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Your thoughts on the Magpul B.A.D lever?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by dc2integra, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. dc2integra

    dc2integra

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    Im thinking about picking one up I just wanted to hear from you guys before I make the purchase.What are the pros and cons?Thanks guys
     
  2. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    I could swear there was a recent thread on this...

    Pros: Speeds up reloads slightly, makes clearing malfunctions much easier.

    Cons: Gets in the way at time, can be bumped when you dont want it to be, can get hung up on things, and has lead to guns failing to lock back on empty. That last issue seems to be the most frequent.

    I have had no problems with mine thus far, but I won't be surprised if that changes.
     


  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I have survived shooting the platform for 27 years without one.
    I see no need for one now.
     
  4. smokin762

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    :rofl:
     
  5. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    Waste of cash in my opinion. Speeds things up a bit....causes all kinds of issues.
     
  6. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    I really like mine.


    I won't have another fighting rifle without one.


    I don't really see a down side to them. If your rifle is one of the very few that has issues, a quick change of a spring almost always renders it fully functional.
     
  7. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    :dunno:

    Agreed. Unfortunately, though, it is easier to remove the BAD level in a hurry than it is to replace that spring in a hurry.
     
  8. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Why are you having to remove it in a hurry?

    Put it on, go to the range, shoot. If it gives you issues, replace the worn out spring, if not, drive on...
     
  9. smokin762

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    Your first sentence made me laugh. I thought it was rather funny. Sorry if I left you confused. My bad.
     
  10. WoodenPlank

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    I was thinking more along the lines of having it cause problems in a class or competition, and having to deal with the down time to correct the issue.

    Ah, understood.
     
  11. mvician

    mvician Lifetime Member

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    Make sure it works before you get to your class or competition :cool:
     
  12. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Just hope Murphy (the ghost, not the GT mod) doesn't decide to poke you with a stick after you check it.
     
  13. surf

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  14. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    Tried it, didn't make too big of a difference to me, but then again, I've never been in a firefight or competition with it.
     
  15. gryphthemyth

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    I've used these on several of my builds and I love them. With practice its like anything else, just becomes second nature. Had a couple guys sneak them on their rifles over in Iraq and that turned me onto them once seeing them in use. I was in the mindset they were just gimmicky before that but once tried I was hooked.