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    Magpul B.A.D. Lever Review

    Some of my viewers asked me to do a short video on the functionality and installation of the Magpul B.A.D. Lever. I find this product to be an invaluable piece of gear for my M4/AR15 platform rifles. Especially at the $25-ish price-point. I am able to keep the weapon in the ready, my hand on the fire-control, and get back in to battery much more quickly than using the bolt catch while having the weapon out of the ready in my work space. What are your thoughts?
    Last edited by RoundsDownRange; 21 January 2014 at 17:52.
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    I've had one of these on every AR platform rifle I've owned. It is not a necessity but is a welcome and invaluable addition. What are your thoughts?
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    This video shows the functionality and installation of the Magpul B.A.D. Lever:
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    I'd rather have a true ambi lower like the AXTS AX556.

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    Interesting. I've never seen this lower before. Looks like you would still have to come out of the ready and remove your hand from the fire-control to engage the bolt stop on either side. Have had a chance to run this lower?
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    Magpul B.A.D. Lever Review

    Bolt and mag release duplicated on both sides where you'd expect and can be reached without taking hand off of fire control.

    The bolt CATCH is integrated into the right side mag release and can be activated without taking your hand from fire control from the right side.

    The bolt catch works normally on the left where you can perform bolt catch on the left side using the traditional method of pressing the lower half of the bolt lever.

    -john
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    Very nice! That would be perfect. I'll have to add this to the video roster of potential reviews to do. Thanks for the info!
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    It's also beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bzdog View Post
    I'd rather have a true ambi lower like the AXTS AX556.

    -john
    I have both, and I wouldn't.
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    Reblogged.

    Good review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_s View Post
    I have both, and I wouldn't.
    Admittedly, I only have AX556 lowers and not the BAD lever so I don't have both data points, but perhaps you could include your reasoning?

    -john

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    The AXTS is heavy, expensive, and proprietary while the BAD is lightweight, inexpensive, and mounts and functions on any lower (provided that it's a quality lower filled with quality parts that the owner has resisted fiddle-farting with).
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    OK, just curious where you were coming from.

    FWIW, throwing a stripped AX556 on the scale (but with proprietary parts installed) I get 336 grams or 11.9oz. My web searching suggests a Noveske Gen II stripped is about 10oz. So sounds like the delta is about 2oz depending on your lower.

    My 300 BLK with Noveske upper, 16" SS Noveske barrel, AAC 51T flashhider, 13.5" NSR, Surefire X300U, Troy full size flip down sights, Aimpoint H1 with Tango cover & LT660, Raptor CH, BAD ASS, STR, MIAD and misc. comes to 8.03lbs.

    Add Vickers padded sling & straps to hold sling to stock for storage = 8.55lbs. Clearly not lightweight, but I'm not sure I'd say it was heavy and basically no real concessions to weight.

    -john
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_s View Post
    I have both, and I wouldn't.
    Thanks, Voodoo_man! Much appreciated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoo_man View Post
    Reblogged.

    Good review.
    Thanks, Voodoo_man! Much appreciated!
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