Spike’s Tactical is probably best known for their quirky, but appropriate market AR-15 lowers. While anti-gunners continue to try and ban the rifles, Spike’s just keeps on making newer and cooler lower receivers for us to drool over.
Now, they’ve got another one to get us worked up.
APOPKA, Fla. – Spike’s Tactical, a Florida-based gun and weapons manufacturer, will begin selling their highly anticipated Spartan AR-15 rifle lower receiver on Friday.
The Spartan lower receiver, which was leaked and later confirmed and announced by Spike’s Tactical in early 2017, is the first-of-its-kind to be designed and submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
The lower receiver took more than a year to design and develop, features a Spartan helmet as the AR-15’s magazine well and is compatible with all standard AR-15 lower receiver parts.
The Apopka-based weapons manufacturer teamed up with Rare Breed Firearms to give gun enthusiasts more options when it comes to personalizing their AR-15s and believes consumers will enjoy the unique look of a weathered Spartan helmet in either black anodized or a custom Cerakote paint job.
“We’re excited to roll out this new three-dimensional Spartan lower receiver,” said Cole Leleux, general manager at Spike’s Tactical. “This design, and others to come, will turn any AR-15 into a one-of-a-kind weapon, which overthrows the status quo.”
The Spartan was designed by Rare Breed Firearms, an Austin, Texas firearm-design company specializing in creating distinctive lower receivers for AR-15s. Rare Breed has made Spike’s Tactical its sole manufacturer and distributor of their cutting-edge products.
“This is only the beginning and a first of many designs for gun owners to use to make an AR-15 all their own,” said Lawrence DeMonico, president at Rare Breed Firearms. “Designing and bringing this to life was extremely challenging, but we’re proud of the final result and we know that our customers will truly enjoy this new design.”
The Spartan lower receiver is priced starting at $349.95 and is available for purchase online. To learn more about Spike’s Tactical and their products, visit www.spikestactical.com.
About Spike’s Tactical
Spike’s Tactical was founded the day before 9/11 by Mike and Angela Register and is headquartered in Apopka, Florida. The family-owned business employs around 40 people and all products are made exclusively in the USA and assembled in Florida. Spike’s Tactical is regarded as one of the premier AR-15 manufacturers in the world. Their mission is to build the highest quality products and offer them at the best possible price to the consumer. Spike’s Tactical weapons are designed to military specifications for civilian, law enforcement and military use. All products manufactured by Spike’s Tactical feature a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty.
About Rare Breed Firearms
Rare Breed Firearms was established in 2016 to develop innovative, visually appealing and highly functional firearm designs. Rare Breed Firearms is based in Austin, Texas and is veteran-owned and operated. Through friendly competition, their goal is to drive innovation and bring new designs to the market.
Seriously, the moment I saw this, I knew what I wanted for Christmas:
No, it’s not cheap, but there are plenty of cheap receivers out there if you’re looking for that. This one has some personality to it, damn it!
I’ve said before that the one thing I want to see in the world are guns with a bit more personality, guns that are unique to their users, and these Spartan lowers give you a great opportunity to create something unique. Then again, Spike’s has done that before, and I can’t help but be impressed with the detail on these.
How well do they work? Well, no clue. I haven’t gotten a chance to play with one of these, but it’s a receiver. If they’re built to correct specs–and Spike’s receivers always have been–then there shouldn’t be an issue. I don’t see this one being any different.
If you get one, let us know and let us know what you think of it. Inquiring minds want to know!