|Originally Posted By Austin_Nichols:
Originally Posted By plinkr415:
Why are Gunfighter charging handles marked VLTOR?
VLTOR design and patent. BCM manufactures.
I have several GF4s, Gas Busters, and Armadynamics. From a machining/manufacturing standpoint (fit, finish, etc.) I rate Armadynamics first, PRI second, GF third. Obviously, the ACLM is great for lefties but otherwise I prefer the GF4. The PRI is nice, very well made, but it doesn't seem to redirect gas any better than the GF4. Plus, it feels a bit wider than it needs to be (though technically, its only slightly wider overall than the GF4).
The real advantage of the Bravo/VLTOR gunfighter primarily matters if you want or need to run an extended latch, or use a suppressor (any of you guys running a can, compare a GF to a PRI and see what you think) . Otherwise, a good forged standard charging handle will serve you well.