Side Charging Handle Upper?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by junho806, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    after the last range session with about 10 FTF due to ammo my rifle doesn't like I realized how annoying it was to stop everything, let go of my rand hand grip, make sure my face it outta the way and pull the charging handle. slightly inconvenient. so i've been looking at these side charging handle uppers. What do you guys think?
    this one seems the best: AR-15 M4 Side Charger Upper Receiver - American Spirit Arms

    yeah its expensive!
    with that i could start another AR-15 project...
    idk what do you guys think?
     
  2. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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  3. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    no gate i'm a righty
    just like the fact its on the left side so i wont have to let go of my strong hand
     
  4. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    I use my weak hand to charge my AR. I hook it with my left index finger.
    Did a search on you tube for an example, and guess what I found???
    SGT Miller shows how its done:p
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKNUvNuTlkI]YouTube - AR-15 Charge Drill[/ame]

    Edit... Hey I dont know how that happened...put the vid right on the screen instead of just the address
    Sweet!
     
  5. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    wow that video answers my question perfectly...a little scary how perfect...
    thanks Gate for the link and thanks Sarge for that video!
    :D
     
  6. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Great vid...he manages that rifle like an extension of his own arm.
     
  7. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    You can also install an Ambidextrous Charging Handle with oversize handle extensions on either side. That way you can slap it back with your right hand if left shouldered, without reaching under your weapon. :)

    Jack
     
  8. General-Logic

    General-Logic New Member

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    I prefer the link above to the first one.
    Adding a slot to your ARs solid side seems like a bad Idea to me. I much prefer the RH side version which merely extends the already existing ejection port.
    Heres another alternative that is an older design from Olympic Arms.
    Behold the amazing buffer tube-free AR15.(OA93)
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  9. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    lol...looks like my youtube reputation has gotten out. Not sure if that's a good thing or not.

    :D
     
  10. moshpit

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    Yes, it is a good thing. Thanks for the drill, Sarge!