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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:44 pm 
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Two words. Bad ass. I have only been fondling this charging handle for about 10 seconds and I can tell the huge difference between the BCM standard charging handle, and the new GunFighter Mod 4 CH. Just having the latch that much bigger allows me to, instead of just using my index finger to grab the CH latch when charging the rifle, grab with the index and middle finger. This may not sound like much, but allows for much stronger pulls, as well as positive retention of the CH until you release the latch.

I don't know if it is new toy feeling or not, but there seems to be less wide to side wiggle that some CH's have when pulling on the CH. There seems to be very little play and looks, and feels, much stronger than a 10 or 20 dollar CH. I opted for the smaller of the two latches because of previous reviews that say the larger of the two can dig into your chest a bit when you have your rifle slung. I don't like pointy things digging into my chest.

My one gripe about this charging handle, could be a good or bad thing from how you look at it, is that without gloves, your fingers get chewed up after a relativly small (100 or so) pulls on the charging handle. It feels like gripping a cheese grater sometimes.

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Overall: 9.5/10

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Old CH on top, GunFighter on bottom

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:49 pm 
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I'm officially jealous. I think this product is why I've been waiting to get an improved tac latch.

ETA: I don't think the cheese grater-y-ness will be a huge disadvantage even with my dishwater softened hands. I'm not planning to assault Fallujah or anything.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:03 pm 
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I am definitely getting a couple of these .

I am less than thrilled with my Badger TacLatch .

Thanks for the review .

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Good to hear. My new Mod4 (plus 200 PMags) are scheduled for delivery this Monday. YAAAAAAAAAAY!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:34 pm 
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I have a couple on order myself. You forgot to show the most important part, the rear end.

For those that don't see the point:

With a regular charging handle, when the latch is fully retracted all of the pressure goes to the roll pin. Obviously, this is the breaking point of the mechanism. The BCM Gunfighter charging handle is designed so that all of the pressure is transferred to the rear of the charging handle itself and not the roll pin. The charging handle itself is quite a bit beefier than the standard factory ones and will hold up to more abuse.

As a guy who has broken more than one charging handle and seen several more, this is a pretty cool upgrade.

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As a guy who has broken more than one charging handle and seen several more, this is a pretty cool upgrade.

Yeah, but not all of us get so excited over an AR that we monkey-fuck the poor thing. You're on what number rifle now?

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DavePAL84 wrote:
I have a couple on order myself. You forgot to show the most important part, the rear end.


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Thanks for the review and the pics, Nimdabew. :)

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Have you tried it as if you were shooting from your "reactive" side? Just wondering if there are any advantages with this CH for us leftys.

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Congratulations!
I've got a a mod 3 and a mod 4 on the way(plus a couple of Magpul BAD's). Can't wait to try them out.(I've got the BRD real bad, obsessing over a charging handle...)
The Mod 3 is going to replace the Badger tactical latch on my racing upper. The Mod 4 is going on my M4 upper.

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Greg Focker wrote:
Good to hear. My new Mod4 (plus 200 PMags) are scheduled for delivery this Monday. YAAAAAAAAAAY!


Wait, you're getting two hundred PMags? Are you outfitting a platoon or something?

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Greg Focker wrote:
Good to hear. My new Mod4 (plus 200 PMags) are scheduled for delivery this Monday. YAAAAAAAAAAY!


Wait, you're getting two hundred PMags? Are you outfitting a platoon or something?



he's about to send some of those to me because he said "I don't need that many magazines"

lol jk That is a lot though. You really get big discounts if you buy in bulk though


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he's about to send some of those to me because he said "I don't need that many magazines"

lol jk That is a lot though. You really get big discounts if you buy in bulk though



Now I wish Costco carried Pmags

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K0ZZZ wrote:
Greg Focker wrote:
Good to hear. My new Mod4 (plus 200 PMags) are scheduled for delivery this Monday. YAAAAAAAAAAY!


Wait, you're getting two hundred PMags? Are you outfitting a platoon or something?


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Got my charging handles last Tuesday, but haven't had the time upload the pics and post my impressions until now.

I must say that I concur with nimdalbew. This is quality kit. I've been having some trouble with the charging handle catching on the stock(Magpul UBR) if I don't make sure to pull straight back. The BCM is sturdy and rigid and does not have this problem. The handle(both versions) has a big grip that's easy to grab and keep hold of. I've used the Badger tactical latch, and I've tested the PRI big latch before, and while I liked both I don't think I'd be willing to change back if all other things where equal. Since they're not I think everyone should own one of these, one less thing to worry about. :D

I put the Mod 3 on my IPSC upper, and the Mod 4 on my M4. I also got the Magpul BAD in the package. The jury's still out on the BAD, and I'll write a review later when I've had the chance to use it a bit more.

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Comparison between the Mod 3, Mod 4 and a standard CH(Notice that there's not a big difference between the 3 and 4):
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Comparison between the Mod 3 and the Badger tactical latch(the Mod 4 is a bit shorter):
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nice, i still need to put my order in for 1 mod3 and 1 mod4


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Greg Focker wrote:
Good to hear. My new Mod4 (plus 200 PMags) are scheduled for delivery this Monday. YAAAAAAAAAAY!



200 Pmags?! thats just ridiculous.

i asume some of those are for me when i move outta MA right :wink:

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Hoppy wrote:
Greg Focker wrote:
Good to hear. My new Mod4 (plus 200 PMags) are scheduled for delivery this Monday. YAAAAAAAAAAY!



200 Pmags?! thats just ridiculous.

i asume some of those are for me when i move outta MA right :wink:


You say "ridiculous", I say "a move towards SMoaF level". To-may-to, To-mah-to :lol:




In reality, it was a group buy, though I was the biggest buyer by a fair margin and I fronted the cash. One of the other buyers just got laid off and a very minor buyer looks to be backing out, so I'm currently wavering between selling off their portions or keeping the extra mags for myself. Either way I'm not too worried about it.

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What type of PMAGs are they? I need a few more and might send some cash your way if you want. 20 Pmags fit in a 10 dollar flat rate box at USPS

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DSG Arms is selling gen 1 windowed PMAGs, 10 for 99.95. I think all they have is black and foliage, now.

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DSG Arms is selling gen 1 windowed PMAGs, 10 for 99.95. I think all they have is black and foliage, now.


link for black mags:

http://dsgarms.com/index.cfm/product/26 ... 0-pack.cfm

I know where 100 of my next paycheck is going lol

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enrage wrote:
DSG Arms is selling gen 1 windowed PMAGs, 10 for 99.95. I think all they have is black and foliage, now.


link for black mags:

http://dsgarms.com/index.cfm/product/26 ... 0-pack.cfm

I know where 100 of my next paycheck is going lol


Just picked up another 10 mags. This is a great deal, espically if you don't like the newer generation of mags lol.

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I grabbed the foliage green ones, myself, and added ranger plates for 35 bucks, which is another excellent deal.

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