Rifle Manufacturer AXTS Becomes Radian Weapons

Radians Weapons Model 1

AXTS is the one and only inventor of the Raptor charging handle, the AX556 lower receiver, and the fully ambidextrous MI-T556 Carbine. If you have not had a chance to put AXTS products through their paces, you have not completed your bucket list—they are that good. However, things are changing. Fortunately, just the name and not the innovation or quality. Here is the full release. radian-model-1-6 In an effort to better align the brand with their ever-evolving products, AXTS Weapons Systems has launched their new name – Radian Weapons.

AXTS has gained popularity and acclaim with its ambidextrous Raptor charging handle, and with the recent release of its sub-MOA rifle, the MI-T556 (now called the Radian Model 1). The new name was designed to distinguish them as a leader in the production of high-end, evolved weapons systems.

“We are more than an accessories company, and Radian helps us tell that story,” said Radian Weapons’ CEO, Joshua Underwood. “Continuous innovation and a hard driving work ethic are the core values we live by and have been the foundation for AXTS Weapons Systems. Radian Weapons will continue to build on this foundation, fulfilling our passion to bring the best performing products to our customers. A relentless pursuit of perfection in product design and world class manufacturing will be the standard of Radian Weapons.” To accompany the launch of the new brand, Radian released a teaser video to showcase its new style set to the tune of its original manufacturing process. They are also giving away a Radian Model 1 Rifle paired with a Leupold Mark 6 3-18x44mm optic to celebrate the brand launch. For more information on Radian, the rebrand, and the giveaway, visit

About Radian Weapons: Radian Weapons (formerly AXTS Weapons Systems) designs and manufactures the most innovative, professional-grade products in the firearms industry. Headquartered in Oregon, their focus on rifles and accessories has allowed them to stand out from competition, building a reputation of sub-MOA accuracy, top-tier quality and industry-leading ambidextrous ergonomics.

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Comments (2)

  1. Nice looking weapon. But a few dollars more than I have to spend this week. Been trying to save my change to pay my increased tax bill when Killery gets in office…

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