Magpul Products Reviews
Magpul B.A.D. Lever –
This very small addition to my AR-15 is such a large improvement over a stock AR-15 that I’m amazed it’s not implemented by default on a production rifle yet.
The purpose of the Magpul B.A.D. lever is so that you can operate the bolt catch with your right hand, and don’t have to take your hand off the pistol grip. This enables a much quicker shot on target after a mag change versus dropping the bolt with the left hand before getting back on target.
Not only does it help decrease downtime from a reload, but it’s a small and unobtrusive piece of kit that doesn’t get in the way whether you use it or not.
The B.A.D. lever also helps if the need arises to eject a live round without chambering another, as in the event of a squib load.
All in all, while it doesn’t do a lot, the things it does do are an immense help when operating an AR-15 rifle in any capacity.
Magpul AFG Grip –
I’ve used this foregrip on several different firearms to include an AOW Draco pistol, a Saiga 12ga, an AK-47, and a couple AR-15s. It’s much more comfortable and ergonomically correct than a vertical foregrip, or a flat handstop. This added comfort translates to better accuracy, the ability to stay in position on target for longer periods of time, and increased speed and maneuverability. The AFG1 is a bit bulkier than the Magpul AFG2 Grip, but I bought mine used and that’s what I got. Either option is a great addition to your hunting, patrol or home defense rifle.
The Magpul Utility/Battle Rifle stock is a sturdy, solid platform to shoot from. It adds a bit of weight to the rear of a railed, front-heavy rifle to better balance the weapon and aid in quick handling. The stock has two removable hatches in the body for battery or extra bolt storage (and I believe you can get foam inserts for the stock to facilitate different items – if not, it’d be very simple to make them). The Magpul UBR stock utilizes a static cheek weld, without compromising the adjustability features we buy a collapsible stock for. This translates to increased accuracy even more than the added weight does for recoil reduction. This is one of my favorite stocks to use on a rifle that I don’t mind the extra weight. Another bonus is that this stock is extremely nice to look at. With the upgraded strike plate, the UBR can be used as an effective blunt force weapon should you run out of ammunition, and with the enhanced buttpad, it will help mitigate recoil even in larger caliber AR-15 rifles.
There’s not a lot I can say about this one. It lets operate your rifle while wearing bulky insulated gloves much more easily and safely than the stock trigger guard. The Magpul enhanced trigger guard is curved instead of flat and angled like some other designs, and I feel that the curve enhances the look of the weapon. Much of the Magpul gear tends to look good when used with other Magpul gear.