HABU Custom charging handle

HABU

FALCON 37

Falcon 37’s founders envisioned an advanced charging handle that could double as a cheek rest.

Market and User Research, Human Factors Engineering, Industrial Design, CAD Modeling, Prototyping, Manufacturing Transfer

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

  • Integrates and blends with the AR-15
  • Operates in one fluid motion
  • Provides both friction and comfort as needed
  • Includes height adjustability

HABU

FALCON 37

Falcon 37’s founder envisioned an advanced charging handle that could double as a cheek rest.

Market and User Research, Human Factors Engineering, Industrial Design, CAD Modeling, Prototyping, Manufacturing Transfer

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

Integrates and blends with the AR-15

Operates in one fluid motion

Provides both friction and comfort as needed

Includes height adjustability

One of the unique challenges of this product was to make the handle easy to grip while maintaining a low profile for comfort.

Habu and US Law Enforcement
Habu and US Law Enforcement

One of the unique challenges of this product was to make the handle easy to grip while maintaining a low profile for comfort.

Hubu CAD Model

Our team worked with HABU to establish the requirements for the advanced charging handle. Then, a preliminary mechanical design was created to work out the components in the system, the overall assembly process, and the user interaction with the design.

Hubu CAD Model

Our team worked with HABU to establish the requirements for the advanced charging handle. Then, a preliminary mechanical design was created to work out the components in the system, the overall assembly process, and the user interaction with the design.

Once the initial mechanical design was generated, our team of industrial designers created a series of aesthetic iterations to find a design that would be user-friendly, ergonomic, and blend with the aesthetic of the AR-15.

HABU Charging Handle Industrial Design
HABU Charging Handle Industrial Design

Once the initial mechanical design was generated, our team of industrial designers created a series of aesthetic iterations to find a design that would be user-friendly, ergonomic, and blend with the aesthetic of the AR-15.

Habu 3D Printed and overmolded Charging Handle

Prototypes of the initial and refined designs were created to allow for user testing and to verify the design assumptions.

Habu 3D Printed and overmolded Charging Handle

Prototypes of the initial and refined designs were created to allow for user testing and to verify the design assumptions.

Habu, Custom Charging Handle Exploded View

The final design was then transferred to manufacturing. We created manufacturing drawing packages that defined critical dimensions, materials, colors, and assembly instructions.

HABU CUSTOMERS

US Navy SEALS
US Marine Corps
Special Operations Forces
Department of Homeland Security
Federal Law Enforcement

Rifle with Custom Charging Handle
Rifle with Custom Charging Handle

HABU CUSTOMERS

US Navy SEALS
US Marine Corps
Special Operations Forces
Department of Homeland Security
Federal Law Enforcement

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