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BCM AR-15 Gunfighter Mod 4 Charging Handle .223/5.56 Medium Latch Billet Aluminum BCMGFH4
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Brand: Bravo Company Manufacturing BCM GFH MOD 4 556
Item: 2-BCMGUNFIGHTER4

The BCM Gunfighter was designed from the ground up with tactical operators in mind. The internals of the latch have been completely redesigned to redirect the force of pulling the latch off of the roll pin and onto the stronger charging handle body. This allows the handle to pull directly to the rear instead of off to the side preventing binding and reducing friction and wear on the handle. Built from 7075 T6 billet aluminum and coated with a Mil-Spec-A-8625F Type III hard anodized finish, the BCM Gunfighter is tough enough to last a lifetime.

When the AR15 system was first introduced to and fielded by the US Military in the 1960s, the manual of arms for an infantryman was significantly different than what currently exists today. To charge the rifle the shooter released their hand from a firing grip, grabbed each side of the charging handle with the thumb and forefinger or the first two fingers , (while applying pressure to the latch) pulled the charging handle all the way to the rear, and then released it to charge the weapon. Like everything else in the last 45 years, tactics and weaponry have undergone a continuous evolution. Red dot optics get the shooter on target quicker, shorter barrels allow the operator to more quickly negotiate tighter urban areas, and operator's manipulations of the weapon system have become much more efficient and faster. The current manual of arms has the operator maintaining a firing grip almost continuously while manipulating the weapon with the non-dominant hand in an effort to more quickly get the weapon ready to fire. With that premise, most weapon manipulations are done only with the shooter's support hand; to include operating the charging handle.

In order to perform an immediate action or charge the carbine, current CQB techniques have the operator racking the charging handle to the rear using their support side hand only. This is done in one swift and strong movement. With the operator's firing grip maintained, the weapon again has a loaded chamber, and the shooter can immediately bring a hot weapon back into the fight.

The current use of extended tactical latches has made this movement much more efficient. The only drawback to this type of manipulation is all the force used to rack the charging handle rearward goes into the extended tactical latch and is then transferred into the roll pin. With this scenario, the entire operation becomes contingent on the sheer strength of this tiny 1/16" roll pin, and its' ability to take continuing blows. Repeated and forceful support hand only racking of the charging handle eventually can lead to breaking the roll pin and loosing the latch completely. With the latch blown out, the charging handle will not stay secured to the receiver as the bolt is moving back and forth during each cycle of the weapon's action. Not a good situation on a two way range.

The BCMGUNFIGHTER Charging Handle and extended latches feature internal redesigns to direct the force off of the roll pin and into the body of the charging handle during support hand only manipulations. This new design has a built in backstop engineered into the extended latch and into the charging handle. As the latch is opened up, its' travel is limited by these flat surface backstops. With this travel limiting feature, the stress is taken off the roll pin, and is now redirected into the entire body of the charging handle.

The BCMGUNFIGHTER Charging Handle offers two significant advantages.
1. Since the tiny roll pin is no longer the weak point - it is a much stronger system and tactical latch will stay intact even under repeated support side only manipulation.

2. With the force kept inside the body of the handle, when the handle is pulled directly to the rear, it moves directly to the rear and does not angle off to the outboard side. A much smoother operation.

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5.0 Rating Awesome! - 1/14/2012
Reviewer: Ben N
Just the ticket. This allows for easy charging with the support hand. Much more convenient than the stock charging handle on my AR. It's very well built!
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5.0 Rating Great! - 1/22/2012
Reviewer: JG
Great product. Easy to install and feels very sturdy. I am wondering if I should have gotten the large extended latch instead of the medium as it was not as long as I thought. Much easier to use than a stock charging handle.
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5.0 Rating 2nd Best AR-15 Modification - 2/4/2012
Reviewer: Brent
This is the second thing I would put on any AR-15, after a BAD lever. Support side only manipulation is very easy. It's terrific when wearing gloves. The medium size is big enough to work well, and small enough that it doesn't get hung up on clothes, gear, etc.
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5.0 Rating Surprised - 12/6/2012
Reviewer: GeoTrapper
My son suggested I get this charging handle. Ya, Ya, OK. Couldn't believe the difference. Almost a must if you have a scope. It's a lot easier to rock.
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5.0 Rating Sweet - 4/9/2014
Reviewer: Garrett
Best charging handle I have ever used. well made, does not flex. very well made.
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BCM AR-15 Gunfighter Mod 4 Charging Handle .223/5.56 Medium Latch Billet Aluminum BCMGFH4
BCM AR-15 Gunfighter Mod 4 Charging Handle .223/5.56 Medium Latch Billet Aluminum BCMGFH4
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