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Next Level Armament ambi charging handle review

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Mobius, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Mobius

    Mobius Beaverton OR Active Member

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    Ladies and gents,

    Just finished a new review of the ambidextrous charging handle from Next Level Armament.

    Check it out!



    Thanks for watching!
     
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  2. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I own 6 of these, been using them for close to a year now. So far I have not had any function issues. I did have to fit a couple of them just a wee bit but they worked good since.
     
  3. Mobius

    Mobius Beaverton OR Active Member

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    I have been very pleased with this one. I will be demoing a Raptor from AXTS very soon and look forward to seeing which I like better...
     
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    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I like both, but prefer the Raptor. I have 5 of them and if they where the same money would choose the Raptor. I bought my Next Level ones for $50 each. At that price there was good reason to buy them over the Raptor and I dont regret it. (I dont think you could find them anyplace at $50 anymore.)
     
  5. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    nice review. i prefer the raptor. and the raptor is made here in salem.
     
  6. Mobius

    Mobius Beaverton OR Active Member

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    I know its something relatively petty and aesthetic but I don' like how uneven the ears are on the Raptor. Ill be posting a review of one of theirs soon as well as a head to head against this one. Stay tuned!
     
  7. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I don't follow, what do you mean the ears aren't even ?
     
  8. Mobius

    Mobius Beaverton OR Active Member

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    the size of the pulls on top. "arms," "ears," whatever you want to call them. the Raptor's left is noticeably shorter than the right.
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  9. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    image.jpg

    I can honestly say I have never noticed. Most of mine are .308 versions which are the same both sides.

    Makes sense to me to have a bit larger eat on the left as the fa sticks out obstructing it a bit.
     
  10. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    yeah, i just double checked mine thats on my ar15 and its even on both sides.
     
  11. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    It might just be the Rainer Arms version?
     
  12. Mobius

    Mobius Beaverton OR Active Member

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    Mine isn't a Rainier, that's just the pic I found (at work so I cant take a pic) How strange.
     
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    Mobius Beaverton OR Active Member

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    After speaking with the powers that be, it appears that the AXTS model has been changed recently to avoid FA obstruction. Going forward they will all be designed like this.
     
  14. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    isnt the forward assist on the other (longer) side?
     
  15. Mobius

    Mobius Beaverton OR Active Member

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    Apologies, apparently I entirely missed what was being conveyed in my other conversation. The FA partially blocks access to shorter handles, therefore they kept the right one long and then decided to shorten the left in order to avoid snagging on clothing and gear.
     
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  16. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    My only issue with those is they tend to rub against their neighbors in my safe.
     
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  17. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    x2 i need a bigger safe...