First Look: FightLite Herring Model 2024

FightLite unleashes a new family of lever-action firearms.

posted on June 1, 2024
Fightlite Herring

FightLite Industries is releasing a new multi-caliber lever-action firearm, the Herring Model 2024. The patented Herring Model 2024 is made up of a family of high performance and modular lever-action firearms that provide for flexible caliber and magazine that can be changed without the use of tools.

Invented and designed by notable small arms designer and company CEO Geoffrey Herring and his team at FightLite Industries, the Model 2024 incorporates the latest materials, heat treating options and finishes into a modern, robust, lightweight and accurate firearm family.

The Herring Model 2024 takes advantage of the vast AR accessory market to provide for different calibers, barrel lengths, optical sights, silencers and accessory-mounting needs. The Herring Model 2024 also uses off-the-shelf AR-15 bolts and barrel extensions, giving it more flexibility and product support.

“In addition to producing all-weather sporting guns such as our SCR family of semi-automatic rifles, our team at FightLite has spent the better part of 27 years designing and producing hard use, sustained-fire automatic weapons like our belt-fed MCR which we have supplied to both our own government, as well as those of other nations.” says Geoffrey Herring, founder & CEO of Ares Defense & FightLite Industries.”

Mechanically, the Herring Model 2024 family uses a rotating bolt like an AR-pattern firearm and also accepts all AR-15 (STANAG) pattern magazines. Due to its modern, magazine-fed design the Herring Model 2024 doesn’t suffer from center-of-gravity shift as a tube-fed rifle does when loading or firing, nor is it limited to round-nosed projectiles. It is designed to accommodate high pressure, high velocity ammunition including 5.56 NATO and 6mm ARC, as well as great hunting loads like 350 Legend and .450 Bushmaster.

Visit for more information on the Herring Model 2024 lineup or other firearms from FightLite Industries.


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