As the evolution of utilizing an AR-15 in tactical situations has progressed, so has the equipment being used. During the earlier years of the AR-15, the changing handle, as originally designed, was very adequate for the techniques being employed. As different techniques evolved, the inadequacy of the standard charging handle being to show.
Currently, a technique often employed by AR-15 shooters is to use a the palm of the hand to depress the charging handle latch and run the action. The small latch of the original AR-15 hand guards is not ideally suited for this technique. This large, more aggressive Badger Ordnance latch gives you a much greater surface to aim for and allows you to put more leverage into the latch, making depressing it easier.