After a few games of use, here's my thoughts: For 280 dollars I was very disappointed. First off, it didn't work out of the box, when closing the breach, the grenade holding cylinder head locking clips didn't align up with the locking mechanism. After a few hours of grinding away with my dremel, I managed to get it to work just right. (-1.5 star for that). Then the set screw didn't align up with the Echo 1 ASC's lower rail. Now since it's an Ares I didn't mind that so much, nothing a dremel or drill wont fix, but for nearly 300 bucks, I'd expect an adjustable set screw. It also came with missing hardware, one of the bolts and nut were missing, so again i had to cut & dye out another bolt to fit. And finally, most of it is made out of plastic with the exception of the barrel and some misc parts. They should of done quality FRP, this hurts the rating again (-1 star).
I was thinking about giving this 2/5 but the one good thing, and saving factor once I completed my modifications, is this thing does it's job and looks bad ass while doing it. Especially after my paint job. So 3/5 it is.
Potential of looking bad ass while doing it's job.
Side swivel loading function makes for quicker reloads.
PRICE - Major issue, please read above, this thing shouldn't be worth more than $80 bucks imho.
Requires modification to function properly out of box :(
Use smaller m203 type grenades, as large ones will require you to modify yet another portion of this launcher.
Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!]