What do you people think about these reciprocating charging handles on AR-15 platform?
Is that the carrier's cam path? Doesn't seem like something that should be exposed. Otherwise the idea seems fine
Instead of attaching to the actual bolt, why not have one that locks into the gas key like on a normal rifle, and rides the same track. Just add a cut on the side where the handle normally goes and bam.
Having it move every shot is fucking stupid
nevah been done b4
>Reciprocating charging handle
>non reciprocating side charge
The charging handle doesn't pull on the gas key. The gas key rides inside the charging handle. The charging handle actually pulls on the small flat spot in front of the cam pin.
This is why charging handles break where the gas tube comes through.
I regularly leave my dust cover open as well
>my dirty dirty girl
But srs, I wish it were like my FAL with the cover, but whatever
Gibbz had the right idea, but they either need to make it round or folding and not fuck ugly
There's a lot more room there than you think
>What do you people think about these reciprocating charging handles on AR-15 platform?
Side charging AR uppers are completely retarded.
>Try charging an ar15 while prone
Or you could, you know, already have a round in the chamber or, in the event that you're swapping mags, you can press the bolt release.
And you have what optic that gives you the right to question other people's choices?
>Or you could, you know, already have a round in the chamber or, in the event that you're swapping mags, you can press the bolt release.
Maybe a round failed to fire, or failed to eject, or double fed. Plenty of things could require using the CH.
And yet for all of these things you should immediately seek cover rather than trying to fix the problem out in the open. Even then, your statement is making the assumption that anyone on this board or in the real world will be carrying a side charging upper into combat where these 'advantages' would be in effect, but in reality the most use these things will ever see is a range toy or for rifle drills, meaning if shit jams then you just take your time to fix it because being fast doesn't matter.
I can see some slight reload process benifits but nothing incredible enough to warrant buying a brand new upper.
Also I really cant justify spending more money on something that will save me .5 seconds in a fire-fight when I myself do not get into firefights anymore, and in 99.9999999% likleyhood never will never need my AR for anything but range shooting.
I wouldn't bother getting a side-charging upper until this comes out:
Sadly, Mark Serbu's perfectionism means there's a chance that the fucking KelTec RDB will be cheaper and more available than this upper.
>Side charging AR uppers are completely retarded.
up yours, nigger
>And you have what optic that gives you the right to question other people's choices?
Man u salty
Which you would already be doing anytime you use the charging handle.
There is no reason to be on sight with an empty gun, and if you have a malfunction you need to look to see what that malfunction is before potentially compounding the issue by just running the charging handle again.
Is this a thing? ASA uppers with samson handguard?
That would be valid but there are half a dozen or so manufacturers offering side chargers for years. Not to mention when it comes to ARs, being different in any little way is an advantage because everyone wants to be a snowflake
Non reciprocating side charging ar upper exist and they dont complex take down.
You have to unscrew the handle and screw it back on with dab of locite every time you disassemble and reassemble your ar.
No thanks non reciprocating side charger or regular t handle is superior.
check out ASA upper F A M
I don't know shit about building ARs, but I want to do one shortly. Is a side charging upper interchangable with a regular one, like swapping Lego parts? Because that just looks great.
He fired his entire staff because they didn't do things exactly his way, fucking up the production schedule for the SU-15.
He also has a reputation for taking forever to get anything to market, although I'm not sure how hard it is to get his stuff once it's out, mostly because he hasn't put out anything I'm interested in before the SU-15.
Depending on the upper, you might have to get a custom BCG, but aside from that, standard parts should fit.
>up yours, nigger
If retards hate me, then I guess I'm doing something right. Side charging uppers are shit and there's no way around it.
>Man u salty
No, I'm just calling you out on not having a single decent optic, which means you have no right to call out anyone on buying something as nice as a Elcan OSx4 over a DR.
Pretty much the only argument that side charging faggots have, and that shows their mentality and why nobody should even bother listening to their suggestions.
>it's easy to use
So if a non reciprocating side charging handle was the original design it would meet your needs. It's like complaining about paddle mag releases because you're used to your glock, they both have function and neither is worse once you get used to one.
If a non-reciprocating side charging handle were the AR's original design, then yes it would probably be better off considering it was implemented by the designer as compared to a third party company.
Also, it's really not a similar thing because it's less like a different mag release in a factory produced weapon and more like a completely different upper receiver with non-standard parts and a stupid design that you're paying extra for. The only charging handle changes that should be made to an AR are extended charging handle such as the BCM Gunfighter and the AXTS raptor.
NIGGER ARE YOU STUPID?!
The fixed side charging handle makes for less moving parts not more. STUPID FUCKIN NIGGER DIDN'T KNOW WTF TO DO.
You're right, the original trigger charging handle on the AR-15 was a major pile of shit so they revamped it into the current model of charging handle. The current design works best for the AR-15. As for your comparison? That's not even remotely similar because a side charging AR-15 is an AR-15 derivative, whereas people didn't modify the Wright Flyer, they built their own designs. Your implication is also that the current AR charging handle is "wrong", correct? What a joke.