New Gun Developed For Law Enforcement By Florida Company Receives Patent

Spike’s Tactical Recluse 9mm AR upper Receiver
Spike’s Tactical Recluse 9mm AR upper Receiver

APOPKA, Fla. – -( Spike’s Tactical, a Florida-based gun and weapons manufacturer, announced Wednesday the issuance of U.S. Patent 9,879,933 by the U.S. Patent Office for Spike’s Recluse, a single stamp, integrally suppressed, 9mm Armalite Rifle (AR) upper receiver.

A critical benefit to Spike’s pistol-caliber carbine (PCC) is the weapon being interchangeable with Glock and Colt 9mm magazines. According to Glock’s website, the Glock 17, a 9x19mm handgun, is the most widely used law enforcement pistol worldwide. The Recluse allows for law enforcement to use the same ammunition and magazine in their rifle as their common sidearms.

“We’re very excited about receiving this patent,” said Randy Myers, the inventor behind Spike’s Recluse. “This particular upper receiver will serve as a versatile tool, particularly for law enforcement and emergency service personnel.”

The Recluse is also available for public purchase and features an integral, barrel-nut-mounted firearm sound suppressor. The barrel nut portion and the forward tube are permanently fixed together, creating an extension greater than 16 inches.

It is also quickly becoming a popular choice for people competing in pistol-caliber carbine competitions.

With the Recluse, only one NFA tax stamp is needed, creating less paperwork and lower costs.

The Recluse also reduces velocity of the ammunition below the speed of sound, eliminating the need for sub-sonic ammunition.

“The Recluse is a very special, efficient weapon,” says Myers. “By only requiring one NFA tax stamp and not requiring sub-sonic ammunition means money saved in the long run. This is one of the most unique pistol-caliber ARs on the market.”

The Recluse features a “tensioned” barrel captured on either side by the suppressor. Rather than having the barrel support the sound suppressor as an attachment, the barrel is supported by the suppresser at either end. This allows perfect alignment to be maintained between the barrel and suppressor, which improves accuracy and eliminates baffle strikes.

With a chrome-lined interior and nickel-plated exterior, rust is a non-issue.

Spike’s Recluse 9mm AR upper receiver is available for purchase. To learn more, visit

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About Spike’s Tactical

Spike’s Tactical was founded the day before 9/11 by Mike and Angela Register and is headquartered in Apopka, Florida. The family-owned business employs around 40 people and all products are made exclusively in the USA and assembled in Florida. Spike’s Tactical is regarded as one of the premier AR-15 manufacturers in the world. Their mission is to build the highest quality products and offer them at the best possible price to the consumer. Spike’s Tactical weapons are designed to military specifications for civilian, law enforcement and military use. All products manufactured by Spike’s Tactical feature a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty.

  • 16 thoughts on “New Gun Developed For Law Enforcement By Florida Company Receives Patent

    1. Nice way to blow out those old Quad rails, Spikes… 🙁

      /Hey, guys. We have several pallets of Quad rails, what are we going to do with these old things no one wants?

      /Ding, ding, ding, lets make a new gun that so special, and use all those old quad rails!

    2. I love the concept but, it kind of pisses me off that it’s deemed geared towards law enforcement. Why shouldn’t the average law abiding citizen be allowed to have this without having to jump through flaming hops? I served this country for over 20 years and I have to “beg for permission” and pay extra. That’s some bull crap!

    3. I think these pistol caliber carbines have very limited applications. For police work? As a current sworn officer, no thanks. I’ll take M4 anyday over this. All you need to do is go in just about any school and you will notice how long the hallways can be, sometimes nearly 200 yards. That’s asking a lot from the 9mm cartridge.

    4. For the price I’ll go with the proven SIG MPX. The only interesting feature is the integral sound suppression. That would be a plus in confined interiors.

    5. Jose Guerena,
      Erik Scott,
      Justine Damond,
      and Daniel Shaver
      could not be reached for comment.

    6. With a 10.5″ barrel this would be a good gun for every school teachers and custodian for use inside the school building. A similar SBR in 5.56 or 300 BLK with a 1-6x scope for outdoors playground defense. Inside an EOTech holographic sight atnd ghost ring BUIS on all rifles.
      School system can afford an outrageous MSRP. In the current press “to do something” passage of the Hearing Protection Act and removal of the pointless SBR laws would go a long way toward hardening all 1 million school rooms.
      Any teacher that can’t pass a background test shouldn’t be a teacher any way.
      Any teacher that is unwilling to be armed is suicidal and should be treated, they should not be teachers .

    7. Now, if they offered an integrally suppressed 9mm pistol with an arm brace on the AR platform – it would pique my interest.

    8. Nice concept….with the BC of the 9mm this should level the playing field, especially with additional mags, lighter in weight, suppressor with accuracy. A real advantage for our Law Enforcement. Win…Win…!

      1. @Pete, Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Normally higher that the price that you can negotiate. Just an attempt to influence the market price.

        1. I think he wanted to know how much the gun is, rather than what msrp means. I am just about willing to put money down saying it would cost more to buy that than convert your own and pay for both stamps. Toss in the fact it sounds like it is going to bleed velocity off like the mp5sd, you are going to buy a whole lot for not much return.

          1. Frank, the point of sub-sonic is for sound suppression. SBRs are not for long range shooting anyway, so reduced velocity is a non-issue. Cost is a factor, and not having to pay $400 for two NFA items for one firearm can be a plus for some people. It is just one more option for us.

          2. @Frank, Silly me. I did not see the words how much. Must be the scratches on the reading glasses.

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