ARES Defense Announces Mission Configurable Rifle

MELBOURNE, FL - ARES Defense Systems, the country's leading manufacturer of innovative, mission-configurable firearms and accessories, is introducing the ARES-15 Mission Configurable Rifle (MCR). As ARES Defense premier semi-automatic rifle offering for the consumer marketplace, the ARES-15 MCR vastly improves upon the standard AR-15 by offering exceptional flexibility with its dual-feed capabilities and quick-change barrel. This flexibility, combined with other unique features, allows users to instantly customize the MCR without tools for virtually any use.

First in its class and setting it apart from other AR-15's, the standard magazine-fed ARES-15 MCR is upgradeable to a dual-feed design with the purchase and installation of the optional Belt Feed Conversion Kit, and is also available as a belt-feed only version. The ARES-15 MCR's quick-change barrel, which allows users to configure the ARES-15 MCR in seconds without the aid of tools, is available in 12-, 16- and 20-inch lengths. Furthermore, the ARES-15 MCR 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 ARES-15 MCR also allows users to upgrade their existing weapons by simply substituting an ARES supplied MCR upper receiver assembly in place of the user's legacy upper.

"Our business specializes in developing premium rifles that can be readily adapted for a variety of missions and uses," said Geoffrey Herring, President of ARES Defense Systems, Inc. "Our research and development team has spent many hours refining the MCR design to ensure that it meets and exceeds the rigid standards and expectations of those in the gun industry who expect nothing but the best. Quality, reliability, safety and performance are our top priorities and we look forward to hearing users' feedback from the field after using the ARES-15 MCR."

The semi-automatic ARES-15 MCR accepts standard 30-round M16 magazines and M27-linked SAW ammunition in 5.56 x 45mm NATO (.223 REM). Also available are easily installed caliber conversion kits for the ARES-15 MCR providing for .22LR, 9mm, 5.45x39mm, 7.62x39mm, 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendel. Featuring a six-position telescoping stock, the ARES-15 MCR also includes a MIL-STD-1913 co-planar hand-guard with rail-interface system for the mounting of modern optics and accessories.

The ARES-15 MCR also delivers strength, reliability and longer weapon life with its quality, all American-made materials and precision construction on CNC machinery. The high tensile strength alloys used to manufacture the ARES-15 MCR features a MIL-A-8625 Type III, Class 2 hard coat anodized, non-reflective black finish that resists wear and corrosion and enhances durability, providing a superior weapon system built to last for years.

For more information about the ARES-15 MCR, please call 321.242.8410 or visit Follow ARES Defense on Facebook at and on Twitter @ARESDefense.

About ARES Defense
Since its founding in 1997, ARES Defense Systems has focused on developing military small-arms and small-arm accessories of unique versatility and exceptional quality for military, law enforcement and commercial customers. Engineered and produced of the highest quality American-made materials by a highly skilled workforce, all ARES products are manufactured on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra-modern production facility headquartered on the USA's Space Coast. ARES' intense dedication to mission-critical innovation has resulted in numerous patented advancements for lighter and stronger weapons and accessories. For more information about ARES Defense, visi