ARES AAR Standard Handguard AWS ( Advanced Weapons Systems )
Lightweight Individual Automatic Rifle for squad support. The AAR™ is an upper receiver “performance upgrade kit” to existing AR15/M16 and M4 weapons and is designed for rapid and sustained engagement of point and area targets. The Ares Defense AAR™ is a member of the Shrike 5.56 –Advanced Weapons System™ family and features a quick-change barrel with short-stroke piston and adjustable gas regulator. MIL-STD-1913 optics mount on top cover is standard and the system can be equipped with optional MIL-STD-1913 rail interface handguard for mounting of current accessories. Weapon feeds from both 30 and 100 round magazines and can be user configured in minutes to patented dual-feed system with optional belt-feed module ( NOT INCLUDED ).
AAR-Ares Automatic Rifle with quick-change barrels in 12.5”, 14.5”, 16.25” and 20” lengths. Unique features of this design are that each barrel has its own piston and adjustable regulator with gas cut-off. When a hot AAR™ barrel is changed, so is the hot piston. Each barrel also features front sight that is adjustable for both elevation and windage.
Ares Defense prides itself on quality and attention to detail in all of its products and it’s AAR™ is no exception. Manufactured of the highest quality aircraft alloys, all aluminum surfaces are hardcoat-anodize finished per MIL-A-8625 Type III, Class 2 for corrosion and wear resistance. Pictured at center is the barrel release lever which permits a barrel change in as little as 3 seconds.
The gas block, gas regulator and front sight assembly of the Ares Defense AAR™. Front sight is adjustable for both elevation and windage and can be removed altogether if necessary. The 4-position gas regulator is adjustable for belt-feed 1, belt-feed 2, a reduced-flow magazine/suppressor setting and a gas cut-off setting to prevent the weapon from automatically cycling when desirable. The counter bore visible in the handguard’s front bulkhead (behind the front sight block) is designed to accept a quick-detach, top-mounted ambidextrous sling swivel.
The robust bolt and barrel extension of the Ares Defense Shrike 5.56™ are used in the Ares Defense AAR™. Notice the lugs on both parts are thicker and designed with a tangent radius profile for increased strength, safety and durability. Manufactured of the highest grade super-alloys and heat treated to exact specifications, these critical parts are specifically designed to handle tremendous amounts of sustained automatic firing from a belt-fed weapon.
16 Inch models in stock.