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ARES Defense – FightLite Industries Announce New e-Commerce Site

Monday, August 28th, 2017

FightLite® Industries, a division of ARES Defense Systems® Inc. located in Melbourne, Florida announces the launch of a new e-Commerce website to help streamline the ordering process for its online customers.

Featured on the new FightLite.com website are FightLite® Industries’ popular and patented MCR® and SCR® product lines, including full rifles, upper receiver assemblies, lower receiver assemblies, performance upgrade kits, spare parts, and accessories that expand the operational envelope and overall utility of these products.

The innovative and patented FightLite® SCR® (Sport Configurable Rifle) is the first of its class of firearms that is not only legal almost anywhere in America including New York, New Jersey, California and other restrictive states, but is also the first rifle to successfully combine the traditional lines of a hunting pattern rifle with the modularity of an AR-15 rifle.

The FightLite® SCR® blends strength, reliability, accuracy and rugged all-weather 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 FightLite® SCR® is designed to perform under the most demanding field, competitive shooting or tactical conditions. The multi-caliber, modular design permits the user 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 FightLite® 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 FightLite® SCR® will provide its users with a lifetime of accurate shooting pleasure and can be passed down from generation to generation. SCR® – One Rifle, Any Season!®

The patented FightLite® MCR® – Mission Configurable Rifle is an 8.5 lb weapon featuring gas piston operation, a 3-second quick change barrel system and has the capability to feed from both M27-linked ammunition belts and standard AR15/M16 box magazines at user discretion.

As FightLite’s 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.

The MCR® quick-change barrel allows users to configure the MCR® in seconds without the aid of tools 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 rifles by simply substituting a FightLite® supplied MCR® upper receiver assembly in place of the legacy upper, which are rearward compatible to the earliest AR15’s from the 1960’s. MCR® – One Weapon, Any Mission!®

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FightLite Industries Announces Canada Exclusivity for Wolverine Supplies

Friday, March 10th, 2017

(Melbourne, FL) March 9, 2017 – FightLite® Industries, the small arms division of ARES Defense Systems® Inc. is pleased to announce that ARES® has awarded Wolverine Supplies of Manitoba, Canada with Exclusive Representation and Distribution rights for all ARES® Defense and FightLite® Industries products throughout the entire Canada Territory.

Under the Agreement, Wolverine Supplies is the solely authorized and recognized representative of ARES® Defense and its small arms division FightLite® Industries for Canadian buyers including Military, Law Enforcement and Sporting customers. Additionally, Wolverine Supplies will also be a stocking distributor for Canadian firearm dealers interested in carrying and selling ARES® and FightLite® brand products such as the MCR® (Mission Configurable Rifle), SCR® (Sport Configurable Rifle), MXR™ (caliber and magazine convertible – pistol caliber carbine), GXR™ Gas-Piston kits for M4 type carbines and SCR® rifles and other innovative products, parts and accessories manufactured by ARES®/ FightLite®. And finally, as the Exclusive Representative for ARES® Defense and FightLite® Industries products; Wolverine Supplies will be the solely authorized service center for product support including repairs and warranty returns to the manufacturer.

“We’ve known John and Pat Hipwell for many years and we’re really excited to be working with them again for representation, distribution and support of our products for Canadian Military, Police, Sporting and OEM customers throughout Canada.” said Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO. “The relationship that we’ve developed and entered into will streamline the availability of our innovative and high quality products for all Canadians. They know our products very well and I can’t think of a more qualified team to represent our brands in the Canadian space than the Hipwells and their excellent team at Wolverine.”

FightLite Introducing New Rifles at SHOT Show

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

FightLite MCR-sub

(Melbourne, FL) January 11, 2017 – FightLite® Industries, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, mission-configurable firearms, parts and accessories announces that it will be introducing several new groundbreaking products at SHOT Show Booth #7406 in the Law Enforcement section of the show.

The annual SHOT Show is being hosted at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas January 17-20, 2016.

“We’re really excited to bring these new products to market and topping the list is our new patent-pending MXR™, a multi-caliber sub gun that is primarily chambered in 9mm and is caliber convertible at the user level without tools to include .22LR, .45ACP and other popular pistol calibers.” said Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO. “The compact MXR™ is suppressor capable and will also convert to accept a variety of pistol magazine types including Glock, Beretta, CZ, SIG and many others. We originally developed the MXR™ as a select-fire submachine gun in response to an international L/E requirement, but we look forward to bringing the semi-auto pistol and rifle versions of this excellent design to the US civilian market through our Distributor and Dealer network.”

To learn more about the innovative and patent-pending MXR™ from FightLite® Industries, visit Booth #7406 at this year’s SHOT Show.

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ARES Defense to become FightLite Industries

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

(Melbourne, FL) August 8, 2016 – ARES Defense Systems, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, mission-configurable firearms, parts and accessories announces a company name transition to FightLite® Industries.


Originally founded in 1997 as “ARES Defense Systems” by company CEO and avid shooting enthusiast Geoffrey A. Herring; the company is changing its name to FightLite® Industries to be more reflective of both its current and upcoming product offerings and to honor its R&D division that conceives and develops the company’s ideas and inventions.

“Since launching our company almost two decades ago, we’ve introduced and delivered many game-changing products to both civilian and military shooters alike” said Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO. “We’ve set new standards along the way with high-performance products such as our patented MCR® belt-feed system for the M4, our patented drop-in GXR™ gas piston kit and our universal and patented ARES SCR® rifle to name a few. We have some new groundbreaking product announcements coming up and we’re really excited about what we’re getting ready to bring to market in both the civilian and military marketspaces.”


The company’s currently produced product lines will transition to the FightLite® brand by the close of 2016 and FightLite® Industries will be providing spare parts, service and manufacturer support of products that have been produced under the ARES Defense™ brand. ARES™, ARES Defense™ and related logos and product names will remain part of the company’s intellectual property portfolio.

FightLite® Industries supports 2-step Distribution and as with the ARES Defense brands, their products will continue to be made available through established channels of sporting goods wholesalers, box stores, FFL dealers, online retailers and factory direct.

To learn more about FightLite® Industries visit www.FightLite.com. Follow FightLite® Industries on Facebook at facebook.com/FightLite , on Twitter @FightLite and on Instagram @FightLite_com.

ARES Defense-FightLite Industries Announce STEP-22 Silenced Pistol

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

(Melbourne, FL) May 9, 2016 – FightLite® Industries, a special products division of ARES Defense Systems, Inc. announces their new patent-pending STEP-22LS™ (Strategic Target Engagement Pistol, Low Signature). 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!

The tensioned target barrel dampens accuracy degrading harmonics typically associated with lightweight barrels for excellent and repetitive shot placement. And the patent-pending STEP-22LS™ monolithic receiver ensures that there are no sight rails or tubes to loosen during firing. Military, law enforcement and civilian shooters alike will appreciate the ability to place well-aimed, undetected shots in low light and no light conditions.

Avid shooting enthusiasts in 42 states can enjoy target practice and general plinking with the STEP-22LS™ without the need for additional hearing protection; and ranchers will welcome the ability to place accurate shots with the STEP-22LS™ for dispatching rodents or injured animals without spooking their livestock. Additionally, certain high-threat law enforcement scenarios require the dispatching of guard animals, disabling street and porch lights or cameras to maintain the element of surprise with a well-placed and undetected shot prior to executing an arrest warrant.


“The historical use of integrally suppressed rimfire weapons by members of the US government and elite special operations forces is well documented. Law enforcement authorities have also used silenced rimfires in their duties and for decades, civilian shooters such as myself and countless others have really enjoyed shooting silenced firearms” said Geoffrey Herring, President & CEO of ARES Defense Systems, Inc. “But the construction and design logic of the FightLite® STEP-22LS™ is light years ahead of the way integrally suppressed RUGER® pistols have traditionally been done by Class II manufacturers. In the prior art, manufacturers of integrally suppressed RUGER® rimfire pistols typically modify a factory gun and in the process, introduce inaccuracies and component mis-alignment that has detrimental consequences to accuracy and product performance. These old-style integrally suppressed pistols are usually very heavy due to their all-steel construction, they’re 13” or more in length and are frequently limited to iron sights or optic mounts that are fastened to the receiver with screws that can shoot loose during use. In creating the STEP-22LS™, the experienced design team at FightLite® Industries did what they usually do to achieve product excellence; they removed the entire RUGER® upper receiver from the design equation to eliminate all possible design compromises and re-engineered everything essential to meet our product objectives. The STEP-22LS™ design specifics and manufacturing approach are detailed at fightlite.com and we encourage interested parties to review them and compare the STEP-22™ series to any other integrally suppressed rimfire available. The STEP-22LS™ is another one of our exceptional products that will appeal to a very broad range of customers.”

All STEP-22™ models are designed to readily interchange with the standard pistol receiver on popular RUGER® Mk-I®, Mk-II®, Mk-III® and 22/45® pistols without any tools or gunsmithing required, providing users with a lightweight pistol capable of accommodating lasers, lights, optics and accessories on monolithic rails that won’t loosen during use.

Installation of any FightLite® STEP-22™ monolithic receiver on a RUGER® Mk-I®, Mk-II®, Mk-III® or 22/45® pistol is easy and straightforward. Simply follow the unloading and disassembly instructions specified in the RUGER® manual for your pistol. Once disassembled, set your RUGER® upper receiver aside and reassemble your pistol with the FightLite® STEP-22™ monolithic receiver assembly using the original RUGER® bolt and trigger housing from your pistol. It’s that simple!

Specifications:

MSRP is $699 and FightLite® Industries is accepting orders for immediate Form 3 transfer to FFL/SOT dealers and distributors. Product will be available to ship to customers as early as July 1, 2016 pending ATF transfer approvals.

To handle the STEP-22™ and other ARES Defense and FightLite® Industries products, please visit the ARES Defense/FightLite® Industries booth #4808 at the NRA Annual Meetings May 20-22, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky or at booth 748 of the SOFIC Convention May 24-26.