Enhanced for Faster AR10 Operation

One of the reasons we love the AR platform is because it’s so customizable. If you have an issue with your factory AR or just want to upgrade it, there are aftermarket accessories for almost everything. And if you have an AR-10, you might have found yourself wishing you could make the bolt catch more user-friendly. That’s where this Strike Industries Bolt Catch – specifically, their Enhanced AR10 Bolt Catch – comes in handy. 


The Strike Industries AR-10 Extended Bolt Catch is designed to make operating your rifle easier. (Photo credit: Strike Industries)

Strike Industries released the following information about their AR-10 bolt catch:

The Strike AR-10 Enhanced Bolt Catch is another piece in the SI line of high quality parts for the AR-10 market. This SI Enhanced Bolt Catch (EBC) features an extra wide bolt catch lower lever surface and grooves for added grip which helps make its operation effortless. The widened bolt catch lower lever assists in the manual locking of the bolt carrier group (BCG) to the rear. The solid construction and clean matte black finish make it a great looking replacement or an essential pick for a new build project. Looking for a great value with better functionality, add some SI style and look no further than the Strike AR-10 Enhanced Bolt Catch.

The factory bolt catch on ARs is often frustrating to use due to its design. If you want an easier to operate bolt catch on your AR-10, check out Strike Industries aftermarket option. (Photo credit: Strike Industries)

Product Specifications:

  • Length: 30.15mm (1.199 inches)
  • Width: 13.75mm (0.54 inches)
  • Height: 27.70mm (1.09 inches)
  • Weight: 0.40 ounces
  • Weight with packaging: 0.70 ounces


  • AR-10 DPMS/LR-308 & SR-25 pattern lower receivers
  • Aero Precision M5
  • MEGA Maten Billet Ambi Receiver
  • Not compatible with: Some billet lower receivers due to no Mil-Spec standard
Want an easier to operate bolt catch on your AR-10? The Strike Industries Extended Bolt Catch has a ping pong paddle design and ridges to make it easier and faster to use. (Photo credit: Strike Industries)

Features of the Strike Industries AR-10 Extended Bolt Catch include an extra wide surface area for smoother operation even while wearing gloves and a ping pong paddle design for speed. The lower lever itself on the bolt catch is also wider to facilitate manually locking the BCG to the rear. In addition, the bolt catch has raised grooves for a better hold, solid steel construction, and a sleek aesthetic.

The Strike Industries Extended AR-10 Bolt Catch is easy to install. (Photo credit: Strike Industries)

Package Contents:

  •  Strike AR-10 Enhanced Bolt Catch
  • Bolt catch plunger
  • Bolt catch spring
  • Roll pin

Replacing the factory bolt catch in your AR-10 with this aftermarket product from Strike Industries is relatively simple and does not necessarily require a gunsmith. The bolt catch is a common source of frustration for many AR owners, so why not make yours simpler to use? From its durable construction to its enhanced features, this is a bolt catch that’s made for serious shooters.

Do you have an extended bolt catch on your AR? Tell us about it in the comments.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you’ve seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master’s Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.