitely recommend practicing with this once installed. cant go wrong with magpul products.

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Jarrell - Add Reply

Such a simple and easy to use upgrade to your AR-15. Don't think about it, just get it. Makes your bolt catch/release ambidextrious and easy to use. Much better for use in competition so you can lock the bolt back while not moving your trigger hand.

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Lucio - Add Reply

The B.A.D. lever I bought was easy to install on my girlfriend's AR15. Unfortunately, neither the lever nor the receiver came with a bolt catch and the pins, springs, and detents to install it, so make sure that part is on your list when you're getting this B.A.D. lever also.

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Ephraim - Add Reply

I see the benefit to having one but have not put it to work yet on the range. I didnt know this part even existed until recently and watched a video plus read reviews. It installs easily and once installed the small amount of play in the release button gets magnified greatly when adding this extension on. I wish it was more of switching out the whole switch than making it an addition to the original but I will work with this for now.

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Mark - Add Reply

Partially paralyzed in my left arm so charging my rifle is difficult at best. This accessory has made it possible for me to enjoy shooting safely. Before I felt I had a chance of putting a round in my leg or person next to me just to prime muh baby.

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Geovany - Add Reply

I was on the fence about getting this at first since I am comfortable with using the stand bolt catch but I am glad I did. I enjoy the simple design and simple install. It's super sturdy and has no wiggle at all. Highly recommended it.

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Rashad - Add Reply

Quality build. Unfortunately it didn't fit the rifle I had intended it for ar-10 style. Pof.308. It comes with a bolt release built in to the other side as well as a catch in the trigger guard. Should have researched the rifle more before, but for perfectly in another ar-15 I have. Very easy install.

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Davion - Add Reply

Received it and installed it on my Ruger AR-556 MPR, what a difference it makes. Easily installed. Not a bad price either. It’s a must have. Makes reloading much faster. I have Magpul furniture on my rifle and there’s absolutely nothing I’m complaining about, happy with it all. Made in the U.S.A is a plus. Definitely recommend it.

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Lyric - Add Reply

What can you say-MAPUL! Quality-easy install-makes bolt release and open bolt a one finger operation. Lets you keep your finger in close proximity to the trigger during mag changes. This lever may not work with an enhanced or ambidextrous mag release or older Colt AR15s-the bolt release has a larger paddle. I installed mine on an mil-spec Aero Precision lower-worked/fit great.

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Bennie - Add Reply

Magpul makes great products as usual. I did a lot of research before I purchased this product. The main reason was due to how easy it lets me control the bolt catch/release without having to use my off hand (left hand). This is a great product for a great price & does the job very well. Highly recommended!!

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Michel - Add Reply

After installing this B.A.D. Lever I quickly realized it's use and utility. It is made from precision and quality material and it went on without any issues at all. Feels solid and hope to enjoy it for many years to come, though I do feel it is a great product I do wish it would be a little cheaper as almost $30 for it is a little on the high side for what it is. Overall very satisfied with the purchase.

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Isom - Add Reply

Being a lefty, I needed a better way to operate my AR rifle, this fits the bill. With the bolt locked to the rear, I can use my right thumb while loading a fresh magazine and not need have to remove my left hand from the grip. As a bonus, it does not crowd the trigger like others on the market! Now I'm going to need to get one for my AR pistol build

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Dorian - Add Reply

Offers added handling options during re-charging your AR15. Minimal added weight. Does not get in the way of your trigger finger. Easy to install. Does not add any snagging points. Affordable. Why wouldn'the you put it on your gun?

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Aurelio - Add Reply

A handy, must have device. Not only is this device a convenient option, but for me it adds an enhanced safety factor to the operation of the rifle. Installs in less than a minute. Sturdily built. Works as intended.

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Raleigh - Add Reply

Great product. I have one on all my ARs. Allows for efficient mag changes and bolt hold opens without losing your shooting grip. Very easy to install. Only about two minutes to put on. Stays secure and mine have not loosened up over time. Highly recommend.

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Horacio - Add Reply

Must have product essential for any owner. Easy to instal and great value for this product. I personally have this product on all my at builds makes shooting easy and reliable. If you are thinking of purchasing the bad lever do so you will not regret it.

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Ramiro - Add Reply

Such a great product and simple idea. No more slapping the left side to get the firearm into battery and simplifies operation for new shooters. Also makes it easier to catch the bolt without taking you hand off the grip. Very high quality of construction material and very easy to install. These will go on every AR I own!

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Jasper - Add Reply

Excellent product and arrived quickly. Will buy again. Makes for a great day at the range and I have one in everyone of my ARs. Easy to install and makes for a great option for on the fly shooting at competitions

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Toby - Add Reply

Two minute installation. Performs exactly as designed. Hold and release bolt with trigger finger and grip in place. Great addition to firearm. It was my first operational upgrade and maybe the best. For the money, it provides a lot of bang for your buck.

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Leopold - Add Reply

I love this BAD lever. Excellent quality and very easy to install. Installed it in less than five minutes. It came with all necessary components for installation. It makes my reload fast and hassle free. I have it on my two ARs. Must have for SBR. I will get it for my other ARs. It also makes my AR look mode tactical. Highly recommend it!! Magpul design and reasonable price from Opticsplanet.

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Fern - Add Reply

Title says it all!!!..Well worth the price for the HUGE convenience it adds to your rifles!! With the BAD lever, you're able to charge the rifle without having to change your grip...plus..virtually no skills required to add it to your gun, just a simple clamp on design.

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Laurel - Add Reply

Purchased this to do a cheap left handed mod to a beater ar15. Product installed quickly, functions as expected. This is a cheap way to add functionality to your rifle and also a great tool for taming the witches hand. Would recommend.

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Laron - Add Reply

While the B.A.D. Lever takes some getting used to, I find that it enables faster reloads by allowing manipulation of the bolt stop with the right-hand trigger finger. Overall, it's another excellent product from Magpul, and I highly recommend it!

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Ramiro - Add Reply

Got this mostly because Im in Ca and it helps with the ergos when shooting a Ca compliant AR. Very easy to install and just plain works. I also have a Phase5 and I would say they function about the same. IMHO, Phase 5 looks a bit better with the skeleton cuts but is a tad more involved when installing. The Magpul is waaay easy to install and more than half the cost of Phase 5. cant go wrong with either one and if you like to save money, this is the one for you.

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Isaias - Add Reply

This is a nice little unit. Made strong. A bit pricey but i ejoy the versatility. Bought 2. Use your trigger finger to release mags inatead of reaching around the opposite side. Saves tons if time and keeps your eye on the prize. Its not obtrusive and so far works well

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Maximo - Add Reply

This very easy to install item just makes sense. It allows (right handed) shooter to operate all the controls on the AR15 without breaking your grip. I wish I had thought of this simple yet genius BAD lever.

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Arden - Add Reply

I bought the Magpul B.A.D Lever to go along with the Cross Armory Quick Pins and SafeMag Magazine locking system. These parts arrived quickly and timely. The install for this part was quicker than unpacking the part. I am really happy with how these three items work together as a system. I tried it at the range and all components worked well without any snags.

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Wellington - Add Reply

Easily manipulate the BCG for clearing rifle or send BCG home on mag reload with 1 hand functions! Have these on both of my rifles. I like the play in the BAD lever. Being it is not so stiff. Makes shooting my rifle a blast.

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Monserrate - Add Reply

Hooked up in seconds and is very easy to use! I'm definitely liking the ability to leave my hand in place on the grip while locking the BCG back and releasing it forward! Great product once again from Magpul

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Darrel - Add Reply

Does what it’s designed to do. Not much more to add. There’s a small training curve until it becomes part of your muscle memory. But once it’s there, getting gun into battery is quicker and easier. A side benefit is its ease of use for left handed operators by being able to utilize their right hand to get gun into battery.

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Halle - Add Reply

Great piece of equipment made in America at a great price. Makes it easier to operate your rifle. I would highly recommend this along with all of Magpul's products. It would be nice if it was available in other colors, but you can paint almost anything.

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Carson - Add Reply

Having the option to close the bolt with either the right or left hand makes shooting easier & faster. This is a low cost, high quality option that doesn't add much bulk or weight. The lever is positioned conveniently for the trigger finger.

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Hiram - Add Reply

Does exactly as advertised. Simple to install. Easy to use. The screw even comes with a small coating of lock tight. Reduces wasted movement. Cheap and ships fast. Darn 200 character limit makes me waste space.

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Theron - Add Reply

I recently purchased this item and I must say it makes life a lot more simple, for shooting on the prone you have all access to taking your rifle out and into battery by either holding the lever on the upright and or downright position, overall considering I enjoy long range shooting this mechanism is essencial for staying on target and or in other words make life a whole lot simpler. I highly recommend this product as it will be going in all my AR-15 style rifles, not to mention it is extremely easy to install as the packaging provides you with all tools necessary.

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Al - Add Reply

Makes holding or closing the bolt much faster. You don't have to move the rifle from one hand to the other to engage to dis-engage the bolt release. Amazing. Only took about 1 minute to put this unit on, Is made of durable, Feels like aluminum product.

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Rodrigo - Add Reply

Makes holding the bolt open and releasing it totally ambidextrous and easy. It is one of those "why didn't I think of that" items. Note: Does not fit Armalite AR10.Fits mil spec ARs and attaches easily.

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Merlin - Add Reply

Does what it"s suppose to do at a good price!!!! Love this company! Just started shooting about 4 years ago. Trying to find good web sites for all my needs. Optics Planet sells great products in a wide variety. Will buy from them again.

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Kale - Add Reply

Easily installed with the tool provided by Magpul. Good fit. Have not had the opportunity to use it yet but it seems to do what it is supposed to. As usual great service and speedy shipping from Optics planet.

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Stanton - Add Reply

I really like this addition to my AR. It really helps to ease manually locking the bolt back as well as giving you an easy way to release it with your right finger. Simple installation on most releases, although my SIG might require a bit of tweaking to compensate for the way the bottom of the bolt release lever kicks out a bit. Overall, I recommend this for anyone looking for a simple add on to help get the bolt into battery from either side of the receiver.

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Jean - Add Reply

Works great. Great quality from Magpul as always. Great customer service from Optics Planet as usual along with great prices. Will most definitely purchase from this vendor as well as the manufacturer of this product in the future.

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Darrel - Add Reply

This is a great addition to your rifle, easy to install and easy to operate. I will be ordering more for all of my rifles. The instructions are very clear And direct making it a simple installation. If you are considering this type of Addition to your rifle don't hesitate.

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Gus - Add Reply

Low price for a very high return. Very easy and quick manipulation of the Bolt Catch. I have this on all my AR's. Installation is also a breeze and anyone can do it. Also a great safety feature as you can aim at your target without a round in the chamber, and then once you are ready simply activate with your index finger and you are ready to go!

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Christop - Add Reply

Faster Mag changes with minimal manipulation. Easy installation. Come with its own install tool. The only thing I think would be better is a deeper socket on the head of the screw to make the install tool a bit more stable.

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Kenny - Add Reply

Great product from Magpul Industries, this B.A.D. Lever is very easy to install, take only about one minutes to put on, love it on my AR, will get more for my others, Highly recommend this one to everybody.

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Vincenzo - Add Reply

Love the ambidextrous Magpul bolt release. I shoot left and right handed and comes in handy. Quality Magpul product and can't go wrong with it. Super easy to install too using the include hex wrench.

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Hunter - Add Reply

This product is super easy so attach to your current AR15 system. I bought two one for my 15 and one for my LR308, This product did not fit and is not designed for the DPMS LR308s. But works great for the 15s.

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Jayce - Add Reply

Awesome device that allows you to manipulate the bcg with ease. I put one on all of my ar builds and love it. Best upgrade for the money! This is worth every penny. Also doesn’t get in the way if you have anti roll pins installed on you AR.

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Amari - Add Reply

I ordered two of these for my ARs. Mounted easily and worked flawlessly. I can now handle my AR a lot more safely with the MagPul BAD Lever installed. I no longer have to release both hands on the firearm to close or hold open the bolt.

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Harrison - Add Reply

Have these on all 6 of my carbines. They work best for locking bolt open to show the weapon is clear. I don't use them much for reloads. Easy to install, too. Optics Planet was great to deal with, good prices, fast shipping. Just generally good service

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Oliver - Add Reply

This is a really cool accessory for an AR platform. Installation was easy. The product works flawlessly, and allows the shooter to maintain contact with the weapon, trigger finger at the ready after changing mags.

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Issac - Add Reply

This bad lever is bad... works great... makes changing mags & activating bolt a one hand operation without having to unshoulder or remove left hand from foregrip... quicker to fire position... installations was easy & simple. Really like Optics Planet!!! Just make sure item shows to be in stock if you want it quickly and pay for shipping... my free shipping came FedEx smart post which means that its handed off to your local post office which will cost you a couple of days...

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Braden - Add Reply

Purchased and installed on my AR-15, and found the lever to be a tad too big for the bolt catch button. Installed on my AR-10 and it fit like a glove; slightly bigger button. Operates as advertised and makes for quick reloads and clears. ***Purchased another for my AR-15 and was still a little big for the button. Took a piece of cardboard paper from the package it came in and shimmed the button for a tighter fit. Works like a champ; not rocket science*** Definitely a nice add-on to the rifles.

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Noble - Add Reply

As I unboxed it, I wanted to see if was weak or not and nope, it wouldn't bend or break using my fingers. It is made of aluminum and not plastic. While it bolts on to the existing bolt release, it only moves as much as your bolt release does. Bolts on very easy. Bolt comes with thread locker on it so it just needs to be snugged once tightened down. I tested the funcion on rifle afterwards and now I realize why so many others love it, its very easy to operate with just the index finger. Why would someone want this? Just from one day of use, I noticed I can reload slightly faster, but when it comes to clearing a malfunction is where this piece shines, allows much easier manipulation of the rifle. I have also noticed, since the lever sits forward of the trigger, keeping a straight index finger to use the lever, no chance of accidental discharge due to hitting the trigger.

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Leonard - Add Reply

an excellent device that I put on all my AR style rifles. It makes clearing, locking the bolt, and reloading much easier and faster. It allows all your manipulations, except initial charging of the rifle, to be done with one hand.

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Brady - Add Reply

I've used the Magpul Battery Assist Device (B.A.D.) lever for over a year. It helps me perform a reload and get back on target much faster. Because as soon as I load a fresh magazine I can release the bolt and replace my support hand on the hand guard simultaneoously. In addition, when I transition to non-dominant side shooting it helps in releasing the bolt and locking the bolt to the rear without completely releasing the grip hand.

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Miles - Add Reply

Great Add on fits good functions good. Tacti cool so when you reload you can release the bolt with your index finger of doom and get right back to shooting at the Macaulay Culkins of the world. Long live Ron Jeremy. Plaid daddy all day every day

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