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Devil Dog Concepts Side Charging Handle System for 5.56 AR-15 Rifles (Model: The Hard Charger® / Flat Dark Earth)

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Devil Dog Concepts Side Charging Handle System for 5.56 AR-15 Rifles (Model: The Hard Charger® / Flat Dark Earth)
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  • Interchangeable - Can be moved from rifle to rifle as easily as it was installed. The components of each unit are also interchangeable between each type of Hard Charger system as well
  • Field-Strippable - Does not require any tools to break down and take apart in the field or on the range
  • Removes Stress on the Roll Pin - The disengagement design removes the stress on the roll pin and the release lever
  • Reduces Torque on Charging Handle - The dual support design reduces torque on the charging handle
  • Non-reciprocating - Locks in place just as a normal Charging Handle does
  • Multiple Ways to Charge - Designed to allow multiple ways to charge your rifle including the Side Charger, Traditional "Straight Pull Back" Method, and One Handed or against static objects. Works great left handed when used in a reverse "AK" style charging method
  • Gross Motor Skills - Specifically designed to be a "self thinking" type of system. By doing this, it removes the necessity of having to use fine motor skills and allows the operator/shooter to rely on "Gross Motor Skills!" This allows you to keep your concentration on your target and task at hand or acquire your target faster
  • Optic Clearance - Designed to be compatible with most optics and mounts while also designed with a special width that lets you clear your optics, rails and mounts without "knuckle-busting"
  • Constructed from milspec anodized 7075 aluminum, stainless steel, and impact-resistant polycarbonate
  • Weighs under 5 ounces
  • Backed by a 5 year manufacturer warranty
DEVIL DOG CONCEPTS' Patented SIDE CHARGING HANDLE SYSTEM, the Hard Charger®, turns your Standard Forged Flat Top, AR-15 Rifle into a SIDE CHARGER, quickly and easily!

No Machining - No Modification

The Hard Charger® is designed to give you the more ERGONOMICALLY BENEFICIAL option of a Side Charger, which allows you to maintain positive control of your Rifle with your Firing Hand at all times and use your Support Hand to manipulate the Charging System, without any requirements to rebuild, modify, or buy a new rifle.

The Hard Charger® SIDE CHARGING HANDLE SYSTEM simply mounts to a specific slot in the Picatinny Rail of your Standard Forged Flat Top Upper Receiver and replaces the existing Charging Handle, turning your rifle into a Side Charger.

Manufacturer: Devil Dog Concepts


Weight: 140g
Compatibility: AR-15/M4/M16 5.56 Rifles w/ Standard Forged, Flat-Top Upper Receivers. Not designed for billet upper receivers or AR-10 platforms.
Material: Mil-Spec Anodized 7075 Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Impact-Resistant Polycarbonate
Mounting Slot:
The Hard Charger® (HC) - Mounts to the Foremost (13th) Rail Slot
The Hard Charger® Rear (HCR) - Mounts to the Rearmost (1st) Rail Slot
The Hard Charger® Tactical (HCT) - Mounts to the 3rd Rail Slot

About Devil Dog Concepts

Devil Dog Concepts, LLC was created in 2013 by former United States Marine Corps Sergeants; Camaron Hillman and Bob (Charp) Charpinsky.
Camaron, a former Military Working Dog Handler, and Charp, a former Infantry Marine, are Combat Veterans of the Iraq War and currently serve their community as active Police Officers and S.W.A.T. Team Members. Charp is also the Training Director for the New York Tactical Officers Association (NYTOA).
Through continuous training and with over 25 years of combined experience, they understand the need for any Operator/Shooter, in any environment, to continuously improve their capabilities. They understand that training is first and foremost the best way to improve ones capabilities. Second to this, is their equipment.
While conducting malfunction drills over and over on a training day, and one too many slips and smacks to the nose, something different had to be done to "fix" the problem. After trying out some different options with no avail, an idea was formed to attempt to create a better system. Development and testing began, and the HARD CHARGER Side Charging Handle System was created.

At Devil Dog Concepts our mission is to improve one's capabilities through the improvement of their equipment.
Our goal has always been, to help Save Lives.
Stay safe, stay vigilant, and as always...
Semper Fidelis!!

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