Guns ARES Defense Releases Lightweight MCR Recoil Staff November 7, 2015 Join the Conversation The belt-fed M-16 upper. We covered it way back in Issue 15 and earlier this year played with a suitcase version at SOFIC. This year at NASGW they announced a new model, the MCR Lite. Here's what they have to say about it “At 8.5 lbs, the MCR® is the lightest and most portable belt-fed in the world and like all ARES Defense products is 100% Made in the USA. We recently released an engineering test video of our AMG-2 government model where we demonstrate a continuous 700-round burst of automatic fire to show the reliability of our belt-fed line. While the full-featured MCR® and AMG-2 models are a first choice for professional shooters, we wanted to provide a Lite model that allows recreational shooters to experience the thrill of our belt-fed systems at a fraction of the price of our full-feature models.” The primary differences between the MCR® and the MCR® Lite is that the Lite model has a fixed gas port, aluminum feed tray, round feed roller housing and lighter barrel than the MCR®. Available for immediate shipment by ARES Defense and also being carried by distributors AMCHAR, RSR and others, the MCR® Lite carries an MSRP price tag of $2,995.” You can visit ARES Defense online here, or check them out on Facebook or Instagram. Explore RECOILweb:Hands On with the Nightforce ATACR 7-35x56 ScopeFirst Look: Modular Driven Technologies - MDTLearning radio comms and why you shouldMultitasker Series3X – Weaponcentric Multitool Refreshed NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.