Forward Controls Design Augmented Bolt Catch / Release For AR15 Style 5.56/.223 Rifles - Black Nitride Finish - Serrated Lines
The ABC/R (Augmented Bolt Catch/Release, Forged) with its angled and larger top paddle and lower paddle with increased surface area, is purpose-designed for use with AR15/M16 receivers equipped with ambidextrous magazine releases. Specifically, it is designed to address the difficulty with accessing the factory bolt catchs lower paddle with an ambidextrous magazine catch, such as the Norgon Ambi Catch, on the receiver. Many of the ambidextrous mag releases lower paddle is on the same vertical plane as the factory bolt catch lower paddle, making identification difficult by feel, especially with a gloved hand.
The ABC/R's chief effort is focused on that single issue. The lower paddle protrudes further, and is angled at 10 degree to give it even more surface area. These measures put the lower paddle and Norgon Ambi Catch paddle on different vertical planes. That done, Forward Controls went to work on the top paddle, making the top paddle of the ABC/R slightly larger and angled for easier and faster access.
The notch immediately above the ABC/Rs lower paddle is not there by accident. As you run your finger down the bolt catch towards the lower paddle, the notch is meant to provide tactile feedback to indicate the beginning of the lower paddle. It is important be able to differentiate one control surface from another, all without diverting one's gaze to it. The ABC/R-F's weight (0.445 oz) has been kept close to that of the factory bolt catch (0.401 oz) to avoid over-tasking the spring. Made from forged 8620 stainless steel and black oxide coated, the ABC/R is proudly designed and made in the USA. Spring and roll pin not included.
Frequently Asked Question: What is the difference between the billet model and this (forged) model?
Answer: Both models (billet and forged) are identical in looks and functionality, however, the forged model has sharper serrations and is much stronger than the billet model. The Forward Controls Design Bolt Catch is the only bolt catch on the market made from a forging as all others are either billet or metal injection molded, which is what makes FCDs forged model so unique.
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