Side charging receiver

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by jrock, Sep 25, 2019.


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  1. jrock

    jrock Well-Known Member

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    Starting into the AR world and want a non-reciprocating left side charging rifle. I don't want one of the drop in kits, like the gun fighter gear or the devil dog that still has a part sliding back along the top of the stock. Want something like the Gibbz but want to know what other brands/products are out there?
     
  2. CBS

    CBS Well-Known Member

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    Jp makes a nice one
     
  3. ricard13

    ricard13 Member

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    I have three of the Joe Bob Spartan side charging upper receivers. They work great for me. Especially if you run suppressed because you won't have the same amount of blowback in your face from the charging handle opening. The receivers are non-reciprocating and are priced extremely well at $225.
     
  4. cohunt

    cohunt Well-Known Member

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    Ive nevr had issues with excess blowback from suppressed ar's --maybe thats because I run adj gas blocks? I dont run any special charge handles either
     
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  5. ricard13

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    Perhaps. I also do a lot of Form 1's, so playing around with designs that don't want to work efficiently result in a lot of blow back. Either way, the side charger seals off the port so there is no place for the gas to come back and go expect for out the ejection port.
     
  6. WGTX

    WGTX New Member LRH Team Member

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    I have a couple New Frontier Armory side charger/billet lower sets SBRed. I think at least at one time the Joe Bob and Gibbz were run off by NFA, not positive though. Definitely less gassy running a can even with an adjustable gas block. Not too crazy about that ball detent that holds the charge handle, the tension is adjustable but I’ve found that the handle can still get bumped loose when the rifle is slung right handed over your shoulder. Somebody made one that the handle folded semi-flat but I can’t remember who. American Spirit made some side chargers too, don’t remember what configuration though.