Warranty Guide

Firearm Owner’s Manual


For: Coustille, Falcata, Gladius, Spatha, and Exodus Model Firearms

Congratulations on your 6:17 Tactical Purchase!


We at 6:17 Tactical are pleased to bring you your new firearm. We value your feedback and can be reached by phone at 623-203-4520 or email at support@617tactical.com


We stand behind our firearms 100% and strive to offer excellent customer service. However, as the owner of this firearm, it is your responsibility to do your due diligence in caring for and maintaining your firearm. This document will help to outline the Terms and Conditions, Warranty, Maintenance, and Frequently Asked Questions about your purchase. Neglecting to properly care for your firearm could result in damage to the firearm, person and/or property, and void the warranty on this firearm.


Safe Ownership


As a gun owner, it is your responsibility to seek out proper instruction on how to properly maintain, carry, and use your firearm. Instruction can be found many places, however 6:17 Tactical recommends that you seek professional instruction through a legitimate business. Information on qualified instructors in your area can be obtained through your local law enforcement, firearms retailers, or local gun clubs. 6:17 Tactical offers reduced rates on instruction for sixty (60) days after purchase of a firearm.


Youth Handgun Safety Act Notice


  1. The misuse of handguns is a leading contributor to juvenile violence and fatalities.
  2. Safely storing and securing firearms away from children will help prevent the unlawful possession of handguns by juveniles, stop accidents, and save lives.
  3. Federal law prohibits, except in certain limited circumstances, anyone under18 years of age from knowingly possessing a handgun, or any person from
  4. selling, delivering, or otherwise transferring a handgun to a person under 18.
  5. A knowing violation of the prohibition against selling, delivering, or otherwise transferring a handgun to a person under the age of 18 is, under certain circumstances, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.


Federal Law Regarding Firearms and Youth

The Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44, can be found here


Warning! Children should be made aware of the danger presented by improperly handled and stored firearms and must be given instructions to report any unexpected discovery of a firearms to a responsible adult.


Minors and adolescents SHOULD NOT HAVE access to firearms without proper adult supervision. Keep firearms and ammunition locked away in a safe place, inaccessible to any minor or adolescent. The parent, guardian, or legal adult supervisor should be aware of the laws and restrictions regarding the use of a handgun or rifle by a minor or adolescent, and should use proper judgement regarding such use. The legal adult supervisor should realize the additional responsibility of a minor with a firearm and be certain to provide close, competent instruction prior to using this or any firearm. Be sure to remind minors and adolescents that firearms differ from toys and are not to be used in play.

The 4 rules of Firearm Safety


  • Treat every firearm as if it were loaded, and ready to fire at all times. Do not rely on your firearm’s safety mechanisms
  • Never point your firearm at anything you do not intend to destroy. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
  • Do not put your finger on the trigger until you are on target and ready to fire.
  • Be sure of your target and what lies beyond it.



State Required Safety Warnings


While 6:17 Tactical is based in the 2A friendly state of Arizona, our firearms can be sold in any of the 50 states, and as such we have included a link to the ATF’s State Laws and Published Ordinances in this manual

Main Features


All 6:17 Tactical firearms are built with weight savings and precision in mind. This means that there will be some noticeable differences between your 6:17 Tactical firearm and other firearms. This firearm will be significantly lighter than average, with receivers and handguards made from billet aluminum. Additionally, every 6:17 Tactical firearm undergoes an accurizing process that removes flex and play between the individual parts of the firearm. The most noticeable of these places is between the upper and lower receiver, which are bedded for a tight fit. When disassembling your 6:17 Tactical firearm, you may need to use a hammer and punch to knock out the rear takedown pin as a result of this bedding process. This is normal and should become easier over time as the two surfaces wear into each other.


6:17 Tactical firearms (with some exceptions) use Cryptic Coatings Mystic Bronze, Mystic Midnight, Mystic Black, or Nickel Boron coated bolt carrier groups. These bolt carrier groups are coated with the “slickest” coatings (coatings with a low coefficient of friction) available on the market, and as such are designed to run well with less oil. For more information about Cryptic Coatings bolt carrier groups, visit https://www.crypticcoatings.com




Parts, Labor, and Paint Warranty


If you encounter a malfunction with your firearm, bring it to 6:17 Tactical for an assessment under warranty. We will also accept an assessment from a professional gunsmith, however unless prior approval is given we will not cover the cost of the assessment or any repairs made. 6:17 Tactical offers a limited lifetime transferrable Labor Warranty on defects in assembly and malfunctions, and discounted rates on firearms purchased from us outside of the warranty. Parts not made by 6:17 Tactical are covered by their respective manufacturer’s warranty, and while 6:17 Tactical will happily troubleshoot malfunctions and initiate manufacturer’s warranty claims on your behalf, we are not responsible for denied warranty claims by other manufacturers. Should the source of a malfunction be discovered to be due to negligence on behalf of the owner, 6:17 Tactical reserves the right to void the warranty on the firearm and cease work on the firearm until the owner approves diagnostic/repair fees.


Should you decide that you do not like the Cerakote color of your firearm, we will recoat your firearm in a similar pattern (single color for single color, battleworn for battleworn) for free within 30 days of purchase, or for 10% off after 30 days.


If at any time you decide that you wish to change aspects of your 6:17 Tactical firearm (install a different trigger, change furniture, etc) or wear a part out and need it replaced, 6:17 Tactical will order the parts for less than MSRP, install them for free, and extend the firearm’s warranty to include those parts.

Returns and Exchanges


At 6:17 Tactical, 100% customer satisfaction is always our goal. We understand that issues with orders may arise from time to time that need to be addressed.


If you think there may be a defect with any of the products you purchased from us, please contact us for an inspection. If a defect is found your purchased items can be exchanged for store credit or an exchange of the product. 6:17 Tactical will accept requests for store credit or exchanges on all products, excluding firearms and ammunition, within 30 days of delivery. Refunds will not be issued for products that were delivered as described on our website.


Once the request is submitted, a representative of 6:17 Tactical will review the request and contact you to arrange a return. Include the return information sheet inside your package and follow the return instructions page which will be provided with the return label.


After the product arrives at 6:17 Tactical, it will be inspected, and your request will be processed. Within 3-5 business days of arrival at our facility, you will either receive your store credit or the exchange items will ship out as soon as stocking will allow.


Sales of promotional, seasonal, discontinued, and clearance items, as well as e-gift cards are all final and cannot be returned or exchanged.


Terms and Conditions


By purchasing from 6:17 Tactical you agree to be bound to the following terms and conditions; furthermore you represent, warrant, and confirm the following:


  • All sales on firearms and ammunition are final.
  • You are old enough to purchase the items requested in your state of residence at the time of purchase.
  • You are not a felon
  • You are not legally barred from purchasing, possessing, or using the item(s) purchased.
  • You are legally allowed to possess and use the item(s) in your state.
  • Your purchase does not violate any local, state, or federal laws.
  • You are not purchasing the item(s) for criminal or amoral purposes.
  • You will only use the item(s) for lawful purposes.
  • You are purchasing the item(s) on your own behalf and not on behalf of someone else in order to avoid complying with these Terms and Conditions.
  • You will not hold 6:17 Tactical or SBH Holdings liable for any damage to person(s) or property resulting from the use (or misuse) of the item(s) purchased.
  • You understand that these products are volatile and use of them does carry the inherent risk of damage to the person and property of yourself and others.
  • You agree, for yourself and your heirs, assigns and agents, to fully and completely release, never bring any action in any court of law against, and to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless 6:17 Tactical and SBH Holdings LLC for any and all liability stemming from your purchase, possession, or use of the item(s).
  • Illegally purchasing, possessing, or using a firearm or other items sold by 6:17 Tactical may result in severe legal consequences for you, up to and including incarceration. 6:17 Tactical will cooperate fully with all criminal investigations.


6:17 Tactical assumes NO LIABILITY for your use or misuse of any item(s) sold or donated, including without limitation any incidental or consequential liability. ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND MERCHANTABILITY, ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED. NO ORAL AGREEMENT OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND SHALL BE BINDING UNLESS IN WRITING AND SIGNED BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF  6:17 TACTICAL. Statements, images, or descriptions are informational only, and not made or given as a warranty in any way. 6:17 Tactical specifically disavows any other representation, warranty, or liability related to the condition or use of items sold. 6:17 Tactical does not cover any consequential damages, and its liability is is limited to repairing or replacing defective items. Every items is sold “AS IS” and “WITH ALL FAULTS”. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the product is with the buyer.   


These Terms and Conditions may be updated, revised, or changed without prior notice. The most current version of these terms and conditions can be found on our website at https://617tactical.com/faqs-terms-and-conditions/



Firearm Break-in Procedure


          Your firearm is new, and not broken in. Typical break-in of a rifle takes approximately 100 rounds. Until the rifle is fully broken you may experience some malfunctions, such as failures to eject, failure of the trigger to reset, and decreased accuracy. In order to properly break in your firearm, follow the directions below:


Thoroughly lubricate the bolt carrier and charging handle of the firearm before firing.

  • Fire 5 rounds 10 times, running a patch through the barrel and cleaning and thoroughly lubricating the bolt carrier between each set.
  • Fire 10 rounds 5 times, running a patch through the barrel and cleaning and lightly lubricating the bolt carrier between each set.
  • After the last set, thoroughly clean the firearm with solvent and lightly oil the bolt carrier.


Your firearm is now fully broken in.





Videos on all of the following topics can be found on 6:17 Tactical’s YouTube channel, located at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnTm9I9a4s1UhKmnaXqjKCw


Topics covered on YouTube channel:


  • Loading
  • Firing
  • Unloading
  • Clearing Malfunctions
  • Field Stripping
  • Preventative Maintenance and Cleaning
  • Reassembly and Functions Check




For questions or concerns, please contact a 6:17 Tactical representative by email at support@617tactical.com or by call or text at 623-203-4520. You can also submit a contact request via contact form at https://www.617tactical.com



Warranty Activation


To activate the warranty on your 6:17 Tactical Firearm, please submit the following information via email to support@617tactical.com. For additional ways to submit please call us at 623-203-4520.

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