Description:

The Shrike 5.56 – Advanced Weapons System™ is a robust, ergonomic and lightweight upper receiver assembly that is designed to fit MIL-Spec quality AR-15, M16 and M4 type lower receiver assemblies. Once fitted to the host firearm’s lower receiver, the Shrike 5.56™ provides an individual operator with the firepower of a US M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) at one-half the weight of the current SAW. The patented system fires 5.56mm NATO ammunition and can be user configured for magazine feed only, or dual-feed from standard 30-round M16 magazines and M27-linked SAW ammunition. The Shrike 5.56™featuresreliable gas-piston operation, a quick-change barrel with fixed headspace and MIL-STD-1913 rail interface for the mountingof current accessories. The Shrike 5.56 – Advanced Weapons System™ shares a significant part commonality with AR-15/M16/M4 type firearms for reduced logisticsand easier training andis supplied as a low-risk upper receiver “performance upgradekit”to existing AR-15/M16/M4 type service rifles and carbines. Designed for hard use, the Shrike 5.56 – Advanced Weapons System™ delivers performance, quality, reliability and mission flexibility for expert and professional shooters.

Upper Receiver Assembly Specifications:

Complete Barreled Upper Receiver Assembly Length – 25.25”

Complete Barreled Upper Receiver Assembly Weight  – 6.65 lb

Barrel Length – 16.25” (Self-Regulated)

Barrel Weight – 3.05 lb

Barrel Twist Rate – 1:9”, RH

Barrel removal time – Less than 1.5 seconds

Assembled Weapon Specifications:

Weapon OAL  with M-4 stock collapsed – 32.25”

Weapon OAL with M-4 stock extended – 35.25”

Complete Weapon Weight (Collapsible Stock), unloaded – 8.7 lb

Complete Weapon Weight, loaded with a 30 rd. magazine – 9.7 lb. (M855 ammo)

Complete Weapon Weight, loaded with a 200 rd.  SAW container & starter tab – 15.4 lb. (M855 ammo)