×
Aircraft / Aviation Vehicles & Artillery Small Arms Warships & Submarines Military Ranks Military Pay Scale (2024) Special Forces

FERFRANS SOAR (Special Operations Assault Rifle)


Assault Carbine / Assault Rifle


United States | 2004



"The FERFRANS SOAR is an automatic assault weapons system intended to compete with the M4 Carbine line."

Performance
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the FERFRANS SOAR (Special Operations Assault Rifle). Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
600
Rounds-Per-Minute
Rate-of-Fire
2,800 ft/sec
853 m/sec
Muzzle Velocity
Physical
The physical qualities of the FERFRANS SOAR (Special Operations Assault Rifle). Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
368 mm
14.49 in
Barrel Length
Gas-Operated, Rotating Bolt; Direct Impingement System
Action
5.56x45mm NATO (.223 Remington)
Caliber(s)
20-, 30-, or 90-round detachable box magazine
Feed
Iron Front and Rear; Optional Optics
Sights
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the FERFRANS SOAR (Special Operations Assault Rifle) Assault Carbine / Assault Rifle family line.
SOAR ("Special Operations Assault Rifle") - Base Series Name.


Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 07/25/2023 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site; No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

FERFRANS of California produces what it describes as an improved version of the classic M4/M16 select-fire assault rifle/carbine as the SOAR - "Special Operations Assault Rifle". While retaining many of the proven features of the M16/M4 family, it brings about several changes to the design in an effort to improved upon inherent long-term reliability and general accuracy. Production of the SOAR has been ongoing since introduction in 2004.

The key feature of the SOAR is its "Delayed Sear Activation System" (DSAS) which is a patented system used to reduce the full-automatic cyclic rate-of-fire of the M16/M4 and thus improve accuracy as well as overall system life. This brings the original 850-900 rounds-per-minute of the M16/M4 down to a manageable 550-680 rounds-per-minute rate. The result is a long gun offering better control in automatic fire and less wear-and-tear placed upon the bolt system. The rifle is chambered for the ubiquitous 5.56mm (.223 Remington) intermediate rifle cartridge and these are fed from a 20-, 30-, or 90-round detachable box magazine (STANAG type). The internal action of the base weapon is of gas-operation with a rotating bolt and direct-impingement system.

Near the pistol grip is the fire selector offering three modes: safety, semi (burst), and full-automatic. The shoulder stock is the M4-style collapsible type (six positions possible) and the M16-style carrying handle (removable) is identified over the receiver. The barrel is chrome-lined and of a heavy-duty type construction for sustained fire operation and lengths range from 10.5" to 20". The muzzle brake is multi-slotted for improved recoil reduction. Sections of Picatinny rail, for mounting various tactical accessories, are all around the handguard assembly. All other physical characteristics of the weapon are in line with the original M16/M4 family.

The SOAR-P ("P" = "Piston") is an offshoot of the SOAR product featuring an enhanced "out-of-the-water" capability for amphibious-minded operations. It derives its name from its short-stroke, piston-driven system (with rotating bolt) and independent sear disconnector.

The SOAR is in limited service with several global parties as of this writing (2017). Malaysian special forces police rely on the type as do American SWAT and Philippines special police. Peru is another named operator.

Content ©MilitaryFactory.com; No Reproduction Permitted.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the FERFRANS SOAR (Special Operations Assault Rifle). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): FERFRANS - USA
National flag of Malaysia National flag of Peru National flag of the Philippines National flag of the United States

[ Malaysia; Peru; Philippines; United States ]
1 / 1
Image of the FERFRANS SOAR (Special Operations Assault Rifle)
Image from official FERFRANS marketing material.

Going Further...
The FERFRANS SOAR (Special Operations Assault Rifle) Assault Carbine / Assault Rifle appears in the following collections:
HOME
SMALL ARMS INDEX
SPECIAL FORCES
ARMS BY COUNTRY
ARMS MANUFACTURERS
COMPARE ARMS
ARMS BY CONFLICT
ARMS BY TYPE
ARMS BY DECADE
MODERN SMALL ARMS
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies

2024 Military Pay Scale Military Ranks of the World U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary Conversion Calculators Military Alphabet Code Military Map Symbols Breakdown U.S. 5-Star Generals List WWII Weapons by Country

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com. No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world, WDMMA.org (World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft), WDMMW.org (World Directory of Modern Military Warships), SR71blackbird.org, detailing the history of the world's most iconic spyplane, and MilitaryRibbons.info, cataloguing military medals and ribbons. Special Interest: RailRoad Junction, the locomotive encyclopedia.


©2024 www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-2024 (21yrs)