Extended charging handles for AR-15-style rifles make use of an extra-long latch to increase the ease and efficiency of manually cycling the gun’s bolt. However, as we learned from Archimedes, longer levers exert greater force upon the load—in this case, a somewhat-fragile 1/16" roll pin that connects the latch to the charging handle body. The Gunfighter Charging Handle from Bravo Company Mfg.—available through Brownells (brownells.com)—offers the advantages of an extended lever and also protects the roll pin and, thus, the operability of the rifle. The charging handle is designed with a backstop to limit the latch’s range of motion and redirect the pulling force away from the pin and back into the charging handle’s body. The Gunfighter handles are constructed of 7075 aluminum and are available in three latch sizes. Price: $48. Contact: Bravo Company Mfg., Inc. (877) 272-8626; bravocompanymfg.com.
Product Preview: AR-15/M16 BCM Gunfighter Charging Handle
A quiet trend has begun in firearm industry and, judging by the response, the approach could quickly spread. While more and more gun companies are holding highly successful free events that provide fans a chance to take their latest models for a short “test drive” at a range, a pair of precision-rifle companies have launched something very different.
Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week with the Franchi USA Affinity Turkey Elite in 20 gauge, a package designed for the pursuit of wild turkey.
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