A carbine, chambered in 9mm, that runs off of Colt SMG mags and is integrally suppressed… Somebody pinch me! Spike’s Tactical absolutely smashed the proverbial nail on its proverbial head. This thing is awesome. Running on the Spike’s 9mm lower (that accepts standard AR components such as triggers and safeties), this is one recluse that you won’t mind seeing when you open the safe.
While the lower is cool, the proprietary blowback upper is really what makes this rifle sing. The upper receiver resembles a standard AR-15, but that’s where the similarities end. Completely rebuilt to run reliably on 9mm ammunition, the Brown Recluse sports a clipped ejection port, oversized brass deflector, and a Spike’s blowback style 9mm bolt carrier group.
Did we mention this thing is integrally suppressed? The suppressor tube/body is nestled under a Spike’s quad-rail handguard and permanently affixed to the barrel making the Recluse a “One-Stamp Gun.” In other words, it’s not considered a short-barreled rifle (SBR) because the barrel extends past the 16” requirement. The suppressor is then the only part of this firearm that is an NFA item. Speaking of the suppressor, it utilizes a traditional baffle stack (generally more efficient), which is somewhat rare in integral systems that tend to favor a more simplistic monocore.
I know some of you have gotten this far wondering the entire time if the barrel is ported or not. The answer is… Yes. Similar to the concept made popular with the MP-5SD, the Brown Recluse has a ported barrel to bleed off gasses and turn standard 115gr (or 124gr) FMJ’s subsonic before they pass the crown of the barrel. As with anything; science still applies. Altitude, powder, and projectiles will all affect the “always subsonic” concept, but we can safely say that for almost anyone firing off-the-shelf FMJ’s, the system will be subsonic!
- Magpul CTR buttstock
- Spike’s pistol grip
- Spike’s T-2 buffer
- Magpul MBUIS
- “Mil-Spec” single stage trigger
- Accepts standard AR-15 lower components (and charging handles)
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
- Spike’s (Colt SMG-patterned) steel 32 round magazine
- MagLula loader
- Three (3) 7” plastic rail covers (“ladder rail covers”)
- Suppressor endcap removal tool
- One (1) Q.D. sling swivel
- Magpul MBUIS front sight tool
- Spike’s swag
- Coyote brown nylon softcase
- Molle interior and front
- 3”x6” loop panel on front
- Padded carry handles
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