Vltor 5.56 Charging Handle

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After a years-long stint in legal and logistical purgatory, the best-selling charging handle of the past decade has made its return. Previously licensed and distributed by BCM as the original GUNFIGHTER™ Charging Handle, VLTOR’s patented design is back on the market. It’s the same exact charging handle design you’ve known and loved since 2009, simply re-released under strictly our own moniker.

The VLTOR Charging Handle is a patented design that redirects the force off of the latch’s roll pin and into the body of the charging handle, which is especially crucial during support hand only manipulations. This design makes the charging handle stronger and less prone to roll pin or latch breakage. The VLTOR Charging Handle design has proven itself over the last decade, both domestically and abroad.

The Mod 4 (Medium Latch) charging handles are available now. Mod 3 (Large Latch) units will be available in 2-3 weeks. Mod 5 (Small Latch) and Mod 44 (Ambidextrous) variations will be available in the future.

  • VLTOR patented design
  • Body of charging handle made from 7075 T6 forging
  • Extruded latching handle
  • Mil-Spec Type III Class 2 hard coat anodize
  • Increased strength, smooth operation


  • 5
    Awesome product

    Posted by Dave on 29th Feb 2016

    Great product.. Solid built.. Amazingly fast shipping.. Will definitely do business again with SKD..

  • 5
    BCM charging handle

    Posted by JOSHUA T on 21st Dec 2015

    No complaints. Everything has gone smoothly from ordering to installation. Will be back for repeat business

  • 5
    Nice Refinement Rather Pricey

    Posted by RPB on 8th Oct 2015

    Would have liked to have had refinements like that in the military 25+ years back. Would have liked to have taken my weapon home for that matter. Believe it should be an automatic perc for the volunteer military. I think that the Gunfighter handle makes the AR less awkward but I rather prefer what IO is doing with American AK's to AR's. I've noticed that there are side charging AR receivers on the loose. Know nothing but like the idea. A bit less awkward. I've been building AR's and playing with some pistol uppers with Gunfighter Handles. Play carefully AK and AR pistols should come with a bit of a sound suppressor. Makes them less useful. Used in a hurry without ear protection rocks your ears for a couple days. So far I like the Gunfighter best because it has the longest addition to the handle I've worked with. It's noticeably very sturdy. There are some good newcomer's around with much better pricing, but the handles I've seen don't quite match up to the Gunfighter.

  • 5
    Medium latch

    Posted by Genaro Negrete on 3rd Apr 2015

    Good, solid contact when charging with either the palm of the hand and the fingers. medium latch is still low profile enough to not snag on gear/sling.

  • 5
    Quality as expected

    Posted by Hueto on 10th Jan 2015

    Baller BCM parts are baller as expected. What really tickled my cockles was how well it was packaged. The guys at SKD packed my brown box so well that I could barely get my handle out.

  • 5
    solid product, great service

    Posted by Z. Holley on 30th Jul 2014

    Great addition for my PSA build Great service. Thanks SKD

  • 5
    IT's BCm what more can I say

    Posted by Andrew S on 17th Apr 2014

    It is made by Bravo Company, these guys rock. I bought it here because it was so much cheaper than any were else. Keep up the good work SKD. I haven’t had the chance to get out and shoot my m4 with it on there yet, so I cannot say how well it works.

  • 5

    Posted by Buy USA on 28th Mar 2014

    Just a great quality piece. Pin seems robust. Markings look great, and of course, made in USA. People, please by made in USA items. Yes, they may cost more, but you get what you pay for in terms of quality. Not only that, but your dollar gets reinvested in the US instead of sent overseas. And the last reason is pride. When you put together a rifle with the highest quality made in USA parts, you're proud to use it and explain your build to others.