Friday, December 31, 2010
Pimp My Lower: 7 parts to improve your AR-15 receiver
Magpul B.A.D. Lever
aka: Battery Assist Device. The B.A.D. Lever is a very intuitive add-on that allows a right-handed shooter the ability to lock/release the bolt with their trigger finger. The lever was designed to make clearing malfunctions a quicker affair. Magpul's B.A.D. is the original, but other versions do exist.
ACLM Ambidextrous Charging Handle
There are many different stock options on the market today. Many include compartments for storage of extra batteries or parts. Here is a list of some of the more popular ones:
Lewis Machine and Tool SOPMOD: $199.99
Magpul UBR: $264.99
Magpul ACS: $134.99
Magpul CTR: $94.99
VLTOR EMOD: $125.99
Before you start bolting all sorts of fancy stuff to your carbine you need to think about what function your gun will serve. Does your gun sit in a safe nine months out of the year? Is your gun locked into a vehicle mount or in a trunk? Do you have to carry your carbine with you; everywhere you go? Not all accessories work for all people. Take your time and do the research so you don't end up spending your hard earned money on something that will ultimately be worthless to you.
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