New Radian Weapons Raptor-LT – Lower cost ambidextrous charging handle

    I’ll start and say I really like the Radian Weapons Ambidextrous charging handles. In fact, I think all my AR-15s and my only AR-10 have them now.

    That has left a rather deep hole in my pocket, but helps with one of the weak designs of the AR-15. Plus they look and function really well (I still want the Golden Dictator version).

    I have yet to destroy a Raptor, and I use them for competition, they’re perfect for the Option 2 and 3 starts with an empty chamber.

    At 59,95 USD, the new Raptor-LT leaves a smaller hole in the pocket than all other Raptors. What’s the catch?

    I haven’t seen one to be able to compare side-by-side with the normal Raptor, but apart from the CNC machined aluminum base, the LT is over-moulded with polymer. Sounds like a Glock to me, so what’s not to like?

    At the moment only black is available. But there will be a bunch of colors to chose from as long as you speak Magpul.

    Utilizing the same patented ambidextrous functionality as its predecessor, the Raptor-LT handles are machined from 7075 aluminum, MILSPEC Type III hard anodized, then over-molded with high-strength, fiberglass reinforced polymer for the ultimate combination of strength, weight, and durability. Compatible with AR15/M16 or AR10/SR25-pattern rifles, the Raptor-LT is available in black, flat dark earth, and grey, all designed to match standard Magpul® color offerings.

    The Raptor-LT is designed and manufactured in the USA.

    Check the video. In fact, I think the LT might offer an advantage over the normal aluminum, as the polymer might offer just a bit better grip than metal?

    The color coding with polymer should work better than anodized aluminum as well, where you might end up with some surprising batch problems.





    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.