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Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI)
July 23, 2014
And, speaking of Strike Industries (SI) products, specifically tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle)/Sub-Carbine/PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) accessories, the SI AR Charging Handle with integrated SI AR Latch Extended Latch (ARCH-EL) is, at $29.95 USD, probably the best bang for the buck DefenseReview (DR) has ever seen in a premium standard, non-ambidextrous AR charging handle…ever. The SI ARCH-EL tactical AR charging handle is made from T6-7075 forged hard-anodized aluminum, which is as good as it gets, materials-wise, and its aesthetics are good, as well.
The SI ARCH-EL’s integrated SI AR Latch extended charging handle latch makes activation as sure, quick and easy as possible for a MILSPEC-type standard, single-sided (right-handed) charging handle, whether your shooting righty or lefty. Sure, ambi-charging handles are nice, but they’re a luxury, and not necessary for fast shooting and weapon-handling. They’re also more expensive, and in most cases, MUCH more expensive, especially for a good one. Hopefully, Strike Industries will remedy that soon and offer their own ambi-charging handle, soon. Until then, the SI ARCH-EL will do just fine for most people, and would appear to be impossible to beat at this price point. Anyone looking for a high-quality standard AR charging handle for their AR gun build should give the ARCH-EL a serious look.
The following information on the SI ARCH-EL comes directly from Strike Industries:
Item Model#: ARCH-EL
Item Name:Charging Handle with Extended Latch
Category: Rifle Accessories>AR Accessories>> Upper parts>>>Charging Handle
Related product: SI ARCH
List Price: $29.95
Description (Introduction of product):
The new ARCH-EL Charging Handle from Strike Industries is a T-6 7075 forged hard anodized charging handle featuring a larger latch surface that functions with ease in adverse conditions. With its high polished surface, its ergonomic design makes for a smooth, clean charge. The quality of the ARCH-EL is second to none and it’s built for durability. Its gas busting ability diverts harmful gases, oil and dirt away from the shooter. Once you place the ARCH-EL on your rifle, you will see, feel, and know the quality of the ARCH-EL!
– Enlarged Extended Grasping Surface for Smooth Operation under Extreme Conditions
– Traditional Concealed Latch Co-existed with the SI ARCH for Normal Operation
– Aluminum Construction for minimized weight
– Fits All Standard AR15 Charging Handles with No Gunsmithing Required
– Reinforced tapered roll pin”
Company Contact Info:
Strike Industries (SI)
P.O. Box 28137
Santa Ana, CA 92799
Email Contact Page: http://strikeindustries.com/shop/index.php/contact/
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