The Shrike 5.56, by Ares Defense Systems, is one very cool modification for any AR-15. It replaces your upper and turns your magazine-fed AR-15/M16 into a belt-fed, without any modification whatsoever to your lower receiver. Thus, the Shrike 5.56 upper allows the weapon to fire with either linked-ammunition OR magazines, and it is designed to fit ALL AR-15 and M-16 type lower receivers. Unfortunately, it’s not in production yet. So for now, you’ll just have to wait.
To visit the Ares Defense Systems site and read about the Shrike, just CLICK HERE.
Click here to see photos of the Shrike at Knob Creek 2000.