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    Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch

    I ordered a Geissele Maririme Bolt Catch yesterday; I don't plan to board any ships; however, personally, it looks appealing for the following reasons:
    A. I think it would aid/promote (no substitute for training) a consistent and positive bolt release with and without gloves.
    B. It should benefit southpaws like myself.
    Anyone using this Geissele part? Feedback?

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    Last edited by patrolman; 11-02-18 at 09:06. Reason: add

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    I've been wanting to try one but haven't jumped in.

    Those of you that have one: Does the lower paddle contact the receiver when the bolt is locked back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skrapmetal View Post
    I've been wanting to try one but haven't jumped in.

    Those of you that have one: Does the lower paddle contact the receiver when the bolt is locked back?
    Not that I've noticed.

    I am a lefty, they are all I put on rifles I plan to keep for personal use. You need to be aware that if you install one, the hammer pin has to be removed from left to right and installed right to left. You will have to angle the punch a little to get the pin started and you can't use a slave pin on the reinstall of the hammer pin.

    The biggest drawback, IMO, is that you can't use the Forward Controls EMR-A with the Maritime Catch.
    Last edited by 26 Inf; 11-02-18 at 11:50.
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    I have them on several rifles and really like them. I use KNS style pins, makes removal much easier.

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    I’m right-handed and do not wear winter gloves while shooting. I have a Maritime catch on one rifle, and it is OK. Realistically, I don’t think it is needed; or, at least you can get the Sig bolt catch with the slightly-larger lower section for less than half the cost of the Geissele.

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    Thanks for info.

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    I have a maritime on a couple rifles and a forward controls design on my newest build.

    After having the FCD piece. I doubt I will bother with the maritime any more. The maritime just seems excessive now. Also I'm not shooting a wet gun with thick gloves on either.

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    As the guy that runs FCD and designed our EMR-A, I have written and posted my thoughts on our site http://www.forwardcontrolsdesign.com...y_ep_53-1.html , it goes into detail as to why on our bolt catch, we kept the size of our ABC/R moderate and measured.

    Bear in mind that ABC/R was a concept in 2011 that became production units in 2015 after I left Battle Arms, and predates the MBC by several years.
    Last edited by Duffy; 11-03-18 at 10:43.
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