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Old 08-09-2012, 11:21 AM   #11
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The instructor of the carbine course I recently took said he did not want/would not install a BAD lever on his AR. Instuctor endorsed "whacking the paddle".

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As a left handed shooter I don't see as I need one.

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I have been looking at the phase 5 replacement catch , I just have a hard time spending $50 on that particular piece when the paddle works just fine , and I know if I get one I will want one on every gun and thats $250 I could spend on ammo . What to do


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Hey Pure, just buy one. I've been looking at that for a while but just like you, couldn't justify the cost. And yeah it'd be expensive to just buy one for each AR. Also I seen that there are fitment issues with some receivers.

I actually prefer the Troy Bad lever to the magpul. The controls are just a tad bigger and easier to access.

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works fine on my PWS MK1. And as a lefty, I find it quite useful.

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Have you looked at the Phase 5 Tactical Monolithic Extended Bolt Release. At least with this you won't have any fitting issues and I think it looks pretty cool. I have the B.A.D myself and love it, definitely a nice edition. I might have to give this Phase 5 a try next AR!

http://phase5tactical.com/products/ar15-m16/ebrv2-

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im bringing this one back from the dead!!.. i want more of a debate as i was researching these a little. the videos all say its makes a reload faster, and the advantage of not moving your trigger hand... i think it looks cool, however ibelieve that i am just as fast at closing the bolt by smacking my B*&ch around as i would trying to get acustomed to the lever. and i dont move my trigger hand for that either.. is it really what its cracked up to be?

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I have one. I'm not sure how much it speeds up reloads. It takes a step out of your left hand hitting the ping pong paddle and now you use your trigger finger to put the bolt back in battery ( ready to fire ) it also let's me know what state the bolt is in. Ether ready to fire or bolt back if your dust cover is closed. The other cool thing is when you need to lock back the bolt it is one step and no funny reach around. I say it's a great addition to the AR. Magpul B.A.D and there is a new one out now that attaches with 3 screws not sure the name of it. I say it's G2G.

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I have the replacement catch and have compared it to the Magpul one that fits over the paddle on a friend's PSA, much prefer the replacement catch on mine with the JDM lower. This could be partially due to the PSA lower having what seems to be too wide of a slot machined for the paddle. The BAD is way too loose and moves around too much.

That having been said I don't care for the look of it at all. Love the way it operates, but it looks like a piece of toilet paper stuck to your shoe as you walk out of the bathroom.

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I have the BAD lever on my BCM and so far it's worked great. Was looking at the Phase5 also.

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