Spikes Tactical [It's here!]

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Gloves, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Gloves

    Gloves New Member

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    The 10 day waiting period is over and it's here and it looks awesome!

    I took a quick picture with my phone. We immediately replaced the
    butt-stock and pistol grip. Turns out I have a mid-length and my wife
    bought a carbine length hand guard. I should have a new hand guard Tue
    or Wed night.

    I seem to have a smile ear-to ear that you can't slap off! Cant wait to finish it and take her to the range.

    [​IMG]

    There is an American flag you can see on the mag well. It looks ultra-
    bright but that's just the cell-phone flash. The dealer sold me the lower
    receiver from from from his stock that he sells to police departments.

    I love the fact it has the full-auto imprint, even tho I can't select. (it's the
    little things in life)
     
  2. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Looks nice, it seems to be missing the bayonet.:)
     

  3. Gloves

    Gloves New Member

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    Glad you noticed that too! Now i just have to convince the wife it needs one.

    QUESTION: How safe for this gun is it to practice dry-fire?
     
  4. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Very nice. Does the receiver have the spikes spider logo? Love their spider.
     
  5. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Nice looking. Good choice.
     
  6. Ubergopher

    Ubergopher New Member

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    Not sure about the specific brand, but when I go through CATM we always are given a few dummy rounds for when we dry fire.
     
  7. Quentin

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    Very nice! And much better that it's a middy and you have to exchange the carbine handguards instead of the other way around... :p
     
  8. canebrake

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    Good looking stick!

    Give us a rundown after your test drive that puppy.
     
  9. MrMilspecer

    MrMilspecer New Member

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    Enjoy your new AR.I have heard nothing but good about Spikes and their CS. Nice choice :)
     
  10. canebrake

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  11. Dzscubie

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    This may be a dumb question ... but.... that great looking rifle has a pistol grip, bayonet lug and a collapsible stock and I thought they were not allowed in CA? I thought that was why JDP had that weird AF rifle thing at the FTF Texas M&G. Just curious.

    Scubie
     
  12. Quentin

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    Hmmm? That's a great question, Scubie. Never noticed before where you live - what about that, Gloves! :confused:
     
  13. Gloves

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    LOL! Great question! This is 100% California legal. Here are the main points I have to follow:
    1. Fixed Magazine (can not be removed without a tool. tool = bullet to depress button)
    2. Limited to 10 round magazine (kinda, i heard there were some work arounds)
    3. Meets minimum barrel length (not sure what it is tho)

    Basically, if you have a fixed/non-removable magazine you can have all
    the other things you once thought were illegal on it.

    Back to the bullet button: I paid a little bit more so that you can adjust
    said button to be fully functional with your fingers if I decide to take it
    to another (any-other) state.

    I just finished reading this manual:
    TM9-1005-319-10.pdf
    <-- awesome info for an AR n00b like me. Anything else I should be reading?

    Jo da Plumbr, Not only does the mag well have a large spider logo on it,
    the bolt also has one on it. (more printed on that imprinted)



    I'm such a n00b, I had no idea there were 2 apertures on the carry
    handle. I'm going to suck at the range. going to be fun tho. :D
     
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  14. Slowsrt4

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    Congrats! Ill be going with the spikes lower on my build. Hey everyone was a noob at some point in time :)

    Now put some rounds down range!
     
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  15. Quentin

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    That's a 16" middy pictured so you meet the barrel length requirement. As far as zeroing the CH use the small aperture. Your Army TM probably says to zero at 25 meters and also get a 300m zero but you can zero at 50 or 100 yards as well. No worries, it's not that hard to do.
     
  16. Ubergopher

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    It's a magazine, it's a minor nitpicky thing, but it's a magazine not a clip.


    3 things to help with zeroing.

    1. Trigger control; slow and steady, don't jerk it back, it'll throw you off. Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.


    2. Breath control, personally I always fire right after I exhale how there's that extra split second between exhaling and inhaling.


    3. Maintaining the same good stock weld with your cheek, if you move around to much it can mess up your groupings (happens to me all the time when I go to qual.)

    Anyone else care to post up the magic target that can help with identifying what can cause you to be off?
     
  17. Jo da Plumbr

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    Gloves
    You can have high capacity magazines that are older / pre ban. But you cannot legally use them in your AR with the bullet button. That would make the rifle a fixed magazine of high capacity. With the featureless build I have the older mags are OK.

    Stupid the BS we deal with here in CA.:mad:
     
  18. Gloves

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    Slowsrt4, you'll probably like it! (lot of people on this forum say they have
    Spikes lowers, wonder why not the uppers?) I watched the guy build
    mine in less than 20 min from a parts kit. It turns out you can do it really
    fast if you have experience and all the right tools. And there were some
    seriously custom tools involved.

    Damn it Jo! I thought I could get away with one of them mag-part kits.

    Ubergopher, i do know the difference, and i don't know how that word slipped.
    Q: When I squeeze shots, I do it on the exhale but you are saying the pop
    happens toward the end of the exhale?

    Checked with the dealer today... the furniture still hasn't arrived from FL.

    Let me change the subject to ammo for a second.
    ::AMMUNITION::
    95% of my shooting will probably be with .223 55gr.
    However I would like to try some official military 556 62gr.

    I have seen some online at C-than-D, but you have to buy
    one-THOUSAND-rounds (not against that amount). They are
    quite a bit more per round than standard .55gr

    1. Are they legal in CA? (The green tips have steel cores?)
    2. How/where can I get a box of 20 to 100 at a time?
     
  19. russ

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    Just about any decent sporting goods store should have 62 gr. bulk grade ammo, like Wolf or whatever. I know Cabela's has their store brand, Herters, in 62 gr. The sell 20 round boxes here for $4.69 a box.