Troy Industries AR-15 Ambidextrous Bolt Release
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Ratings & Reviews
Great addition to your rifle
This is a great addition to your MilSpec style bolt release. I have normally used Phase 5 Ambi Bolt Releases in the past, but decided to give this a try. Once installed, it's just as solid as the Phase 5 single piece release, and it fits perfectly on several lowers, including an Anderson, Tactical Machining, and even a JoeBob billet lower (which the Magpul BAD doesn't work on). It looks like a factory part, and has not given me any issues. I like ambi bolt releases because it assists in quicker mag changes and works especially well when prone shooting. I did use Loctite blue to secure the screws and 'bed' the Troy release to the MilSpec part, but in more than a year of heavy usage it hasn't budged. Highly recommend!
A very useful piece of kit.
by John -
I've had one of these on every AR I own for about 4 years now. I have a factory Noveske Gen 3 10.5" that I've put around 7-8000 rounds through in 4 years and have never had a single issue with the bolt not locking back that was caused by the ambi bolt release. It's the same one I bought 4 years ago and it still functions flawlessly. It will not work on every build depending on the bolt release you have or upper receiver, so be advised before ordering. If you have a bolt release that is recessed into the upper receiver it's not going to work. Other than that, it allows you to use your index finger to lock and unlock the bolt. I think the most beneficial aspect is being able to lock the bolt back while having full control and sightline of the barrel.
Nice job troy
Never tried the other brand pls remove the upper makes life easier...great product love the aggressive machining on lever works perfectly ar saint pistol .....556
by Josh -
I was originally looking at this product as well as the one from Magpul that is similar in nature. After reading reviews for the Magpul one I decided to purchase this one instead, mainly due to the additional screw that this one features. It has a set screw as well as a screw that holds the two halves together. Very solid on the paddle, the only movement comes from the paddle and not the device on the paddle. I would have never thought how much easier locking the action open would have been with this little wonder. Wish I had bought this sooner! As always, Primary Arms delivered fast and has been a pleasure to do business with.
BCG no longer locks back on empty magazine
by Edward -
I already bought three of these. You don’t need to ask me if I want more. They installed well they work as advertised. There are installed on three vastly different configured ARs and now all three of my guns no longer lock back after the final round as they did before flawlessly. There’s definitely an issue in adding these and I’m not happy with this problem. I’ve already contacted customer service and I’m expecting to hear something back from primary arms because I do know you guys have excellent customer service.
Very good BA....
by Joe -
This ABR is well worth the money. I kinda like it better than the BAD lever. The wobble some will notice is normal because of the bolt catche's loose tolerance fit. If the bolt catch was snug or tight, then the bolt may not lock on the last round. Good product and I'm very happy with it!
More Better Than BAD
by ReconViper1 -
Very similar to the BAD but a superior product. I gave my BAD to my neighbor. They are similar but they are not equal. Folks that think they "wobble" don't seem to understand that it is the BCG latch that is poorly fitted and allowing wobble. Shim it up loose.
Easy upgrade well worth the money!
by Don Grutzius
I love it! Feels so natural to release bolt with trigger finger. I gave it only 4 stars as it wouldn't work on my dpms oracle due to the narrow cutout on the upper. It fit like a glove on my Anderson setup. Wish I would have got more at the sale price. I would recommend this for anyone looking for an easy upgrade unless you have the afore mentioned dpms.
by BC in Texas
Buy this, you will love it.
Doesn't work with upper
I agree with the others this is a high quality part and seems like it would make the gun easier to handle. Unfortunately this lever doesn't work with the "80% arms" brand of uppers. When reinstalling the upper it hits the lever and forces the bolt catch to stay locked open. I have plans to build another ar tho and will give this a try with a different upper.
love this thing. like it better than the magpul version. double locks onto latch unlike magpul. not sure what other commentor is refering to about attachment play. I believe it is a bit beefier than magul also. highly reccomend.
by Robert Luckhart
I think these make clearing your weapon and malfunctions much easier, especially when having to lock the bolt back during double feeds. I still slap the paddle with my support hand to return to battery, but the lever adds some more space to hit. I've used both this and the Magpul BAD lever on various rifles, and the Troy one seems much sturdier, as well as having more surface area for your trigger finger to hit to hold the bolt back (or release it) without being obtrusive. It may not be for everyone, but I honestly think it does make manipulation easier.
by Ray R
This is my third. It's a MUST on my ARs. Makes handling much quicker
Clean and functional
Troy makes a great BAD lever.
Does the trick
Wobbles a bit, as they all do, but overall it's a good quality product. Easy to install and makes reloading a snap.
by Kevin Reynolds
This is a great addition and upgrade to any AR and installed in a matter of minutes! Great product! Thanks Primary Arms!
My finger likes magpul's better
by Ryan Danowski
Seems like a solid and quality extended bolt release. I've used Magpul's for years and the only difference I can see is that Magpul's seems to stick out a little longer for my index finger to grab on to. Troy's seems too short and is not as easy and solid of a platform for your finger to manipulate. YMMV.
by Paul Wooden
Troy Ambidextrous Bolt Release
Quick and easy to set up. Effective.
by Monte Holmes
Very nice part. Slightly harder to mount than a magpul BAD but cheaper
Troy Ambi Bolt release on a LMT MRP 16"
by Greg Rich
Shipped fast, well packaged. Good instructions and simple 5 minute install. Great product, great service.
I'd go with the BAD lever
Overall it is nice. I am not a fan of the way ti attaches to the Bolt release. It does not lock as solid rotational-ly for/aft as the BAD lever does. As the lower portion of the lever can rotate forward and bind with the trigger guard. They obviously work the same functionally. But having the lever slip forward can bind things up. Based on that I will not be using the Troy anymore.
Troy bolt release
by Samuel Robinson
Works great, looks good, installed easy and PA shipped if FAST!
Troy ambi. bolt release
by Dave Denges
Typical Troy quality, easy to install and very handy!
excellent product super fast shipping
by eric butler
product is awesome. easy to install. works great. its just as described. ordered it one day recieved the following.