Choosing components for your AR-platform rifle or pistol can be a challenge, especially when you’re shooting suppressed. In fact, did you know certain charging handles can decrease gas blowback, making for a more pleasant shooting experience? Enter the new SilencerCo Gas Defeating Charging Handle (GDCH), designed by one of the leading suppressor manufacturers in the country to optimize your suppressed shooting.
According to suppressor maker SilencerCo, their new Gas Defeating Charging Handle reduces the overall blowback of gas commonly generated by the AR-15 platform. They also boldly state that unlike many other models made by other companies for a similar purpose, theirs really works.
How does this new AR 15 charging handle work?
SilencerCo designed their new charging handle with a proprietary design, incorporating an O-ring seal which functions to prevent gas from escaping from the most problematic and obvious point of egress. This seal cuts back on how much gas is blown back into the shooter’s face during live fire which, in turn, makes for a more comfortable day at the range or out hunting.
Other features of the SilencerCo Gas Defeating Charging Handle include ambidextrous levers for easier, smoother charging or clearing an AR-15. The charging handle is totally manufactured in-house and machined from aircraft-grade 7075 aluminum for durability while maintaining the necessary lighter weight. The GDCH is compatible with all current, common chamberings for the AR-15 platform whether on a rifle or pistol.
SilencerCo Product Manager Andrew Herbst had the following to say about the company’s latest product launch: “It’s been a long time since we have seen a product that so greatly improves the user experience while shooting the AR platform suppressed. Now shooters don’t have to choose between protecting their hearing and dealing with hot gas blowing into their eyes and affecting their ability to breathe. The SilencerCo Gas Defeating Charging Handle is the answer to this common problem.”
Even if you do not have a suppressor, you can benefit from this charging handle. After all, when it comes to AR components, quality matters. SilencerCo has a solid reputation backing the design and manufacture of its products, and it extends to smaller parts like receivers and charging handles. If you do run a suppressed AR-15, there are significant benefits to swapping out your existing charging handle for one specifically made to reduce gas blowback. The heat, pressure, and smell of blowback are severe enough that any reduction is certainly a good thing.
The SilencerCo Gas Defeating Charging Handle is available now on the company’s website and at select retailers.
- Uses an O-ring seal to redirect blowback
- Machined from aircraft-grade 7075 aluminum
- Type III Hard Anodize finish
- Features ambidextrous design for intuitive manipulation and smooth charging
- MSRP of $114.00