Phase 5 Tactical Extended Ambidextrous Bolt Release V3

Manufactured by Phase 5 Tactical
Manufactured by Phase 5 Tactical
6 Reviews

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Introducing the Phase 5 Tactical Extended Ambidextrous Bolt Release V3 – a must-have for all AR-15/M16 platform users. The V3 Extended Ambi Bolt Release is a game-changer for anyone looking to improve efficiency on their rifle or platform. It replaces the mil-spec bolt catch and is compatible with most AR-15/M16 receiver sets, including those that are billet, side charging, or left-handed.

The EBRv3 extends the lever into the trigger well, providing access on the right side of the weapon for quicker reloads, more efficient jam-clearing, and reduced unnecessary hand movements. This versatile upgrade accommodates both right and left-handed shooters with a low-profile bolt catch that'll fit most aftermarket receivers. Trust the Phase 5 Extended Bolt Releases - depended on by tactical trainers and LE officers worldwide - for improved performance.


  • Compatible with most AR-15 / M16 rifles and pistols
  • Extended bolt release version 3
  • Alloy steel construction, heat treated
  • Monolithic design
  • Low-profile bolt catch
  • Serrations on the elbow and lever
  • Improved magazine follower catch
  • Increased size of the index finger tab
  • Manganese black phosphate finish
  • Weight: 0.7 oz.

Made from heat-treated, high-strength alloy steel, the EBRv3 has a secure patented monolithic design for ultimate strength and durability. Serrations on the elbow and at end of the extended bolt release lever and a larger index finger tab help improve handling and grip. Finished in Manganese Black Phosphate and weighing 0.7oz, the package includes an EBRv3 lever and 3/32 roll pin for easy installation.

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BrandPhase 5 Tactical
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Ratings & Reviews

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Buy it, You’ll like it!

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Ok I have this and a BAD lever. The bad lever moves a bit due to the fact it is screwed around the bolt release. This one “is” the bolt release and lever in one. It is rock sold. I have it installed on an Aero and Anderson lower. No play and much sturdier than the magpul one but it’s double the price. I think it’s worth it.

This is a Gotta Have It, Once You Experience it!


I agree with the first poster. I have probably used these on 20 or so builds. They allow one to maintain their firing hand in the vicinity of the trigger. Most of what we have used were V2, however, we have used a V3, and the changes are subtle, but meaningful. We have observed that "new shooters" appreciate things that reduce the number of things they have to remember, and this accessory falls in that category, because everything is happening in the same general area. One great advantage is that it takes little room in the trigger area. One word of caution, if one is going to install it on their own, it takes caution to drive the old pin halfway out, because the "real estate" is pretty tight. Use painters tape, about 3 layers deep on the receiver, on both sides of the pin. Go slow, and careful - and the result will be an incredibly helpful accessory.

Phase 5 EBRv3= Great Design, Build, Look & Tacticool


I have both the BAD Lever & the EBRv3. I had no issues with the BAD levers screw coming loose and the only thing I didn't care for was the side to side movement from the bolt catch itself and nothing to do with the BAD Lever itself and I figured maybe replacing it with the Phase 5 one piece that it would fit tighter per some reviews saying the EBRv3 took out the extra play. Well first off the Phase 5 lever moves around just as much as the BAD Lever and made no difference in that respect. The EBRv3 is very cool looking and I like the skeleton frame this lever has. I also like the EBRv's grip on the bottom left side & right side of lever. Has no problem locking bolt back and releasing it and it may actually take a little less force to release then the BAD lever. All in all this lever really sets my M&P15 apart from most other ARs in my area but @ twice the cost.

Definitely Recommend!

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A must have. Easy installation, and very easy to operate. Quality and material is top of the line.

Great B.A.D. lever substitute on non-milspec/billet lowers, sits a bit too reward to replace a BAD lever.


First off, if you have a milspec lower i'd highly recommend a Magpul B.A.D. lever. The hype is real, get on it. The Phase5 lever sits ~1/4" more reward than the Magpul, it gets really close to interfering with the trigger finger. BUT for those of you with non-milspec rifles, [such as a CMMG Guard/Banshee or a 17 Design IFLR] this'll do, and you dont have much choice. The Guard/Banshee has some unnecessary material on the right hand side of the receiver that means a BAD lever wont move enough to lock the bolt at all, and the IFLR wont allow the BAD lever to move from the 'bolt-lock' position, if you can ever close the upper and the lower. The Phase5 lever bypasses these issues with it's design, and works 100% on my examples. Overall, I wont be replacing my bad lever on my mil-spec lowers, but if you can't run a BAD lever dont hesitate to buy this. It is the best option outside of milling your lower to accept ambi hardware.

If you like using a BAD Lever than this is the one.


I built another Rifle this time using all Phase 5 parts except for the lower they don’t offer it anymore but this lever is solid and doesn’t move like some others on the market and yes it does work with a straight flat trigger I am using it on this one. If your debating and on the fence buy it you won’t go wrong.