New York City Legal AR-15

Ares SCR

This is apparently what a New York City legal AR-15 looks like, now that the City has approved the Ares SCR for residents to own. New York City bans any long gun that can hold more than 5 rounds. As you can see, other than having traditional ergonomics, it is an AR in nearly every other way.

I feel sorry for people who have to live under the mass delusion that banning guns that look scary, and banning superior ergonomics, is somehow saving lives. The rifle comes with a 5 round magazine, but it’ll accept STANAG magazines, which can be easily bought anywhere else in the country, even in New Jersey (though limited to 15 rounds there). The removed features (flash suppressor, bayonet lug, and pistol grip) don’t make the firearm inherently less powerful or deadly.

Surely the anti-gun folks would argue this is why we need to make all semi-automatic firearms illegal, which surely they’d like to do, but they can’t. So they are willing to settle for this ridiculous charade, where they pass something utterly useless that will have no effect on someone intent on harm, so they can tell themselves what enlightened, caring people they are.

16 thoughts on “New York City Legal AR-15”

  1. I have one of these (because California). Once they got their trigger issues worked out, it’s a very nice shooting gun. Customer service on fixing up the trigger was exemplary, as well.

    1. Is it standard DI with a shortened bolt carrier ?

      I hope it will get a few NYC anti-gunners’ pants in a twist !

      1. Yes. The shortened bolt carrier is attached by a hinged link to a buffer, which travels down into the stock. It’s just like certain Remington self-loading shotguns and rifles.

        1. I thought it had to work like that. I’ve disassembled my Remmy 1100, which has a spring running the length of the stock. Would be interesting to see the mechanism used here.

  2. I’ve heard both “AR-15s should be banned because they’re not powerful enough for hunting” and “AR-15s should be banned because they’re really powerful and dangerous”.

    Sometimes from the same person, who was intent on banning the wicked piece of aluminum no matter what, I figure.

    That’s about as sensible as thinking “banning semi-autos” changes anything; an AR-15 pump action has already been developed, IIRC, and fires plenty fast enough to be “intended only for murder and for armies*”.

    (* Usually said with a straight face by someone unaware that AR carbines are pretty much standard for police departments all across the country.

    You know, for their mass murder or combat needs.)

    1. (And I actually kinda like the looks of that SCR.

      If I didn’t already have three ARs and low room in the gun safes, I’d think about it…

      Though the Kel-Tec SU-16 folder is more plausible for me.)

      1. Hate to admit it but assuming that’s an AR in every other way I was thinking I wouldn’t mind having one either. Some friends of mine who get a funny look on their face when I pull out my more evil AR with a pistol grip (and of course that look changes to a grin once we start shooting) would find this more acceptable.

        Of course I’d want larger magazines, as here in Colorado we don’t become murderers until there are 15 rounds in the mag (and I have quite a stack of pre-ban 30 and 20 rounders anyway).

  3. My favorite line about bayonet lugs comes from Jeff Snyder, in one of his essays about gun rights. (I don’t think it was “A Nation of Cowards”, but it was in his book by the same name.) I wish I could remember it exactly, but it was a sarcasting comment about needing to reduce drive-by gang bayonet charges.

    1. I vigorously agree. Wood furniture would make this rifle look classy, maybe even steampunk.

      1. Turnbull makes AR15 rifles with color case hardened receivers and wood-grain plastic stocks. Several outfits make actual wood furniture for the AR platform.

        It’d be interesting to see Ares and Turnbull team up to turn out the SCR with wood furniture and color case hardened receivers….

  4. Interesting recoil spring system in the curved stock. Nice that it lets you use standard uppers–I’d assumed it was some kind of piston design at first, since it didn’t have a buffer tube.

  5. The thing that impressed me about the SCR when I shouldered it at the NRA AM in Indy was just how light it was. I’m thinking 5 1/2 lbs or so. It was like shouldering a Ruger 10/22.

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