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Our Banana Clip Bottle Opener was part of a Huffington Post article - May 2018.

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“Doing it better is what we came here to do!” David Blazek, Founder 

Spicetac is an online ecommerce business located in Green Cove Springs, Florida. It was founded in 2016 by retired Air Force pilot David "Blaze" Blazek. Spicetac's first product was the Banana Clip Bottle Opener. 

While building AR-15s in 2017, a frustrating online shopping experience caused David to change the company’s focus to selling AR-15 parts. The first AR-15 product was bolt carrier groups made by Toolcraft Inc of Marion North Carolina. Spicetac now sells all parts needed to build an AR-15 from scratch except for the lower receiver, a serialized part.

Is it a bit of a disconnect for a retired Air Force pilot to be in the online AR-15 parts business? David doesn’t think so. There are some interesting commonalities like the fact that AR-15s are made from aircraft grade aluminum. Also, the AR-15 was the original space gun made from space age aluminum alloy and plastic. Most of David’s career was as a U-2 pilot flying reconnaissance missions above 70,000' where a space suit was required due to the thin atmosphere. 

Does he have a favorite manufacturer? “I have two - Toolcraft and Aero Precision. Toolcraft was the first brand that I sold and they are simply fantastic folks and Aero Precision because they got their start in the Aerospace industry and now they are focused on AR-15s. That is something I can relate to!”

An intense focus on customer service has earned Spicetac a loyal following which includes over 30,000 followers on Instagram as well as a very high repeat customer rate.

“We don’t brag about our customer service, our customers tend to do that for us!” says David.

More from the Spicetac About Us Page:

I’m David “Blaze” Blazek, founder of SpiceTac located in Green Cove Springs, Florida.  I was fortunate to be able to serve as a US Air Force pilot for over 20 years.  I flew various aircraft including Lear Jets and the U2 Dragon Lady.  I’ve deployed and flown missions in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, flown combat missions over Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, and flown with NASA astronauts in Europe and Africa in support of Space Shuttle Endeavor and Discovery launches.    

I enjoy competitive shooting and I am an International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Master Class shooter and a United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) B Class shooter.  I competed in the first-ever IDPA World Championship in 2011 and I've twice won High Military at the IDPA National Championships.  I became a certified Glock Armorer in 1991 and I enjoy building AR15s in my spare time.      

I'm proud to be an American and I'm living the American dream!

Thank you for visiting,

David "Blaze" Blazek
Founder/Head Honcho
SpiceTac

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