Another little part upgrade for one of my guns. Pretty much everything on an AR-15 or AR-10 can be customized but when you have an oddball rifle that has special proprietary parts, there aren’t many options. The Colt LE901 uses a special charging handle that is longer than an AR-15 but shorter than an AR-10. Precision Reflex recently did a small production run of 901 specific Gas Buster charging handles.
It’s a huge improvement over the stock factory Colt charging handle since the PRI Gas Buster is a little wider but has the extended latch. There are two latch options; the Military Big Latch and the Combat Latch. I went with the Combat Latch because it has serrations for more grip. The Military Big Latch is the same size but has a smooth latch. Aside from the size advantage, the Gas Buster latches are designed to divert gas, oil and particles away from the shooter’s face. Overall I’m happy with the upgrade since it shores up the deficiencies of the factory charging handle. As for price, it’s listed on PRI for $89 w/o shipping added, so about under $100. (GRH)