FNH USA AR Uppers

FN uppers

FNH USA is now offering AR-15 uppers for sale. Four different uppers are now being sold: 16″ carbine, 20″ rifle, 16″ tactical carbine and the 18″ DMR. Here are the details on each:

FN 15 16″ Carbine Upper Assembly

  • Barrel Profile: M4-style
  • Carbine-length gas system
  • A2 front sight post
  • Two-piece, single heat shield, oval hand guard
  • Cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrel
  • MSRP $799

FN 15 20″ Rifle Upper Assembly

  • Barrel Profile: M16-style
  • Rifle-length gas system
  • A2 front sight post
  • Two-piece, single heat shield, oval hand guard
  • Cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrel
  • MSRP $799

FN 15 16″ Tactical Carbine Upper Assembly

  • Barrel Profile: M4-style
  • Mid-length gas system
  • Midwest Industries Lightweight LWM M-LOK™ 12” Rail allows for flexible accessory mounting with M-LOK™ accessories and rail attachments
  • FN three-prong flash hider significantly reduces muzzle flash and provides stable compensation
  • Cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrel
  • MSRP $1,079

FN 15 18″ DMR Upper Assembly

  • Barrel Profile: M16-style
  • Rifle-length gas system
  • Midwest Industries SSM M-LOK™ 15” Rail allows for flexible accessory mounting with M-LOK™ accessories and rail attachments
  • SureFire ProComp 5.56 Muzzle Break
  • Cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrel
  • MSRP $1,299


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  • Lance

    No A2 fixed handle…. darn. make me wish to buy the A2 upper a few years ago when J&G sales had them.

    • Anonymoose

      Brownells has stripped A2 uppers. Just build your own.

      • Kivaari

        A1s have a better sight. Much less to go wrong.

  • Christopher Armour

    Great, now start selling stripped lowers.

    • myndbender

      That’s the real white buffalo of AR lowers. To FN, or Colt for that matter, start selling correctly & or mil-spec looking roll marked stripped lowers & they could get away these astronomical markups! As much as I hate to admit it, I’d pay billet price for a FN/Colt forged stripped lower.

  • tazman66gt

    damn, for that price I can roll my own, might not be “mil-spec” but is that such a bad thing?

  • Michael R. Zupcak

    Yawn x 1,000.

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    Had me at DMR. Lost me at chrome-lined barrel.

    • ISYDT

      ha

    • Bill

      Lost me trying to figure out why the DMR upper is so much more expensive than the rifle upper

      • Kivaari

        Free floating rails v. plastic standard issue.

        • Bill

          For $500 bucks I’ll find a work-around. I’m not even sure that these components duplicate those on an SPR, for those who are into duplicating service rifles.

          • ostiariusalpha

            They don’t. The original Mk.12 SPR rifles used a medium contour, 410 stainless steel barrel; the FN barrel here is an A2 profile, 4150 CMV steel barrel. It’s an excellent barrel, but there’s no way it could absorb heat like the original.

      • myndbender

        For sure. The MI mlok handguard & SF muzzle brake are definitely note worth the extra $500 over an already overpriced mil-spec upper. Don’t get me wrong; I’d love to have an FN rifle, but for the $ I’ll continue using their barrels in my PSA uppers for less than half the price. FN seems to have learned little from Colt’s mistakes!

    • Kivaari

      The difference with chrome lined is tiny in group sizes, and better for extreme climates. I couldn’t shoot them well enough to know the difference, but like the protection chrome offers.

    • Renegade

      Troll.

  • Renegade

    Move over Colt…

  • Kivaari

    Expensive. Why do Colt’s free floating hand guards seem to be the only ones having heat shields? I wont buy one without a heat shield, and Colt doesn’t sell uppers. I did recently sell a Colt M4 upper so I could afford a Bravo Company upper having a barrel contour I favor, and can’t buy from Colt as a complete rifle. FN prices seem to be 150% of what similar companies sell. FN from all reports makes some of the finest barrels. But $1299 for an 18″ pushes me towards Bravo Company.

    • Squirreltakular

      I’m waiting to build a DMR until BCM starts making their ELW or EMW barrels in 18″. Yhe Faxon gunner barrels look good to, though. Either way, I see no reason to spend this much.

    • Anonymoose

      Colt sells uppers, or at least they used to. For a while they were selling their LE6920SOCOM-style uppers, and I know they still sell 6940 uppers. Never seen heat shields outside of an old-fashioned triangular/round handguard or KAC quadrail though.

      • Kivaari

        Colt free floaters have heat shields. The M4 can be had with single or double heat shields. All of my original Colt’s from SP1 forward have them.
        Only a few of the rifles I bought in the last 15 years did not have them. From memory only, I think a DPMS had an extra heavy duty M4 with no aluminum. It had many internal ribs of molded plastic that insolated the hand from the heat. I replaced all my currently owned rifles with Magpul, all having heat shields.

        • Anonymoose

          I didn’t think you could put heat shields in a MOE forend…interesting…very interesting…

          • Kivaari

            Heat shields are standard in the Magpul MOE.

  • Adam

    Did they forget Palmetto is basically right down the road and offering their barrels for half this?

    • iksnilol

      Uh, IIRC they are selling them for less than half of this. If you catch one of their sales you can get a fully functioning AR with some mags and ammo for less than the price of one of these uppers.

      • ostiariusalpha

        When they’re available.

  • Amonynous

    I really like that whoever they had photoshop these uppers onto the background looked at the barrels under the handguards and was like “What the hell is that? Whatever, probably shouldn’t be there.”

  • SD

    Meh.

  • J.T.

    Why buy this when I can get a PSA one with the same barrel for $300 less? $799 is the MSRP they should have for complete rifles in this market.

  • john huscio

    Make. 14.5 pinned upper and I’m interested.

  • iksnilol

    800 USD for an upper with a fixed front sight!?

    I hope the quality is there.