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  • Stubby Pistol Style AEG
  • 9mm Style AR Receiver
  • Folding Stock System

This rifle is something special, its the latest AR build from ARES but with a twist: it features a .45 pistol calibre lower receiver and outer barrel setup! Originally created to avoid legal issues in America this trend has fast been sweeping through the Airsoft market, and this is ARES's entry into the foray.

Full description


Designed with quality in mind this weapon features a mix of highly durable alloy with heavy duty polymers, with an Alloy Receiver, Hand-guard, Folding Stock Mechanism and buffer tube, with a polymer pistol grip and stock. Externally the weapon is of very high quality, with a straight edged design pattern to give the receiver its unique look. 

This weapon certainly stands out from the crowd thanks to its pistol style lower, but what might not be immediately apparent is its unique front-end quick swap system. By pulling down the elongated tab at the base of the hand guard you can twist out the barrel and pull out the entire hand-guard assembly in piece. The outer barrel, inner barrel, hop-up unit and hand-guard all come away in a single unit allowing you to build a second hand-guard which can be quickly hot-swapped depending on the game type or situation.

Another major change with this weapon is the inclusion of ARES's new slim line grip system, which is more realistic in width to a real steel weapon, being considerably thinner than its AEG counterparts thanks to ARES's new range of slimline motors. A welcome change for those who are going for realism.

The weapons folding stock is also an interesting change. Traditionally in a folding stock AEG the weapon would have to be front wired, and due to the weapons small size it would not be possible to do this unless you used a PEQ box or battery holder which would ruin the weapons aesthetic. To counter this ARES have developed a contacts system into the stock which are on the rear of the receiver and the front of the buffer tube. This allows the weapon to have maximum storage for battery, and all the battery which you have been using in your other AEG buffer tube should fit in the weapon too.

Just because the weapon features a fancy pistol mag lower receiver does not mean that the replica misses any of the standard features of an AEG. The weapon features a fully adjustable hop-up system for range and accuracy, a top 20mm RIS / RAS rail for attaching sights and scopes, and a four point hand-guard for attaching a variety of grips, bi-pods and torches. The mag release has also been extended with an elongated bar to allow the magazine release to be in the same place you would expect it on any M4 / AR. The stock is also adjustable up to five positions and features the standard ARES AMOEBA sliding stock.

This weapon is perfect for those Airsoft Skirmishers who are looking for a super tiny rifle for use in CQB, for those who want to look like they're following American gun laws, or even for Airsoft Snipers who want a small sidearm which has all the features and functionality of a full size assault rifle.


  • ARES Airsoft original product
  • Stubby pistol calibre carbine Airsoft replica
  • One piece outer barrel and handguard one-piece Quick Change front-end system
  • Ambidextrous fire selector system for left and right handed users and transitioning
  • Stubby 55rnd and 125rnd standard medium capacity spring loaded magazine included
  • Thicker outer barrel than standard M4 AEG to match the calibre of the real weapon
  • Removable outer barrel thread protector
  • 16mm CCW Threaded Outer Barrel
  • Slimline ARES Grip and Motor system
  • Functional mock charging handle and bolt release which reveal the hop up unit
  • Folding stock system with contacts which allows the stock to hold the battery to allow the use of full size battery
  • Five position adjustable ARES AMOEBA style stock
  • Four Point 3'' Railed 20mm RIS / RAS hand guard
  • Top 20mm RIS / RAS Railed receiver for attaching sights and scopes
  • Removable flip-up iron-sight pair
  • ARES warranty sealed gearbox
  • Electronic trigger system
  • Adjustable Hop-Up unit for range and accuracy
  • Bladed trigger design
  • Branded:
    • 'FG HKMFG TW'
    • 'N.T. T1'
    • 'SN:1B227973'

Package Includes

  • M45X-S X-Class Stubby AEG
  • Stubby 55rnd Low-Cap Magazine
  • Standard 125rnd Mid-Cap Magazine
  • Speed Loader

Special Instructions

Please note that due to the contacts system for the stock the weapon cannot be fired when the stock is in the folded position.

Please note that this rifle does not use a standard Airsoft Motor, it uses ARE's slim line motor design.

To remove the hand guard and barrel setup pull down the front block, then twist the hand guard. Please ensure you pull the tab all the way out first or you may damage the parts.



Weapon Construction External
Weapon Type
Assault Rifle, Submachine Gun,
Over 18 Only Icon
Over 18
Icon UKARA - United Kingdom Airsoft Retailer Association
Defence / UKARA Required
Yes, No,
FPS Icon
FPS (Feet Per Second), using 0.20g BB
Approx. 320fps ± 10%, using 0.20g BB
Site Legal Icon
Site Legal, using 0.20g BB
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Included Items
  • Speed Loader
  • Stubby 55rnd Mid-Cap Magazine
  • Standard 125rnd Mid-Cap Magazine
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Regular Player

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 2.22kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)


Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Black, Tan ,
Two Tone Icon
Pre Two-Toned
Construction Icon
An Alloy Receiver, Hand-guard, Folding Stock Mechanism and buffer tube, with a polymer pistol grip and stock.
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Gearbox Icon
Internal Construction

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
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Weapon Platform
AR 9mm
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
AR 9mm
Fire Select Icon
Fire Selector
PatrolBase | Fire Select Safe
Patrol Base | Fire Select - Semi Automatic
Semi Automatic
Patrol Base | Full Automatic
Full Automatic
Weapon Safety Features Icon
Safety Features
Trigger Disconnect
Shooter Configuration Icon
Shooter Configuration
Right Handed
Weapon Configuration Icon
Weapon Configuration
Weapon Scale Icon
Weapon Scale
Suggested BB Weight


Hop-Up Unit Icon
Hop-Up Unit
Hop-Up Unit Adjuster Icon
Hop-Up Adjuster
Hop-Up Unit Location Icon
Hop-Up Location
Pull charging handle to reveal hop adjust inside dust cover


Weapon Furniture Icon
  • Railed Handguard
  • AR Buffer Tube
  • Railed Receiver
  • Ambidextrous Fire Selector
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm RIS / RAS
Icon Stock Positions
Stock Setting
Weapon Length Extended
Stock Positions
5 Position
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Aperture Iron Sight
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
Buffer Plate


Icon Thread Type
Outer Barrel Thread Type
Icon Thread Direction
Outer Barrel Thread Direction
CW (Clockwise)
Outer Barrel Thread Size

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
Medium Capacity , Spring Loaded, AEG, ARES 9MM AEG Magazine,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 125 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Speed Loader
Magazine BB Fill Location

Electric Gun Specific Information

Gearbox Icon
Gearbox Version
V2 Gearbox
Wiring Icon
Gearbox Wiring
Rear Wired
Digital Trigger Icon
Gearbox Electronic Trigger
Airsoft Motor Icon
Motor Type
ARES Low-Profile Thin Motor
Battery Specific
Battery Connector
Patrol Base | Icon | Mini Tamiya
Mini Tamiya
Suggested Battery
Suggested Battery Type
Suggested Battery Configuration
Suggested Battery Voltage

Product Testing Data

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Test Description
Using 0.20g BB
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Test Date

Delivery & returns

Postage Estimates

Below are some rough postage prices for orders. Please note these are subject to change, and are only a rough guide. For more accurate postage estimate please use the Postage Calculator at the basket.

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UK Next Day



Highlands / Islands






* Please note that Scottish Highlands, Islands and EU post prices can vary wildly. Prices range from £8.99, up to £29.99, so please ensure you refer to the Postage Calculator at the basket for the lowest possible price.


For more detailed information please see our Delivery Information.

We are proud of our rapid delivery which, comprises of Royal Mail 1nd class recorded and courrier next working day to mainland UK. We also ship to EU countries; Scottish Highlands and Islands which are a minimum of a two day service and are shipped by land / sea. Our deliveries are made by DPD and Royal Mail recorded 1st or 2nd class signed for, and Royal Mail Standard.

We deliver from Monday to Friday, and Saturday with a special service. If more than 7 days have passed since we confirmed dispatch and your order has not arrived, then please call our Customer Care team on 01484 644709. If we don’t have stock of an item then we will call and email you letting you know that it is out of stock, and we will send it to you as soon as stock becomes available. If you want to cancel any item/s that are out of stock once order you can. For most UK deliveries postage & packing is based upon the value, size and weight of your order.

We always look to fulfil every order in full on time, but on the odd occasion an  item is missing we will attempt to contact you prior to shipping. If your order is a Next Day service, and we cannot contact you, we will refund the missing item(s), and ship the rest of the order immediately.

Upon signing for the delivery you are accepting the correct delivery for your items, however, we do understand that you might not be able to open your package straight away so you have up to 48 Hours to advise us of missing / incorrect items.

Please note we do not compensate in any way for time spent waiting in for deliveries that do not arrive, we do however accept that in life, mistakes and circumstances happen that can unfortunately mean that your item may not be delivered next day as requested e.g. bad weather, computer error etc. If such mistakes do occur we will refund your postage charge in full and by agreeing to the previous sentence and proceeding with the order you accept that we have done everything we can to help you obtain the package.

For orders outside of the UK Mainland please specify your location when calculating postage. 

For all international orders there may be an additional postage charge on top of that quoted. You will be contacted if this applies for your order. If the postage costs are too high, you may cancel your order at any time prior to dispatch.


For more detailed information please see our Returns Policy Page.

You can cancel any order that has not been dispatched. Please call our Customer Care team on 01484 644709 between 9:30am and 5:00pm or log onto the website and check the status of your order in your account.

If you do want to arrange the return of an item, simply call our friendly Customer Care team on 01484 644709 from 9:30am to 5:00pm and they will explain how to return the items.

Alternatively you can get in touch with us via our Contact Us Page.

If you are returning a product because it is faulty or something is wrong then we will pay for it to be returned to us. The Customer Care Team will arrange for cost you incur to be refunded.

You can return any item for any reason whatsoever, even if you have just changed your mind, within 14 days of receipt of the order. This is in addition to your rights under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000.

We want you to be absolutely happy with our products and services, so we provide the simple Patrol Base guarantee:  if on receiving your item you are unhappy with your item for any reason then simply send it back to us. We will replace or refund the item.

This guarantee ensures that if you are unsure about what you are purchasing you have the peace of mind of knowing that we are here to help. In addition, if you decide that you made a mistake or you change your mind then please send the goods back within 14 days of receipt. Sadly, this can only apply to standard range products; we cannot accept back any item that has been made to order i.e. Two Tone Airsoft equipment.

Upon signing for the delivery you are accepting the correct delivery for your items, however, we do understand that you might not be able to open your package straight away so you have up to 48 Hours to advise us of missing / incorrect items.
If you do decide to return anything for whatever reason then please get in touch with us via our Contact Us Page for a copy of our returns form.

If you do send goods back for any reason other than a fault you will normally be asked to pay the carriage charges, we would just have to recover the costs in our prices. We would rather be completely straight with you, keep our prices as low as possible, and just ask you to pay if you choose to return anything.

Any none faulty return must be shipped back in full re-saleable order with original undamaged packaging.

Finance options

Looking to buy an Airsoft replica, but don't want to drop all your money at once? Perhaps you want to spread your payments over time to keep a backup of money, or perhaps you simply can't afford the hit right now and want to spread it over time? In any case you can spread your payments to take away the pain of the initial hit of the purchase of a replica, or give yourself the ability to spend that little bit more and get that rifle you've always wanted!

Want to know more about Airsoft Interest Free Finance?
You can check out our Airsoft Finance Info Page for more details >

Here at Patrol Base we have partnered with Omni Capital Retail Finance, allowing you to buy now pay later with ease.

You can select finance during the payment process which will take you to the Omnicapital portal and allow you to complete a credit check at your leisure. Once your finance is accepted you will be able to complete your order and wait for the goods to arrive!

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Looking to make the jump from BB guns to Airsoft, but don't want to save up to buy your entire loadout? Your time has come!

Airsoft replicas are leaps and bounds ahead of BB guns, but can sometimes carry a heavy price tag. You can spread the cost with us to save the strain on your wallet to allow you to buy your entire loadout at once, rather than piece by piece. Play now, pay later.

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