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Geissele Automatics Maritime Bolt Catch/Release ‘Paddle’ Lever for Better Ambidextrous Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR Weapons Handling ! (Video!)

Geissele Automatics Maritime Bolt Catch/Release ‘Paddle’ Lever for Better Ambidextrous Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR Weapons Handling ! (Video!)

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By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com

June 23, 2017

As it happens, the Geissele High Speed Selector (HSS) wasn’t the only cool new Geissele Automatics AR-15 control component DefenseReview (DR) came across at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2017. We also got to check out the nicely-designed Geissele Martime Bolt Catch/release “paddle” lever that makes for much more ergonomic ambidextrous weapons handling, especially under stress, when wearing gloves, when operating at night, or when operating the gun with wet hands. Geiselle Automatics’ head honcho Bill Geissele was kind enough to demonstrate the Maritime Bolt Catch for us, and we really liked what we saw. It’s a really nice little aftermarket upgrade for your tactical AR (AR-15) carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) or M4/M4A1 Carbine, and it’s currently only $29.00 MSRP. Not bad, especially when you consider that the Maritime Bolt Catch is made to MILSPEC level from “properly heat treated 8620 steel and manganese phosphate coated”.

The Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch is yet one more example of why Defense Review likes Geissele Automatics products, as it’s the result of Mr. Geissele looking at everything on an AR/M4-platform weapon that can enhance the shooter’s experience and combat (or competition) effectiveness, right down to the little things on the gun–and then manufacturing a high-quality solution for it. Bill Geissele really cares about his customers, particularly his active US military customers that are in harms way, and it shows.

Anyway, check out DR’s video below to see how it works.

The following information on the Maritime Bolt Catch comes directly from the Geissele Automatics website:

“MARITIME BOLT CATCH

Item Number: 08-153

The Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch is designed with the warfighter in mind and will work with any lower receiver designed to accept a mil-spec M16/M4 Carbine bolt catch. The increased surface area promotes ease of function when locking back the bolt or releasing the bolt after a magazine change. In addition, the extended controls add an increased functionality for left handed shooters who no longer have to break their grip to manipulate the bolt catch. Left handed shooters can easily reach the controls using the index finger of their left hand making magazine changes and locking the bolt back much more fast and efficient. Aggressive checkering covers the surface of the levers giving the Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch a textured surface that enables positive feedback to the shooters hand when being used with gloves or at night. Manufactured from properly heat treated 8620 steel and manganese phosphate coated, the Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch is intended to serve as an enhanced mil-spec replacement and assist in giving our warfighters overmatch capability with the M16/M4 carbine platform.

Please Note: A mil-spec bolt catch spring and plunger are required for assembly and are NOT included. If the Maritime Bolt Catch is replacing an existing mil-spec bolt catch, please use care when disassembling the component from your lower receiver as you will need these parts to install the Maritime Bolt Catch.

Compatibility with billet AR-15 lower receivers is unknown. Please also note that the extended controls of the Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch will partially cover the pin hole for the hammer, a smaller punch may be required to push the hammer pin out of the receiver from the left side, and the hammer pin should only be installed from the right side of the receiver.”

Company Contact Info:

Geissele Automatics
1920 W. Marshall Street
Norristown, PA 19403
Phone (610) 272-2060
Fax (610) 272-2069
Email Contact Page: http://geissele.com/contact-us.aspx
Website: http://geissele.com

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