great lever, but not the first upgrade
The EBAL is a really great upgrade for the AR-15. I have two, and I plan to install them on any future ARs I build.
However, the EBAL blocks access to certain parts on the left side of the receiver. If you're planning to install KNS pins, do that before installing the EBAL. Likewise, if you want to install a decorative magazine catch or change the magazine release button, those should also be done before installing the EBAL. The EBAL does not interfere with the magazine catch, but it does prevent the catch from rotating during removal/installation of the catch & button. For me, that means I have to remove the EBAL before I can remove this darned 'bullet button' from California and install a real magazine release button.
Reviewed by: Cymond from the Palmetto state on 10/24/2014