Spikes Tactical

Discussion in 'Rifles & Shotguns' started by Blayglock, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Anyone have any experience with thier AR15s? Good? Bad? How about customer service?
     
  2. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Spikes is not one of my favorite manufacturers,.....goes back questionable
    practices during the Obama gun scare a few years back.

    Overall, good products, pricing and CS.
     

  3. IraG2362

    IraG2362 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 3, 2011
    great products, great customer service ..
     
  4. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Thanks. I'm choosing between the and a S&W M&P
     
  5. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2011
    Spikes is GTG. I wouldn't hesitate using Spikes products again.
     
  6. SkDmRkLcY

    SkDmRkLcY Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Never heard a bad thing, like some of the special lowers they do.

    Are you looking at complete rifles?
     
  7. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Yes complete rifle. I'm also researching Brazillan rifle laws. That's where I'm trying to go so I need to make sure everything is compliant.
     
  8. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    I like Spike and have always wanted to built a Spike black rifle.
     
  9. Hatter

    Hatter Makes **** Move

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    Aug 23, 2011
    Spikes makes quality product. The billet receivers are manufactured by Seekins in WA state and the lack of availability speaks for their market acceptance. I'm also a huge fan of the Tungsten filled T2 buffer from Spikes. Soft shooting and no weight rattle that other standard buffers tend to have. Overall they have definitely stepped up their game the past few years and dedicated resources to a 3 gun team and truly quality and functional product.

    No real experience with the CS but they were very responsive and fast to ship on my last order.
     
  10. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    What advantage does a Billet lower have? Is it a forged vs cast thing?
     
  11. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2011
    If I wanted something really light weight I would go with a billet lower and upper.
     
  12. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    So it's a weight savings issue then.
     
  13. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    No,.........I've built billet rifled and forged. Little to no weight difference.
    My main AR is a Quentin Defense biller upper/billet lower, chambered in 6.8 SPC
    It's a hard hitting and accurate hunted out to 300m
     
  14. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Then what is the advantage?
     
  15. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2011
    Yeah pretty much. I think there are other things but that is pretty much it. Someone else might chime in with more info.
     
  16. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    The overall deminsions of billet parts are much better controlled.
    My upper/lower locks up like a bank vault. Manufacturers are able to
    tweak designs a bit, IE,....trigger guards, flared mag wells, ambi mag releases.
     
  17. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2011
    This is the advantage to billet, but a forged lower will serve you well also. It is your preference really.


    Greg I could of sworn the Mega billet lower was lighter than the Spikes lower when I compared them. I could be wrong but it sure felt like it was lighter.
     
  18. Hatter

    Hatter Makes **** Move

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    Aug 23, 2011
    The weight savings is very minimal between styles of receivers. The stock, barrel and forearm rail or handguard are going to contribute more to weight savings and maneuverability. The billet receivers are cut from block aluminum and allow companies to give the rifles some different lines compared to the forged receivers.

    Faawrenchbndr makes a good point that it allows for some new design features such as mag wells and trigger guards. I'm not terribly familiar with the ambi mag release integrated into the lower receiver. I have used the Norgon ambi mag release with good results although it is pricey. POF and Seekins/Spikes do offer ambi bolt releases which allows sending the bolt home without releasing the grip on the rifle.
     
  19. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    I have been considering one of their .22 uppers for some time but more and more reports of issues have kept me away.

    I am going to sit back and do a little more research before any dollars get spent.


    DAT85
     
  20. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    I have a Spikes ST-22 upper. It's been nearly 100% reliable, it had close to 5k rounds fired
     

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