Raptor Charging Handle Models Explained

Raptor Charging Handle Models Explained

Raptor Charging Handle Models

L-R: Original Raptor, Raptor LT, Raptor SD, Raptor SL, Raptor SD-SL

Diagram above summarizes the various Raptor models 

Radian Weapons (AXTS) helped bring the AR-15 into the 21st Century with the introduction of their patented Raptor ambidextrous charging handle. Not content to rest on their laurels, they have continued to push the envelope with the introduction of several new models. Each new model brings new features to the lineup. Let's take a look at them!

First, Radian Raptor charging handles all have several things in common.  All have the patented ambi handles, 7075 MILSPEC Type III hard anodized aluminum construction, oversized roll pins for strength, limited lifetime warranty and are 100% designed and manufactured in the USA.

Original Raptor (below): The original design with all the ground breaking improvements from Radian Weapons. Currently available in a variety of finishes including Black, Flat Dark Earth (FDE), Tungsten Grey, Brown, and NP3.

Radian (AXTS) Raptor Charging Handle 556

Raptor LT (below): Hard anodized aircraft quality 7075 aluminum handles are over-molded with high strength, fiberglass reinforced polymer. That change to the handle construction saves weight and saves you money. The body of the charging handle is unchanged from the original.

Raptor-LT Ambi Charging Handle For Sale

Raptor SD (below): Silencer optimized. Handles are identical to the original, but with a ported shaft to redirect gasses down and forward, away from a shooter's face when shooting suppressed.

Radian Raptor SD Charging Handle 556

Raptor SL (below): Slimline handles for ultra low-profile, anti-snag design.

Radian Raptor SL Charging Handle 556

Raptor SD-SL (below): This hybrid mates the slimline handles of the SL model with the ported shaft of the SD model to bring you the best of both worlds. Ideal for the AR15 shooter that is shooting suppressed and also wants the anti-snag features of the ultra low profile handle. 

Radian Raptor SD-SL Charging Handle 556

Any Raptor charging handle is an excellent part for a new build or as an upgrade to an existing AR-15.  With this expanded selection, Radian Weapons has made sure that you can find the exact model that you need! 

Note: Radian Weapons did not leave the AR10 out! A full line of AR10 charging handles is available, see our AR10 Charging Handles.

May 19th 2019 David Blazek

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