Drop-in UpgradeI was looking for an ambi charging handle for my AR-10 and this was one of the top reviewed models. There were some negative comments about the fiberglass reinforced polymer coating. I found the criticism to be without merit.
Service from TNA was prompt and courteous. If the item is out of stock you will never hear any excuses. Literally within the same week I ordered, the part arrived in the mail.
The charging handle is a solid piece of aluminum and the coating looks durable. Time and charging will tell. It comes in a nice package and feels like a quality part when you handle it.
Replacement of the original charging handle is very simple. If you have a vise block it tends to lend the process a lot less comedic fumbling and exasperation. But seriously, it's drop in. If you can move the takedown pin on the Armalite AR-10/DPMS 25 compatible rifle, you can install the Raptor LT. I put a tiny blip of lube on the moving bits before installing.
The ergonomics and function are very much improved. Combined with a battery assist, I can now charge, release and mag drop with the dominant hand, and operate the safety with the thumb. Greatly improves chambering and control, plus is equally functional from either side. Overall I would recommend this product. If you intend hard use go with the top model. The LT has all the rugged build quality that I require for the range.
Radian Raptor LT Ambidextrous Charging Handle (308 AR-10 SR25)
Meet the newest member of the Radian family: Raptor-LT. 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 AR-10/SR25-pattern rifles, the Raptor-LT is available in black, flat dark earth, and grey, all designed to match standard Magpul® color offerings. Like all Radian products, the Raptor-LT comes with a limited lifetime warranty, and is 100% designed and manufactured in the USA. Black AR15 Raptor-LT shipping immediately. All other variants coming soon.
The tab on the right side of the handle is connected to the left tab by a linkage so that the move together. You can pull either the right or left tab to unlatch the handle.
To keep it moving smoothly, we recommend putting some oil on the moving parts occasionally. The finish of the left and right side sometimes causes a friction. Oil her up and there are no problems.
- 7075 mil-spec anodized aluminum
- Over molded with plastic so it feels warm in the winter time
- Feels like it's on ball bearings
- Multiple colour options
- Made in the USA by Radian Weapons (formerly AXTS Weapons Systems)
- (1) Raptor LT charging handle (your choice of colour)
- All Dpms style AR-10 BCGs
- All mil Spec uppers
- Can work with BCL102 if you work the ears a touch
Tools required: none
Installation notes: Drops right in. I like to oil the moving parts a bit before I install these
MFG part number:
- R0151: Black
- R0153: Grey
- R0152: FDE