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.
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