Geissele SCH: Super Charging Handle for AR-15 5.56
The Geissele Super Charging Handle (SCH®) is 3D machined from a solid block of aircraft grade 7075-T6 aluminum. Its ambidextrous design allows for seamless operation from either side of the weapon. The levers are dual contoured similar to that of the charging handle of an M14, where not only the x-axis but also the y-axis receive radius cuts. The handling surface of the lever is also checkered, adding a textured grip aiding to the use when operating with gloves. The heightened rear lip of the SCH aids in mitigating gas blow back to the shooter when shooting with short barreled and suppressed weapon systems. All parts are then Type 3 Hardcoat anodized and are available in black and DDC (Desert Dirt Color).
Features & Benefits of the Geissele SCH:
- 3D machined from a solid block of aircraft grade 7075-T6 aluminum
- Ambidextrous design
- All parts are Type 3 Hardcoat anodized
- Levers are dual contoured
- Surface of the lever is checkered, adding a textured grip
- The heightened rear lip aids in mitigating gas blow back to the shooter when shooting with short barreled and suppressed weapon systems
Additional Information on the Geissele Super Charging Handle
- Notes: Our 5.56 charging handles are also compatible with the HK416 rifle.
- Intended Function: N/A
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Customer Ratings & Reviews
This geissele super charging handle is like every other product that Geissele manufactures. The material appears to be of the highest quality; the finish is excellent. The raised lip on the charging handle helps seal against gas blowback when shooting suppressed. The ambient nature of it allows for running off-hand drills. I've been an AXTS Raptor guy for a while now, and I'll be going to Geissele from here on out. Both are excellent products, but the Geissele nudges the Raptor out by helping reduce gas blowback.
The Geissele sch 5.56 charging handle is super lite,
The Geissele sch 5.56 charging handle is super lite, almost feels like a piece of plastic, but it's not. I had no issues with the fit or finished once it was in the weapon. I plan to use the heck out of it, to make sure it's money well spent. I don't know if I would buy another at this time just because there are so many other charging handles in that same price range that are already tested and proven in the field. I'll update my review after I get some range time in and get a better chance to put it thru its paces.
Good Design & Well Made
The geissele super charging handle is a little more expensive than some, however as a left handed shooter I need a good ambi charging handle. This CH has excellent fit & finish and the design is easy to use one handed. This model is also just long enough to clear the forward assist button when grasped by the right hand. Overall, well designed and produced.
Best Charging Handle Ever!
As a left-handed shooter, I originally learned to run an AR platform rifle with a non-ambi “stock” charging handle. As soon as I found how useful an ambidextrous charging handle can be I will always have one. This charging handle is a little “spendy”, but I think it is well worth the price. It clears the forward assist button on the right side of the rifle just enough to allow easy manipulation, yet doesn’t stick out too far. Additionally, Geissele has found the correct angles and gripping texture for perfect gripping. Definitely recommended!!
I decided to give the geissele sch a try thanks to InRangeTV's WWSD project. I wasn't sure it could live up to the hype, but once I installed it, I could only say, "WOW!" Everything about its operation is exceptionally smooth.
Installed the geissele sch 5.56 charging handle, and took it out to my range. Loaded a few live rounds and a dummy round several times into several magazines. On the "click" I performed "tap, rack, bang" drills to clear the bad rounds. I never missed the charging handle, and Never failed to clear the problem. Handle cycled with no resistance (other than buffer spring tension), Fit and finish are excellent. However, with complete uppers going for a little over twice the price for this changing handle alone, I feel it should be on sale for less. I'm always willing to pay for premium parts in my defensive tools. Buy markets fluctuate, and costs should reflect current market values. I would buy again, and probably will. It is, however, still just three pieces of anodized aluminum roll pinned together. The price is a bit high, given the current market and pricing.
You Will Want More
I tried one geissele super charging handle to see how well it performed, and now all my BCM Gunfighters will be finding new homes. I initially tried one to see its performance with a suppressor with its extended back lip. It did well, but its smooth pull makes it a better tuned machine. Its built like a tank and finish is superior.
Worth the Extra Few Dollars
I am a long time Geissele Automatics trigger customer. I run SSA-Es in all but one of my AR rifles and even have a Scar and Tavor triggers they make. I have always used the extensions for the Mil-spec handles on the ARs, but they still felt sloppy. I tried a BCM Gunfighter handle with a great catch in one rifle, but I am not completely happy with it. At this years NRA annual meet, I was pleased to see Geissele decided to make a charging handle and even more delighted when I tried it out, and it didn't pinch my fingers if it was grabbed to close to the center. Unfortunately, they didn't have any for sale at the show. But I picked one up as soon as they become available. Wow, this thing feels good! Very well put together and smooth engagement and disengagement of the catch and no biting. This will be my go-to charging handle going forward. I will probably try the ACH for my rifles with red dots. Great product Geissele. Keep up the great work!
It arrived quickly and worked well so far.