Guns Covert Carbine: Ares Defense MCR SC Dave Merrill July 20, 2015 Join the Conversation If you turn back to issue 15, you may recall an article Peter Palma penned on the Ares Defense MCR (he also covered the more politically configured SCR in issue 16). Back at SOFIC I handled another member of the Ares Defense lineup: the MCR Sub-Carbine. Our travel tempo has relented sufficiently for me to tell you about it. So, MCR Sub-Carbine. Don't let the name fool you–while usually when the prefix ‘sub' is attached one thinks of a smaller caliber, in this case it's indicative of a smaller weapon. Ares Defense took their Mission Configurable Rifle and gave it the ability to be even more flexible. The MCR Sub-Carbine breaks down and fits into a briefcase. The quick attach barrel and gas system from the MCR remains in this close cousin, so it can be attached in just a few seconds. If stored with the bolt not quite in battery the barrel installation is even faster. Press and go MCR gas regulator But what of the buttstock? Ares Defense modified the system so that it's fully function when folded. The MCR Sub-Carbine can be used with most M16/AR lowers, provided than an adapter is used. The gunnerd in me is already considering the endless buttstock options. Note the integral sling loop on the left side The Ares Defense MCR Sub-Carbine comes packaged in its own briefcase. My only question is, can we put a beltfed in that briefcase too? For more information, you can visit the homepage of Ares Defense here, or follow them on Facebook. Explore RECOILweb:Preview - Light RailRECOILtv Mail Call: Brownells/TTI Magazine ExtensionsThe New Kalashnikov - AK-12SureFire Peacekeeper Duty Light 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.