• Precision CNC billet 17-4 Stainless Steel (not cast or MIM)
  • Enlarged control surfaces for positive engagement
  • Lightweight but robust design
  • Raised "T-shaped" heel provides positive and distinctive control surface for locking bolt back
  • Compatible with Norgon Ambi-Catch without interference
  • Elegant tapered control surface and skeletonized design
  • Bold horizontal and diagonal serrations


  • Material: 17-4 Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Black Nitride
  • Weight: 0.39 oz.


  • All Mil-Spec AR-15 lower receivers and most billet receivers


When you build an custom AR you want everything to be right. A custom AR should fit the shooter right to the last screw. When it’s time to choose your AR-15 Bolt Catch you would probably be happier with an enhanced bolt catch than a military standard catch. Battle Arms Development has made a reputation on improving components that have been long overlooked by others in the industry. With the introduction of the Battle Arms Development Enhanced Bolt Catch, they’ve taken the center out of the target again.

Battle Arms Development Enhanced Bolt Catch

This new Battle Arms Development Bolt Catch installs easily and includes features that improve performance for every shooter. The BAD-EBC is a fully redesigned AR-15 Bolt Catch which makes every lower a better piece of equipment. The contact surfaces of this Enhanced Bolt Catch are much larger than standard control surfaces and feature machine textured surfaces for solid contact and operation. The unique shape and skeletonized design make this one a winner. Contact surfaces are much larger than those of Mil-Spec catches without adding weight and the distinct heel shape gives the shooter no-look confidence for faster operation in the field.

This isn’t a cheap cast piece that will fail due to porosity. Every Battle Arms Development Bolt Catch is precision machined from 8620 heat treated steel for real durability and dependability.

Battle Arms Development Enhanced Bolt Catch Plays Well With Others

The design of Battle Arms Development’s Enhanced Bolt Catch is versatile, fully compatible with the Norgon Ambi-Catch and will allow for the addition of future add-on products without issue. BAD recognizes that every shooter is different and that we all want the best components. They won’t tie you down to the current configuration.

When you need an enhanced bolt catch for your AR-15, choose the BAD-EBC. Another advanced component made in America by Battle Arms Development.

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Reviews (3)

  • Great bolt catch design

    Posted by Robert Fickes on 1st Sep 2022

    Well thought out design for easy and efficient operation.

  • Durable Product With A Cotemperary Design

    Posted by James N. on 30th Nov 2017

    The BAD-EBC, Battle Arms Development Enhanced Bolt Catch is a rugged release button with more style than most.

  • Lightweight, positive feel

    Posted by Lvgambler on 28th Jul 2017

    Built a light weight AR with this as a part. I enjoy the positive feel of both the paddle (bolt release) and the bolt lock. Put them on all my ARs.

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