Any reason to spend money on a charging handle? Anything that a 100 dollar handle does that a 20 dollar one doesnt?
Planning my first AR. TY.
If you don't know if you have a reason to replace a stock part, then hold off until you (or whoever owns it) has shot the gun enough to know if the stock part sucks.
Purely IMO, the enlarged charging handles are goofy, and I've seen them get tangled up in people gear about 10 times more than I've seen people get use out of them.
But that's military thinking, I dunno if you're planning to racegun or something.
>If you don't know if you have a reason to replace a stock part, then hold off until you (or whoever owns it) has shot the gun enough to know if the stock part sucks.
i spent years preaching this mantra on the automotive modding forums and stressing working on the driver [or in this case operator] before spending money on stuff
but good god damnit people love to buy shit they dont need
as i got older, doing more with less became cooler.
I asked for a Raptor for my birthday a while back. I feel a little spoiled by it, and really don't like charging a standard handle any more. It feels more robust though, and I handle it a little more aggressively.
>Slung over back.
Keep your rifle in front of you man.
OP, after market charging handles have bigger latches and some are ambi. You just said you don't want ambi stuff, and that's fine. But bigger latches are easier to catch quickly, and thats useful if you have a large scope. Plus, they look cool. BCM gunfighter charging handles are $40-70 and go on sale frequently at websites like primary arms. I have the mod 4, which is their "medium" size latch, and I find that I catch it easier than a standard size charging handle, which is important since I'm a lefty and I have to reach a little more.
If the stock one works and you don't wanna spend money, then keep the stock one.
If the stock one works and you want to spend money to upgrade, then upgrade.
If the stock one doesn't work and you want to spend money to upgrade, then upgrade.
If the stock one doesn't work and you don't want to spend money to upgrade, then don't upgrade.