email got dumped in my seldom checked "promotions" folder, apparently mine shipped and will be here friday. Definitely want to hear about the Mean arms too. As far as racking the Maxim RDB, barely notice it with my Raptor handles, definitely easier than the scheel. Some people on Reddit were claiming it was impossible to rack, pretty much every one was using a mil-spec or other charging handle that lacks the spring loaded lever ears. The theory is that the little bump from the lever bottoming, and the larger size help, it's much harder to rack if you do it really slow, but racking with any effort and speed, and you don't really notice the extra effort of the RDB disengaging.I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this when you get it.
That's good to know. Your review was the impetus for my order. I need to test fire and sight in a few recent purchases, so will most likely get out this weekend.
I'm going to let smdub be the guinea pig on the MEAN upper. Looks intriguing.