Spike’s Tactical has announced that its Recluse—an integrally suppressed, 9mm AR upper—has received a U.S. patent.

Like other pistol caliber carbines, the Spike’s Tactical Recluse is interchangeable with Glock and Colt 9mm mags. As Spike’s points out in the press release, the Glock 17 9mm is the most popular police pistol worldwide. Essentially, the Recluse allows LEOs to use the same ammo and mags in their rifle as their sidearm.

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

The Spike’s Tactical Recluse can also be purchased by the general public. It sports an integral barrel-nut-mounted suppressor. The barrel nut and forward tube are permanently attached. This extends the OAL to over 16 inches. In addition, the Recluse features a tensioned 6.75-inch barrel supported by the suppressor at either end. This, the company says, ensures “perfect” alignment between the barrel and suppressor, thereby boosting accuracy and eliminating baffle strikes.

Furthermore, the Recluse reduces velocity of ammunition below the speed of sound. This eliminates the need for sub-sonic ammo. Meanwhile, you only need one NFA tax stamp to own this bad boy.

“The Recluse is a very special, efficient weapon,” Myers added. “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 complete Spike’s Tactical Recluse rifle is priced at $2,230. The upper by itself will run you $1,765. The lower is set at $465. Check out the specs below.

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Spike’s Tactical Recluse Forged 9mm Upper Receiver

  • 7075 T6 Construction
  • Ejection Port Door
  • 9MM Shell Deflector
  • Ejection Port Door Spring
  • Ejection Port Door Rod

6.75″ 9mm Cold Hammer Forged Barrel

  • Nickel Plated Exterior
  • Chrome Plated Interior
  • 1/10 Twist Rate
  • 9MM Luger Chamber
  • Ported by the Chamber


  • 7075 T6 Baffle Stack
  • Iridite Coating
  • Stainless Steel Blast Baffle
  • Integral to the Barrel
  • 7075 T6 Body
  • Hard Coat Anodize

12″ BAR2 Rail

  • 7075 T6 Barrel Nut
  • 6061 T6 Rail
  • Continuous Top Rail
  • Free Floating 1 Piece
  • Q.D. Attachment Points

Charging Handle

  • Forged Aluminum
  • MilSpec Type 3 Coating

9mm Bolt Carrier Group

  • Laser Engraved with ST Spider Logo
  • Blow Back Design
  • Glock Mag Cut

Magpul MBUS Front and Rear Sights

  • Black

Forged Colt 9mm Lower

  • Spider Logo
  • Bullet Pictogram Selector Markings
  • 7075 T6 Forged Receiver
  • MIL-A-8625F Type III Class 2 Hard Coat Anodized Finish
  • Low Shelf, RDIAS Compatible
  • Dedicated Colt Magazine Well
  • Built in Trigger Guard
  • Proprietary Parts Included

Lower Parts 

  • Jeweled Mil-Spec Trigger
  • Spike’s Tactical Pro Grip
  • Billet Magazine Release Button
  • KNS Anti-Rotation Pins
  • Ambidextrous Safety
  • 6-Position Mil-Spec Buffer Tube, Castle Nut, Staked Latch Plate
  • 17-7 Stainless Buffer Spring
  • ST-T3 Buffer
  • Magpul Black CTR Stock

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