Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
seant8, Goldensammy, Steel185, tsutton, Atl89
61428 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 80266
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44011
BOBO the Clown 41736
BMD 40584
Big Orn 37484
bill oxner 36195
txshntr 34182
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31063
facebook
Forum Stats
61428 Members
46 Forums
421343 Topics
5817591 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6162886 - 01/30/16 09:51 PM AR charging handle assembly differences
Chickenman Online   shocked
Chickenless

Registered: 12/15/05
Posts: 3840
Loc: Denton County
I'm completing a 7.62x39 assembly soon and neglected to order a charging handle assembly.

What are the differences in charging handles except for the latch/how it latches? I am seeing prices all over the place.

Power Custom - $70
Bravo - $45
Troy - $88
DPMS and others - $15-$20

Thanks.
_________________________

Top
#6162908 - 01/30/16 10:09 PM Re: AR charging handle assembly differences [Re: Chickenman]
kry226 Offline


Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 5013
Loc: Germany
For a specific rifle, they should all be about the same. Get whatever latching mechanism suits your fancy, or your wallet. The only other difference would be a "gas buster" type of CH designed to keep blow back gasses out of your face. None of the ones you listed are of that design though.
_________________________

Top
#6162938 - 01/30/16 10:44 PM Re: AR charging handle assembly differences [Re: Chickenman]
BigPig Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 10448
Loc: Forney, Tx
No idea on the differences, but the BCM is great. For whatever reason I like to charge the rifle with my right hand, which is my trigger hand, so the BCM gunfighter works well for me
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

Top
#6162961 - 01/30/16 11:50 PM Re: AR charging handle assembly differences [Re: Chickenman]
Buckeyesgt Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/11/11
Posts: 931
Loc: Fort Worth
When I carried one the regular charging handle worked fine. On my last build I went with the BCM just for something different and to try it out. Already ordered another one to swap out one on another rifle.
_________________________
U.S. Army 90-94 98G Russian
U.S. Army Reserve 94-98 37F

Top
#6162975 - 01/31/16 12:23 AM Re: AR charging handle assembly differences [Re: BigPig]
Gamer1112 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 1826
Loc: Waxahachie, TX
Originally Posted By: BigPig
No idea on the differences, but the BCM is great. For whatever reason I like to charge the rifle with my right hand, which is my trigger hand, so the BCM gunfighter works well for me


I had a large BCM gunfighter on a build a couple years back, and loved it.
_________________________
Now offering reasonably priced computer repair in the Ellis County area.
5 years of experience, website coming soon.

Top
#6163049 - 01/31/16 08:02 AM Re: AR charging handle assembly differences [Re: Chickenman]
BassCat'99 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 997
Loc: Stratford Texas
BCM's are good solid handles. With scope mounted the larger latch make operation easier. You can also buy just the replacement latch in a few different designs and for less money. All you need is a roll pin punch and light hammer, easy peasy done.
_________________________
TS

Top
#6163169 - 01/31/16 10:06 AM Re: AR charging handle assembly differences [Re: Chickenman]
KRoyal Online   sleepy
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/24/07
Posts: 14158
Loc: Sherman/North of Dallas
I run the rainier raptor, it is awesome.
_________________________



Top
#6163214 - 01/31/16 10:36 AM Re: AR charging handle assembly differences [Re: Chickenman]
BassCat'99 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 997
Loc: Stratford Texas
Forgot about the Raptor, have one on my 6.5CM and it is really really nice. K, taking the McRees out to day for first time
banana
_________________________
TS

Top
#6163253 - 01/31/16 11:18 AM Re: AR charging handle assembly differences [Re: Chickenman]
Buzzsaw Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 6808
Loc: Frisco, Texas
I'm selling my Bumfihghter and going to a Raptor, expensive but tacticool...
_________________________
"I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"
King George Straight



Top
#6163350 - 01/31/16 01:17 PM Re: AR charging handle assembly differences [Re: BassCat'99]
KRoyal Online   sleepy
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/24/07
Posts: 14158
Loc: Sherman/North of Dallas
Originally Posted By: BassCat'99
Forgot about the Raptor, have one on my 6.5CM and it is really really nice. K, taking the McRees out to day for first time
banana

up range report
_________________________



Top
#6164373 - 02/01/16 09:22 AM Re: AR charging handle assembly differences [Re: Chickenman]
ccoker Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/17/09
Posts: 3374
_________________________
www.TacticalGunReview.com
www.TexasOutDoorsnetwork.com
www.CokerTactical.Com

Disclosure statement
Pro Staff - Silencer Shop
Dealer - Armasight and Steiner Optics
Affiliated with Trijicon, Wilson Combat and Crux Suppressors


Top
#6164861 - 02/01/16 02:44 PM Re: AR charging handle assembly differences [Re: Chickenman]
BassCat'99 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 997
Loc: Stratford Texas
Took it out shot fine, but purpose was to test fit and function. It was superb, wind came up bad and temp dropped so no sighting in. Dismantled and having it cerakoted. When I get it back I'll have pic's and range report, if weather is good.
_________________________
TS

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide