Spike's Tactical New Spartan AR-15

Nicholas C
by Nicholas C

Spike’s Tactical has a new AR design by Rare Breed Firearms. Spike’s will be the sole exclusive distributor of this new AR design. They are calling it the Spartan.

The Spartan inspired theme is from the historic tale of the Spartans and the 300 that died to keep Sparta and Greece free from invading Persians. Many firearm enthusiasts gravitate to the idea of the Spartan, a warrior culture that coined the phrase Molon Labe (come and take them). Famously spoken in defiance to King Xerxes when he demanded that Spartans surrender their weapons.

Spike’s originally collaborated with Sharps Brothers but decided to go their separate ways. Sharps has a similar styled lower called the Overthrow. However it only has a Spartan style helmet for the mag well. Rare Breed and Spike’s took it an extra step further and embellished the rest of the lower receiver. However they did not stop there. They will also be offering the Spike’s Spartan with an upper receiver as a matched billet receiver set.

Complete Spike’s Spartan rifles will be offered along with bare lowers and matched billet sets.

Billet Lower – Rare Breed Spartan $349.95

Billet Lower – Rare Breed Spartan w/Painted Helmet $399.95

Billet Set – Spartan w/Gen II Upper and 10″ M-LOK $964.95

Billet Set – Spartan w/Gen II Upper and 12″ M-LOK $974.95

Billet Set – Spartan w/Gen II Upper and 10″ SAR3 $964.95

Billet Set – Spartan w/Gen II Upper and 12″ SAR3 $974.95

Pistol (5.56) 11.5″ Rare Breed Spartan w/10″ M-LOK – SB3 Brace & R2 $2175.00

Pistol (5.56) 11.5″ Rare Breed Spartan w/10″ SAR3 – SB3 Brace & R2 $2175.00

Rifle (5.56) 16″ CHF Rare Breed Spartan w/12″ M-LOK & R2 $2100.00

Rifle (5.56) 16″ CHF Rare Breed Spartan w/12″ SAR3 & R2 $2100.00

The cerakoted versions will be painted in house by Spike’s Tactical. These will be available to order through Spike’s as well as some of the major retailers. The Spartan is a very striking design and over shadows the competition. I imagine it will be very popular.

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  • John Ruhl John Ruhl on Aug 14, 2018

    Go good with 24 inch rims on a shitbox chevy on MLK

  • A. Boomer Rube A. Boomer Rube on Aug 16, 2018

    What's funny is that it wasn't just Spartans at Thermopylae either. Everyone talks about how "the Spartans" fought the Persians at Thermopylae, but in reality they were only part of the force blocking the pass. There were Thesbians and Thebans as well, who are Peloponnesian, but not Spartan, or even Laconian. Interestingly, since Thesbiae was a small city, the force they sent to fight was a large percentage of their entire male fighting population, and their deaths were a huge blow to the city. Worse, now that their city was weakened, their enemies decided it was an excellent time to march in and tear their walls down and pillage them, since they lose 1/3 to 1/2 of their men blocking the Persians (the same thing happened at Delium decades later; the next generation went to war along with the Spartans and Thebans, and lost almost their whole force holding the weak left against the Athenians. Then a few months later the Thebans decided this gave them an excellent opportunity to come and tear their walls down again, claiming they suspected "pro-Athenian sympathies" in the city, and were making sure of their ertwhile allies.
    I also hear a lot of people disparaging the Spartans (quite silly, in my opinion, since you are judging them based one what your modern ideals tell you is "right" and wrong. They lived in a different world). What's funny is that the modern world idolizes Athens, yet they were not at all nice people. A bunch of imperialist pirates who looted and forced tribute from most of Greece with their huge navy after they and the Spartans won the Persian war. They funded the Parthenon and all the things we think of as "the Glory of Greece" by forced "tribute" from hundreds of unwilling small states, paying for "protection" (that Athens never gave them when the Spartans finally came to wipe them out). If they tried to leave the empire, Athens would brutally crush them, kill all the men, enslave the women and children. The fields of Attica were worked by thousands of chattel slaves; at least helots were theoretically only working a set term of service and would be freed eventually! I could go on and on, but anyway, Athens was not at all a nice place to be emulated and admired, except as far as they were very effective at what they did. Like Rome. There is some good with all the bad. For all the bad things people say about Sparta, they were at least dedicated to the old fashioned system of fighting a war in honorable set hoplite combat, basically settling the issue through a very formal, rule-filled match between groups on champions. Athens knew they couldn't beat Sparta in battle, so they invented a new type of battle: hide behind the walls and refuse to fight Sparta, and spend the rest of your time crushing all their weaker allies, enslaving them, murdering them by the thousands, and colonising the ruins. They invented the concept that EVERYONE is an enemy, not just the soldiers, and you all must pay. Even being neutral was the same as being allied to Sparta: if you weren't sending money, men and food to Athens, you were an enemy (the very worst punishments were for those who tried to withdraw from being Athenian "allies"). And of course most of the actual fighting was done by "allied" troops fighting under Athenian leadership, and most of the thousands of rowers were from other city states. Athens changed the entire face of war and turned it from something that was basically a military sports match with many traditional rules to limit the bloodshed and scope of the fight, to a nasty, dirty war of ambush, slaughter, total war, sieges, starvation, etc. These things didn't go away after the war was over (I admit I feel glad that Athens lost it after reading what they did; Sparta wasn't a very nice place, but they never made any claim to be, and they certainly were a lot less fickle, murderous and unstable...and hypocritical...as Athens!).

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