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Charging handle(s) options for suppressed ar platform

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by Nlightswampfox, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. Nlightswampfox

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    I’m looking for a charging handle for my ar-15 & ar-10 I’ve been told their maybe some that deflect the gas away from the shooters face better than others when the rifle is suppressed. What is everyone’s experience with this and do you have any recommendations for me? Thank you.
     
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    Gas buster is the generally used term I do believe. Ive never used one though.
     
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    i only use Raptor, now Radian, charging handles, ambi is a must have for me
     
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    Gasket seal works well. DPP_0003copy.jpg
     
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    This. I had one of the expensive Gas Buster CH's and they don't work as well as doing the "RTV Mod". I use the Raptor or BCM Gunfighter CH's and do the RTV Mod on the ones used with a can. BTW, you can get black RTV so it isn't even noticeable. :)
     
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    +1 more for the RTV mod. I've done it to all 3 of my rifle and it works great.
     
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    The RTV gasket seal is the cheapest and easiest way to cut down on gas to the face, but it still has extra backpressure that can be violent on your recoil system.

    You could get an adjustable gas block to cut down on the amount of blowback but then you have to adjust every time you go from suppressed to unsuppressed and the weather can also affect how well it functions.

    What I did myself was the most expensive solution, but also the easiest to adjust from unsuppressed to suppressed shooting and it also redirects the gas out the ejection port instead of back towards your face, and gets rid of the vioence.
    Gemtech BCG. A little over $200 but I'm glad I went that route. gemtech-5-56-suppressed-bolt-carrier-gsbc-556-by-gemtech-23e.jpg gemtech_bcg_3_1200x800.jpg
     
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    I just tune my gas blocks to barely hold open on subs and then it runs everything fine. No gas to the face on any supers I have shot.
     
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    I use a Sprinco "Blue" spring and an H2 buffer for suppressed, along with the RTV mod. It works! :)
     

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