Devil Dog Concepts Video Resources

AR-15 Side Charging Handle System; the Hard Charger

Hard Charger Tactical - HCT

Hard Charger Rear - HCR

How To Install the DDC Side Charging Handle System

Hard Charger Pull Handles

CHARPS; Combat Pistol Sights


Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question that is not answered below, please contact us for more information.

Will the Hard Charger work on my rifle/ does my rifle have a standard forged upper?

If your rifle has a "Roll Mark" above the forward assist, your upper is a standard forged and compatible with the Hard Charger.

Do you have an AR-10/.308 model, when would it be available?

This product is in development, however at this time, we do not have an expected release date.

Do you have a Left Handed Rifle model, when would it be available?

Not at this time. We hope to offer this option in the future. At this time we do not have an expected release date.

Why will the Hard Charger not work on Billet Uppers?

The standoff support section of the Hard Charger that rests against the upper receiver, requires that receiver to be standard across the board. Billets are not standard in width.

What other rifles will the Hard Charger NOT work on?
  • Sig MPX and MCX
  • CMMG Mutant
  • PSA AK47
  • H&K 416
  • any other rifles whose upper receiver and charging handle size are not standard as they would be for a 223/5.56.
If my rifle does not have a standard forged upper, can the Hard Charger be modified to work?

In many cases, the answer is Yes. However, once any of our products are modified, it voids any guarantee and voids our warranty.

Will the Hard Charger work on piston system rifles?


Do you ship internationally?

For international inquiries and exports, please contact Alex Chongmontre at Rainier Arms.

Will the Hard Charger work on 300 Blackout, 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, or 9mm and other pistol calibers?

Yes. The Hard Charger will work on any caliber as long as the upper receiver is a standard forged upper and the charging handle size is standard as it would be for a .223/5.56.

Will optics with large mounting knobs work with the Hard Charger?

In most cases, Yes. Optics such as Aimpoint Pro, ACOG, and many others, with the large mounting knobs, have mounts that are reversible (usually a couple screws on the underside). Switch the knob to the ejection port side (*this will not interfere with the case ejection) and they will work great together.

Does the Hard Charger reciprocate?


Shipping details

We ship via USPS. Orders placed Mon-Fri are usually shipped within 48 hours. Back order items ship when available. Orders placed on weekends usually ship within 48 hours of the following Monday.