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.
Student alert! If your defensive firearms instructor is not giving you an integrated system of firearm manipulation techniques but rather a set of unconnected techniques that don't integrate well together, don't reinforce each other, and don't contribute to your efficiency by being consistent with one another, you need to challenge those techniques.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 >>