Built for me by a friend off an Anderson lower, and sports an 7.5″ Barrel, M.I. Handguard, Noveske KX5 Flaming Pig, Ergo Grip, Shockwave Blade Wrist Brace.
The Lucid will be replaced with something smaller and lighter so it can be returned to it’s normal home on a different AR.
Overall, I am quite pleased with the little AR. It’s been proven to be an absolute tack driver. I’ve not shot it yet with this muzzle device, so we’ll have to wait and see how she shoots now. Same barrel, but different Barrel Nut, Different Muzzle Device, and different hand guards can all make significant differences. I still need Iron Sights, and I’m going to need an AFG or some hand stops of some sort.
Should a hand slip forward of the guard… That could be trouble. So that will have to be prevented. But I do like the snub-nosed look.
I want the MagPul Pro flip up sights on here, because not only are they great, but they are very compact. I don’t want a lot of stuff on this piece. I want it simple, but effective. So everything will be as minimal as possible.
A customer traded in an old and battered Glock 22 Gen 2. All the finish is worn off the slide, the frame is hammered, the trigger wouldn’t reset. This pistol had certainly seen better days.
As a pistol to take in for trade… we probably shouldn’t have, because we can’t resell it. So I’m taking it so I can rebuild it.
I had stock trigger group components from my Glock 23 that dropped right in and fixed this old Gen2’s main problems. It’s a working gun again. Not the best of guns, but at least it’s functioning. Dirtpile ugly, but it’s going to be reliable. The slide is going to have to be refinished completely and the frame, I’m going to have to retexture to hide the wear and dings. I’m thinking about cutting the frame down to a G23 length, so I can use 23 and 22 magazines, making a Hybrid gun that a lot of custom Glocksmiths have done… allowing one to conceal well, yet still shoot well. Like what SIG did with the 1911 C3.
This is already a fun project.
Just a little something for all of you guys to remember. Crusader has a Layaway Plan. An Installment plan… It’s non-refundable, but it is transferable to other Crusader products if you change your mind before any special parts are ordered/made/customized.
It’s real simple. You pay into it, take the time you need, pay as you can. When the payment towards your weapon of choice reaches a certain point, your build gets started and you have 90 days to pay the rest off and have your weapon shipped to your FFL.
Configure your weapon how you want and start making your payments. In tough economic times, it’s a heck of a lot easier than paying it all in one lump sum.
For the 2012 Crusader Weaponry Training Schedule, I am thinking I want to break up the general “Tactical Carbine” courses. What do you guys think about having platform focused classes? AR, AK, Lever, and Bolt. Other platforms could come to the AR or AK course depending on the similarities. (This also means I need a good AK and we’ll have to develop a Crusader Kalash Package)
We’re also going to go into greater focus on the Shotgun. More work on actual slug accuracy, and use of them for barrier penetration. Advanced Shotgunning.
I’m also thinking about offering Force on Force, Patrol Techniques, Assault and Ambush. Mounted and Dismounted. Firing from Vehicles, Moving and Stationary. We will also use Guest Instructors. These classes will have some more stringent requirements, meaning that we will only let in students that mean certain requirements. Citizens of US or strong Allied Nations, clean background. We are not going to train anyone if we have any doubt about their character or intent.
Oh man… guys, I am so excited about what is going on with Crusader… I’m absolutely giddy. I can’t say, just yet what the details are… but this is going to be huge for Crusader, and the company we are partnering up with to provide a custom weapons package for them. And when you hear who we are working with, your jaws are going drop.
This is awesome… a custom Carbine and Sidearm combo that is going rock to a shockingly high degree.
It’s been some time since my last article for Concealed Carry Magazine. I’ve been meaning to write one sooner, but to be perfectly honest, most of the new concealable handguns that have been coming out have just not sparked much of an interest in me. I’ve been bored with most of the options out there and no one wanted another Compact 1911 article. Most of this time off I’ve been packing SIG C3’s and 229’s and all year I’ve been packing a G23-RTF2 and that has all been from Mark Walter’s bad
influence on me.