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
|SKU||Avalanche BLK-Knurled 556|
|Manufacturer||Rainier Arms, LLC|
Customer Reviews (6)
- Best charging handle everReview by Ira
- Best charging handle I have foundReview by Nathan
- 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 Feb 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)
- Good Design, Slightly Disappointing QualityReview by Alexander
- Jams my rifle.Review by MikeG
Only reason I kept the thing was cause it works in my dedicated 22lr upper.
Wouldn't recommend the thing for any mil spec AR's. (Posted on 11/24/2015)
- 0 stars Review by Ahrion
I've never had an issue with any charging handles being incompatible with any of my AR15s I've ever used until I tried the avalanche. It was surely an avalanche for me because my charging handle got stuck just testing the thing. Apparently it's not mil-spec or not properly fitted for bolt carrier groups. I tested my Adams Arms bolt carrier, anderson, and MP15 and had the same issue. My charging handle kept slipping on the stop the where the charging handle pulls the BCG to the rear and with each pull back it slipped and gets stuck on the cam pin instead of staying at the stop. 9/10 times this thing failed on me when testing. Had it for a couple hours, didn't even take it to the range and am ready to return it.
Either I got an extremely defective lemon or it's poorly designed. I've never had a charging handle not work. Especially having an Army Ranger background.
I wound also like to add that I received the product with the black anodizing already worn or not even present in a few places. I would like to add that I've had the thing for less than 6 hours.
I don't know what to make of this product as Rainier arms usually produces amazing products. At this moment I'm not very happy. (Posted on 10/20/2015)