ARES Shipping MCR RIfle

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ARES Firearms, known for their popular SCR rifle and stock has announced they are shipping their MCR sub-carbine. The carbine features numerous nifty features including quick-change barrel, folding stock, and piston operation. Notably, the SCR can be fed from either a linked belt or STANAG magazines.

The MCR is 100% US-made and offers either 12″ or 16″ barrels. Opttions include a picatinny rail foreend or a newly-released keymod version. For pricing and availability, contact Ares Defense. 

Full Press Release Below:

MELBOURNE, FL, September 23, 2015 ­ ARES Defense Systems, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, mission-configurable firearms, parts and accessories announces that it is now shipping its patented MCR® Sub-Carbine to the US commercial market.

ARES’ MCR® Sub-Carbine is a lightweight, semi-auto 5.56 NATO caliber weapon featuring gas piston operation, a 3-second quick change barrel system and a left-side folding stock assembly that telescopes for adjusting the length of pull. The charging handle is ambidextrous and interchangeable with standard AR15/M4 charging handles to suit user preference. Suppressor capable and able to be fired with the stock in any position, the MCR® is a clear step above many of the folding stock and telescoping PDW options in the marketplace. Critical Sub-Carbine components are billet machined from aircraft grade alloys and heat treated to exacting specifications for durability and long weapon life. Aluminum components are Type III, Class 2 hard-coat anodized to MIL-A-8625F for maximum corrosion and wear protection. Furthermore, all ARES Defense products are 100% Made in U.S.A. with US materials and workmanship.

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Also available to compliment the MCR® Sub-Carbine is an optional SKB briefcase with custom-cut foam insert that holds the weapon, six 30-round magazines, a cleaning kit, Operator’s Manual and storage space for a suppressor or other Mission Critical Accessories. The MCR® Sub-Carbine chassis is identical to the rest of the MCR® family and can be reconfigured for belt-feed or other role by simply rearranging its parts.

“Overseas contracts with a NATO partner paved the way for the semi-auto MCR® Sub-Carbine for the US consumer market.” says Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO of ARES Defense. “The Sub-Carbine is a critical model of the eight weapons that currently define the MCR® family and is particularly significant for maximum portability. While all of the select-fire military models that we’ve shipped have featured our co-planar MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny Rail handguard, we recently added a KeyMod style handguard option for the US consumer market to meet the interests of our customers. The select-fire MCR® Sub-Carbine is a proven and documented player in the military marketplace and is a serious system for professional shooters.”

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The MCR® quick-change barrel system allows users to configure the MCR® in seconds without the aid of tools and is available in 12” (NFA Rules Apply) and 16” inch lengths. Additionally, the MCR® Sub-Carbine features gas-piston operation that provides greater reliability in extreme conditions, and is cleaner, cooler and more reliable in adverse conditions than the legacy direct-gas system.

The unique design of the MCR® Sub-Carbine permits users to upgrade their existing rifles by simply substituting an ARES supplied MCR® upper receiver assembly and folding stock mechanism in place of the legacy upper and stock, and the MCR® is rearward compatible to the earliest AR15’s from the 1960’s.

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For more information and pricing, please email sales@aresdefense.com or contact ARES Defense by telephone at (321) 242-8410. Additional details available on the ARES Defense website: www.aresdefense.com

FFL DEALERS: Contact ARES Defense for Dealer Pricing!

Specifications:

Caliber: 5.56 X 45 mm NATO

Weight: 7.45 lbs (3.38 kg)

Barrel: 16.25” (413 mm) Quick Change & 12.5” (318 mm)

Rifling:   1:7” (1: 178 mm) RHT

Feed Devices: 4179 STANAG Magazines or M27 Linked Ammunition

Rate of Fire: 625-800 RPM

Operation: Short Stroke, Gas Piston

100% Made in the U.S.A.

About ARES Defense

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.  Follow ARES Defense on Facebook at facebook.com/aresdefense  and on Twitter @ARESDefense.



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Vitor Roma

    I’m curious to the the insides of the gun.

  • Seburo

    Is the Ares SCR a “new gun” or just a downsized cheaper Ares Shrike? Shrike would have made a good interim LMG to replace old M249s until the LSAT is ready.

    • Dracon1201

      The Shrine isn’t nearly durable enough for that.

      • Seburo

        Probably way it lost to HK’s IAR.Though the USMC is using it as a DMR now.

        • Joshua

          It wasn’t entered.

        • Dracon1201

          IAR also didn’t have to include a belt feed mechanism, and other assorted things. Those tend to murder the reliability of smaller systems.

    • J.T.

      SCR is their rifle for AWB states. the MCR is pretty much a rebranded Shrike and this new MCR SC is just a MCR with a folding stock and the ability to use an AR charging handle.

  • Gjert Klakeg Mulen

    Don’t know how this rifle is overall, but damn it looks good.

  • Tim Barrera

    Hi there, just a little correction, the SCR is the ban state legal carbine, not the belt fed variant I think you transposed SCR for MCR in the first paragraph…

    • Looking on their site, I don’t think the MCR is belt fed either. It looks like only the AMG 1 & 2 have that feature

    • scaatylobo

      YES !, was going to post that too.

  • datimes

    Looks like a really sweet system.

  • codfilet

    What does this cost?

    • Bill

      If you have to ask….

  • Bill

    “Sub-carbine?” I must have not gotten the memo. Larger than a PDW but smaller than a carbine?

  • John

    If it’s anything like the Shrike, it’ll be another 10 years before it come out.

    • Joshua

      Yep

  • dshield55

    I read through the article and I’m still really confused.

    This MCR does come with the belt-feed apparatus, right?

    • Jake

      Doesn’t look like it. I bought an MCR upper not too long ago, only eats from mags. The link feeding mechanism is a separate kit.

  • ozzallos .

    So… The McRifle?

  • NDS

    That was easy

  • noob

    Sooo… who’s gonna pre-order?

  • scaatylobo

    I have the “ban state” version and its a pleasure to shoot AND legal in NYS !.
    Only have a few hundred rounds through her,but nothing to complain about at all.
    I actually like the difference they made to set it up with no buffer tube in the stock.

  • Secundius

    Valkyrie Armaments, make a Belt-Feeder Conversion for the Colt 6920. For a WHOPPING, $3,599.00 USD. for 4 to 5-times the cost of the Actual Carbine…