Shandlanos 1,470 Posted May 4, 2014 Report Share Posted May 4, 2014 Well, the charging handle on my 8" gun broke off - for the second time. The first time it wasn't cycling properly, and broke off during firing - it broke into two pieces that time. That was a few years and more than a thousand rounds ago. The second time, when I took it home to clean it, the fucker broke off in my hand during disassembly, almost perfectly flush with the bolt carrier.It's a welded Galil-style charging handle. It looked like it was welded properly, cosmetically it was very nicely done both times. I sent it back to the manufacturer the first time - not sure if I want to do that again, or send it to another reputable gunsmith to have it repaired.I'm certain it's not overgassed - the recoil feels right, and I use an MD Arms gas plug that I always tune to the lowest setting that will reliably kick shells. Any suggestions?It's more than a little frustrating when an expensive piece of hardware is rendered all but useless by a simple failure. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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