A current hot trend for the AR15 is for ambi controls. This is one of the trends I find to be worth all the hype. I can think of no real down side to being able to work your firearms just as easy with your alternate killing hand as you do with your main killing hand. Sure its more parts that take training and have the chance of breaking , but, you need to be training any way and anything can break anytime so there is no need to not convert to a new thing that is worth it.
My friend is left handed so he always uses ambi parts on his carbine when he can get them and they are worth the money. One of the ambi controls he bought is the Badger Ord. Ambi charging handle and it is in my opinion worth it. Its not a must have, but if you are a lefty it is very very nice and if you are not a solid follower of the gunfighter handle to the point of worship, its worth it. I like the gunfighter, but I like ambi a lot more. You have to be the judge if the ambi handle is worth it.
The Badger ambi CH is as tough as woodpecker lips like most badger stuff. Very strong and durable.
Being ambi, the charging handle has the latch on both sides. It locks up tight and positive and does not pinch. Its strong and has stood up to some pretty hard training and bouncing around in a police car day after day.
Really I am not sure what else to say about this product. It is a charging handle so… It is hard to beat the BCM gunfighter , and I love the BCM but I have to say I was very impressed with the Badger. It is super tough and well made. Badger makes some super tough gear. I have been using Badger scope bases and rings for years on precision long range bolt guns for years in some very stout rounds and they have given me perfect service. Thats not to say I love all things badger, the free float rails they make seem pointless to me and the extended latch they make to place the factory CH latch, loves to break, bend and snap the pin holding it and drag on chest gear. That stuff it well made, just not for me. I do not recommend those things to you either( but you will do what you will). It is not made cheaply, it just has a niche and the BCM gunfighter has made alot of CH pointless now.
The Badgerambi CH I believe is worth loosing the BCM latch if you truly want your gun to be as close to ambi as possible. That, however, will be a very personal choice further complicated if you run a can and need gas busting features. I do highly recommend you give it a very strong look. At the very least, you will not be let down in quality.