Anderson Manufacturing Standard Charging Handle - AR-15

Manufactured by Anderson Manufacturing
Manufactured by Anderson Manufacturing
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Anderson Manufacturing builds rifles, pistols, and parts utilizing the latest in computerized manufacturing. By keeping manufacturing in house, Anderson can offer quality, American-made products at an affordable price, backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

You can't build an AR-15 without a charging handle, and this standard charging handle from Anderson Manufacturing is a good choice for a basic build. It is precision CNC machined from 7075-T6 aluminum and hardcoat Type III anodized black. Nothing fancy here, just a well-made part that will deliver reliable service, and economical enough to keep one on hand in your spare parts kit.

  • Standard charging handle
  • 7075-T6 aluminum forging
  • Compatible with AR-15 platform
  • Dimensions: 8 x 2 x 1 in
  • Weight: 0.0683 lbs
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BrandAnderson Manufacturing
Latch SizeShort Latch
MaterialAluminum - 7075-T6
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excellent quality


Excellent quality charging handle. Bought for a ghost firearms pistol upper. Fit perfect. Couldn't ask for anything more out of a standard charging handle. Again thanks P A for all the choices.

Nice, no frills CH


Bought this CH on sale and it does what it says. I'm left-handed and considered an ambi CH, but until I grab one, this straight-forward handle feels like it will do just fine: fits well in an Aero upper, easy to manipulate even with my off hand (right).

Check handle close before installing.

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Bought 3 of these charging handles for teo of my new builds and one as a spare. Well went to the range to fire my new .300 Blackout build. everything was going fine for about five rounds then i began having cycling issues and several failure to fire. Seemed like the bolt was not cycling right. After checking the buffer and spring, Trigger controls and re-lubing the bolt tried again. Same thing was happening. So when i got home i took everything apart for a closer inspection. That is when i noticed that when i pulled the charging handle the bolt was hanging up in the upper. That is when i noticed that the charging handle had a big indentation in it where it rides on top of the bolt. I changed charging handles. Problem Solved. Will be calling PA to see if they will send me a new one. Since I think it was a manufacturing defect.

Have them in three uppers


Nice finish, have them in three different manufacturers uppers, always fit perfectly. Shipped super fast. Thanks Primary Arms.

Anderson Charging Handle


Cheap worked for a few charges and then bent and did not slide freely. Replaced it within two days of putting it in my AR I'd recommend spending the extra few dollars for a quality charging handle. Primary's shipping and customer service were top notch as always. Had my order in two days.

Worth the money


Little flimsy will bend if mishandled 400 rounds later still works great. Great part for a normal use.


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Looks and fits well. No complaints.

Anderson's QC is still pretty bad

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Not even a week and the coating rubbed off with a oily rag and not soon after a viable area that still has coating on it started to rust, this is extremely disappointing effort on anderson's part.

From PA: this is not normal. Contact us and we will get a good one in your hands.

You get what you pay for

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The Anderson charging handle was on sale, and I needed just a basic no Frills GI handle, out of the packaging some noticeable burs, either from rough handling or the anodizing not making it on the edges. The real kicker is its non functional, will not work in 3 different manufactures uppers, BCM, DD, Aero and so on. Upon inspection against known good Charging handles its machined about 0.010" thick in critical areas.

Don't waste your money

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I bought there for three budget build. My gunsmith has to file and sand them hem down do get them to charge the weapon. They were so bad I wad doubting his abalties. He was quite angry and told me not to come back. This guy has built over 20 AR's for me. So I ordered 3 aero precision charging handles and it was like a totally different rifle. Anderson has NO quality control. Bought a lpk kit and the mag release bar was bent like you put it in a vise and tried to bend it. I understand these people are working their butts off but come on, have a little pride in your work. NEVER AGAIN WILL BUY ANYTHING BUILD FROM ANDERSON, NO MATTER THE PRICE... Nothing against P.A. Just a word to the wise...