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Posted: 2/25/2006 4:05:26 PM EDT
Any thoughts on charging handles? Any one better than the others, or are they all pretty much the same? Forged or cast?
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:18:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:30:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 4:32:28 PM EDT by MlTCHELL]

Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:
PRI Gas Buster.

All other pale in comparison.

Yeah, all others may pale in comparison, but they all work.

It pulls the bolt/carrier back... then you let go. What else does it need to do?

The extended thingies are nice if you have junk that gets in the way of a normal handle, but I'm perfectly happy with a normal cheap-ass charging handle. I don't have a problem with gas (from my gun).

ETA: As for forged or cast? I didn't know their was a difference. The thing only comes in contact with a moving part when you're pulling on it, I've put several thousand rounds through my AR-15 and the charging handle looks the same as it did when I bought it.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:40:23 PM EDT
sometimes you need to beat down on the charging handle when you have a round stuck or what not.

there are some that are cheap pot metal that would break if pulled on wrong. buy from a reputable dealer.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:42:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 4:43:39 PM EDT by HeavyMetal]
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 9:24:18 AM EDT
Dunno. I use a DPMS Miculek Steel charging handle with a Badger
Ordnance Tac-Latch. I'm pretty happy with the combo....

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