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DK9mm
10-10-2011, 8:21 PM
Are there any benefits to upgrading your charging handle to a VLTOR from a stock one the comes with lets say a RRA upper kit?

Thanks for the feedback.

:)

Dhena81
10-10-2011, 8:35 PM
Strength and an oversized latch.

donking
10-10-2011, 8:39 PM
I didn't think there was much to them. Then the Noveske upper showed up with one and I still don't understand all the hoopla. It is stronger/bigger and has a bigger latch, but .... :confused:

ExtremeX
10-10-2011, 8:42 PM
Its not a big deal... especially for a hobbyist.

I upgraded the one on my bench rifle since it was harder to charge with the scope mounted over it, so it was nice to have a larger latch.

My carbine is stock, and will stay that way unless I need to change it.

Merc1138
10-10-2011, 8:46 PM
I didn't think there was much to them. Then the Noveske upper showed up with one and I still don't understand all the hoopla. It is stronger/bigger and has a bigger latch, but .... :confused:

It's easier to grab just one side of the latch when you have optics in the way.

Droppin Deuces
10-10-2011, 8:58 PM
Look at all of those awesome logos.
http://www.spikestactical.com/new/z/images/prodimg/SUH10G4.jpg

jgraham15
10-10-2011, 9:00 PM
The point of the BCM/Vltor GunFighter charging handle is to get rid of the weak link in the normal charging handle.

The weak link being that little tiny roll pin that holds the latch to the handle.

Here is an older review of the gunfighter

http://militarytimes.com/blogs/gearscout/2010/01/13/bravo-company-gunfighter-charging-handle/#more-3907


And some of the best info on the differences between it and a normal charging handle can be found here at BCM's site

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-GUNFIGHTER-Charging-Handle-GFH-Mod-4-p/bcm%20gfh%20mod%204%20556.htm


If you've ever had that stupid roll pin break on you during a training class you would know the value of the gunfighter!