It seems like any useful and innovative AR15 parts or modifications apply to such a narrow audience nowadays that they are likely hardly profitable for their designers/manufacturers, but stuff like this will likely make a pretty penny. What a dumb thing to design/produce/sell/buy/use. I suppose everything has it's place, and I am likely out of touch with the target market for this particular item, but it I can't imagine what this charging handle has to offer.
What's with the sharp corners on the handle?
Is that to dig into your hand for better traction?
That; or to put a hole in your torso, so you can practice first aid.
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Anyone who's ever been punched in the sternum or snagged your gear while doing active training with one of those yuge charging handles that were all the rage in the mid/late 2000s would know that this is not a good idea.
But I guess they're aiming for the portion of the market that wants their charging handle to look super-cool and also match their
Yeah that is a little too big and pointy. I guess you can use it as an ice climbing tool if necessary.
I suspect that most AR shooters aren’t in any real danger of being impaled with that tanto blade, but for those of us who might be—what in the ever-lovin’, blue-eyed world was someone thinking of‽ What possible benefit is there to that pointy end?
Charging handles with extended operating latches have their place. I have at least three (without looking) on guns with large scopes because it makes it easier to engage them, and I just deal with the compromise between convenient size and the danger of being poked in the sternum. But mine have rounded ends on the latches that makes the impact less painful as well as allowing them to roll over protrusions on my gear rather than getting snagged.
Maybe the producers of that handle think that a distinctive look is the key to success, but good grief!
I can tell at sight a Chassepot rifle from a javelin.
That looks like two arms of a grappling hook.
I can see the need (like sigfreund) said if you have a bigger optic that might overhang the CH but for any other they are just pomp & circumstance. I have extended handles on a couple of mine but I've never had an issue with the GI style that has worked well for over 60 years.
Seriously. How often do you use the CH? Once to chamber a round then once to clear a round from the chamber & to mortar the rifle if a stoppage occurs. It mostly just sits there doing nothing.
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The LEOs I train are required to keep the chambers of their patrol rifles empty in their vehicles, and therefore I include chambering a round from that condition in the courses I run. If not done properly it can result in malfunctions, and most of them never practice it except when required. I also practice it myself regularly even though it hurts my finger. Except to clear the scopes, though, I have resisted the temptation to get one of the extra large latches that would probably make it easier.
I can tell at sight a Chassepot rifle from a javelin.
I've found that the larger charging handles have a tendency to snag on gear, shirts, and other miscellaneous stuff.
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something for this
On the plus side it's only $80. Some ambi charging handles can go north of $150.
Sightly oversized one, ridged enough to work with just the palm of my left hand on my match rifles? Yes. Just an oversized latch on my 22 upper for the same reason, for sure. The rest of my uppers, nooop.
And as mentioned, good lord the prices. I occasionally will look at different ones out of curiosity, but nearly do the spit take when I see the price.
How is that "Snag-resistant technology" supposed to work? Those double-tantos look like the perfect thing to snag on something. Not to mention a good way to stab yourself in the eye when charging from the right side.
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I like the Radian CH's and have a couple.
Work well with gloves, the BHO not so much. I may get a couple with extended latches.
If I was to get another CH these are a bit less and look like they are decent.
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To me, it's not the length of the handle's levers, it's the fact that the levers are essentially, as a previous poster noted, Tanto knife blades.
Extended length ambi charging handles are fine, but, that design is definately not for folks who carry AR's for a living/serious users (IMHO).
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It reminds me of what the people who made the Gumdam anime would come up with if they made a charging handle. Does it make that cool anime sound effect when you use it? <ziiing>
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Yup! BCM Gunfighter Medium is the way to go. Perfect size to grab when needed and does not snag or poke you.
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First impression is I would loose fingers on that edge trying to pull the handle back. I would hope there are no sharp edges on the handle, but without actually holding the item. I have doubts.
OK. I'm not sure this is a good selling point. I can think of many combat tested, over engineered systems that in 20/20 hindsight never should have left the drawing board. And very few that were right.
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But…. But what if….
What if you were chasing Tangos (or indeed, any other assorted and or various ner do wells) across the tundra (like you do), and you suddenly realized that they have craftily scampered up a crevasse (or a ravine, or possibly a cleft or an arroyo) but in whatever case, some sort of a sudden emergency cliff climbing scenario has arisen (as it so often does)….
You won’t be laughing at me!
I simply pop the rear pin on my rifle, snatch out the charging handle, attach a length of paracord with a nifty knot, and….
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I have an awesome grappling hook, and the day is saved as I heroically fling a line up to outflank them or some such tactical thing-bob.
The emergency ice axe and grappling hook functionality is the only redeeming quality observed.
That was my first impression, too.
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