AR-180 Rifle with a Clever Legal Workaround: The Crusader Templar

    In this episode of TFBTV Show Time, James Reeves visits the guys at Crusader Arms during TriggrCon 2022 to discuss their Templar AR-180 clone rifle. It’s not a dead-on AR-180 clone, as it has some modernizations and improvements, but it also has a special legal twist to avoid legal classification as an AR rifle.

    According to Crusader Arms’ website:

    This 5.56 rifle operates with 3/8 Piston Mid/Rifle length Gas system for ultimate reliability and durability while allowing the gun to run clean with limited amount of carbon in the action. No buffer tube required to function the rifle therefore we have fitted this rifle with an ACR style folding stock. The Charging handle is in a forward position non- reciprocating and Ambidextrous for preference.

    The TEMPLAR has a redesigned streamlined lower that is now able to accept AR15 Trigger Pins and Safety and continues to support the same AR15 grips Stocks and Trigger packs.

    1913 Milspec rail the full length of the Monolithic upper. The Templar also has a Bolt catch and release lever on the left side of the rifle and also comes with 1- 5.56 magazine and MilSpec Trigger installed\

    The TEMPLAR comes in 2 models: Standard AR15 buffer tube/stock and the much anticipated ACR Style FOLDING Stock. Each model comes in 2 trims: Milspec Trigger or with the ever so popular adjustable Trigger Tech Trigger.

    Specifications:
    Caliber: 5.56 NATO/ .223 Rem.
    Magazine Type: AR-15
    Action: Semi-Automatic
    Gas System: Mid-Length
    Gas Block Diameter: 0.750″
    Barrel: 18.7″ (Threaded 1/2″-28)
    Barrel Twist: 1:8
    Receiver Material: 6061 Aluminum
    Handguard Material: 6061 Aluminum
    Handguard Accessories: M-LOK, Picatinny
    Trigger Weight: 5.5 – 7.5 lbs.
    Overall Length: 38″
    Weight: 8.2 lbs.
    This is a Non-Restricted Firearm.

    ««« GEAR USED IN THIS VIDEO »»»
    • Apparel: All TFBTV apparel is sponsored by 5.11 Tactical and you can get it at www.511tactical.com

    ««« GUN AND GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»»
    Check out our Utreon and SubscribeStar pages if you enjoy our program, and consider helping us at TFBTV out. We do not take money for positive reviews, we don’t push video games or sketchy products, and we give away guns and gear EVERY month to our supporters. Consider supporting us on Utreon or SubscribeStar:

    https://utreon.com/c/TFBTV
    https://www.subscribestar.com/tfbtv

    Gun and gear giveaways are not affiliated with, associated with, or in any way endorsed by YouTube and TFBTV is solely responsible for the giveaways mentioned in this video and this description. No purchase required for gear worth over $250. Full rules and terms are found at http://tfbtv.gun.team/

    ««« FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA »»»

    https://www.facebook.com/TheFirearmBlogTV/

    https://www.instagram.com/TFBTV/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/tfbtv/

    ««« SPONSORS »»»

    Please Support Them! They help make our videos possible.

    Ventura Munitions – www.venturamunitions.com

    Blue Alpha Gear – www.bluealphagear.com

    Top Gun Supply – www.topgunsupply.com

    ««« TFB CHAT ROOM »»»

    Want to join the TFBTV chat room? Use our Discord Invite: discord.gg/tfbtv

    #TFBTV

    James Reeves

    • NRA-licensed concealed weapons instructor, 2012-present
    Maxim Magazine’s MAXIMum Warrior, 2011
    • TFBTV Executive Producer
    • Former Regional Sales Rep, Interstate Arms Corp., MA
    • Champion, Key West Cinco De Mayo Taco Eating Competition
    • GLOCK® Certified Pistol Operator, 2017-2022
    • Lawyer
    ► Instagram: gunshorts
    ► Twitter: @jjreeves


    Advertisement