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Posted: 5/1/2015 6:34:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2015 9:58:52 AM EDT by JBP_89]
Poll incoming.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 6:44:16 AM EDT
I slap the ping pong paddle.

Was taught this in my first carbine class. Works for me.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 7:06:29 AM EDT
Press with my thumb. Only time I pull the CH is for rapid fire in a CMP match or with a .22 conversion.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 7:27:27 AM EDT
Thumb on bolt catch
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 7:37:26 AM EDT
No option for slamming the butt on the ground?
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 7:47:51 AM EDT
Assuming the bolt is back and you're swapping out a mag, bolt catch. If it's your first magazine and the bolt is forward, charging handle. No matter how hard you hit the release its not going to move the bolt back to get a round in the camber.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 7:49:37 AM EDT
We have an "AR Basics" section for a reason.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 8:05:49 AM EDT
Right thumb on BAD lever.

(I'm a lefty)
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 8:19:56 AM EDT
Charing handle during initial loading and trigger finger, since I'm a lefty, during speed reloads.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 8:39:55 AM EDT
The real question is where do you point the muzzle while you're charging it?
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 8:57:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2015 8:57:58 AM EDT by rtran]
question is not clear

obviously for the first time - only way is ch
when bolt is back - thumb to ping pong

EDIT: There is only one way to charge your ar15 and that is by the CH. Releasing the bolt is another question.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 9:52:54 AM EDT
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The real question is where do you point the muzzle while you're charging it?
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Slightly up and to the right
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 9:57:39 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By rtran:
question is not clear

obviously for the first time - only way is ch
when bolt is back - thumb to ping pong

EDIT: There is only one way to charge your ar15 and that is by the CH. Releasing the bolt is another question.
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Sigh.. Use the context.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 10:01:17 AM EDT
Thumb the release paddle.

I tried a BAD lever on my training / HD rifle, but had more issues with it than instances where it seemed to help. More practice likely would have helped, but I think my hand size and ingrained muscle memory made me bump it too often when it wasn't time.

It's now on my plinker rifle with the scope.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 10:35:46 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By JBP_89:


Sigh.. Use the context.
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Originally Posted By JBP_89:
Originally Posted By rtran:
question is not clear

obviously for the first time - only way is ch
when bolt is back - thumb to ping pong

EDIT: There is only one way to charge your ar15 and that is by the CH. Releasing the bolt is another question.


Sigh.. Use the context.

OK then, unclear question.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 11:05:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2015 11:05:33 AM EDT by SGL_Shooter]
Slingshot the BCM Mod 4 with the outside of my left palm.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 11:07:36 AM EDT
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OK then, unclear question.
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Originally Posted By OlCrow:
Originally Posted By JBP_89:
Originally Posted By rtran:
question is not clear

obviously for the first time - only way is ch
when bolt is back - thumb to ping pong

EDIT: There is only one way to charge your ar15 and that is by the CH. Releasing the bolt is another question.


Sigh.. Use the context.

OK then, unclear question.


I'm sorry that you had difficulty figuring it out.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 11:20:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2015 11:20:49 AM EDT by Forest]
Topic Moved
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 12:52:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By rtran:
question is not clear

obviously for the first time - only way is ch
when bolt is back - thumb to ping pong

EDIT: There is only one way to charge your ar15 and that is by the CH. Releasing the bolt is another question.
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Not really true per se. I get there is some point where the charging handle must be pulled back. But I pretty much never pull it back and charge the rifle with it. If one of my guns is going on a range trip, the action is always open during transport. So the charging handle is pulled back and the bolt is locked to the rear at home. When I get to the range the mag goes into an open bolt and the paddle is pressed to release the bolt. During storage, I typically leave the action open so air can circulate through the barrel, so even if it's a quick grab at home, the action is already open and the charging handle isn't touched.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 11:23:33 AM EDT
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Thumb on bolt catch
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Link Posted: 5/2/2015 12:12:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2015 12:15:36 PM EDT by simply_green]
Nvmx
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 8:15:26 PM EDT
Thumb to ping pong paddle, unless it is a fresh mag on an open bolt, then charging handle.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 12:48:40 AM EDT
I smack the paddle with the heel of my palm, unless the bolt is already forward, in which case I obviously charge the weapon.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 4:06:32 AM EDT
Left-handed smack-fu...
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 6:02:35 AM EDT
I don't think I have ever used the charging handle to chamber a round.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:29:34 PM EDT
Press with thumb works for me until I'm taught different
Link Posted: 5/4/2015 11:16:11 AM EDT
I think the Slapper/smackers are really just channeling their inner envy for the coolest bolt release in firearms which is the HK-Slap for the MP5. Stop slapping your AR's and get yourself one of the GSG or HK 22lr MP5 clone so you can so a proper bolt release slap

Link Posted: 5/4/2015 7:35:41 PM EDT
I'm a bad ass range shooter, I lock my bolt to the rear with the charging handle and shoot the rest of the day by just releasing the bolt on the next mag.
I don't generally charge the rifle with the CH, only use it to lock the bolt back. After that, it's ping pong paddle time. Old drill instructor taught me the basics
at Fort Lenard wood, been doing it the old Army way ever since. I have a BMC Mod4 handle on my rifle and could slam it around without fear of a failure.
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