FNH USA, LLC unveiled its FN 15 carbine and rifle at SHOT Show this year. The new AR platforms are the first of the Belgian gun maker’s new FN 15 family of civilian sporting arms.
FN has been making the M16 rifles for the U.S. Military for a long time and was just tapped last February to make the M4A1 for the U.S. Army. FN also makes the M249 squad automatic weapon and has made many of the M240 machine guns in the Pentagon's inventory.
FNH USA has already released civilian version of the Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle, or SCAR.
“The FN 15 category is a very important and exciting launch,” John Goliber, FNH USA Chief Technology Officer, said in a press release. “Like the SCAR platform, the FN 15 product line incorporates all of the best features and benefits FN has developed over the last 125 years.”
The FN 15 carbine has a 16-inch chrome-lined, alloy steel barrel and is chambered for 5.56mm. The polymer forearm and butt stock are both black, and the stock is collapsible into six positions, making the total length 31.9 inches at its shortest and 35.2 inches at its longest.
The FN 15 rifle has a 20-inch chrome-lined, alloy steel barrel and is also chambered for 5.56mm. The polymer forearm and fixed butt stock are both black, and the total length is 39.5 inches.
Both feature an A2-style compensators and a 1:7-inch RH twist rate. It comes with fixed A2-style front sights, a removable M4-style rear carrying handle, and a standard-issue 30-round aluminum magazine.
Both models are expected to retail for about $1,100 each.