By Jeff W. Zimba
Badger Ordnance is a manufacturer of many fine products including machined, scope rings, and has hit the target again with the Tactical Latch.
The Tactical Latch replaces the original latch that unlocks the charging handle on the on the AR-15 family of rifles. This new design eases the charging operation when the rifle has a scope because it is no longer necessary to reach under the scope to get to the charging handle.
Installation is simple and only requires the use of a 1/16” punch to remove the latch pin. You have to exercise caution in doing this as the latch spring is under compression. You remove the original latch, and reverse the order using the Tactical Latch. The Tactical Latch is available for $18.75.
6302 N. Park Ave.
Gladstone, MO 64118
|This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V4N5 (February 2001)|