TYR Tactical

Mega Arms Introduces Slide Lock – New Charging Handle


Last week I had the opportunity to try out Grey Ghost Precision’s new Specter heavy and light rifles. These are manufactured exclusively for GGP by Mega Arms. One of the 5.56mm light guns had an interesting charging handle. At the time, the new Slide Lock was still under press blackout but they allowed me to snap a photo for when it did come out.


Well, it’s out now. The patent pending design is ambidextrous but doesn’t rely on all of the moving parts that rival makers incorporate into their designs. Instead, it’s pretty straight forward. Much of the design has to do with the tooth on the catch. Rather than a sharp tooth it is more angled which allows for an easier opening on the pull. You can’t say there aren’t any moving pieces because there are. It’s just simpler than everything else out there.


What’s more, it works. I messed with it quite a bit to get a feel for how well it locked and unlocked as well as the pull. I must admit, I had a smile on my face as I cycled the Slide Lock over and over.

So far, the Slide Lock is only available for 5.56mm AR-style platforms, but Mega is working on a 7.62mm compatible version.

Here, Jason Curns, Firearms Manager at Mega Arms goes over the new charging handle.

Coming soon from MegaArms.com.


9 Responses to “Mega Arms Introduces Slide Lock – New Charging Handle”

  1. Rus says:

    Looks interesting, Mega Arms, let us know when it comes out and I’ll try one!

  2. Andrew says:

    So its held in place by friction as opposed to a mechanical lock? Neat.

  3. Justin says:

    SLR Rifleworks offers their “Renegade” charging handle that is the same basic idea, but uses a ball detent to latch, rather than a cam latch.

  4. BOMBtech001 says:

    Sintercore LLC has been working on this for quite some time. I already have two of theirs! Top notch, veteran owned, great quality!

    • SSD says:

      So you’re saying that this is a copy of the Sintercore charging handle?

      • BOMBtech001 says:

        It is VERY similar! The Mega Arms latch is slightly deeper than the Sintercore variant but same concept and design. I also think Mega Arms is using a steel latch whereas Sintercore has a specially designed material for the latch resulting in less wear and tear in the receiver. Checkout the Sintercore website at: http://sintercore.com/

        • Justin says:

          Interestingly enough, sinter core has pulled their product from their website with a notice regarding the patent pending on mega’s charging handle.