Ares-22RCU : Carbine conversion of Ruger Mk III pistol

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

I first learnt about the Ares Carbine from GunPundit who spotted it at SHOT Show ’09. It was supposed to go one sale in the first or second quarter but nothing was seen of it since SHOT.

Tyler Kreis, the NRA’s Firearms Inventory Manager, is the first to have gotten his hands on the Ares Defense Systems Ares-22 RCU and has shot a video of it in action. It looks like a very fun system.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Troy Cartwright Troy Cartwright on Sep 18, 2010

    I would like to buy the Ares carbine conversion for the Ruger Mark III. Are they actually available for purchase? If so, where can I get one?

  • Joe J Huro Jr Joe J Huro Jr on Sep 24, 2010

    Three days ago I the artical about the ARES 22-RCU in my Oct/10 issue of SHOOTING TIMES and really caught my eye and Ineed one of this converion kit. Yesterday I read about converting a Ruger 10/22 to look like a Thompson
    U.S Sub.MG M1 for only $299.00 and noATF Form 4473 is required. I be needing one this conversion kits first .
    Joe J Huro Jr