BCM GUNFIGHTER Charging Handle Mod 4 (medium)

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BCM GUNFIGHTER Charging Handle Mod 4

Introducing the BCMGUNFIGHTER™

(VLTOR Patent Pending)


The BCMGUNFIGHTER™ Charging Handle and extended latches feature internal redesigns to direct the force off of the roll pin and into the body of the charging handle during support hand only manipulations. This new design has a built in backstop engineered into the extended latch and into the charging handle. As the latch is opened up, its’ travel is limited by these flat surface backstops. With this travel limiting feature, the stress is taken off the roll pin, and is now redirected into the entire body of the charging handle.


The BCMGUNFIGHTER™ Charging Handle offers two significant advantages.


1. Since the tiny roll pin is no longer the weak point - it is a much stronger system and tactical latch will stay intact even under repeated support side only manipulation.


2. With the force kept inside the body of the handle, when the handle is pulled directly to the rear, it moves directly to the rear and does not angle off to the outboard side. A much smoother operation.

Being a gear whore and tacticool junkie I needed one of these. Well, more than one, but this is the only one I received before they were back ordered...again. I installed it on my fun gun, a RRA Entry Tactical. Up to this point, I've been running a standard RRA charging handle with a standard latch. I looked into putting a badger latch or something similar on it to help with support side manipulation but just never got around to it.

Cue Bravo Company USA’s release of their BCM Gunfighter charge handle. I saw a post about it over on M4c.net a while ago and curiosity became infatuation. I called them up, they put me on the waiting list and 2 weeks later it came in.

I haven't been able to do any live fire with it, but I've been running it through its paces with the drills I can do in the basement.

First impression holding the BCM CH is it just feels "beefy". It just feels a little more there than the stock CH. Using it for the first time, you could feel the advantage of the latch size over the stock CH latch. Its size allows fast manipulation and an accurate hold. When using just the support hand to rack the stock CH, it felt like it would bind or bend a little while pulling back sometimes. When using the support hand to rack with the BCM, it feels solid smooth and straight.

So that's all the real info I have to give now. Hopefully in the near future I can get to the range and put it through its paces.

So on to the porn!

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View of the Mod 4 latch
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I just can't bring myself to paint the BCM yet.

Top: BCM Gunfighter
Bottom: RRA
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Top: RRA
Bottom: BCM Gunfighter
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Different angles of the latch on the gun
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that looks pretty awesome...i've been searching for something to replace the stock charging handle on my m&p15...looks like this is a big front runner...i just signed up to have them email me when they come in
 
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I tried to take some pictures to show the differences in the latches when when using the handles.

RRA CH.
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RRA CH with super tactical glove
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BCM CH
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BCM CH with super tactical glove
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The BCM is a lot easier to get a hold of and keep a hold of, especially with gloves on.

Granted, all the stress this rifle will ever see is me trying to be cool on the range or some carbine courses. But, I like to know that when (not a matter of if) the zombies come I can rely on my equipment.
 
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I need to do that as well. I have a flat top with scope and there is not a lot of room to get my fat fingers in there.

I'm waiting on a Mod 3 just for that reason.

So, after aggressively running this handle in countless drills in my basement, I have come to realize that the serrations on the handle are actually made out of a cheese grater. At first I figured I would just work through it, but I found a nice pinch point also. So, as a lot of people do when aggressively running their gun, I suggest gloves.
 
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I have the PRI gasbuster, but if you are running around with kit on, the extended latch will sometimes snag up on stuff.
 
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I recieved a Mod 4 a few weeks ago from BCM for a T&E. Prior to that I was running an LMT tac latch. At this point I would not consider buying any CH besides the BCM.
 

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For the folks who have both Mod3 and Mod4, which do like better and why?

The Mod4 (Medium) because for me, the large one (Mod3) digs into my chest when the rifle hangs with my one-point sling and I don't have a vest on.

The Mod4 is still large enough for me to operate fine with or without gloves on too.
 
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