Home > AR-15 Bolt Carrier, Charging Handles, & Parts, etc >

  BCMGUNFIGHTER Ambidextrous Charging Handle (5.56mm/.223) w/ Mod A44 (Ambi)

BCMGUNFIGHTER Charging Handle GFH Mod 44 ambidextrous

Alternative Views:

List Price: $79.95
Our Price: $72.95
You save $7.00!

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: BCM-GFH-556-MOD-A44

Description FAQs
This is the AMBIDEXTROUS version of the
A Charging Handle for the 21st Century Gun Fighter
A NEW Charging Handle and Extended Latch System
Charging Handle forged from 7075 T6 Aluminum
Hard Coat Anodized per Mil-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2
GFH - Mod3 (large latch) and Mod4 (medium latch)

Compatible with Mil-Spec AR-15 Direct Impingement Weapon Systems.

**NOT compatible with adjustable gas keyed bolt carrier groups.**

VLTOR US Pat No. 8104393, 8336436, 8356537

When the AR15 system was first introduced to and fielded by the US Military in the 1960s, the manual of arms for an infantryman was significantly different than what currently exists today. To charge the rifle the shooter released their hand from a firing grip, grabbed each side of the charging handle with the thumb and forefinger or the first two fingers , (while applying pressure to the latch) pulled the charging handle all the way to the rear, and then released it to charge the weapon.

Like everything else in the last 45 years, tactics and weaponry have undergone a continuous evolution. Red dot optics get the shooter on target quicker, shorter barrels allow the operator to more quickly negotiate tighter urban areas, and operator’s manipulations of the weapon system have become much more efficient and faster. The current manual of arms has the operator maintaining a firing grip almost continuously while manipulating the weapon with the non-dominant hand in an effort to more quickly get the weapon ready to fire. With that premise, most weapon manipulations are done only with the shooter’s support hand; to include operating the charging handle.
In order to perform an immediate action or charge the carbine, current CQB techniques have the operator racking the charging handle to the rear using their support side hand only. This is done in one swift and strong movement. With the operator’s firing grip maintained, the weapon again has a loaded chamber, and the shooter can immediately bring a hot weapon back into the fight.
The current use of extended tactical latches has made this movement much more efficient. The only drawback to this type of manipulation is all the force used to rack the charging handle rearward goes into the extended tactical latch and is then transferred into the roll pin. With this scenario, the entire operation becomes contingent on the sheer strength of this tiny 1/16” roll pin, and its’ ability to take continuing blows. Repeated and forceful support hand only racking of the charging handle eventually can lead to breaking the roll pin and losing the latch completely. With the latch blown out, the charging handle will not stay secured to the receiver as the bolt is moving back and forth during each cycle of the weapon’s action. Not a good situation on a two way range.
We have been very fortunate to receive continuing feedback from trainers and operators alike for several years now regarding these issues. Internally we have seen this many times while in the course of continually test firing weapons before sale. Initially we matched up a couple prototype solutions, but in conversations with Eric at VLTOR, he was able to develop a better design at a better price for the consumer. (VLTOR US Pat No. 8104393, 8336436, 8356537)
Introducing the BCMGUNFIGHTER™
(VLTOR US Pat No. 8104393, 8336436, 8356537)
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.
On the cutaway computer drawings you can see the inside machining of the latch. It shows the 3 inside contact surfaces. (The 2 semi circular cuts are to aid in the removal of dirt and debris that can get inside the handle.)

On the bottom view you can see the outside of the latch itself. It is actually as thick as the handle. This provides 2 additional contact surfaces to insure the force is maintained inside the handle and offers the operator more contact surface to manipulate the handle.

Larry Vickers on the BCMGUNFIGHTER™ Charging Handle

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 184 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Ambi Charging Handle October 14, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Murphy, NC United States  
This was installed on a Stag Left handed AR.   Works great.   Allows a lefty to remain in control of the with the trigger hand while clearing any malfunction.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
good to great October 14, 2016
Reviewer: Allon Bloch from Berwyn, PA United States  
functions well on my 300blk pistol - just harder to differentiate good from great when it comes to charging handles (so many good ones out there)

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent fit! October 14, 2016
Reviewer: Mathew Munday from Surprise , AZ United States  
Fit perfect in my Lantac UAR billet upper! BCM lives up to their great reputation for quality products!

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great looking and functioning piece October 14, 2016
Reviewer: Robert Tye from Daly City, CA United States  
Well machined, fit in my colt m4 perfectly, can pinch however if you're single cocking the handle at a weird angle rapidly.  Excellent piece though.  Fit is spit on.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great Charging Handle October 14, 2016
Reviewer: Steven Minix from SALYERSVILLE, KY United States  
I am building a nice long range rifle for my son-in-law as a gift. He is an experienced shooter, but left handed. After looking at most competitors ambi Charging Handles and the reviews on them, I decided to try yours. The pictures and reviews I seen the final product I received confirmed my decision as the best choice. The ModA44 Ambi Charging Handle feels even better in my hands, the design, the durability, and sheer ruggidness albeit still smooth operation leaves me with a feeling of accomplishment as that this will take a lickin' and keep on tickin'. Im very happy and satisfied with my choice and  I am positive you will too.

Was this review helpful to you?

View All Customer Reviews

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

AR-15 Bolt Carrier, Charging Handles, & Parts, etc
AR-15 Barrel Parts, Flash Suppressors, Gas Blocks, etc.
AR-15 Bolt Carrier, Charging Handles, & Parts, etc > Charging Handles
BCMGUNFIGHTER™ Charging Handle