Strike Industries Enhanced Bolt Catch
The SI Enhanced Bolt Catch features an extra-wide bolt catch lever surface for easier operation. Solid construction and a clean, matte finish make it a great replacement or new addition to your next build!
NOTE: Not compatible with Polymer 80 lower receivers or non-MIL-SPEC receivers.
- Case Hardened Investment Cast 8620
- MIL-SPEC bolt catch
- Wide surface area
- Sleek SI design
Ratings & Reviews
Not for .308 M5 Aero Precision Lower.
by Art -
BEWARE - Will NOT work on a .308 Aero Precision M5 DMPS cut lower. It would not rock at all.
Believe the first review. Much worse that original mil-spec bolt catch!
by Stephen -
Yes, I didn't believe the first review about this product being worse than the original, mil-spec bolt catch. Well, it IS much worse! It will not hold the bolt reliably unless the bolt catch is held in place. Too bad because the lever is very nicely designed, very ergonomic and easy to operate with the index finger
Do not buy this
by Gene -
Worse than an original mil-spec part. Will almost catch if you hold it. Otherwise it will not hold after last round at all. I broke my last one, otherwise I would send it back. So still doesn't work, but looks good.
Functional and good looking.
by Brandon -
I've put this catch on three different rifles, two Palmetto State, and one Aero Gen2. It has fit and functioned perfectly on each one. I'll be using them again in the future.
Fits Great and Works Flawlessly
by Ryan -
I originally built my AR with a Daniel Defense lower parts kit. The bolt catch on that was too touchy. Just laying the rifle down with the ejection port up would release the bolt. I replaced it with this one and it works great. Not sure why others had to grind and blend on things to get it to fit. Mine fit perfectly and works flawlessly. If you use a Magpul BAD lever, you'll need to modify that to fit on this bolt catch.
Great bolt catch
by Mark -
Excellent product that works as it should. I like the design of the over sized surfaces. Strike Industries did well with this and Primary Arms has great prices and fast shipping.
On my recent build of a 10.5" AR pistol I thought I'd give this version of Strike's bolt catch a shot but this one has has been a struggle from the start. I have small-ish hands but you cannot release it at all! Between the 3x of uninstall, Dremeling, polish, install routine I was able to make this function as it should have right out of the package. Frustrating and disappointing for sure!
<br>Bottom line: If you don't mind tinkering and gunsmithing products that should be "drop in ready," then great! If you want good to go out of the package, then STAY AWAY from this and get the other version. You'll be stoked.
SI for the win
Works just fine for what i need.
The best and most purposeful upgrade for my AR9 build
by Cat4 -
After finishing a higher end AR9 build the only thing not perfectly to my liking was the bolt catch. The MILSPEC bolt catch did work but not great. A pretty minor bump would cause it to release the BCG so an upgrade was in order. Not only is this bolt catch so much easier to manipulate, but it holds strong. Previously I have upgraded some builds with the Seekins bolt catch which is also great. I choose the Strike Industries this time because I wanted more surface area on the lower paddle and I could not be more pleased. This was the final piece to AR9 bliss.
Doesn't fit 308
by Robert -
I can see how this would be awesome, but the extra press surface on the bottom makes it so it will not rock the way it needs to in my 308 lower. I now need a new Bolt Catch.
by Peng -
It makes twice as hard to release the bolt. Stick with mil-spec bolt catch.
All you can ask for
This particular bolt release is exactly what I was looking for. I wanted something that looked a little more aesthetically pleasing than a plain catch and that's what I got. I was going to go with the seekins but I'm glad I went with this one. It matches quite nicely with all my other strike industries parts.11/10 would buy again along with all the other awsome parts strike industries makes.
I love the feel function and looks of this Strike Industries Enhanced Bolt Catch. It is high quality mil spec and works perfectly. The wide bottom paddle is a nice touch for locking your bolt back.
by Noel R.
What I like most about this product is the wider than the usual button/paddle to lock the bolt back. Great thinking SI. As always PA is awesome for being consistent on their promptness!
Like it better than the regular bolt catch. However I have had one break not why though.
Best bolt catch period
I love this part. I put it on my new patrol rifle I built. It's awesome. Makes reloads quicker & more positive. Also way easier to lock back bolt safe & empty. Good price. Gun runs perfectly. I have Aero upper & lower. No brainer upgrade. Plan on putting in my other ARs later.
by Rob S
great fit finish and functionality!Using this on 3 rifles works great nice touch vs run of the mill milspec parts like having the larger tab on the bottom of the catch.
Bought this to replace a standard bolt catch after it snapped on my 9mm ar. Looks great functions perfect. Holding up well after 1000+ rds thru the ar9 which says quite alot as ar9 is hard on bolt catches.
Looks cool and works great
I bought this on a whim because it looked cool and I was getting a couple other Strike Industries parts at the time. It fits and functions very well just wish it was made in the USA.
Nice Bolt Catch
by Steel Arms Industries
Looking for something different than 'Ole' standard Mil-Spec Bolt Catch this bolt catch has that little extra enhancement that aids in catching or releasing the bolt. Great Price and Great Customer Service
Best bolt catch out there.
Not only does it excel as a bolt catch/release but the finish is also flawless. This will also will work great with a Norgon mag release.
by T. Hesch
The best bolt catch ever. This is the second one I have put on my rifles.
by Charles E Sessoms III
Tight and clean lines. No molding flash to speak of. Definitely a functional and aesthetic upgrade from standard. Can not yet speak for durability yet. Seems better than some of the "mil-spec" catches I have encountered though
Love the Looks and the Function
The enhanced catch paddles really help with holding the bolt open! I've bought two now and they will be going on all my future build as well.
Great bolt ctach
Wanted a mil-spec bolt catch for my new build. Found this one at a great price and thought I'd give it a try. This bolt catch is nice! If you are looking for a mil-spec style bolt catch, give this one a try.