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Updating the Shrike

Ares is updating their Shrike, a short-stroke tappet gas piston system weapon with an interchangeable barrel system very similar to the M249 and other LMGs. This is essentially another announcement to the previous ARES-16 AMG which has already been available for a while. Features include a folding side charging handle, gas piston system and various railed topcovers.

“We have spent countless hours refining and perfecting the SHRIKE design, ultimately leading to the unique offering available today,” said Geoffrey Herring, President of ARES Defense Systems, Inc. “Our research and development team is confident that the mission-configurable [ARES-16 AMG]¬†delivers on our promise of an innovative weapons system that will exceed the performance standards required by users in the field.”

“The innovative SHRIKE 5.56 upper receiver is designed to fit any MIL-SPEC quality AR-15/M16/M4-type lower receiver and features a dual-feed system, allowing users to configure the SHRIKE 5.56 from magazine to belt fed in seconds without modification to the lower receiver. Created for the tactical professional and the modern sportsman, the SHRIKE 5.56 offers unrivaled functionality and compatibility to meet the needs of any mission.

Durable, lightweight and user-friendly, the military-grade SHRIKE 5.56 provides tactical professionals and sportsmen alike with the firepower of a U.S. M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) at nearly half the weight of the current SAW. The dual-feed design of the SHRIKE 5.56 accepts standard 30-round M16 magazines and M27-linked SAW ammunition in 5.56 x 45mm NATO (.223 REM), and fires at a rate of 625 to 800 rounds-per-minute. Furthering its usability, the SHRIKE 5.56 features a quick-change barrel that allows the user to swap barrels in less than three seconds, and the self-regulating gas-piston system is cleaner and more reliable than the legacy direct-gas system.”

More at¬†http://www.thetacticalwire.com/story/259893 or http://www.guns.com/ares-defense-updates-their-shrike-the-ar-upper-that-uses-magazines-and-belts-7820.html. Check ’em out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/aresdefense.

2 Responses to “Updating the Shrike”

  1. Travis says:

    It would be nice to see this company working to fulfill it’s years of back-orders rather than offering new models.

  2. ParatrooperJJ says:

    Ain’t that the truth…..

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