Battle Arms Development products from Omaha Outdoors include small parts and accessories such as the original ambidextrous BAD ASS (Battle Arms Development Ambi Safety Selector) as well as the BAD-EMR enhanced magazine release - but also larger parts like receivers, barrels, stock tubes, enhanced BCGs, and even complete rifles. If you liked the original design and theory behind products like their B.A.D. 50-degree short throw safety, you'll love what they've been up to lately.
You Can't Go Wrong With BAD
The BAD ASS short throw safety made the rifle easier to use for both right and left handed people by shortening the travel required to go off safe (when used with compatible receivers). Even the standard 90 degree throw BAD safety allowed the use of a shorter lever on the side not normally used by the shooter in order to reduce interference with trigger finger placement – or a shorter lever on both sides, or a longer lever on both sides, due to its modular design. They could've been content to stop there, but did they? If you can't tell by the fact that we're asking a rhetorical question, then no, they did not. Battle Arms Development has gone on to make everything from the BAD-DBM detachable box magazine bottom metal for Remington 700 short action bolt guns to their VERT stock/buffer equipped monolithic PDW billet lower to the dimpled Sabertube buttstock.
If the BAD-EMR enhanced magazine release isn't enough for you, there's the BAD-EMMR, or Enhanced Modular Magazine Release in both medium or large sizes for extra magazine releasing power. It's available in FDE, Clear (Silver), Red, OD Green, and Black.
Probably the most visually impressive product made by BAD – aside from their awesome lightweight machined billet upper and lower receiver sets – is the VERT PDW Lower, also known as the BAD-PDW. With a patent-pending short buffer and tube system, it's meant to compliment short barreled upper receivers in order to make the most compact SBR possible.
Speaking of barrels, BAD's fluted ultramatch lightrigid barrels are available in 7.5", 10.5", 14.5", and 16" lengths. Made from 416R stainless and chambered in .223 Wylde for a balance of accuracy and reliability, they're engraved with the BAD logo and feature a proprietary contour that includes the .625" gas block shelf found on many lightweight barrels. BAD's titanium gas blocks are a perfect fit for these barrels, by the way. Fluting further reduces weight and a larger profile behind the gas block shelf serves to slow the buildup of heat in this critical area while the flutes also provide additional surface area for cooling purposes. They're available in bare stainless and "black contrast" which features fluting after the barrel has been made black, showing off the stainless material under the flutes in a unique twist on the usual appearance of a barrel.
If you're just starting a build, why not consider the BAD-15 forged lower? Beautifully laser engraved with the BAD logo as well as manufacturer, serial number, and caliber information, it's precision made to high standards but with the classic lines of the original style AR lower receiver. Plus, it's marked and machined for both standard 90 degree throw safeties as well as the BAD-ASS short throw safety, and the Gen 2 version features setscrews for the bolt catch and a captured takedown pin detent spring to make assembly even easier. To minimize movement between upper and lower receivers, there's also an upper/lower receiver tension screw.