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dc2integra
12-04-2011, 17:40
Im thinking about picking one up I just wanted to hear from you guys before I make the purchase.What are the pros and cons?Thanks guys

WoodenPlank
12-04-2011, 17:57
Im thinking about picking one up I just wanted to hear from you guys before I make the purchase.What are the pros and cons?Thanks guys

I could swear there was a recent thread (http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1378577) on this...

Pros: Speeds up reloads slightly, makes clearing malfunctions much easier.

Cons: Gets in the way at time, can be bumped when you dont want it to be, can get hung up on things, and has lead to guns failing to lock back on empty. That last issue seems to be the most frequent.

I have had no problems with mine thus far, but I won't be surprised if that changes.

faawrenchbndr
12-04-2011, 18:03
I have survived shooting the platform for 27 years without one.
I see no need for one now.

smokin762
12-04-2011, 18:06
I could swear there was a recent thread (http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1378577) on this...

Pros: Speeds up reloads slightly, makes clearing malfunctions much easier.

Cons: Gets in the way at time, can be bumped when you dont want it to be, can get hung up on things, and has lead to guns failing to lock back on empty. That last issue seems to be the most frequent.

I have had no problems with mine thus far, but I won't be surprised if that changes.

:rofl:

HAIL CAESAR
12-04-2011, 18:12
I could swear there was a recent thread (http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1378577) on this...

Pros: Speeds up reloads slightly, makes clearing malfunctions much easier.

Cons: Gets in the way at time, can be bumped when you dont want it to be, can get hung up on things, and has lead to guns failing to lock back on empty. That last issue seems to be the most frequent.

I have had no problems with mine thus far, but I won't be surprised if that changes.

I have survived shooting the platform for 27 years without one.
I see no need for one now.

Waste of cash in my opinion. Speeds things up a bit....causes all kinds of issues.

AK_Stick
12-04-2011, 18:19
I really like mine.


I won't have another fighting rifle without one.


I don't really see a down side to them. If your rifle is one of the very few that has issues, a quick change of a spring almost always renders it fully functional.

WoodenPlank
12-04-2011, 18:22
:rofl:

:dunno:

I really like mine.


I won't have another fighting rifle without one.


I don't really see a down side to them. If your rifle is one of the very few that has issues, a quick change of a spring almost always renders it fully functional.

Agreed. Unfortunately, though, it is easier to remove the BAD level in a hurry than it is to replace that spring in a hurry.

AK_Stick
12-04-2011, 18:35
Why are you having to remove it in a hurry?

Put it on, go to the range, shoot. If it gives you issues, replace the worn out spring, if not, drive on...

smokin762
12-04-2011, 18:49
:dunno:

Your first sentence made me laugh. I thought it was rather funny. Sorry if I left you confused. My bad.

WoodenPlank
12-04-2011, 18:56
Why are you having to remove it in a hurry?

Put it on, go to the range, shoot. If it gives you issues, replace the worn out spring, if not, drive on...

I was thinking more along the lines of having it cause problems in a class or competition, and having to deal with the down time to correct the issue.

Your first sentence made me laugh. I thought it was rather funny. Sorry if I left you confused. My bad.

Ah, understood.

mvician
12-04-2011, 19:17
I was thinking more along the lines of having it cause problems in a class or competition, and having to deal with the down time to correct the issue.



Make sure it works before you get to your class or competition :cool:

WoodenPlank
12-04-2011, 19:28
Make sure it works before you get to your class or competition :cool:

Just hope Murphy (the ghost, not the GT mod) doesn't decide to poke you with a stick after you check it.

surf
12-04-2011, 22:28
As I stated in a recent thread, I use them on most of my rifles in this platform

BAD Lever Part 1 - Pro's or Con's?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aibYvGyufgg

BAD Lever Part 2 - How I use it as a right or left hander.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG2-iNxFqkU

Bad Lever Part 3 - Live fire head to head comparison with the standard bolt release.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCP7t3eRROs

lawman800
12-04-2011, 23:34
Tried it, didn't make too big of a difference to me, but then again, I've never been in a firefight or competition with it.

gryphthemyth
12-09-2011, 02:22
I've used these on several of my builds and I love them. With practice its like anything else, just becomes second nature. Had a couple guys sneak them on their rifles over in Iraq and that turned me onto them once seeing them in use. I was in the mindset they were just gimmicky before that but once tried I was hooked.