FIGHTLITE INDUSTRIES (ARES DEFENSE SYSTEMS INC.)

Current semi-auto rifle and accessories manufacturer established in 1997, located in Melbourne, FL.
In mid-2016, the company changed its name from ARES Defense Systems Inc. to FightLite Industries. FightLite Ind. plans to maintain the ARES, ARES Defense, related logos, and product names as trademarks of FightLite Industries. FightLite Industries specializes in innovative adaptations of the AR-15 derived systems, including a belt fed semi-automatic adaptation of the AR-15 rifle.

FIGHTLITE INDUSTRIES (ARES DEFENSE SYSTEMS INC.) Models

5.56 NATO cal., AR-15 style, GPO, 16 1/4 in. barrel, 6-pos. telescoping stock, Mil-Spec handguard w/rail interface system, patented upper receiver system allows multiple configurations (including a 3-second barrel change), optional belt feed module, approx. 7 1/2 lbs. Mfg. 2014-2016.
5.56 NATO or 7.62x39mm cal., GIO, 16 1/4 or 18 in. barrel, 5 shot mag., Sporter, Sporter Short, or Monte Carlo stock, sporterized configuration w/standard flat-top upper receiver or flat-top w/dust cover, Magpul MOE handguard, modular design permits changing calibers, 5.7 lbs. Mfg. 2014-2016.
5.56 NATO cal., GPO, 16 1/4 in. quick change barrel, 30 shot mag., patented upper receiver system, left-side folding buttstock assembly, Mil-Spec co-planar handguard with rail interface system, includes SKB briefcase system, 7 1/2 lbs. Mfg. 2014-2016.
5.56 NATO cal., GPO, 16 1/4 in. quick change barrel, 30 shot mag., front and rear adj. sights, 6-pos. black synthetic telescoping stock with Mil-Spec receiver extension tube, precision machined billet upper receiver with feed cover and charging handle, KeyMod or Mil-Std 1913 rail, manganese phosphate, Nitride, or Type III hardcoat anodized black finish, 7 1/2 lbs. Mfg. mid-2016-2017.
5.56 NATO cal., GPO, dual feed, 16 1/4 in. quick change barrel, 30 shot mag., front and rear adj. sight, black 6-pos. synthetic telescoping stock with Mil-Spec receiver extension tube, billet upper receiver, feed cover, and charging handle, KeyMod or Mil-Std 1913 rail, Type III hardcoat anodized black finish, 7.5-8.5 lbs. Mfg. 2017 only.
5.56 NATO cal., GPO, 16 1/4 in. quick change barrel with RipBrake, 30 shot mag., 6-pos. synthetic telescoping stock with Mil-Spec receiver extension tube, dual feed, Mil-Std 1913 handguard with rail interface system, KeyMod or M-LOK at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock, billet upper receiver, MCR extended bolt catch, Manganese Phosphate and hardcoat anodized black finish, 9.45 lbs. Disc. 2019.
5.56 NATO/.223 Rem. cal., 16 1/4 in. CM barrel, optional threading, Mil-Spec barrel extension, 5 shot mag., high-impact synthetic polymer stock, sporter style profile and standard (SCR-002 or SCR-010) or 13 in. M-LOK (SCR-002M) handguard, captive push-pin takedown aerospace grade upper receiver with or w/o (SCR-010) ejection port dust cover, hardcoat anodized black finish, 5.7 lbs. Disc. 2020.
5.56 NATO cal., short stroke GPO, 16 1/4 in. chrome-lined (DF model only) quick-change barrel, muzzle compensator, left side mounted piston housing, 30 shot mag., dual feed, AR-15 mags., or 100 M27 disintegrating links w/adapter, removable peep style rear sight, Magpul stock with Mil-Spec receiver extension tube, quad Mil-Std 1913 rail (DF model) or M-LOK forend (DFM model), Magpul K2 grip, Mil-Spec safety, billet aluminum receivers and feed cover, steel feed tray, MCR extended bolt catch, left-side extended folding charging handle, H3 buffer, Manganese Phosphate w/hardcoat anodized black finish, comes with 100 M27 links and a magwell adapter, 9.45 lbs. New 2019.
5.56 NATO/.223 Rem. cal., GIO, 16.25 in. CM threaded or non-threaded barrel, 5 shot mag. accepts AR-15 style mags., no sights, walnut, pepper, nutmeg, or forest camo laminate stock w/matching handguard or free floating M-LOK handguard, forged aluminum receivers, AR-15 charging handle, rubber buttpad, sporter style profile, captive takedown push-pins, ejection port dust cover, black hardcoat anodized finish, approx. 5.8 lbs. New 2020.
.22 LR cal., (Strategic Target Engagement Pistol, Low Signature), integrally suppressed, 2 1/2 in. unported barrel with Bentz Match chamber, 10 shot mag., Monolithic designed receiver, integral Mil-Std 1913 rails at 12 and 6 o'clock positions, Type III hardcoat anodized black finish, 24.3 oz. Mfg. 2016-2017.
5.56 NATO or .300 AAC Blackout cal., GIO, 7 1/4 in. free floating threaded barrel, 10 shot detachable mag. accepts AR-15 mags., KeyMod (disc. 2019) or Magpul M-LOK handguard, Shockwave Technologies bird's head style grip, crossbolt safety on trigger guard, 12 in. Picatinny top rail, forward assist replaced with QD sling socket, hardcoat anodized black finish, 3.9 lbs. New 2018.
9mm Para. cal., blowback operation, closed bolt (9KT), 5 in. threaded barrel, A2 style flash hider (9KB) or thread protector (9KT), uses Glock pattern mags., aluminum alloy construction, no sights, short buffer tube (9KT) or SBA3 brace (9KB), M-LOK handguard, Magpul or A2 (9KT) grip, ambi (9KB) or left-side (9KT) safety, upper/lower Picatinny rails, ambi charging handle, black anodized finish, approx. 3.25 lbs. New 2019.
9mm Para. cal., blowback operation, 7 in. threaded barrel, A2 flash hider (9SB) or thread protector (9ST, disc. 2020), uses Glock pattern mags., aluminum alloy construction, no sights, short buffer tube (9ST, disc. 2020) or SBA3 brace (9SB), M-LOK handguard, Magpul or A2 (9ST, disc. 2020) style grip, ambi (9SB) or left-side (9ST, disc. 2020) safety, upper/lower Picatinny rails, ambi charging handle, black anodized finish, approx. 3.75 lbs. New 2019.