Magpul MAG980 BAD Lever Battery Assist Device

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  • Magpul MAG980 BAD Lever Battery Assist Device
  • Magpul MAG980 BAD Lever Battery Assist Device
  • Magpul MAG980 BAD Lever Battery Assist Device
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Developed from the operational experience of the Magpul DynamicsSM team, the B.A.D. Lever (Battery Assist Device) is designed to considerably improve the speed and efficiency of the AR15/M16 bolt catch. The B.A.D. Lever quickly addresses reloading and malfunction clearance shortcomings of AR15/M16 platforms by extending a paddle to the right side of the weapon, allowing manipulation of the bolt stop from the fire control/ready position with the right-hand trigger finger.

Made from milspec-anodized aluminum, the B.A.D. Lever attaches to the standard AR15/M16 bolt release without permanent modification to the weapon. Functional for both left and right-handed shooters, the B.A.D. Lever also allows traditional bolt catch manipulation according to the AR15/M16 manual of arms. All mounting hardware included.


  • Compatible with standard mil-spec forged AR15/M16 receivers*
  • Thin, anti-snag profile and textured surface still allows for traditional manipulation of the bolt catch while maintaining unobstructed access to the trigger
  • Attaches to the existing bolt catch paddle via one screw
  • Machined from durable billet 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Finished with MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2 hard anodizing with manganese phosphate on the screw per MIL-DTL-16232G
  • Torx® mounting screw with Nyloc® Blue patch prevents back out under recoil (Torx wrench included)

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24 Reviews

  • 5
    BAD Lever, no, it's a GOOD Lever!

    Posted by Gordy on 7th Apr 2022

    This lever helps times when running speed drills! I'm going to get one for each of my AR style rifles!

  • 5

    Posted by Gordy on 27th Mar 2022

    Works great! Easy install!

  • 5

    Posted by Marco Girardello on 17th Mar 2021

    Makes the lock and release of the BCG easier, even for the wife, super easy to install. Great product. BOTACH keep up the good job!!! Thanks a lot.

  • 5
    Bad lever

    Posted by Colin H. on 22nd Mar 2019

    Simplistic install. Improved operation of gun.

  • 4
    I think it was a clone, worked ok but no comparison to the Phase 5 skeletonized bolt catch and battery assist device

    Posted by python134r on 23rd Nov 2017

    Great product for weapons without slop where these are installed and low profile for my 300blk side charger. Where it says magpul it's misspelled so might be a clone, documented, via photos, no biggie, still got much love..../

  • 5
    Install time is lessdan 5mins

    Posted by Aldrein C. on 5th Dec 2016

    Install time is lessdan 5mins very nice and usefull

  • 5
    Kick Ass

    Posted by Nicholas M. on 20th Sep 2016

    Kick Ass

  • 5
    Awesome product and super fast

    Posted by Michael M. on 4th Sep 2016

    Awesome product and super fast shipping for free

  • 5
    The bad lever is great.

    Posted by Jonathon C. on 15th Mar 2016

    The bad lever is great. Buy a Bad Lever just don't buy it from Botach. Botach service was horrible at best. Over a week after I placed my order. The MagLula I ordered with the bad lever magically went on back order. They held shipment for almost another week until magically they had them back in stock.Lots of co-workers having issues with getting purchased to ship as well!

  • 5
    works excellent!

    Posted by Thelma D. on 24th Jan 2016

    works excellent!

  • 5
    Seems to work fine for

    Posted by Joseph K. on 6th Jul 2015

    Seems to work fine for me, I'm a lefty. Stays nice and snug on the bolt release and it's easy to engage after loading a new mag. It also stays out of the way when firing and has a small enough profile that it won't snag on a sling or your clothes. The steel construction is also a plus.

  • 5
    Works great!

    Posted by Jon C. on 27th May 2015

    Works great!

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