Normally I wouldn’t bother with a press release over something like this. But over the past weekend, I got to use one of these switches on a friend’s carbine and was really impressed with it.
BROUSSARD, LA. (Jan. 10, 2023) – UNITY™ Tactical, a leading innovation and design company for the tactical community, announced today the launch of its newest line of modular electronic switches: AXON™. The AXON line launches with a dual button option – AXON – and a single button option – AXON SL.
AXON allows lights and lasers to fire from individual buttons with versions available for popular issued devices. With one 45-degree angled button and one flat button, its unique design provides tactile differentiation between the two buttons to eliminate confusion in dark, cold and high-stress situations. At only 2.70 inches in length, AXON has the smallest footprint of any dual button switch on the market, taking up less space on the M1913 or M-LOK® rail.
AXON’s light (angled) button features a switch that allows for both momentary and constant activation, while the laser button features a momentary-only button that supports the laser’s double-click-for-constant-on feature. Standard AXON models feature each button firing devices independently. SYNC models fire the laser independently, while the light button will fire both light and laser simultaneously. NGAL variants operate in a SYNC capacity but offer a visible override feature for light and laser.
“AXON is the direct result of customer feedback,” said Mike Roth, VP of business development for UNITY Tactical. “It brings a technically advanced and ergonomically correct solution within a two-button, hard-mounted switch – all in a smaller footprint, giving the end user utmost efficiency in space and capability.”
AXON SL is the even smaller, single button switch in the AXON family. Like AXON’s light button, its 45-degree angled button face provides an ergonomically correct activation angle, making it easy to index under stress, while wearing PPE or facing extreme environmental conditions.
The mechanical switch design allows weapon light models to fire in both momentary and constant-on modes in a familiar click tailcap design. Laser versions utilize a momentary only switch to facilitate use with the native double tap for constant feature found in most common lasers on the market. Dual lead variants are SYNC, firing both light and laser simultaneously.
“We constantly seek to innovate and improve the functionality and durability of our products,” said Trent Zimmer, founder and president of UNITY Tactical. “With each iteration, we aim to make our solutions smaller and more capable. The AXON line of switches is the future of modular electronic switch technology and we’re proud of the additional abilities it provides end users.”
AXON is available in standard (SureFire®/Crane Laser) and SYNC (SureFire/Crane Laser, SureFire/DBAL and SureFire/NGAL) variants in black and FDE for attachment to M1913 and M-LOK rails. It retails between $154.00 and $299.00 depending on the model and is available for purchase now through authorized UNITY dealers and on UNITYtactical.com.
AXON SL is available in single lead (SureFire, Crane Laser and NGAL) and dual lead (SureFire/Crane Laser and SureFire/NGAL) variants in black and FDE for attachment to M1913 rails. It retails between $114.00 and $275.00 depending on the model. AXON SL is available for purchase now through authorized UNITY dealers, with orders shipping starting Feb. 20. It will be available for sale on UNITYtactical.com starting March 1.
AXON and AXON SL will be both be on display at the UNITY Tactical booth #61503 at SHOT Show at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas from Jan. 17-20, 2023.