Ar-15 charging handle

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by ARnoob, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. ARnoob

    ARnoob New Member

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    I just bought my first AR type rifle. It's a POF P-415 upper, with a Stag Arms lower. I have not even fired it yet. I just assembled it. When I pull the charging handle without a mag in the rifle, it slams into position. However, when I pull the charging handle with a mag in, the charging handle does NOT slam back, but rather, just stays extended. Is this normal? Thanks! :confused:
     
  2. Duck

    Duck New Member

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    Yep it's normal.
     

  3. ARnoob

    ARnoob New Member

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    Thanks for your reply! So, the charging handle only slams into position when no mag is in place, or does the mag need to have rounds in it? sorry, I'm just curious, as this is my first black rifle.:)
     
  4. Righteous

    Righteous New Member

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    usually i charge the handle without a mag in place then insert the loaded mag and release the bolt to chamber a round
     
  5. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Same here.