Confirmation That ARES Defense SCR Rifle Does Take AR Uppers and Will Be Released Next Week
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Last week we first told you about the Ares Defense (note, that’s Defense, not Armor), SCR rifle. All we had was a short video and a teaser photo from the ARES Facebook page, but now we have actual confirmation that the rifle will be released next week at the NRA Shows.
The rifle had some pretty cool features. It uses a patented lower that accepts standard AR-15 upper receivers. It is presumed that the recoil system works similarly to many semi auto shotguns where the bolt carrier group actually goes back into the stock at an angle. This might mean you would have to use ARES’ BCG with your upper receiver, should you switch it out.
All in all, it’s a pretty good option for gun control states to have an AR style rifle that isn’t subject to registration, etc.
Here is the full press release:
(Melbourne, FL) April 8, 2014 ARES Defense will roll out an all new rifle platform for the American sportsman at the NRA Show in Indianapolis, April 25-27. The innovative, patented ARES SCR™ (Sport Configurable Rifle) is the first of its class of firearms that is legal in all 50 states.
The ARES SCR™ blends strength, reliability, accuracy with the rugged all weather characteristics of America’s longest serving infantry rifle and the classic lines of an all-American sporter. Lightweight, accurate and featuring a MIL-STD 1913 flat top upper receiver that accepts most modern optics, the ARES SCR™ is designed to perform under the most demanding field, competitive shooting or tactical conditions. The multi-caliber, modular design permits the operator to instantly change calibers in the field by simply pressing two pins and exchanging one upper receiver assembly for another.
Designed for optimal configuration, the ARES SCR™ accepts most Modern Sporting Rifle accessories and parts including magazines, upper receivers, barrels, bolts, handguards and optics- so it can be easily and effectively reconfigured for each individual shooters’ style and activity. Supported by a full line of performance accessories and manufactured of the highest quality aircraft grade alloys by American craftsmen, the weatherproof, dependable ARES SCR™ will provide a lifetime of accurate shooting pleasure for all Americans. See the new, sleek, low profile ARES SCR™ at the NRA Show – Booth 7970.
Caliber– Available in .223/5.56mm, 7.62x39mm
Magazine Capacity– Comes with 5rd. (Can accept any AR15/M16 Magazine).
Weight– 5.7 Lbs.
OAL– Carbine: 37” – Rifle: 39”
Barrel Length– Carbine: 16.25” – Rifle: 18” 1/9 Twist
Handguard – Magpul® MOE® handguard available in both Carbine and Rifle Lengths
Finish: MIL-Spec Black Hardcoat anodized finish
100% Made in the U.S.A.
Patented Design with Additional Patents Pending
Since its founding in 1997, ARES Defense Systems has focused on the development of military small arms and accessories of unique versatility, innovation and exceptional quality for military, law enforcement and commercial customers. Engineered and manufactured with the highest quality American-made materials, ARES products are produced on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra modern facility by a highly skilled workforce. Headquartered on the USA’s Space Coast, ARES intense dedication to mission critical innovation has resulted in numerous patented advancements resulting in lighter, stronger, better performing weapons and accessories for the operator. To learn more about ARES Defense Systems visit www.aresdefense.com.