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How often do you guys actually use the bolt hold open feature on the charging handle?

I have an idea for a new one, but Im trying to decide whether or not to integrate that feature into it...
 

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I use it every time I insure the weapon is clear.

Also use it every time every time I go to the range as it is required to lock the bolt to the rear IF CAPABLE when sighning on the range and between resets.

Also every time I show it off, after checking the chamber.

It has been a nice addition.
 

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I am a firm believer that if your weapon is on the bench or a shooting stand or what have you... That it be locked and cleared. It is a saftey thing for me. I like to see chambers open if I am going to check targets.
 

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So Im talking with Bushman about my charging handle idea...turns out he had the same one a while ago, and he MIGHT try to cut one out this weekend...I'll give you a hint on the look...

 

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agree 100% with those who use it, even if I'm alone at the range, I think its important to keep in practice the safety precautions I use.
 

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I already called dibs :D
 

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The charge handle on my 4095 won't engage because of a misalignment to the top side of the slot.I guess I will be doing a little file work, or a charge handle with a smaller button .
 

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I use my charging handle to lock back the bolt on my 995 all the time, for all of the above posted reasons. If you don't constantly keep your safety precautions fresh in your mind, and in practice 100% of the time, you run the risk of becoming complacent. When you become complacent, that's when you get AD's. Never let yourself get lazy.
 
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I almost never use it on mine. I don't go the range, just the friends ranch, and if the firearm is in hand it is being shot. If it isn't in hand, it is set aside safely and cleared, mag and everything pulled.

I suppose I would use it more just to get into the habit if it wasn't such a pain in the ass on the 995. It wasn't designed very well IMO. I just have problems with getting it to stay in place.
 

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Well I appreciate everybody's input...as for me, when Im done using it, I drop the mag, pull back the slide and check the chamber, then close it again...the only time I ever lock it open is when I drop the boresnake through at the end of the day...
 

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New owner, I put a full mag in the gun but the charge handle stays back...I can't get it t move forward period. It's got to be me, the newbie. Any tips? Safety on or off makes no difference.
 

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New owner, I put a full mag in the gun but the charge handle stays back...I can't get it t move forward period. It's got to be me, the newbie. Any tips? Safety on or off makes no difference.
Pull handle back and release.
 

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:welcome:markseaysr!!!

Try pulling it further back and "slingshot" it forward. Also check to make sure it is not in the "locked" position, the charging handle slips in towards the bolt and into the locking notches on the receiver.
 
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