Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Log In

A valid email is required.
Password is required.
Posted: 7/14/2001 9:25:34 PM EST
We've received a few calls this past week asking if we are still in business and if the Shrike project has been shelved. Our old website http://www.usit.com/ares is not responding and I suppose this triggered the concern. I'll attempt to clear some of this up... We are definitely still in business and the Shrike project is active. A friend recently emailed me this link to a Tampa newspaper article on the Shrike from when we attended USSOCOM's SOF WEEK 2001 this past June. http://www.tampatrib.com/floridametronews/MGAJN79CPNC.html It was apparently also featured on FoxNews' program called "HotShots" a couple of weeks after the show in Tampa. I didn't catch the piece that aired. Our old website is not responding because our service provider (USIT) sold out to (ONEMAIN), who has subseqently resold to (Earthlink). I don't know specifically why it isn't responding, but it doesn't much matter; our new website should be up within a few weeks at http://www.aresdefense.com. Shrike 5.56 project is doing well. We've recently added a rail interface handguard as well as other refinements and accessories. For those of you who are getting impatient, I can only offer this: The Shrike isn't the only project on our plate; The AR15 was under developement for over 10 years before the Army adopted it and the Garand M1 took 13 years. A project of this magnitude doesn't happen overnite. This isn't a silencer where you just whack out some baffles and tubing and call it a product. It's detailed and time consuming and development is VERY expensive! For example, 100,000 rounds of 5.56mm ammo costs about $18,000.00. -Speaking of which, I haven't accepted a single cent from anyone in the world on this project. If you're on our Shrike Reservation List and are just tired of waiting or you know where a better product is, then simply drop us an email stating as such and we will promptly remove you from the list so that others can move up and fill your spot. If you're not on the list but would like to be added, simply email us at and request to be placed on the Shrike list. You will not receive a response to your email, as it is set up with an auto-filter that will route your message in order of date/time. There is no financial risk to you, as we are STILL not accepting deposits for this product. BTW, please don't send repeat messages for placement on the list, as this will increase your chances of losing your earliest position. Anyway, that's all I can offer right now. I'm still not speculating on a release date or price. I hope this helps... Geoffrey A. Herring Ares Defense Systems PO Box 11163 Blacksburg, VA 24062 USA (540) 961-0095 sales@aresdefense.com
Link Posted: 7/14/2001 10:38:28 PM EST
i know you cant say much but are we talking years or months untill the product is out just curious thanks
Link Posted: 7/14/2001 10:57:21 PM EST
You have a very cool product. It's great to hear directly from a manufacturer. By the way, if you're buying 100,000 rounds of ammo at 18 cents a round, you should surf over to the ammunition forum and look for a better deal. [;D]
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 2:55:09 AM EST
Q-man has a point. also what's the production price like so far? and what problems has the shrike program been having that is making it take this long?
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 5:14:23 AM EST
Need more info. How about having one of the guys on the development team post an update every few weeks. Tell us how everything is going, what the problems are so far, answer questions, etc. It should make everyone here more interested in this product. Just a suggestion.
Link Posted: 7/16/2001 5:13:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/16/2001 5:51:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By Ares Defense: Shrike project is active. A friend recently emailed me this link to a Tampa newspaper article on the Shrike from when we attended USSOCOM's SOF WEEK 2001 this past June. [url]http://www.tampatrib.com/floridametronews/MGAJN79CPNC.html[/url] Geoffrey A. Herring Ares Defense Systems PO Box 11163 Blacksburg, VA 24062 USA (540) 961-0095 sales@aresdefense.com
View Quote
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 4:49:32 PM EST
How is the Website coming?
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 10:51:09 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 11:26:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By Garryowen: These guys aren't winning my confidence! kind of like Victor Arms...great idea, but never got off the ground.
View Quote
Victor Arms isn't related to Vector Arms I hope.
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 12:16:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 9:48:40 AM EST
2 - 10 more years and the website will be up, 10 - 50 the gun will be out.
Top Top