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Strike Industries AR-15 Enhanced Bolt Catch

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Strike Industries AR-15 Enhanced Bolt Catch

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  • Enlarge surface area bolt catch latch for easier operation
  • Solid steel construction
  • Sleek SI Design
  • Bolt catch spring, roll pin and plunger included


  • Material: Steel
  • Finish: Black
  • Weight: 0.5 oz.


  • Mil-Spec AR-15 upper and lower


  • 1x Strike Industries AR-15 Enhanced Bolt Catch
  • 1x Bolt Catch Plunger
  • 1x Roll Pin
  • 1x Spring


Strike Industries Enhanced Bolt Catch



If you’re interested in improving the operation of your AR-15, consider the Strike Industries Enhanced Bolt Catch.

The AR-15 bolt catch locks the bolt carrier group in the rear position when your magazine has been emptied. This AR bolt catch also allows you to release the bolt when you’ve reloaded and are ready to resume firing. Because of its function, it is important that the bolt release be sturdy and easy to manipulate.

The Enhanced AR-15 Bolt Catch by Strike Industries features a bold, ridged pattern to assist in providing positive finger engagement. The extra-wide lever surface allows for simpler finger operation and improved finger contact. This bolt release will fit snugly on all Mil-Spec AR-15 lower receivers. Made from solid steel, this release will give your AR a noticeable edge over the competition, while at the same time providing you with a sturdy mechanism to catch and release your bolt.

About Strike Industries:

Strike Industries has been in the business of supplying gun owners with high-quality parts and supplies since 2011. The operators of the company are avid gun users who understand the needs of those who shoot firearms regularly. Strike Industries is committed to providing tried-and-true tools to AR owners of all types.

Products That Improve Real World Function

Wing Tactical is staffed by shooters. We know what shooters need and we want to supply you with the very best parts to make your shooting experience the best it can be. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an active duty military war fighter, a member of law enforcement or a simple firearms enthusiast, you want your rifle to operate smoothly with a minimum of hassle in the field. At Wing Tactical we understand that smooth operation isn’t always just a function of the large components of your weapon system. Sometimes little things, like an enhanced AR-15 bolt release can make all the difference.

Wing Tactical Customer Support Team Knows the Products We Sell

If it’s on our website, we know what it does and why you might need it. From an AR-15 bolt release to enhanced safety selector switches, we're familiar with all the little helpers we stock. If you need something to solve a problem for you, we can help you figure out what fits the bill.

At Wing Tactical, we work with the most forward thinking companies in the small arms industry. If there’s an upgrade that addresses an issue, we’ll find it for you. It’s not just about turning the most volume in sales, we want our customers to have what they need at a great value. That’s something that’s important to you, it’s important to us, and it’s important to the companies we work with. As gun people, we have a great deal of common ground and we want to keep it that way. When you contact Wing Tactical you’ll hear back from someone who speaks your language every time.

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  1. A simple Aesthetically Pleasing Upgrade 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Jun 2018

    Not really an upgrade for me as it is part of a custom build but it was easy to install, great looking, quality built and is a unique different look than MIL SPEC.

  2. Nice, simple upgrade! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th May 2018

    Nice quality catch! I very much appreciate the increased surface area of the lower paddle. It enhances the catch without being gaudy.

  3. SI bolt catch 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd May 2018

    I watched a lot of youtube so if you take your time and be careful it can be a pretty easy installation. It made it easier for the bolt catch and release plus it looks good.

  4. Strike Industries Bolt Catch, part #SI-EBC 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Mar 2018

    Product is a flat gray color and has no sharp edges. Perfect proportions, business-like appearance, pleasing to the eye. I installed it prior to setting my adjustable gas system, so it has held the bolt open on over 50 empty magazines. I would say that qualifies it as durable. If I were to nit-pik, I would prefer a finish that matches a standard upper (black). i will be installing these on my other ARs.

  5. A simple but worthwhile upgrade 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Nov 2017

    This piece simply provides a somewhat larger bolt open contact compared to the USGI unit. It adds a degree of comfort without any bulkiness or obstruction. No question that it is a worthwhile upgrade. Highly recommended.

  6. Better than USGI 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Sep 2017

    We bought two lowers that the mags fell out of when the bolt closed on the last round. We installed these one both, and no more mags hitting the floor.

    Our ARs have Strike Ind mag releases, bolt catches, and flat springs, from Wing Tactical.
    If these are not in your AR, then yours are lacking.

  7. Great 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jul 2017

    Enhance or quick manipulation

  8. Extra little something 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd May 2017

    I have one on my rifle and ordered 2 more for future builds.

  9. Strike Industries enhanced bolt catch 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th May 2017

    Great product. and great shipping time from Wing Tactical

  10. Excellent Enhancement 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Mar 2017

    Picked up this item for a build, and this is an excellent little item for making things a bit cleaner and also function

  11. SI Bolt catch 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Dec 2016

    Easy to install, well made and a great price. All top notch products from SI.

  12. Good looking but could be machined better from SI 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Oct 2016

    This part is a good add for function and looks. It however will not fit all billet lowers and uppers. The roll pins weak and are in need of a higher quality roll pin. For the price and fit I like the looks and feel of these but without the proper tools for modification they may not work with billet lowers and uppers.

  13. SI Enhanced Bolt Catch 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Oct 2016

    Fit perfect, solid construction and the price was worth it.

  14. good buy but could be better 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Sep 2016

    Strike quality as always , easy install, def wish the paddles were larger . If it was larger it would be perfect .

  15. Great Item! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Sep 2016

    This item went in easy and functions properly and looks good while doing it!

  16. Easy to engage bolt lock back 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Sep 2016

    I really like the enlarged pads on this bolt catch. It makes it a lot easier to hold the bolt open. Also easier to release. I shoot left handed and i don't have to move my hand around to set or release it. Just have to move my trigger finger. I put one on each of my ARs. Only reason I gave it 4 stars is one of the 2 had a small nub on it that I had to sand down so it would fit.

  17. Really dig the design 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Aug 2016

    This is a great shape and design for a bolt catch. I got mine and installed it and it works great. There was a thick line from the casting process down the left side of the one I received and I really wanted this to look like a high end build and looking at photos I think I just got an ugly one.

    I reached out to the manufacture to see if the part was MIM and this is the response: " The current EBC is investment cast from milspec 8620 and correctly carburized, quenched and tempered for proper surface hardness. It is the same material and process as used on the U.S. military's bolt catches, and the same used by companies such as ALG and BCM. The previous iteration of the EBC, which did have occasional brittleness issues, was MIM'd. That version has been out of production since early February. "

    They should include this info in the description as this is a really nice high quality upgrade!

    I did remove mine because of the line and installed a BAD mag catch and I honestly like the design of the SI better but that line made mine just look cheap.

  18. Enhanced Bolt Catch is great 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Aug 2016

    Works just like it should. Installation was just like any other mil-spec bolt catch. Do not hesitate if you're on the fence, strike has a lot of good products and this is definitely one of them.

    P.S. Installing this will make you more operator by tenfold.

  19. Must have AR platform item 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Aug 2016

    Simply put, this should come standard on all ARs .
    The simplicity of having the ability to easily release and lock the bolt is amazing . Gone are the days of feeling for the pin to lock open the bolt. Fast and non intrusive.
    Well done Strike !

  20. Bad Ass Bolt Catch 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jul 2016

    Strike industries makes some of the best looking products on the market today. This bolt catch is no exception. Looks awesome and has large pads to lock/unlock the bolt. Why buy mil-spec when you can spend a few dollars more and have something nice looking on you AR.

  21. looks are everything 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Jul 2016

    The larger size Functions better than the standard mil spec and looks a lot better. This is an inexpensive upgrade to an ar. Good quality works well and easy to install.

  22. the way it should have been from the beginning 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jul 2016

    I never understood why the part you press to catch the bolt was so small. This takes care of it. Feels and opporates great. Will be picking up a few more for future builds and gifts.

  23. strike industries bolt catch 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th May 2016

    Like the fit and it works great on my 9mm lower.
    Plus got it for a great price

  24. Very well made 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th May 2016

    I love this bolt release. It's a big upgrade from the regular milspec catch. It's easy to use the meat of your thumb pad to engage it.

  25. Very nice ambi bolt catch 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th May 2016

    Compact design. Nice that it comes as complete kit. Would recommend.

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