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Vulcan
July 30th, 2006, 03:18 AM
From www.aresdefense.com (http://www.aresdefense.com)

The part that chaps my sack is where they state they are delivering the system to our allies. Sure, I know and I should support it but I bet those allies did not put down a deposit three years ago! I say get in line!

Delivery Status: July 18, 2006

Dear Valued Customers:

Since our last website update in February, Ares Defense has made great strides in expanding our production efforts and we have also expanded our Quality Control facilities. This includes a new, state-of-the-art indoor test-firing laboratory equipped with a high volume ventilation system and video recording cameras. The live fire cell provides for computer controlled data acquisition and monitoring of weapon systems, without regard to outside weather influences and other factors. For the past four years, Ares Defense has had to commute to a public range some 20 miles from the production facility in order to test its products. This has been detrimental to our production and testing efforts, as the public range is remote, without electrical power, and sometimes difficult to reach in the winter months when laden with weapons, test equipment and ammunition.

Our indoor live fire laboratory was indispensable during the recent preparation and delivery of a Shrike 5.56™ batch shipment to a friendly foreign government. As an American company, Ares Defense is proud to support America’s allies with its products. The fact that a US partner in the Global War On Terrorism has elected to provide its military personnel with the Shrike 5.56™, underscores what Ares Defense and its customers have known all along; the Shrike 5.56™ defines new ground in the world of Light Machine Guns (LMG’s) and it’s performance, ergonomics and light weight envelope offer significant advantages in real-world combat scenarios.

A fifth US patent was recently awarded for the Shrike 5.56™ and others are still pending.

Ares Defense continues its production ramp-up and is increasing its parts inventory to support the Shrike 5.56™ units in operation and those to soon be delivered. Our business policy provides for Shrike 5.56™ deliveries in the order in which they are received. A batch of 30-day invoices should mail out by month end, signifying imminent deliveries. We are striving to ship several hundred units by year-end and we are pursuing a phased approach whereby we hope to increase the lot sizes sequentially.

When you receive your Shrike 5.56™, please read and understand the Operator’s Manual before attempting to install or use the device. The team that knows this product best carefully prepared it, and it will save you much aggravation and provide you with a better understanding of your Shrike 5.56 - Advanced Weapons System™. We welcome customer feedback and consider it crucial to our ongoing commitment to provide you with the best products possible. This feedback should be provided to us directly, as we do not read or engage in Internet forums.

With regard to spare parts, many are now in stock and Shrike 5.56™ customers can order spare barrels, belt-box adaptors, bolts, etc. Some parts that are in shorter supply will be reserved for the completion of full upper receiver assemblies, which will in turn be shipped to waiting customers. Please contact us directly for pricing and availability.

We would like to remind everyone about the Technical Bulletins listed on the FAQ page of www.aresdefense.com. (http://www.aresdefense.com.) They are in printable PDF format for your convenience and serve to address technical questions or specifics that we consider important to our products.

In concluding this update, Ares Defense is always searching for qualified, team-oriented personnel to add to our company roster. This includes Machinists, Armorers, Assemblers, Customer Service Representatives, Mechanical Engineers and Contracting Specialists. If you or someone that you know is interested in a long term career with a leading developer of small arms products, then please send your resume to Ares Defense Systems, Inc., at one of the addresses listed on the Corporate page of www.aresdefense.com. (http://www.aresdefense.com.)

Thank you for your continued support. Please visit our website often for the latest technical bulletins, employment and business opportunities with Ares Defense.

CAMPYBOB
July 31st, 2006, 12:38 PM
who the hell buys the shrike? what friendly foreign government? huh???

so...should i turn my order in now for a september delivery?

wtf, over?

CAMPYBOB
July 31st, 2006, 08:30 PM
"friendly foreign government"????

i got it!!

lichtenstein!!!

Vulcan
July 31st, 2006, 11:11 PM
Lick what? Never heard of her.

CAMPYBOB
August 1st, 2006, 08:54 AM
oh sure...like you've never licked a stein.

Rudy
August 1st, 2006, 11:46 PM
I didn't think ARES were still around. I have a friend that put down a deposit almost 4 years ago and he still hasn't received his.

Vulcan
August 2nd, 2006, 11:18 PM
They are still around, just dragging their feet.

CAMPYBOB
August 3rd, 2006, 08:30 AM
yeah...still around because folks folks financed things so a 'friendly foreign government' could buy them wholesale for use in the global war on terror.

the production version...or at least the pics of the imaginary damn things...i've seen is pretty damn lame looking. none the less i might buy one...'if' they ever make more than five or six of them...just because i like to waste ammunition.

XF2
August 4th, 2006, 04:10 PM
Dragging feet? Ripoff if you ask me. Dowmpayment orders should come first. Ripoof artist IMHO.

Burnt a good friend of mine by having him back his product then set the screws to him to.

Ask at subguns what they think of Geoff.

CAMPYBOB
August 5th, 2006, 09:31 PM
today's channel assweb shrike forecast with your weatherman, campybob: brought to you by...HOUDINI! making things vanish since 2001!

there is a zero percent chance of shrike today.

there is a zero percent chance of shrike tomorrow.

there is a zero percent chance of shrike this week.

Vulcan
August 5th, 2006, 11:19 PM
Maybe next week then!

jimlostt
August 22nd, 2006, 02:12 PM
man i remember signing up for this thing back 97 or 98

oh well I have bought and sold my RR m16 anyway.

CAMPYBOB
August 22nd, 2006, 02:16 PM
not to worry.

you have time to buy and sell another one before we see them on the streets.

Vulcan
August 23rd, 2006, 06:00 AM
He is just a grumpy old fart!

CAMPYBOB
August 23rd, 2006, 10:08 AM
it's 'cynical'...and no, i'm not cynical.

i'm realistic. and practical.

do me a favor.

the day i go brain-dead enough to give a perfect stranger $1500 of my money for a gun that doesn't exist for three years...

...KICK ME IN THE ASS. hard!

the firearm world is full of losers, scammers, crooks, thieves, deceivers, recalcitrants, foot-draggers, mis-representation...and a few good folks that make it all worthwhile.

i hope the guys that ordered a shrike get one. i wouldn't mind buying one, myself. i'll do that only when i can wrap my fingers around it, inspect it and judge for myself if it's really worth toting home.

hell. i blow more money on gas hauling appliances and targets for bulletfest than a shrike down payment.

i plunked down over $4,000+ for the bicycle i recently bought. i've got more than that wrapped up in my single-shot .22 lr anschutz match rifle rig. paying $5k for a firearm is no big deal, but the sonnovabitch sure as hell better be there and ready to rock before i hand MY cash over for it.

regards,
campy, the i've been around the block a time or two, bob

CAMPYBOB
August 24th, 2006, 08:33 AM
no sweat! my spellin' sucks most of the time and my typing is worse.

if anyone calls me, "cynical"...i just want to make sure they get it right!

if i ever buy a piece of vapor-ware, hooch, i'll give you first boot up the crack of my ass.

Mr.Joshua
August 24th, 2006, 10:59 AM
So does the shrike do anything special besides run on belted ammunition?

Vulcan
August 24th, 2006, 11:07 AM
It is a belt or magazine fed upper for the M16 series lower and quick change barrel. In theory only of course.

Mr.Joshua
August 24th, 2006, 11:16 AM
hhmm...considering I have no class 3 toys, I would just stick with a heavy machine gun barrel(or fluted) and beta c's...costs a little less.

Vulcan
August 24th, 2006, 12:03 PM
You can also have it for the AR15 in semi of course.

Mr.Joshua
August 24th, 2006, 12:20 PM
I assumed as much, but considering I only have semi auto, wouldn't need the quick change barrel. Then a beta drum can give me all the ammo i need before change outs.

Vulcan
August 24th, 2006, 12:27 PM
The Shrikes have moved up to $5K as I recall. The original buy in was $2500. SOme have been offered for sale at $10K. $22K with M16 lower.

Mr.Joshua
August 24th, 2006, 01:17 PM
so people are paying 5k for a product they may never recieve?

CAMPYBOB
August 24th, 2006, 03:47 PM
The Shrikes have moved up to $5K as I recall.

that should read: "The price of the mythical vaporware Shrikes have moved up to $5K as I recall. someone told me that if they remain non-existant for 10 more years they will sell for $20,000."

The original buy in was $2500.

allow me to correct that to: "The original financing of ares fancy new cnc machines and facility in was $2500. in return, we got to see pictures posted on the world wide web. these pictures, of course, looked nothing like the rifles we paid for, might get and the three that actually got built."

SOme have been offered for sale at $10K. $22K with M16 lower.

that should read: a scam of a sale of one was posted on another firearm board. that one never actually existed either. no one has ever seen a shrike change hands. no one has ever posted a thread with pictures of their new shrike. no one has been seen shooting their new shrike.

so people are paying 5k for a product they may never recieve?

my word...what a straight line! i'll refrain from typing what is going thru my brain right now...but...i reserve the right to go shrike on this thread in the future.

Mr.Joshua
August 24th, 2006, 04:12 PM
Well guys, if anyone is interested I'm gonna build a neat new ar15 mod. It will be very tactical. Not sure what it is yet, but if you send me 2 grand you make recieve something in a few years. :D

CAMPYBOB
August 24th, 2006, 08:20 PM
i've TRIED pitching my best scam on this board...but, so far no one will send me any money! dangit!

that darn ares dude ruined it for all of us!

and to think...i nearly had all the details of my tec-9/rpk conversion all worked out! i think another $50,000 and i would have been RIGHT THERE!