Shrike 5.56 – Advanced Weapons System™

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Ares Shrike Parts

Currently Accepting Applications for Stocking FFL/SOT Dealers

On February 10, 2012 ARES Defense approved DealerNFA, Inc. as an Authorized Master Distributor for its products including the ARES Shrike 5.56 – Advanced Weapons System™ line.

New for 2013-Ares Defense, Shrike 5.56”E” (Enhanced), 5th Generation

Ares Defense announces the New and Improved Shrike 5.56“E” (Enhanced). The Shrike 5.56E has many of the same features as the 4th Generation Shrike 5.56, but includes the following enhancements as standard equipment:

1. Billet Machined Steel Feed Tray with Manganese Phosphate finish

2. Chrome-Lined 16” Barrel with 4-Position Adjustable Gas Regulator

3. Barrel Handle for Removing Hot Barrels

4. Billet Machined Mag-Adapter for attaching M249 SAW Containers to AR15/M16 Lower Receivers

5. (100) USGI M27 Links (where allowed)

6. Co-Planar MIL-STD 1913 Rail Handguard System

7. High Efficiency Heat Sink (installed within handguard and reduces barrel heat buildup on closed bolt system)

8. Inspection and Certification by Chief Technical Officer at ARES Defense

Due to more efficient manufacturing processes Ares Defense is able offer this fantastic deal.

Price $4,995.00 Delivered

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Sold only to residents of states that allow ownership of Ares Defense Systems products.

*State Restrictions: Please note that for these specific items and parts the buyer located in the following states of CA, MA, NY, NJ, WA, OH and certain areas of IL must supply written proof of eligibility or exemption from restrictions in these states prior to shipment.

It is our company policy that customers provide proof of NFA tax payment before we will ship NFA specific components. Proof of NFA tax payments may be accomplished by providing us with a copy of one of the following documents:

A current signed in ink Federal Firearms License with Special Occupational Tax Stamp (FFL/SOT) or an appropriate BATFE Form (such as Form 1 or Form 4) indicating compliance with federal regulations.

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ARES Defense Warranty Statement:

The Magnuson-Moss Act (Public Law 93-637) does not require any seller or manufacturer of a consumer product to give a written warranty. It does provide that if a written warranty is given, it must be designated as “limited” or as “full” and sets minimum standards for a “full” warranty. ARES Defense Systems, Inc. has elected not to provide any written warranty, either “limited” or “full” , rather than to attempt to comply with the provisions of the Magnuson-Moss Act and the regulations issued there under. There are certain implied warranties under state law with respect to sales of consumer goods. As the extent and interpretation of these implied warranties varies from state to state, you should refer to your state statutes. ARES Defense Systems, Inc. wishes to assure its customers of its continued interest and commitment in providing service to owners of ARES Defense Systems, Inc. products.

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 mounting of 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.

Among the new changes are:

· New style MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail handguard features coplanar 12 o’clock top rail which aligns with the belt-feed top cover for co-witnessing optics with thermal or night vision device. The 3, 6 and 9 o’clock handguard rails support bipod attachment, vertical grip and laser aiming devices.

· Front handguard bulkhead includes 3 quick-detach sling mounting points for neutral, left or right hand preference when carrying weapon at fire-ready position.

Other Advantages:

· Belt-Feed upper receiver assembly for the AR-15/M16/M4 family of weapons, with no modification required to lower receiver.

· Quick-change barrel permits rapid mission configurability and also allows the operator to substitute a cool barrel for a hot barrel for heat mitigation during sustained fire. The barrel can be removed in as little as 1.5 seconds.

· Self-regulating gas-piston system accommodates a broad range of ammunition and firing conditions. Optional barrels also available that permit user adjustability for additional operator preference and control.

· Front handguard bulkhead includes 3 quick-detach sling mounting points for neutral, left or right hand preference when carrying weapon at fire-ready position.

· Interchangeably accepts either M-27 (SAW) linked-ammunition or standard AR-15/M16/M4 magazines at operator discretion without reconfiguration of any weapon components.

· The excellent ergonomics of the AR-15/M16 and M4 infantry weapons have been retained with the SHRIKE 5.56 system. Most operations performed on this weapon system can be accomplished without removing the operator’s hand from the pistol grip. Overall design of the SHRIKE 5.56 has been accomplished with strict consideration for real-world use.

· Interchangeably accepts either M-27 (SAW) linked-ammunition or standard AR-15/M16/M4 magazines at operator discretion without reconfiguration of any weapon components.

· Gas-Piston operated, which drastically reduces the fouling prevalent in the legacy AR-15/M16/M4 type direct-gas weapon system, significantly increasing reliability during hard use or operation under adverse conditions.