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    Side Charging AR Fad

    Can anyone explain to me the seemingly increasing number of side charging AR’s?

    Seems a piss poor solution to a non problem and introduces several negatives over the traditional CH.

    I don’t get it.
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    I know right?! The charging handle is like third on the list of the AR's best features. I think it's mostly just ignorance. First time purchasers find the standard CH to be clumsy and think it's a downside, probably because they don't realize you have to use it exactly one time per range session, and never during an actual defensive use.

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    Same guys that buy stacks of Anderson lowers and no name parts for their color.
    Gettin' down innagrass.
    Let's Go Brandon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by titsonritz View Post
    Same guys that buy stacks of Anderson lowers and no name parts for their color.
    And their side charging upper on Anderson lower with red ano parts is...gasp...a 7.62x39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okie View Post
    And their side charging upper on Anderson lower with red ano parts is...gasp...a 7.62x39.
    I wondered if these were AK guys dipping their toes into the AR world.

    But I still don’t get it.

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    Honestly I think it's because the AR market is over saturated and both consumers and manufactures feel the need to differentiate themselves from every other consumer/manufacturer in the market.

    Even if there's really no reason for it.

    Or, maybe I'm just jaded.


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    Per Col. J. Cooper; “ an ingenious solution, to a non-existent problem”.
    Said regarding the early “crunchen tickers”- double action/ single action 9mm’s.
    A true "Gun Guy" (or gal) should have familiarity and a modicum of proficiency with most all firearms platforms.

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    That retarded shit is back again?
    "What would a $2,000 Geissele Super Duty do that a $500 PSA door buster on Black Friday couldn't do?" - Stopsign32v

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    My sig, acr, and scar17 are side charging, I kind of like it.

    Not a big deal though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryr8828 View Post
    My sig, acr, and scar17 are side charging, I kind of like it.

    Not a big deal though.
    That makes sense at part of the original design. It works ergonomically. But modding the AR for this is so dumb.
    "What would a $2,000 Geissele Super Duty do that a $500 PSA door buster on Black Friday couldn't do?" - Stopsign32v

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