One of the first problems I ran into with my AR was the lack of room available for operating the charging handle if a scope was mounted. To fix this issues, I ordered a couple of these Ambidextrous Extended Levers for my charging handle.They are actually quite easy to install and do work remarkably well for the inexpensive price. I paid less than $10 per lever to include shipping.
All you do is drive the pin out of the charging handle latch and then swap out the lever. It takes only a couple of minutes and looks like this after installation.When you do install it, be careful because the actual charging handle itself is made of a soft aluminum. This leaves it quite susceptible to marks and scuffs. Since this is going into my “truck AR” i was not as careful as I should have been. The next one will be done much more professionally. For a quick and easy fix, this charging handle latch actually is quite nice. Not only that, but they are much cheaper than the $60 charged for a Gunfighter or some of the other higher quality ones.
I do recommend these charging handle latches for if you need a little extra room due to optics or bear paws for hands.