POF is well known for their innovative gas piston system for the AR-15 and large frame AR style rifles. They were one of the first companies on the scene to widely popularize and offer a non-direct-impingement AR-15 operating system. Now that they have a firmly established foothold in the firearms industry, they are expanding their product line and offering other new and innovative products.
This ambidextrous charging handle is designed to be used on large frame (e.g. .308 Winchester / 7.62x51mm NATO chambered) AR style rifles. The charging handle has release latches on both sides of the T-handle, allowing it to be manipulated by either hand. The release latches are oversized and feature aggressive serrations to make gripping easier. The release latches are sized appropriately to use either the pinch (thumb and index finger) charging technique, or the more aggressive palm technique.
For enhanced durability the charging handle is machined from 7075-T6 aluminum. The particular aluminum alloy is known for it’s excellent strength characteristics. The aluminum is finished in a durable Type III hard coat anodizing. This finishing coat enhances corrosion and wear resistance, thereby lengthening service life and the anodizing also gives the charging handle relatively low shine black finish.