Originally Posted by GrthWhytHype
I had a crap Dpms that got chipped on one of the first couple times I used it. Started binding up. Tossed that and picked up a Rainer arms ambi-charging handle. I think they call it the Raptor. It's smooth as hell. And the way they've designed it makes it so whether you use one side or the other it always comes straight back. That was something that bothered me about the badger latches. Buddy had one on his that would bind up if you pulled with too much horizontal pressure.
Yeah that's the weak point of many CHs, when you rack it back hard with the edge of your palm. The Gunfighter is designed to take stress off the latch's roll pin. Haven't looked at Rainier Arms' CH but they make good stuff. A first rate company in every way.
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together.
You'll remember the quality of a gun long after you forget how much you paid for it.
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