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Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by stihlhard, May 6, 2011.
Anyone like/dislike the Magpul B.A.D. tactical lever?
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Have one, use it, love it. Makes reloads and clearance drills MUCH easier and faster, especially in conjunction with a Gunfighter CH.
Do they come as a total replacement though, or just a slip over? I just noticed that?
Phase 5 Tactical has a total replacement one. I use an older version of the one listed on their website and it works great.
Anyone see any issue with using this under stress? Doesn't it require you to manipulate it with your trigger finger inside the trigger guard or close to it?
It goes on over the bolt release. You manipulate it outside the trigger guard with the trigger finger using an up/down motion. I really like it. It makes malfunction drills much easier. If you get one, make sure you test it first because there is a known issue with some guns that it will cause the bolt to fail to lock back after the last round (it's the added weight to the lever).
I like mine a lot. You can still release the bolt the old fashioned way with the ping pong paddle, the BAD just makes it easier to "flick" the bolt closed with your trigger finger and also hold the bolt catch when you are trying to rack the CH to open the bolt.
This sums it up for me. It works about 99% of the time, but it can cause problems, otherwise it is a great idea. For me, I am accustomed to the standard operation of the lever, and prefer that.
I had 3. Took them off & sold them. Not worth it to me. I prefer to retain muscle memory for normal manipulation.
Sure it did make jam clearing better. But my rifles don't jam. I'm not in any field where I would need to clear jams faster. The bolt locking back was random. Most of the time it was ok, but it failed on occasion.
Seems like a nice add-on but I would rather manipulate every AR weather its mine or any other AR in the same manner
I like the look of the Troy version personally. They all work and thats what really matters in the end.
If you have never had a malfunction with your rifles, you have not fired them very much.
I like them. I will vet them on every single rifle I run them on however and they must run 100% on that rifle. I also really like them not for just malfunction clearances, but reloads are faster / more efficient, but where it also really shines for me is for left handed manipulations also.
No I just have stuff that works.
I did not say never, U did.
"(Your) rifles don't jam" except for the times they do. Got it. I wonder why I thought you were implying that you don't have any malfunctions.
Obviously you've never run a class or comp. No gun runs 100% of the time. And if you don't practice malf clearance well then that's your bad.
Its a two piece unit that is held on with a Torx screw.
So is this an go or a no go I have been debating on buying one?
They are $25 so not much of a risk. If you mount it and hate it you can easily sell it for $20. As some one who tries to make their AR as ambi as possible I really like them (although I am currently running the Troy version). There are other makers too that have single piece designs (as mentioned before Phase 5).
Yeah I have actually.. My AR does not jam to the point of needing this added device to help clear them. That's the point I'm making.