- ARES L1A1 SLR AEG
- British version of the FN FAL
- Full metal and polymer construction
- Weight: 3790 gr
- Length: 1155 mm
- Velocity: 350 - 380 FPS
- Semi Automatic only
ARES well known for its M4 series rifles and carbines, it has included some unique models to its products. The L1A1 is one of those models. Resembling the FN FAL, some might mistaken the models. The L1A1 is based on the FAL, but it's the British version of it, with imperial measurements instead of metric. That makes the parts not interchangable with each other. The magazines don't work with FAL models as well. The model shoots in Semi Automatic mode only, which makes it unique. ARES has replicated all the individual details that make this an L1A1.
The receiver is entirely metal, with realistic engraved and detailed markings of the British model. The lower receiver is Zinc alloy to keep the weight down. The uppre receiver and both sights are steel. The rear sight is foldable and adjustable. The front sight is adjustable as well. The stock, pistol grip and handguard are made out of High Density polymer material. The model bears two ambidextrous sling mounts located in the stock and the barrel. Ambidextrous is also the fire selector lever. The model comes with the long barrel that makes it ideal for woodland skirmishes. On the right hand side of the receiver lies the folding carry handle, that despite being metal, it's recomended to use it to carry the gun around.
The L1A1 utilizes a version 3 Gearbox that guarantees reliability and top notch performance. Helping the performance is the High Torque motor. The model shoots around 350 to 380 FPS, combined with the long barrel it guarantees long range shots. The battery is stored in the stock. Eventhough there is enough space for a large type battery, it bears a small Tamiya plug. The magazine that comes with it, is metal and carries 120 BBs. The adjustable Hop Up mechanism is adjustable and can be found under the shell rejection port.
The L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle, also known as the SLR, by the Canadian Army designation C1 or in the USA as the "inch pattern" FAL, is a British Commonwealth derivative of the Belgian FN FAL battle rifle, produced under licence. It has seen use in the armies of Australia, Canada, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, New Zealand, Rhodesia, and the United Kingdom. In contrast to the "metric" FALs, the design dimensions of the inch-pattern are British imperial units, rather than the metric units used in Belgium. Despite this, many sub-assemblies are interchangeable between the two types, although components of those sub-assemblies may not be compatible. Another notable difference is magazines. Also, butt-stocks are not interchangeable, since the stocks on metric pattern and inch pattern guns attach in different ways.
Most Commonwealth pattern FALs are semi-automatic only. However, there is also an automatic rifle variant, the L2A1/C2A1, capable of automatic fire and meant to serve in a support role. Differences from the L1A1/C1 include a heavy barrel, a handguard that doubles as a foldable bipod, and a larger 30-round magazine although it could also use the normal 20-round magazines as well. Only Australia and Canada used this variant, as the UK and New Zealand used Bren light machine guns converted to fire the 7.62mm NATO cartridge. Some Canadian C1s issued to naval personnel were also capable of automatic fire.