The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Firearm Blog
Bravo Company Manufacturing (BCM) has introduced the second generation of their Gunfighter series of AR-15 charging handles. The new handles come in standard or ambidextrous versions. Each of these two versions is also available with two latch length options.
The new charging handles are made of 7075 T6 aluminum and feature a mil-spec (Mil-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2) hard coat anodized finish. These handles are compatible with all mil-spec direct impingement AR-15 rifles. The manufacturer warns that these handles won’t work with adjustable gas keyed bolt carrier groups.
These charging handles are designed to remove the stresses from the latch pivot pin. Here is how BCM describes that feature:
Redesigned to eliminate the load on the pivot pin (like USGI handle fitted with an extended latch) and keep the energy from charging close the centerline ofpost was originally published on this site