• Specifically designed for ambidextrous charging handles
  • Snag-free rimless design
  • Lightweight
  • Heat treated
  • CNC Billet construction
  • Designed and made in U.S.A.


  • Material: 4130 Steel
  • Weight: 0.68 oz.
  • Finish: Black Nitride


  • AR-15 and AR-10


  • 1x Forward Controls Design Low Drag Forward Assist
  • 1x Roll Pin
  • 1x Forward Assist Plunger Spring


If you want a lighter and better replacement forward assist for your AR-15 or M-16, consider this low drag forward assist by Forward Controls Design. Forward Controls Design is committed to producing ergonomically-designed products for its customers. The company was formerly a partner with Battle Arms Development and has since branched out on its own to provide customers with improved product designs and superior parts for the AR and SCAR systems.

Forward Controls Design Low Drag Forward Assist Is Perfect For Ambi Charging Handle

This Low Drag Forward Assist (LDFA) features a snag-free design and is specifically designed for ARs with ambidextrous charging handles. The rimless design of this forward assist permits the user of an ambidextrous charging handle to use the right latch without snagging the finger or the fingernail.

Forward assists are commonly featured on AR upper receivers and are used to return the bolt to the firing position should it fail to close on its own. It can also be used during operations requiring a certain amount of stealth, as it permits the bolt to be closed quietly.

*The LDFA is designed and made to Colt's TDP Specs and tolerances, and will work with Colt's TDP Spec upper receivers which should have a 0.314" diameter plunger hole. If you have a billet receiver or a forged upper from unknown origin/brand, please measure the plunger hole in the forward assist housing. If it's less than 0.312 in diameter, the LDFA might not fit, or will be a tight fit.

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Reviews (3)

  • FWD CNTRL DESIGN Forward Assist

    Posted by Matthew Roy on 16th Aug 2022

    This forward control should come standard

  • Great for lefties

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Jan 2018

    I can't tell you how many index fingernails I've chunked off on the rim of the forward assist before I found this product. I can now run my rifle like a greased pig without worry.

  • Great product

    Posted by Steve on 20th Aug 2016

    Looked for a while trying to find a forward assist in stainless or similar that didn't have designs on it. Finally found this product. Looks great on my AR10

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