Guns Spike’s Tactical Crusader Yet To Slow Down David Reeder April 27, 2016 The Spike's Tactical Crusader Rifle, released over six months ago, remains of their best selling weapon models and is the rifle most often brought in for customization in their shop. That's saying something, considering Spike's builds up to 15,000 guns a month. This popularity might be due to the solid reputation Spike's has in the rifle world, or maybe it's because of how the rifle is described — you see, they deliberately chose to ignore all sensitivity training and politically correct societal guidelines to tell it like it is: the Spike's Tactical Crusader is a rifle built for the express purpose of defending America from Muslim terrorists. Hell, I'd buy one just to hear the social justice warriors wail and see the apologists gnash their teeth. See also irhabiyoun and mufsidoon. Featured image of white rifle above is a custom painted Spike's Tactical Crusader painted by @montactical, with a @dr_tiquestar Spike's Tactical Crusader patch. We're pretty sure that rifle belongs to The Hoss USMC (@thehossusmc), q.v. – he's probably got more pictures on his social media if you want to check it out. As you can see, each weapon comes with the Crusader Cross Shield and the complete rifle comes engraved with Psalm 144:1 engraved on the lower receiver. The trigger settings are peace (safe), war (fire) and God wills it (full auto if you have a select fire version). It's a 14.5 in. chrome lined barrel with a mid-length gas system, pinned and welded with a Dynacomp Two for a muzzle device, making it 16 in. overall. The rails are Spike's M-LOK rail with a QD socket and Magpul MBUS sights up top and the BCG (Bolt Carrier Group) is a lightweight nickel-boron number. The pistol grip is Spike's proprietary grip (it's ribbed, but we'll forego the obvious crude remark). “Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.” This is the description from the Crusader page on the Spike's website. Note; be forewarned there's something wonky going on with their home page and the direct link to the rifle from their home page isn't working. You'll need to use the search feature. The Spike’s Tactical Crusader is a 14.5”(16”OAL) Lightweight Mid-Length Rifle Package. This rifle contains a selection of our finest components and at its core is our new ST Crusader lower with Integral trigger guard. This weapon balances the fine line between tactical and competition, Light weight and Dependability! The 14.5” Light weight Mid-length CMV barrel with ST Dynacomp 2 pinned and welded for compliance makes for a very smooth shooting rifle with extremely fast follow up shots due to reduced recoil and overall balance of the rifle is perfect. Included features are our Enhanced lower parts kit with the ST Battle Trigger, ST Billet Latch Plate, KNS Anti-Rotational Hammer and Trigger Pins, ST Ambi Safety Selector, Billet Mag Release Button and new Pro Grip. The combination of Lightweight NIB BCG and our Spike’s ST-T2 Tungsten buffer completes the package and makes for an extremely smooth shooting rifle. On the fore end is our new ST- 12” MLOK Rail system. With an unloaded weight of 6.65lbs and smooth shooting of a Mid-length gas system the Crusader is a Versatile Rifle at Home or on the Competition flat Range as well as the Two Way Range. And of course Each component is backed by the Spikes Tactical Lifetime Warranty. Here's a look at how one part of how a Crusader is created, posted a few days back on the Spike's Tactical Facebook page. Spike's Tactical Crusader Features include: Spike’s Tactical 14.5” Lightweight CMV 1:7 Twist, Mil-Spec Barrel ST low-Profile Gas Block .625 Diameter Gas Seat 5.56 mm NATO 12” ST MLOK Rail System ST Dynacomp/D2 Bible Verse Laser engraved on the side of the magwell ST Enhanced Lower Parts Kit With The New Pro Grip ST Lightweight Nickel Boron M16 Bolt Carrier Group ST-T-2 Tungsten Buffer Magpul CTR Stock w/ Enhanced Butt Pad ST Billet Mag Release Button MBUS Sights ST Crusader lower with Integral Trigger Guard ST M-4 Forged upper Receiver with Crusader Shield engraving ST Billet Latch Plate You can see a lot of pictures of the Spike's Tactical Crusader Rifle in the wild on social media if you're interested. Check hashtags #crusaderrifle, obviously, and also #spikes_tactical, #crusader, #spikescrusader, #psalm144 and other variations on the theme. 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