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Magpul B.A.D. Lever (Battery Assist Device), Extended AR-15 Bolt Catch and Bolt Release

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Developed from the operational experience of the Magpul Dynamics team, the B.A.D. Lever (Battery Assist Device) is designed to considerably improve the speed and efficiency of the AR15/M16 bolt catch. The B.A.D. Lever quickly addresses reloading and malfunction clearance shortcomings of AR15/M16 platforms by extending a paddle to the right side of the weapon, allowing manipulation of the bolt stop from the fire control/ready position with the right-hand trigger finger.

Made from milspec-anodized aluminum, the B.A.D. Lever attaches to the standard AR15/M16 bolt release without permanent modification to the weapon. Functional for both left and right-handed shooters, the B.A.D. Lever also allows traditional bolt catch manipulation according to the AR15/M16 manual of arms. All mounting hardware included.

Made in U.S.A. 

Item#: 2-MPIMAG980,7-MAG980,6-1028532,3-1028532
Total number of Reviews: 37

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4.0 5
"Bought one for my DPMS AR-15 and it works great for fast chambering to fire! Very pleased."
– Wes
5.0 5
"Absolutely the best add-on to any AR-15. You are able to clear the weapon faster without changing your grip, and also improving tactical reloading time with the flip of your trigger finger."
– firefighter91185
5.0 5
"Fits on securely. Took about 2 mins to open package and install. Easily the best add-on you can buy for the AR platform."
– TheCapulet
3.0 5
"I gave it 3 bullets not because there is anything wrong with it, but because it doesn't fit on my sig 516 or bushmaster 9mm. It is a really good lightweight product. If I can't sell it to anyone I will be trying some refabs on it to see if I can rig it together."
– Russ
4.0 5
"I bought this to try when I got into AR's. I wasn't really into reaching over to hit the bolt release. I think it's just me cause I'm left handed but shoot right handed. Anyhow it's made with quality and I'd give it 5 bullets if the price were lower. Not CTD's problem but it's kinda pricy for what it is. Either way if ya got a couple bucks to blow try it out. I bought a second for another rifle."
– BJ
5.0 5
"What I like the most about the B.A.D. lever, is that it is intuitive. It seems like to me, that it should be standard equipment on any AR platform. I have two of them."
– Urquhart
5.0 5
"If Magpul only made one part, this is the one I would want them to make. Awesome useful concept, manufactured extremely well."
– blackthisout
5.0 5
"Bought the Magpul B.A.D. lever about two months ago, the install was too easy. I fell in love with this little thing, makes getting back on target faster from a reload. A must have for law enforcement or other serious shooters."
– SergeantGoat
5.0 5
"This B.A.D. lever solves one of the only operational/user issues with AR style rifles... clearing malfunctions, It is no longer a pain to clear a double feed or any other type of malfunction. You no longer have to change hand position or drop the rifle from your shoulder and put it up against your leg to lock the bolt back. Super light and is worth its weight in gold for a serious tactical shooter."
– Ar guy
4.0 5
"Nice light weight but heavy gauge metal construction. Simple and intuitive design and function. This makes it a lot easier to lock the bolt back when trying to clear a malfunction.One problem potential buyers should be aware of. This does NOT fit my POF p308 for which it was bought. Remember, there is no such thing as a mil spec/standard AR-10 rifle, so they're all going to be a bit different. This does fit excellent on my Olympic Arms AR-15 though."
– finjsb
5.0 5
"Smart little gadget makes opening and closing your bolt a one handed task. You can keep your hand on your pistol grip while pinning the bolt to rear or releasing, allowing you to stay on target. Great for drill shooters that need that extra second shaved off. This lever will seem to rattle a bit after you install the one bolt it uses, but fear not, that rattle is just your bolt catch/release in your weapon."
– Avalanche
5.0 5
"Catching or releasing the bold with this is Very fast and Very easy. Love it"
– FirstGen F-Body
5.0 5
"Dollar for dollar, the most useful add on I've ever purchased."
– Righty
5.0 5
"I'm a lefty using a right handed AR-15. With the BAD lever, I can now reload much faster and without taking my left hand off of fire control. Thanks, CTD."
– Mk
2.0 5
"When installed (on ArmaLite brand AR), was disappointed by just how much it intruded on finger space. Uncomfortable with closeness to trigger. Sending back."
– AR class
5.0 5
"This is a terrific mod for your AR. Easily gets 6 bullets. Such a simple design to make a drastic improvement. By not having to ever take your hand/finger off the shooting mechanism, you save important time, and it looks BAD A**."
– Jason
1.0 5
"DON'T waste your time with this item. I installed it on my SIG M4, does not work well, has a hard time catching the bolt, and will release the bolt just by looking at it."
5.0 5
"If you only buy one thing for your AR, this should be it. Best upgrade for the weapon, hands down. Makes the manual of arms for tac and speed reloading twice as fast. Clearing the weapon is much easier, too, without the need for the cripple grip to hold the catch with one hand while switching to another to pull back the charging handle. Why didn't someone think of this a long time ago?"
– Boz
5.0 5
"I purchased one of these to use for the duration of a tour a couple years ago. It followed me on a second tour, where I managed to break it on a patrol. I purchased this one for a RRA LAR-PDS because it was difficult to lock the bolt to the rear. It solved having to place the buttstock on my thigh, pulling the charging handle back with my right hand (shooting hand) and locking it open with my left. Now I can easily manipulate the bolt release with my shooting hand and the charging handle with my off hand and not have to take my shooting hand off the weapon."
– Grimm
5.0 5
"Works great, fits well without any modifications, and makes for a faster reload without having to lose position and engage the bolt. Also, if you need to put the bolt in the open position, you just push up while pulling the charging handle back. Very good accessory."
– Blazin Pepper
5.0 5
"This is one of the best accessories I have bought for my AR. It is so convenient to lock open the bolt or drop in into battery with just one finger. What a great idea...I love it."
– Dan
5.0 5
"I received my B.A.D lever about a week ago. It was easy to install and fits perfect no problems with it being hit by my trigger finger... Being an avid shooter it's nice to have more control of your AR with one hand the B.A.D lever is a gem."
– Dawg
5.0 5
"The best purchase I've made for my AR yet. If you're right handed, then you need this accessory. Well built, and includes the allen wrench necessary for installation. Buy this accessory. You'll be glad you did!!"
– Deadeye
5.0 5
"I bought this because I thought it would be cool and functional and after messing around with it a bit I think AR's should come standard with something like this."
– Donnie
5.0 5
"Great product would recommend to anyone with an AR."
– Nate RI
5.0 5
"Excellent add-on to my AR-15. Functions much quicker. Would recommend to all AR-15 owners."
– Semore
3.0 5
"Product seemed great on my Colt LE6920 until I went to the range. Every few shots it would catch the bolt and I kept having to push the lever to resume firing."
– Nate
4.0 5
"This is a bad little lever. Works amazingly to allow you to lock/release the bolt from the fire control position. This paired with a BCM Charging handle (mod3) allows me to fully manipulate the action from fire control, leaving no wasted movements of having to switch shoulders to lock the bolt the original way, which this lever still allows you to do, if you so desire. A great product IMHO."
– Soulless Saint
4.0 5
"I run a simple AR. Try to keep it as simple as possible. I'm not much into gimmicks. If there was anything on my rifle that I don't need, but actually enjoy it's this. I wish that the lever stuck a little further out on the right side of the rifle. But, not getting in the way was something I was concerned about. Getting your finger from a safe position to on the trigger without getting stuck on a lever in-between is a good thing I guess. I'm still used to sending the bolt home with a slap of my left palm, but it's much easier to lock the bolt open."
– AZDieselTech
5.0 5
"This is the best single purchase that you could add to your AR build. Even better than adding a Red Dot."
– Frank
5.0 5
"The Magpul B.A.D Lever takes your weapons system to another level, compaired to the basic way pulling the charging handle back and locking the bolt to the rear, and pushing the bolt release. This is an easy fast way to do both without taking your trigger hand off the pistol grip and controlled with your trigger finger making clearing and reloading faster and more fun. The Magpul B.A.D Lever is definitely worth the buy."
– Oscar
1.0 5
"I installed this product and realized it does not fit DPMS Lo Pro Panthers (i.e Oracle) because of the reinforced upper receiver. I wish I did more research before buying this product :("
– Mehh
5.0 5
"Thought that this might be flimsy when I went to install this accessory... I was wrong. Sturdy, solid, and let's you charge your rifle with out moving from prone, or any other position. Just a flick of your trigger finger and you are ready to without disturbing your position or moving at all. Highly recommended!"
– Deadeye
5.0 5
"I really like this product it is easy to install and allows more control of the bolt stop,I like being able to reload while maintaining my sight picture, an awesome AR accessory by magpull"
– JZ
5.0 5
"This should be a stock feature. This performs a simple action extremely smoothly. No problems."
– Donald
5.0 5
"Allows you to remain on target without changing your grip while reloading. Easy install, high quality, recommend to everybody who owns an AR."
– Brian
5.0 5
"Love it, love it, love it."
– Rubble