Caliber: 5.56 x 45mm NATO (.223 REM)
Weight: 7.5 lbs (3.4kg) Lightest Configuration
Barrel:16.25” (413mm) Quick Change
Rifling: 16.25” (413mm) Quick Change
Overall Length: 34.55” (876mm)
Feed Device: Magazine – All M16 magazines Belt Feed – NATO M27 Linked Ammo
Rate of Fire:  625 – 1000 RPM
Operation:  Gas-Piston, Short Stroke Tappet
Range: 600 meters
Origin: United State of America
Designer: Geoffrey A. Herring

While looking at some other M16/AR-15 platforms I came across this upper receiver which allows the shooter to have a belt fed platform like the M249 light machine gun (LMG) which is about pound 10 pounds more than the ARES SHRIKE.


While the AR-15 has been around since the ‘50s there hasn’t been an effective belt fed upper design until the early 2000s because in part to the standard gas-operated action (Direct impingement) which sends hot gas, carbon and unburnt powder back into the action of the rifle.

Geoffrey Herring the designer of the ARES SHRIKE  redesigned the upper for his platform by using a Short-stroke piston which vents the gas and carbon out the front. The Short-stroke piston has been used for years in the AK platform which helps aid in it reliability.

The ARES-16 AMG-2 has a few major advantages over many LMGs and rifles alike because it can still use the standard M-16/AR-15 magazines which allows the shooter to pick the best option for their needs while still allowing them to quickly change over to the M27-linked SAW ammunition from 100-round “soft-pouch” or 200-round hard plastic SAW ammunition containers if their situation requires.

The rifle can always use 100 round beta magazines.

Fully automatic fire can warp and destroy a barrel if it cannot be kept cool due to the immense amount of heat generated by sustained fire. ARES upper has a quick change barrel assembly so the shooter may change the barrel stop overheating.  

The whole upper receiver can be taken off and replaced with the standard upper if the shooter wants.

The rifle can be fitted with multiple Picatinny rails making the rifle have the ability to run any accessories needed.  


Silencers are Legal shoot in Dallas

are legal

The GEARS of guns crew will be out at this event.

This event was designed to help the public get a better handle on the fact that suppressors are legal (with the proper paperwork) and FUN to shoot.

The GEARS Crew will have a group of women joining us to help teach them about guns and shooting so be sure to bring out everyone and get a chance to try out some of the coolest SUPPRESSED firearms on the market today.



Come support the silencer industry and invite friends to learn about silencers including: uses, benefits, and how to purchase silencers. This live fire event will surely be the year’s most exciting gun show. Conveniently located in the heart of Dallas, Texas at Elm Fork Shooting range, one of the nicest shooting facilities in the country.  Vendor tents are on the firing line for easy access to test the most current products on the market. Bring your guns and enjoy silenced fun!

For vendor/exhibitor information:
Please contact Kenny at Silencerco/SWR | 801.417.5384 |

All raffle proceeds and ticket sale profits go to the American Silencer Association.
WHEN:Saturday, April 28, 2012, 9:00 am – 6:00 pmWHERE10751 Luna Road  |  Dallas, TX 75220
WHAT:Testing products from many vendors, including silencer manufacturers
and firearms manufacturers
Raffles for a chance to win awesome products
Vendor booths selling state-of-the-art firearms and accessories
Ammo vendors on site to make sure your guns are fed all day long
Food and drinks available all day to ensure you have the energy to shoot

Must be 18 to attend the event.
Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.
If you have children, the minimum age is 5 and the minimum age for shooting is 12.

All live fire must be suppressed. No unsuppressed shooting allowed.
Advantage Tactical

Atwell Tactical
ITS Tactical
John Doe Investigation
John’s Guns
Lone Star Armory
Lone Star Medics
NFA Ventures
North Texas Armament
Shark Suppressor
Silencer Shop



For the event website click here

Gatling Gun Replica

Gatling Gun Replica


Colt is manufacturing functioning replica of the 1877 Bulldog Gatling Gun.
The gun fires the .45-70 cartridges at a rate up to 800 rounds per minutes  (based on how fast you can spin the crank). The gun weighs around 250 lbs.

Colt brought it out to the media shoot day at SHOT 2012

The guys over at the Armory Blog got the chance to fire this gun a few times.

Pretty cool to see a gun like this in todays market.

Ruger 10/22

Ruger 10/22


Yesterday we posted a question asking if anyone could tell what all the weapons we had on the page had in common (check here to see the post) and we got two comments one from our friends over at  Romeo Tango Bravo and one from a reader who was able to name the weapon.


Designer: William B. Ruger, Harry H. Sefried, II
Designed: in 1964 with over 5 million manufactured

(Standard 10/22 carbine)
Weight: 5.25 lb (2.4 kg)
Length: 37 in (940 mm)
Barrel length: 18.5 in (470 mm)
Cartridge: .22 LR
Action: Semi auto Blowback
Feed system: removable magazine, from 5 round up 50 round drums.

The Ruger 10/22 offers the shooter the ability to customize the weapon to fire off many different stocks that changes the weapon look everything from:

  • H&K G36
  • H&K MP5
  • bullpup stock
  • Gatling (double barrel) type weapon
  • Tommy gun stock
  • AR-15 type stock

Just to name a few.

For a .22 Long Rifle this is a pretty cool weapon.

The Gears of guns crew is heading out to the range tomorrow with two new shooters to teach weapon safety.