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Posted: 2/9/2006 4:03:01 AM EDT
Has anyone observed any increased wear in the upper receiver notch when using the steel PRI Mil big latch?
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:06:36 AM EDT
Probably should have used a poll for this. Regardless, I've never had any issues w/ the PRI nor have I read of any. The Badger gen 1 is the only tac latch I've had bad experiences w/ in this manner as have MANY others. The PRI is good to go.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:17:22 AM EDT
Shortly after the badger latch came out they changed their design so it does not dig into the upper reciever anymore. It would only do that when laying the rifle on the left side against your body or when pressure was appliedto the latch itself. You should be ok with either latch now...
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:25:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bushy-Shooter:
Shortly after the badger latch came out they changed their design so it does not dig into the upper reciever anymore. It would only do that when laying the rifle on the left side against your body or when pressure was appliedto the latch itself. You should be ok with either latch now...




don't kknow if I'd say it came out "shortly" thereafter but yes there is a gen 2 and I haven't heard complaints about it.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:33:37 AM EDT
just finish wear but it does not tear up the upper.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:36:41 AM EDT
i've noticed normal wear from use.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:47:25 AM EDT
Poll added!

Does anyone know what was changed to reduce wear? Did they just polish the surface?
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:50:45 AM EDT
wtf, anyone else getting a URL error?
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 4:58:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By metroplex:
wtf, anyone else getting a URL error?



HECK NO!
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:08:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:31:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 5:33:10 AM EDT by metroplex]
Nevermind found it

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=266758
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:46:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:59:47 AM EDT
Denny posted that and showed how the Gen I and Gen II Badgers now have the sharp pointy edge removed, as does the PRI. However, I have a Power Custom steel extended latch with the same style/shape latch end and I even polished it. It wasn't eating into the aluminum receiver, but it was wearing out the finish and made it shiny. The stock aluminum latch wasn't doing much to damage the receiver. I guess I stick with stock.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 12:55:29 PM EDT
the pri is like an exteded std latch works great with no added wear.


best damn latch out there
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:33:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 4:34:37 PM EDT by metroplex]
I'm going to give the big latch a try. The stock latch works fine for bench shooting and stuff, but since my carbine has to be a go-to rifle, I'm going to give the PRI a shot. I've slipped a few times with the stock CH/latch and its not fun.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 3:41:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 3:43:30 AM EDT by RobertM]
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:27:21 PM EDT
I Like Pie, Get Both, I just want to see the answers...
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:59:44 PM EDT
I installed the PRI latch and wow, I should have gotten one years ago. Heck, it should be standard on all charging handles.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:28:05 PM EDT
I have PRI's on all of my AR's and no problems at all
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:04:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
I have PRI's on all of my AR's and no problems at all




likewise
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:09:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
I have PRI's on all of my AR's and no problems at all



I switched to the PRI Big latch after a Badger one was rounding off the edge on my upper.
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