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Posted: 8/23/2004 11:10:57 AM EST
I want to get a left-handed tactical charging handle for my RRA as well as an ambi safety.

Does anyone know who has the best price on these?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 12:29:43 PM EST
For the ambi safety, check the dealers who advertise on the EE. In any event, the cheapest is only going to be a couple of bucks less than the most expensive. After all, it's not that expensive a part to begin with.

Have no info on the charging handle but I do know, from posts on this site, that the release lever on those things are steel, and at least a few guys have had that steel piece wear thru the latch retaining shoulder on their uppers, so that the assembly wouldn't stay latched any more
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 3:24:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By shamayim:
For the ambi safety, check the dealers who advertise on the EE. In any event, the cheapest is only going to be a couple of bucks less than the most expensive. After all, it's not that expensive a part to begin with.

Have no info on the charging handle but I do know, from posts on this site, that the release lever on those things are steel, and at least a few guys have had that steel piece wear thru the latch retaining shoulder on their uppers, so that the assembly wouldn't stay latched any more



Thanks for the info...
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 3:26:38 PM EST
A left hand AR is made...if I kind find the link I will post it.

MT
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 4:12:22 PM EST
stag arms makes one now. Looks decent and it the quality is anything like their lowers, I will be getting one. Us lefties (shooter only) have to stick together.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 4:26:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2004 4:27:39 PM EST by new-arguy]
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 4:33:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 5:20:02 PM EST
The only thing that I have found I really need is an ambi mag catch, and that’s only in high power service rifle matches. The ambi safety switch might be OK too, but I have been shooting arfs left handed for quite a while now and have never found that I needed one. Over time I guess I have just gotten adapted to the weapon the way it is and net seen any reason to be changing things around.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 5:30:21 PM EST
I'm a die-hard lefty and have had at least 1 AR for the last 11 years... All I have ever "needed" is the ambi (actually reversible - from Olympic Arms) safety and an ambi-catch. I didn't like the "ambi" safety because the "left" side safety is under my fat trigger finger when I fire, and it's just annoying. The Oly Arms model has the safety groove in both sides, so you can use it from either side (why didn't the Army think of that?)

If I had to choose only one, I'd still "need" the safety moreso than the ambi-catch, but since I don't have to choose, I sure as heck won't be selling my ambi-catch. That's one thing you'll notice... you never see an Ambi catch on the EE for sale used... That's a pretty good sign that either NOBODY is buying them, or EVERYONE who buys one keeps it.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 5:52:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Onslaught:
I'm a die-hard lefty and have had at least 1 AR for the last 11 years... All I have ever "needed" is the ambi (actually reversible - from Olympic Arms) safety and an ambi-catch. I didn't like the "ambi" safety because the "left" side safety is under my fat trigger finger when I fire, and it's just annoying. The Oly Arms model has the safety groove in both sides, so you can use it from either side (why didn't the Army think of that?)

If I had to choose only one, I'd still "need" the safety moreso than the ambi-catch, but since I don't have to choose, I sure as heck won't be selling my ambi-catch. That's one thing you'll notice... you never see an Ambi catch on the EE for sale used... That's a pretty good sign that either NOBODY is buying them, or EVERYONE who buys one keeps it.



YEP! got 4 myself!
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