(5 customer reviews)

This Redi-Catch allows for the bolt to be locked open by pressing the magazine catch with the trigger finger while pulling the bolt back with the left hand.

Click here for video in combination with the Redi-Release. Click here for a video as stand alone.

Works brilliantly with the Redi-Release to achieve unparalleled efficiency in opening and closing the bolt.

The Redi-Catch allows for the bolt to be locked open by pressing the magazine catch with the trigger finger while pulling the bolt back with the left hand. The result is a more ergonomic and rapid bolt lock back.

Because of the elasticity of the spring steel wire, the magazine catch button can be depressed at any time or the entire time the bolt is being pulled back, as the bolt catch paddle can move through the different stages of the cycle.

Unlike existing devices, the bolt catch activation timing becomes irrelevant and the reliability of the bolt catch engagement is at absolute maximum.

Installation is a breeze. Simply remove the existing magazine catch and replace with the Redi-Catch. Then place one end of the “S” shaped flexible spring steel wire in the Redi-Catch hole and making sure the wire is in the groove near the top of the Redi-Catch post, place the other end behind the bolt catch paddle.

The Redi-Catch was successfully launched by Redi-Mag in early 2014. Subsequently, in 2015, a Divisional application of an earlier existing patent owned by AXTS was granted and some of the Redi-Catch features were deemed as patent infringing. Successful discussions between the two companies have rendered a Licensing Agreement to facilitate the continued availability of the Redi-Catch to our customers.

The Redi-Catch is licensed by AXTS, Inc., U.S. Patent Nos. 8,327,749 and 8,984,786.

Check the specials in the column at the left for a review and our REDI-CATCH + REDI-RELEASE combined purchase deal!


The Redi-Catch does not work with the steel Redi-Mags. It does work with the Aluminum Redi-Mag, however, a modification is necessary. For details please contact us at

Note: We cannot ship this product to APO addresses or locations outside the USA.

5 reviews for Redi-Catch

  1. Pat DeSarno

    I purchased 6 of these when they came out several years ago and they work flawlessly Super easy install and function exactly as advertised. A great value for the price and adds great versatility to the AR platform. I’m about to purchase 2 more.

  2. xyr_racer (verified owner)

    Most useful AR upgrade I’ve installed. Along with a side charging upper, making ready before a stage is a breeze.

  3. Lee (verified owner)

    Such a simple, robust solution. Especially useful to “unload and show clear” at a match. Even if the spring failed, (worst case situation for this product) the bolt catch and mag release function as originally designed. Love it.

  4. Ben

    One of the most innovative aftermarket AR products to come along. Installs in minutes ,and works exactly as shown. This is a must have for AR owners, and should be OEM on all ARs.

  5. Kevin

    Using this on a Billet Mega Upper/Lower combo, the spring fits but rubs slightly against the upper. Not a big deal but everything functions fine.

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