On a defensive carbine, we want a charging handle that gives us a solid grip so we can pull the bolt carrier group all the way to the rear then release it during manipulations. Because fine motor skills deteriorate under stress, it can be difficult to get that grip. Rob’s simple solution is to add an oversized charging handle to the carbine — not so large as to stick out too far, but big enough to offer a reliable grip.
Rob Pincus looks at two different reload positions with an M4 carbine. One position is efficient, safe, and gets you back in the fight quickly. The other is less efficient and even dangerous. Rob demonstrates reloads in both positions and explains why he believes keeping the carbine in three points of contact with the body while reloading is preferable.Watch Now >>
Rob Pincus explains the advantages of a muzzle low ready position, especially in an extreme close quarters situation. The low ready position allows for more efficiency and consistency when moving into a shooting position and for dramatically more control if your rifle is ever grabbed by an attacker.Watch Now >>