Radian Weapons has one of their rifles on display at the Brownell’s Booth. Luckily Nick Booras of Radian was there to explain and share some info about Radian Weapons.
Some of you may or may not have heard of AXTS. But I am sure many of you know of the Rainier Arms Raptor Charging handle. Well Rainier never made those charging handles, It was all AXTS.
Well due to poor brand recognition and that the AXTS name is not even an acronym. So they switched it to Radian Weapons.
On the Radian AR, on the Brownell’s Dream Guns display, the lower receiver uses their ambi bolt catch design where you simply press the mag release in as you rack the charging handle back and that actuates the bolt catch to lock the bolt open.
While Radian did not have any thing new to show me, they do have some new charging handles coming out soon.
First up they are making a Raptor handle for the Sig MPX/MCX line of guns. They are also coming out with a Raptor style charging handle for the Sig 716.
Edit: Here is a leaked photo I found of the MPX/MCX Raptor.
Radian is making a custom handle for the Q Honey Badger and it will be clear anodized to match the Honey Badger.
They will also be making a Raptor style handle for the Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 and the M&P10.
The Sig handles should be coming out in 4-6 weeks and the rest are to be released in similar increments.