How to Install a Bolt Catch

Installing a bolt catch is a straightforward process, and with the right tools and instructions, you can do it yourself!

Here are the parts you will require:

Now, let's get started!

  1. Begin by attaching the lightened spring to your AR-15 bolt catch plunger. Once the spring is attached, insert this assembly into the hole on the left side of the lower receiver. Please note, A standard AR-15 bolt catch spring should not be used.
  2. Next, connect your bolt catch to the bolt catch actuator. This should be done by sliding your bolt catch into the cut in the receiver and then securing the front of the bolt catch to the hole in the bolt catch actuator.
  3. Now it's time to insert the dowel pin. Insert it into the threaded hole and ensure it's fully inserted.
  4. Carefully thread the set screw into the hole using a 1/16″ hex end wrench. But remember, don't force the screw into the hole. If you encounter resistance, simply unscrew and start again, making sure everything is correctly aligned before screwing in again.
  5. Finally, check the functionality. To do so, fully insert an empty magazine into the magwell and ensure the bolt catch is fully depressed. Bear in mind, to properly test the functionality, connect the upper receiver to the lower receiver, the upper receiver limits the travel of the actuator.

Following these steps will ensure a successful installation of your bolt catch. Now you can enjoy improved performance and functionality in your AR-15 rifle. Should you have any uncertainties, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team! We are always standing by to help.

Happy shooting!

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