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Student of the Gun and Spike’s Tactical have partnered to create the “Lexington & Concord” rifle, an Instrument of Liberty. This AR-15 style firearm is available for purchase directly from Spike’s Tactical of Apopka, Florida.

“We wanted to spec out an AR that would be simple and robust, one that had all that you needed but nothing that you don’t”, said Paul Markel, founder of Student of the Gun. He continued, “The L&C rifle is designed to be an Instrument of Liberty, a tool that any minuteman would be proud to carry.”

The Lexington & Concord rifles come as a value-added package; in addition to the rifle, each gun ships with a copy of “The Martial Application of the Rifle” book, an SOTG Skill Maintenance Target, a Galco SLC Strap (sling), a sample of FrogLube and a certificate of purchase.

Premium Features include: 5.56mm chambering, 16-inch full profile barrel with mid-length gas system, Night Fision Tritium front sight post, Magpul grip and forend, cantilever mount for tactical light installation, standard capacity PMAG, MBUS rear sight, rugged A1 length fixed stock, 7075 forged upper and lower receivers, jeweled mil spec trigger, and more.


Forged Upper Receiver

  • 7075 T6 Construction
  • Forward Assist
  • Ejection Port Door
  • Ejection Port Door Spring
  • Ejection Port Door Rod

16″ Midlength Barrel

  • MIL-B-11595E CMV
  • Chrome Lined
  • 1/7 Twist Rate
  • 1/2 X 28 Thread Pitch for Muzzle
  • 5.56 Nato Chamber
  • .750 Gas Block Seat
  • M4 Feed Ramped Barrel Extension
  • Mil-Spec Phosphate Coating

Delta Ring Assembly

  • Mil-Spec Barrel Nut
  • Delta Ring
  • Weld Spring
  • Snap Ring

A2 Front Sight Base Pinned

  • Night Fision Front Sight Post, Yellow
  • FSP Detent
  • FSP Detent Spring
  • Sling Swivel

Magpul MOE Handguard

  • Magpul MOE Cantilever Rail
  • Black

Midlength Gas Tube

  • Black Nitride Inside and Out
  • Gas Tube Roll Pin

Charging Handle

  • Forged Aluminum
  • Mil-Spec Type 3 Coating

Phosphate M16 Complete BCG

  • Phosphate Coated
  • Laser Engraved with ST Spider logo
  • High Pressure Tested (HPT)
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected (MPI)

A2 Flash Hider

  • 1/2″ Crush Washer

Magpul MBUS Rear

  • Black

Forged Lower Receiver

  • Spider Logo
  • Bullet Pictogram Selector Markings
  • 7075 T6 Forged Receiver
  • Multi Caliber
  • MIL-A-8625F Type III Class 2 Hard Coat Anodized Finish
  • Low Shelf, RDIAS Compatible

Lower Parts

  • Jeweled Mil-Spec Trigger
  • Magpul MOE Grip Black
  • Standard Trigger Guard
  • Billet Magazine Release Button
  • Retro Buttstock, Rifle Length Buffer Tube, Spring, and Rifle Buffer

Rifle includes: Hard Case, PMAG, Galco SLC Strap, SOTG Target, Frog Lube Sample, and Martial Application of the Rifle Book

Weight: 6lb 14 oz

Length: 34 3/4″

Price: $1,130

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    • “Most people already have their basic ARs[..]”

      Pretty much. It looks like the whole point of this “value added package” was to just promote Spike’s Tactical, a random book that must not be selling well on its own anymore, and Frog Lube. All for only twice the price of a PSA Freedom rifle. The AR-15 market is dead at this point, everyone is just repackaging the flat top M4, slapping a trendy name on it, and calling it “innovation.”

      Looking at pics of the lower it looks like this “Lexington & Concord Rifle” wasn’t even worthy of it’s own roll-mark, it’s just made out of off the shelf Spike’s Tactical parts.

  1. LOL, what a ‘value’. I can get a Colt with a lot more features cheaper than that from Buds. So many better options cheaper out there.

    The niche market they sound like they are marketing to should max out at half that price.

      • The pistol grip and A2 flash hider render it illegal in California as well. And probably Maryland, NY, NJ, and maybe even Mass.

        • I installed a KaliKey in one of my ARs to render it as a “bolt action” in CA legal parlance. I’m therefore able to equip it with wuddeverIwant, since it isn’t categorized as an AW by Sacramento. I keep the original BCG in a baggie and swap it back in within 60 seconds once I cross over the CA border into Free America for shooting with friends.

        • Magazine lock and it is good for NY(county/leo discretion dependent) but then one must ask why bother.

      • Well, at least of will shoot really soft with that extra buffer weight and the mid length gas system working with the decent dwell time. It looks like a great balance. I think MIL-B-11595E is fancy talk for 4150 steel though, not forged. That’s what you pay for a decent name brand rifle. Part nice little gun, part gimmick that will blow back on them.

      • As a follow up,this might just be a really complete first rifle kit, it has working sights, a sling, a place to attach a flashlight, a hard case. It looks like it really competes with the WWSD and CivDef guns from KE, just as a ‘for instance’. Let the AR haters rip it up, lol.

  2. This weapon seems very basic for a $1000+ MSRP. Listing the dust cover, spring and pin, among other basic parts as features, seems like a reach.

  3. More than 1100 buckos for a rifle that is not really adjustable, not free floated, just a basic b*tch built slapped together with Magpul parts?
    No thank you. The Savage MSR-15 Recon offers 10 times better features for less money. And a BCM or Lead&Steel ARC have 100 times more features for like 10 cents more.

    • Last chrome lined Spikes barrel I purchased was returned for a FN, does not mean all Spikes are bad, etc. At least they did not go 14.5″ with a disgusting welded on extension. I use only A1 Stocks for my AR platforms, nowadays the more trouble to install adjustable stocks are a monkey see monkey do thing. The Tritium FSP is better than nothing however it needs a Tritium rear sight to work right in the dark. Bottom line…Not a bad rifle, just a rifle intended for buyers who cannot build it themselves.

    • You’re right! You can’t own a Lexington & Concord rifle if you live in Lexington or Concord.
      At least six of the original 13 colonies have gone full Tory and ban black guns such as the Lexington & Concord rifle just for being too scary-looking (because it’s black):
      Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey (New Germany), Maryland, and Delaware.
      Not to mention Commiefornia, Illinois, Hawaii, Washington state, and D.C. See

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