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Rainier Arms, LLC

Rainier Arms Avalanche Charging Handle 5.56 NIB-Octagonal

Rainier Arms Avalanche A.I. (Ambidextrous Interchangeable) Charging Handle 5.56 supports the uniqueness of today’s shooter while combining the performance you have come to expect from Rainier Arms.
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The Avalanche’s unique interchangeable handles offer a customized look and feel while supporting individual shooting styles, preserving the fast and fluid motion from either their strong side or support side. 

  • Made in the USA from aircraft grade 7075 aluminum
  • Hard Type III Black Anodize

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU Avalanche NIB-Oct 556
Manufacturer Rainier Arms, LLC
Finish No
Barrel Length No
Caliber No
Configuration No
Option No
Gas Length No
Height No
Rail Length No
Mount No
Profile No
Reticle No
Co Witness No
Size No


Customer Reviews (2)

What?Review by John
After seeing the new Avalanche Charging Handle in Ballistic Magazine I, much like the author, just had to have one. I was a little thrown by the price but got over it pretty quickly, then the shipping calculator estimated the shipping at $0. So on the 10th I ordered it and there was $7.95 in shipping. Now this simple part is approaching the $90 range, twice what I have ever paid for a charging handle in the past. But that’s OK because it looks awesome! It showed up pretty quickly, especially considering I live in the middle of Alaska, again….. Awesome! I opened the package and it looked as awesome as previously described and I was happy. I immediately installed it in the rifle it was meant for and that is where the awesome ended. It wouldn’t charge, the handle doesn’t fall all the way forward when the bolt is in battery and you can’t pull the handle back to operate the bolt because it catches on something. I put it in four different guns all with the same result. Lame. I laid out all five of the charging handles I now have and looked for the difference. The front of the Avalanche charging handle is not as tall as the other four and it doesn’t catch the bolt, it rides up over the ledge and sits atop the radius just below the gas key binding up on the cam pin.
Aside from the obvious problem the Charging handle appears to be of great quality as I’m sure all your products are. Can I assume that my bad luck has reared its ugly head and I received a bad part from an otherwise reputable company? I’m betting so. How do we fix this and get my rifle running with a sweet Avalanche Charging Handle? (Posted on 2/17/2016)
Great Product!Review by Aaron
Just received my Avalanche charging handle in today and all I have to say is that it's what i expected from Rainier Arms. Hopefully it'll come back in stock soon! Definitely grabbing myself another one. (Posted on 9/17/2015)

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