ARES Defense Partners with Brownell’s

ARES Defense Firearms
ARES Defense Firearms
ARES Defense Systems
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MELBOURNE, FL -­-( ARES Defense Systems, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, mission-configurable firearms, parts and accessories announces a partnership with Brownell’s as a stocking distributor of ARES Defense products including ARES’ groundbreaking and patented belt-fed MCR rifles and upper receiver assemblies.

Other ARES products to be stocked by Brownell’s include the innovative ARES SCR rifles and lower receiver assemblies, as well as the newly released and game changing FightLite STEP-22 pistol receiver upgrades for popular Ruger Mk & 22/45 rimfires.

“We’re really excited to be working with Brownell’s” says Geoffrey Herring, CEO of ARES Defense.

“As far back as I can remember, Brownell’s has always been the “go-to” place for quality gun parts, tools and gunsmithing equipment. As a young kid, I remember poring over their timeless books “Gunsmith Kinks” and absorbing all of the tricks of the trade, which ultimately proved critical when I launched my professional career as a gun designer. The folks at Brownell’s are great people, they’re very knowledgeable and I’m extremely pleased to announce our new business relationship and for them to be distributing ARES Defense products.”

As ARES Defense premier rifle offering for the commercial marketplace, the MCR vastly improves upon the standard AR15/M4 by offering exceptional flexibility with its dual-feed capability and quick-change barrel. This flexibility, combined with other unique features, allows users to instantly customize the MCR without tools for virtually any use and is available in 12” (NFA Rules Apply) and 16” inch lengths. Furthermore, the 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 MCR also allows customers to upgrade their existing AR15/M16/M4 rifles by simply substituting an ARES supplied MCR upper receiver assembly in place of the legacy upper, which are rearward compatible to the earliest AR15’s and M16’s from the 1960’s.

The innovative and patented ARES SCR (Sport Configurable Rifle) is the first of its class of firearms to successfully combine the traditional lines of a hunting pattern rifle with the modularity of an AR-15 rifle.

The ARES SCR blends strength, reliability, accuracy and rugged weatherproof characteristics of America’s longest serving infantry rifle with the classic lines of an American sporter. Lightweight, accurate and featuring a MIL-STD 1913 flat top upper receiver that accepts most modern optics, the ARES SCR is designed to perform under the most demanding field, competitive shooting or tactical conditions. The multi-caliber, modular design permits the operator to instantly change calibers in the field by simply pressing two pins and exchanging one upper receiver assembly for another.

Designed for optimal configuration, the ARES SCR accepts most Modern Sporting Rifle accessories and parts including magazines, upper receivers, barrels, bolts, handguards and optics, so it can be easily and effectively reconfigured for each individual shooters’ style and activity. Supported by a full line of performance accessories and manufactured of the highest quality aircraft grade alloys by American craftsmen, the weatherproof and dependable ARES SCR will provide a lifetime of accurate shooting pleasure for all Americans.

FightLite Industries, a special products division of ARES Defense Systems, Inc. recently announced their new patent-pending and game changing STEP-22KT (Strategic Target Engagement Pistol, Compact-Threaded) and STEP-22LS (Strategic Target Engagement Pistol, Low Signature) upper receivers for Ruger rimfire pistols.

The STEP-22KT is an accurate, rugged, lightweight and reliable monolithic pistol receiver chambered in .22LR and features a tensioned target barrel with an industry standard ½ x 28” TPI threaded muzzle for the mounting of silencers, muzzle brakes and other muzzle devices. The STEP-22KT ™ also includes MIL-STD-1913 Rails at the 6 and 12 o’clock positions for mounting lights, lasers, optics and other accessories.

Designed primarily for civilian shooters; the STEP-22KT is optimized with features to deliver accuracy and reliable performance! The tensioned target barrel chambered in .22 LR “Bentz” dampens accuracy degrading harmonics typically associated with lightweight barrels for excellent and repetitive shot placement. And the patent-pending STEP-22KT monolithic receiver ensures that there are no sight rails or tubes to loosen during firing.

The STEP-22LS is an accurate, rugged, lightweight and reliable monolithic pistol receiver chambered in .22LR and features a tensioned target barrel with integral silencer and MIL-STD-1913 Rails at the 6 and 12 o’clock positions for mounting lights, lasers, optics and other accessories.

Designed for military, law enforcement and civilian shooters; the STEP-22LS is optimized with features ideally suited for the modern warfighter, law enforcement professional and avid civilian shooter who demands cutting edge performance from their weapon. Boasting an incredibly short overall length of only 11” and weighing a mere 24.3 oz; the STEP-22LS provides excellent sound pressure level reduction (up to 40 db) from a silencer that is integral to its patent-pending monolithic receiver body delivering extreme performance in a compact and lightweight package!

About ARES Defense & FightLite Industries

FightLite Industries is a special products division of ARES Defense Systems, Inc. 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 FightLite® Industries visit Follow FightLite® Industries on Facebook at and on Twitter @FightLite. To learn more about ARES Defense Systems visit Follow ARES Defense on Facebook at and on Twitter @ARESDefense.