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Belt Fed Ar-15 (Shrike)

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by hankdatank1362, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. hankdatank1362

    hankdatank1362 Well-Known Member

  2. Number 6

    Number 6 Well-Known Member

    Just off the top of my head, reliability(in theory) and it would be easier to carry the ammunition for it.
  3. armed85

    armed85 Well-Known Member

    I want one.
  4. trueblue1776

    trueblue1776 Well-Known Member

    When they came out (pre selling?) 5 or 7 years (or so?) ago they were $1500, kinda wish I would have jumped on one.

    Definitely an oddity, and a very cool one.

  5. GunTech

    GunTech Well-Known Member

  6. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    I think I just fell in lust with yet another upper. That is a great video, hank.

  7. RLsnow

    RLsnow Well-Known Member

    i want one...
  8. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Can cilivians own this, as the lower determines full/semi, correct? Hmmm. Imagine equipped with a crank on a civvie legal lower.
  9. GunTech

    GunTech Well-Known Member

    Yes, civilians can own this, except where banned. It's a feeding device that holds more than 10 rounds.
  10. TargetTerror

    TargetTerror Well-Known Member

    I'm a bit confused about the functioning and legality of this product. How does it work, exactly?

    Also, how is it legal for a civilian to own? Has the ATF not classified it as a machinegun? Why not?
  11. trueblue1776

    trueblue1776 Well-Known Member

    It is primarily a feed device, your AR-15 will still function as normal. It has no effect on the fire control group.
  12. Owen

    Owen Moderator Emeritus

    i don't believe they have made any deliveries yet.
  13. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    You already have to own a registered machine gun in order to get this accessory to fire full-auto.

    I see no practical application for this other than an expensive, overly-heavy carbine for machine-gun shoots where licensed dealers/manufacturers are putting the wear-and-tear on post-dealer-sample guns.

    Its an expensive gimmick for anybody who would mount it on a semi-auto. Frankly, my tire-and-insurance fund needs that cash more than my gunsafe needs another oddity.
  14. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    In the mid 1980's there was a belt fed ar upper in guns and ammo mag, and I haven't seen one since.
  15. Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey member

    You don't understand.

    Say you have one of these uppers and one day the crap hit the fan. What happens when there is no law that can be enforced? :D

    You just can't go out and get an M249 so you slap on a belt fed upper and "do a little engineering" and there you go, a SAW.
  16. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    I don't think that a belt-fed semiauto gun is illegal in California.

    It does not have a detachable magazine, or a fixed magazine holding more than 10 rounds. M1919's converted to semiauto were available here recently, though I think the supply has dried up.
  17. Conqueror

    Conqueror Well-Known Member

    They have, they are slowly delivering uppers. There was one at the June AAC Silencer Shoot that drew a crowd.
  18. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Well-Known Member

    That would be righteous on one of those cali-neutered AR lowers :neener:

    A lot of people cancelled their shrike orders after ares kept pushing back the release date for a few years.
  19. CleverNickname

    CleverNickname Well-Known Member

    No, but it is illegal to link up more than 10 rounds together.
  20. brentn

    brentn Well-Known Member

    In canada belt fed machines guns in semi auto are legal, but they cannot possess links greater than 50 cartridges. In a country where almost all semi auto rifles are restricted to 5 round magazine capacities, the shrike system here would be very very successfull

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