Next Level Arms Ambi Charging Handle

Nicholas C
by Nicholas C

Next Level Arms makes Ambi Charging handles for AR-15 and AR-10. I got my hands on an AR-15 version to check it out next to my Raptor.

Below you can see it next to my Noveske Edition Raptor. The wings of the handle are wider on the Next Level Arms.

As you can see between this picture and the one above, the leading edge of the wings are taller than the Raptor. Making it even easier to pull the handle rearward.

The wings protrude a bit more but I did not notice them poking me in the stomach. YMMMV

One issue I noticed, was with my Troy Carbine. When my Troy rear sight is folded down, the Next Level Arms handle hits the rear sight. You can see below where the rear sight is touching the charging handle. Not a problem on my Salient with Magpul Pro sights.

The Next Level Arms ambi handle retails for $80 on their website. The AR10 version is $90.

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  • USMC03Vet USMC03Vet on Jul 24, 2015

    Do people really buy these things? If you've ever used an AR type rifle outside of the range that gigantic protruding metal will not only be unconformable but will snag on everything. Never once did I ever think "I need a Sasquatch sized ambidextrous charging handle that protrudes".

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    • Vhyrus Vhyrus on Jul 25, 2015

      @USMC03Vet As a lefty, I definitely cannot feel the charging handle of a slung AR over the constant stabbing pain of the forward assist and shell deflector attempting to break three of my ribs every time I step forward.

  • TITAN308 TITAN308 on Jul 25, 2015

    Another unimaginative product. Woopie.