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Hey all-

Who do we like for extended/upgraded charging handles on the AR-10 (DPMS pattern).
I would buy the Geissele, if I could find one. What other good options are there?

Bruce





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I have a Radian Raptor on mine, I have one on an AR15 also.
I have a BCM Gunfighter with large latch on my AR9 that I like quite a bit.
 
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Ditto on the Radian Raptor.


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Raptor....I believe I have a NOS Rainer Arms marked Raptor I might be willing to part with, if you're interested. Let me check my stash... Wink


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Ditto on the Radian Raptor.


Double ditto.




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Raptor....I believe I have a NOS Rainer Arms marked Raptor I might be willing to part with, if you're interested. Let me check my stash... Wink


Email me if you do. I have stuff to trade.

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So, Raptor? I see a lot of love for it but why?
What about it makes it the no-brainer go-to charging handle over everything else out there?

Bruce





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-Niccolo Machiavelli

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Are there other good ones besides the Radian Raptor?

No doubt, but it was the first and only aftermarket charging handle I settled on based on what reviews I could find, and I have never had any reason to chose anything else. They operate smoothly and reliably from both sides and I had no need—or desire—for something with a latch that was in danger of poking through my rib cage when I was letting the rifle hang. I shoot my AR type rifles while wearing gloves virtually all the time, and the Raptor latch is plenty big and easy to operate.




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I tried a POF tomahawk at first as the AR10 Raptor was hard to find at that time.
About the same size and was a nice handle.
They finally had one and I picked it up and sold the POF to a guy at work.
 
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I prefer the Raptor on the AR10 because I feel like it clears the scope a bit better than what I imagine a comparable Geissele on the rifle.

I have both Raptors and Geisseles on other AR15s which have red dots and I've got no problem getting ahold of them, but I suspect the Geissele wouldn't be quite as accessible under a scope.

Untested hypothesis, so take it for what it's worth.


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I am quite pleased with the Aero BREACH charging handles I’m running in a couple AR10’s.


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I managed to find a BCM mod 5 handle in stock for $52. I will give it a try. My past experience with BCM has been lukewarm but 100% reliable.

Bruce





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“It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to try to enslave a people that wants to remain free."
-Niccolo Machiavelli

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. -Mencken
 
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I have a Radian Raptor on mine, I have one on an AR15 also.
I have a BCM Gunfighter with large latch on my AR9 that I like quite a bit.


Ditto on the BCM Gunfighter large latch CH. I have them on most of my AR's. Really helps when you have a large scope mounted on your AR.
 
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Hey all-

Who do we like for extended/upgraded charging handles on the AR-10 (DPMS pattern).
I would buy the Geissele, if I could find one. What other good options are there?

Bruce


I'm using BCM Gunfighters on all of mine. No complaints and I'd highly recommend them.
 
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