War Sport Costa Ludus Edition

Costa Ludus and War Sport collaborated to make a limited edition AR. It is made by War Sport and sold by Reactive Gunworks.

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Here is a video of Costa doing his thing with the Costa Ludus Edition AR. SureFire 60 mag dump.

Here are the specs from the Reactive Gunworks page.
– Caliber: .223 Rem/ 5.56NATO

– Chamber: .223 Wylde

– Barrel Length: 14.7” 4150CM LVOA Match Barrel

– Twist Rate: 1/8 RH

– Weight (unloaded): 7.0lbs

– Length (overall): 31” – 35”

– Trigger: Geissele SSA-E

– Stock/Pistol Grip: Magpul CTR / Magpul MIAD

– Sights: None

– Muzzle Device: War Sport GP Comp Pinned and Welded

– Color: Costa Grey

– Extras: Battle Arms 90 Degree Selector, QD End Plate and the first and last position on rail


The AR will retail for $2,650 and you can order it on ReactiveGunworks.com.

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • Andrew

    I guess the proposed rule about not showing targets after mag dumps didn’t get approved.

  • David

    Oh, yeah. Not

  • John

    This thing almost put me to sleep. It needs more cowbell.

  • Color: Costa Grey

  • Esh325

    You could buy like two nice vacations with 2650

    • Anon

      Or two nice ar’s

      • Joshua

        3 if you stick with basic 6920’s.

    • Adam Czechowski

      better yet, a $700 stock AK, or $900 stock AR, $200 for mags/pouches, $300 ammo, and save the rest for training! Front Sight, Gun Sight, Thunder Ranch, Tactical response, Haley Strategic, Costa Ludus and others.

      • MrApple

        Now that sounds like a plan.

  • KIR

    HAHAHAHAHAH….Could one of you Sheeple please tell me what makes this plain AR worth $2.6k? I see about $400 worth of parts on that POS. I hope the day and age of these wannabe hipster ghetto gun fighters go away…SOON!.

    This hack Chris Costa invented this stupid grip stance and I cant swing a dead cat on youtube with out seeing you idiots copying him. Ask anyone who has been in combat to tell you about their preferred stance while getting shot at. After they throat punch you I’m sure it will not be some youtube made up scam like you are practicing.

    Every damn cool guy video shows some fool standing like a F-tard shooting into his motionless target while wishing his beard would grow in faster.


    • Vitsaus

      Its actually going to get worse. This craze is being pushed by Millenials and the Call of Duty generation. Its not going anywhere, and if it does, its only for some other Costa type to emerge when Chris Costashian is too old or the fan girls find some one else more luduchris to worship.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr.

        NOoooo…those damn millenials! Damn those kids for getting interesting in their own corner of the shooting sports and hobbies!! How dare they get interested in guns and further the industry and support the 2nd Amendment…! Guns should only be shot by aging Fudds who do it like everyone else…. and let the hobby die when they die.

      • KestrelBike

        first of all, “Costashian”.. LOL! Really though, what are you guys griping about? Any $$$ into the coffers of the pro-gun industry is good. (Yes, ~$2,600 for that rifle is $800 for parts, $1,800 for the name/decal and stenciling on the side)

    • anon


      Seriously dude, does seeing things that you don’t like cause you this much pain and suffering?

      I’m not saying i would pay over about $1300 for that rifle, but the fact that it’s existence bothers you this much is pretty comical.

    • Guy

      That hack has made quite a bit of money, to be sure. Hipster ghetto? Not sure where to go with that….

      I’ll agree that the stance is stupid, and I automatically assume anyone using it likes to show off. That said, I’m not going to spout off about it; calm down, its not that serious.

      I’m a former grunt btw, and a lot of the “marksmanship” the Army teaches is crap. I was once told by ‘senior’ NCOs to, quote, “Take that gangster grip off (foregrip) because you wont hit anything! You just want to look cool!”. I said no thanks, it helps me in the kneeling and proceeded to qual 40/40 like I always had. This was way post 9/11 too.

      TLDR the military is NOT forward thinking when it comes to marksmanship, except most SOF elements. Don’t use it as the end all be all.

    • Squirreltakular

      Yeah, the arm out front works. Really well. Costa takes it too far, of course. Locked out like that, your pack or armor straps cut into your arm, and you fatigue faster, but the concept is sound. Maybe no one in the military does it because, I don’t know, the M4’s rail is only seven inches long and you’d be grabbing the FSB if you tried it. Hence long rails that go over the gas block. Hence 3-gun. Hence yes people in combat actually do use this. In close quarters inside a house? Maybe not. Outside? Yeah. It works.

      • Adam Czechowski

        a thoughtful response…. refreshing, Thank you.

    • DonDrapersAcidTrip


      watch out sheeple lmao kir knows the TRUTH

    • All the Raindrops

      Yep, this blog loses points for having an aticlevertisement as pompous as this.

  • Nicks87

    Nice rifle but just like everything Costa is involved with it’s way overpriced. I don’t have a problem with Costa but it would be cool to see him or his ilk come out with something the average shooter could afford. Magpul seems like they understand that concept but Costa and others are more worried about making high dollar boutique firearms and equipment.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      He is a good instructor aside from the marketing which you could find over the top occasionally. But I’ve yet to see any “signature” rifle that was a great value.

      • Squirreltakular

        The new BCM Recce carbines seem to be a good value. Not sure that counts as “signature” though.

  • Rugrash

    Everytime you press the trigger it plays the MP3 of the Japanese saying “ooooooooooh” from the runway.

    • Adam Czechowski

      id buy that for a dollar.

  • dannye

    War isn’t a sport.

    • DonDrapersAcidTrip

      It’s a game

      • dannye

        Only to the ruling class politicians who send people to their deaths for personal amusement.

    • Adam Czechowski

      i think the name of the company, War Sport, implies that War, like sports, is a team exercise. unlike Call of duty or Halo. OR.. its for War, aka, real life applications, and shooting sports, competition. either way, calm down dude.

      • dannye

        I’m not the one freaking out, you are.

        As demonstrated by this company name and the blue and red “major league door-kickers” logos, the trend with the pro-war poser crowd is to treat government murder as a sporty pastime, one without moral consequence.

        • Andrew

          As someone who has participated in war, I agree it should not be labeled so lightly, but on the other hand: meh, $&@€ it.

        • Fleming

          Have you enjoyed the last ten years of America freedom of movement and safety. War is hell, even when are on the side with the most fire power and well trained men. We risked our lives and forever changed the way we see the world. The sport of shooting the guns one fought with is in it’s own way a scar from war that only the Combat Vet ( not the Behind the wire support element ) knows.

          • dannye

            Feel free to explain how vaporizing some Iraqis or Afghans defended the safety of Americans at home or even abroad.

            The soldiers risked their lives so politicians can peddle their memoirs in the bargain bin in the future, nothing more.

  • Grindstone50k

    “Look at this gun we put together then slapped a famous name on!”

    • Bob

      Does it come with an autographed Chris Costa action figure?

  • Lee

    An AR for the price of a SCAR 17…

  • Thomas

    …another AR…ho-hum

  • NotoriousAPP

    No sights? Seriously…..$2,650 and no sights?

    • Adam Czechowski

      sights? who uses sights any more? you use your super ninja zen powers to curve the bullets to your targit!
      actually not a bad idea, as many, if not most people, change or put after market sights on their weapons any way to suit their needs. leaving them off is not a bad Business choice.

      if you have a low power scope, the sights get in the way. some don’t like to co-witness the red dots, and prefer fold down irons. some like the 45* offset sights. this saves you $50, assuming you didn’t want fixed irons, or flip down back ups. if you did, you just spent 2650, you can probably afford another $50 on sights of YOUR choice.

      • NotoriousAPP

        I get that, I really do. All I’m saying is that $2,650 should be the “comes with high quality sights of your choice” option…..like Troy flip ups or 45 offsets.

  • Patrick Mingle

    I love WarSport and almost anything they do but this just doesn’t do it for me. Im not a fan of these instructor rifle collaborations. Isn’t the point of an AR to make it your own and not to buy someone else’s AR?

    • Adam Czechowski

      Lots of people ask what Costa uses and how to get one, so, he and War Sport put out something (supply) to meet that demand. simple.
      do you remember, “I wanna be like Mike?”

  • dannye

    Does that mean their lives can spent callously since they volunteered?

    By the same argument, can we just end all taxpayer funded benefits for wounded vets? They volunteered, after all.

    • DonDrapersAcidTrip

      For somebody who dismissed that quote as some villains speech I think it’s pretty hilarious pretending there’s some kind of “good war” out there waiting to be nobly fought for all the brave men and women volunteering to be killing instruments of a faceless bureaucracy

      “By the same argument, can we just end all taxpayer funded benefits for wounded vets? They volunteered, after all.”
      And this makes literally no sense and has nothing to do with anything? lol

      • dannye

        >there’s some kind of “good war”

        There isn’t.

        • DonDrapersAcidTrip

          …uh, yeah, that’s what I’m saying there, when you add in the context to my words lmao, so I’m not sure what you’re even trying to say

  • MrApple

    I’m sure the rifle is REALLY nice but for that kind of money I could buy good and basic AR or AK and a SH*TLOAD of ammo to practice with. Thanks but no thanks.

  • Cdr

    Man that SSA-E is so fast

  • notarone 20years this is mi

    -I am a Marine Scout/Sniper Vietnam era. Your price is very high for 223. I prefer AR10 7.62 NATO. I didn’ those in Nam and do not like them now. Sorry but the truth hurts.

  • Matt Grimes

    Hope he sells a million of them. That said, I won’t be one of them.

  • Andrew

    Not really sure what that was all about…but it cannot be unseen.

    • Bob

      Well Costa was in Japan and was invited to be a life-sized action figure. I have nothing against Costa, he’s a brand name now and yes, you can buy a 12″ action figure of him. I think he jumped the shark with the action figure but then he did a a “no easy day” type video where he and his tactikool team are to arrest some guy for questioning but Costa ends up going all John Wayne, goes in by himself, kills everyone including the guy who needed to be questioned. That was shark jump 2.0 then he does the Japan poser thing and that’s shark jump 3.0. I’d love to take one of his classes but if I ever did, I think I’d go with Travis Haley, former Force Recon Marine.