Yeah, I’ve been ignoring the blog again, I know. Life’s been busy, though not crazy, thank God. The programs I signed up to volunteer at at the library started last week, and I’m spending lots of time practicing German for when the tutor comes. And when I’m not doing that, I’m either reading one of the 2-dozen or so books that I bought at a used book sale last month or else working on writing my own.
So, yeah, I know that not many of you are into guns, but I figured I’d put the word out about this anyway.
I’m a member of this internet forum called WeTheArmed.Com. For the past few months, a couple of the guys over there have been working to start up a company called Crusader Arms (now Crusader Weaponry) to produce high-end AR-15 rifles. Well, their efforts are now coming to fruition. They’re still not able to sell completed weapons (.gov is being a PITA, apparently), but they are going to be selling upper recievers very soon. They’ve got 4 different models, which are going to be retailing from $800* (base model) to $1600* (top-of-the-line models). They’ll initually only be offering rifles in 5.56mm/.223 Remington, but plan on introducing models in 6.8mm SPC and 7.62mm/.308 Winchester (and possibly 6.5mm Grendell) down the road.
Knowing what I do about guns, Crusader Weaponry is using some of the best components in the industry in their rifles, and for the prices they’re asking, it looks to be a real bargin. If you’re in the market for an AR (or any type of EBR for that matter), look these guys up. Their website isn’t up yet, but you can find updates at Crusader News, MadOgre.com, and/or WeTheArmed.Com.
*UPDATE* Scratch that. The website is up. It’s still a Work In Progress, though. Here’s the link.
Guys from Crusader, if you’re reading this, once I get back from Europe and find my own apartment, I’ll almost certainly be getting a Partisan of my own.
*Note: Prices are for Uppers only. Complete rifles will be more expensive.