APOPKA, Fla. – A new assault rifle manufactured by Spike’s Tactical in Apopka, Florida is scheduled to become available for public purchase Wednesday morning.
The Spike’s Tactical Crusader is a new version of the AR-15 assault rifle and is designed with the purpose that it will not be able to be used by Muslim terrorists.
On the right side of the rifle, the Bible verse, Psalm 144:1 is laser etched into the magazine well. The Bible verse says, “Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.”
“Right now and as it has been for quite some time, one of the biggest threats in the world is and remains Islamic terrorism,” said Ben “Mookie” Thomas, spokesman for Spike’s Tactical, who is a former Navy Seal and former Blackwater security contractor. “We wanted to make sure we built a weapon that would never be able to be used by Muslim terrorists to kill innocent people or advance their radical agenda.”
The Crusader features a shield with a cross on the left side of the lower unit, while the safety selector markings feature the words, “Peace” for safe, “War” for semi-automatic, and “God wills it.” On the reverse side of the safety selector are the Latin translations of those words, Pax Pacis, Bellum, and Deus Vult.
The rifle shoots standard .223 or 5.56 ammunition, but can be modified to shoot 300 AAC Blackout ammunition by simply changing the barrel.
The Crusader retails for $1,395, and like all Spike’s Tactical products, has a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty.
For a list of full specifications and to learn more about purchasing the Crusader rifle, click here.
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 more than 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.