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

    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.

  • 4
    Long Latch Charging Handle

    Posted by Peter Heindel on 23rd Feb 2014

    Quality reputable product at a good price. What more can you say.

  • 5

    Posted by ARHappy on 17th Jan 2014

    Very nice add on to any AR or AR build !

  • 5
    Love it

    Posted by Qfast on 17th Jan 2014

    Have fat fingers? I do and love this over the tiny mil spec. It also works great when wearing gloves! G2g moms making me take out the trash :-(

  • 4
    Best price!

    Posted by John Fisackerly on 28th Dec 2013

    Shopped around and found this to be lowest price. Fast shipping too! Can't wait to start using.

  • 4
    BCM Mod4 CH

    Posted by BorisInVA on 21st Dec 2013

    Worthy upgrade for a nominal price. BCM from SKD is a no-brainer. Get one!

  • 5
    BCM Niceness

    Posted by Drunk Uncle on 21st Dec 2013

    Drops right in. Does what it is supposed to do. The medium seems to be the right size for me. Can't go wrong with these charging handles.

  • 5
    BCMGunfighter 5.56 Charging Handle

    Posted by Robert S on 22nd Nov 2013

    after using it in a 2 day prictical rifle course i took it out to look at wear and if it was bent. It was on perfect shap only a little wear on th eblack finish. We did alot of loads and unloads during the course and malfunction practices under time pressure. It was ablout as misused as one can do to it since my scope only allows me to charge from the support side. It worked flawless and there is no wear on the pin either. I tried another brand for a different course and it fell apart. and was bent. This one I higly recommend.

  • 5
    F'ing awesome charging handle!

    Posted by Jeff Nelson on 6th Nov 2013

    I bought this item for a few reasons. In the Marine Corps the standard charging handle on the M16/M4 requires a bit more to manipulate. You have to come out of your shooting position to actuate the charging handle to the rear. I bought a LMT MRP rifle which comes with LMT's charging handle which is fantastic as well as it has an extended lever somewhat like the BCM model, just not as long. I wanted to experiment with the longer charging handle to speed up my weapons manipulation capability and this fit the ticket. It's made by BCM which means you can't go wrong. I installed the charging handle and loved it so much that I bought a 2nd for a backup (shit fails eventually).