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Golani/Galil 223 Cocking handle solution - too close to receiver-rips my hand

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by OMNIBLENDER, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. OMNIBLENDER

    OMNIBLENDER Salt Lake City UT Metro Area (Eagle Mountain) New Member

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    golani cocking handle closeup.jpg

    This cocking handle is pretty close to the receiver. It was a problem pulling back/charging, ripping my hand even before i installed the picatiny/weaver style hand-guard reaching over the receiver.

    Solutions could be having a machine shop pulling the handle out, looking to see if I can find a modified bolt carrier, in part taking down / cutting my rail or sanding / grinding it down (ugly), or maybe you can tell me what other options there could be. What have you done to resolve this issue.

    I am right-handed. So I use my left hand to reach over the receiver and cock back the handle. For now, to avoid slicing myself, I have to use my right hand, thus move my finger off the trigger area...not good for tactical purposes... And no, I don't want to buy a different gun.

    Can you please discuss your ideas with me?

    Thanks much!

    golani cocking handle closeup.jpg
     
  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Never had that problem on my Galil ARM or Tromix S06.

    I am sure there are lots of places to get these but here is a new, longer weld on handle, CHARGING HANDLE-TROMIX GALIL STYLE
     
  3. OMNIBLENDER

    OMNIBLENDER Salt Lake City UT Metro Area (Eagle Mountain) New Member

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    Thanks for that. That is an idea. I just take the bolt carrier to a machine shop, have them chop it off and weld on a longer one, paint... done! Easy! Anything to watch out for?
     
  4. eganx

    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    you could cut that one off and weld it at a greater angle leaning away from the receiver...
     
  5. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The best solution is that you can actually use a standard AK bolt-carrier in a Galil, they're quite compatible, one just needs to swap the piston. Apparently folks do it specifically to solve the type of problem you describe.
     
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  6. 74sporty

    74sporty metro portland Active Member

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    40 bucks for a bolt's worth of metal? wow thats pricey. maybe im just a cheap bastard, but i would look around the hardware store first for something to weld and grind down. save yourself $39
     
  7. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    If you bend it out or you change to an AK carrier then you lose the great Galil ergonomics. Why would a guy want to do that? I specifically had that style charging handle put on my Tromix, and paid the price. Worth every penny.
     
  8. 74sporty

    74sporty metro portland Active Member

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    it is a great place to position the ch. didn't mean to make it seem i was bad typing the product... just the price.

    im a big cheapskate so this was what i did with my saiga...

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    some might not like the pirates jewelery, but it works well and it was free. i love free
     
  9. OMNIBLENDER

    OMNIBLENDER Salt Lake City UT Metro Area (Eagle Mountain) New Member

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    interesting idea. I like the idea of the AK style bolt carrier. Alternatively, I could cut my rail, or sand down the sharp edges on the right side, or wear shooting cloves...

    Nice pictures, 74sporty!
     
  10. 74sporty

    74sporty metro portland Active Member

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    thanks!
     
  11. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    You could also go with a Lightning Bolt. Twin Charging handles, one on each side. $250 bucks but, they are amazing.