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Catch22 Bolt Catch for .22LR

Catch22 Bolt Catch for .22LR

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Product Code: CATCH22


Catch22 Bolt Catch for .22LR

AR rifles that have been converted to shoot .22lr are a great and inexpensive way to shoot. Unfortunately, when a standard AR-15 is converted to .22lr through a conversion bolt or replacement upper, the bolt catch stops working.

Magazines that hold the bolt open after the last round are a good stopgap but it doesn't offer the same functionality as a standard AR and most ranges won't let you leave an empty magazine in your rifle in order to keep the bolt open and show that it's clear.

This is where the Catch22 comes in. The Catch22 is a direct replacement for your standard bolt catch and will work with most common .22lr conversions. To install, just punch out the bolt catch roll pin and replace the stock .223 catch with the Catch22.

PLEASE NOTE: The Catch22 is not backwards compatible with .223 bolts.

The bolt catch is compatible with RTB, Spike's Tactical, CMMG, and Tactical Solutions dedicated upper receivers and conversion bolts, as well as similar Ceiner kit conversion bolts.

Magazine compatibility:

For the bolt catch to provide true last-round-hold-open, the magazine that is used needs to have a follower that sticks out of the back and will engage the bolt catch after the last round. Because of this, different magazines will offer different last round functionality.

CMMG / Black Dog "Standard" (X-form, Sonic Weld, etc.): These magazines have a follower that sticks up after the last round is fired, but it doesn't reach out of thee back which is required to hit the bolt catch. The bolt catch will need to be manually engaged to hold the bolt back after the magazine is removed.

o Demo video Below

S&W 15-22: These magazines have a follower that can hit the bolt catch consistently after the last round is fired and are the best way to get last-round-hold-open functionality. These magazines need to be shimmed using a Catch22 stick-on or clip-on adapter to take up the slack in the magwell as they are more slim than a standard AR magazine.

o Demo video Below

Average Rating: Average Rating: 3.5 of 5 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Works For Me April 16, 2020
Reviewer: Z from WI  
Installed in an Anderson standard AR15 upper/lower with CMMG conversion bolt and RTB bolt collar/RTB 16" pencil barrel.   The Catch 22 bolt catch when engaged holds the bolt open.  If a CMMG mag is holding the bolt back just be aware you'll need to manually charge the bolt and engage the bolt catch before dropping the magazine.

Serves my intended use, to hold the bolt open without a magazine and that is what it does.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
2 of 5 Description is a bit misleading, see below. February 24, 2020
Reviewer: L from USA  
I built a dedicated 22lr setup with a CMMG bcg and 4.5 dedicated barrel in an Aero Precision M4E1 receiver set. I use BDM mags. The mags hold the bolt open on the last round but the bolt closes when you drop the mag. I thought I had found gold with this product. I didnt find gold. This will not keep the bolt held open after the last round with CMMG or BDM magazines. You can use it to lock the bolt to the rear and release the bolt from that position on a fresh mag though.
I think this might keep the bolt held open if using M&P 15-22 mags as there is a portion at the rear of the follower that can push up the bolt catch. However, if I was going to run only M&P mags I would just use the redi-mag adapter that performs this function with a standard bolt catch.
Just checked and it does not function with a magpul bad lever either. The bolt catch needs to rotate further than a standard catch in order to engage the 22lr bolt.

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3 of 5 Buyer Beware! Only Works With the .22lr BCG February 6, 2020
Reviewer: HPIguy from NC  
I purchased this hoping that by adding it that I would be able to use both my CMMG bolt, and all my other BCGs as well. But, it doesn't work that way (this isn't mentioned on this page anywhere), and will only function with a .22 bolt. With the CMMG .22lr bolt it works perfectly. I will be removing it, and I'll just save it in case I ever do a dedicated .22lr lower. I just wanted to save others the headache.

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