Ambidextrous charging handles are becoming more and more common today, as people realize that we do not live a right-handed world. Being able to operator your AR-15 equally well from the left or right hand can be invaluable in certain situations.
In addition to the ambidextrous capabilities of this BCM ambi-charging handle, the latches have been replaced with medium oversized latches. These over sized latches are easier to find and manipulate under stress when compared to the smaller, more fragile latches on standard AR-15 charging handles.
The BCM Ambi charging handle has the same core design elements that make the rest of the BCM Gunfighter charging handles so durable. It has the extended teeth of the rear of the charging latch that take pressure off of the vulnerable roll pin and place that stress on to the much more sturdy main body of the charging handle.