A Visit to FNH USA ProShop

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While on my way back from Big 3 East, I detoured by Columbia, South Carolina. Not really much choice due to high way close outs from the storm and flooding. I was happy to make the detour. My friend and I were running a tad late. According to my GPS, we would arrive around 4:51pm and the FNH Pro Shop closes at 5pm on Saturdays. My friend called ahead and alerted the store of our arrival. They were happy to stay open for us.

As you can see from the picture above, the store is a small double wide office trailer. Similar to something you would see at a construction site. Behind it is the FNH USA Columbia factory. Wish I could have gone in there.

The FNH Pro Shop is a FNH fan’s candy store.

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Every civilian product is available. From SCARs, PS90s, and Pistols to their new FN-15 and barrels.

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The FNAR Competition rifle is rather striking in FNH blue.

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The Pro Shop has some really great deals. They have a sale on their FNP-12 pump shotgun for only $399. I picked up a semi-rare FNS-9 pistol that I will be showing in a later article once it arrives at my FFL and I pick it up.

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While not advertised, the FNH Pro Shop has what you can expect of most factory stores; blemish products. The Pro Shop gets blemish guns once in a while and the blemish marks are almost impossible to see. We looked at a blemish SCAR 16S and the upper receiver looked like it had some dirty oil by the retaining screws. But somehow that makes it a blemish and worthy of a steep discount. For questions on blemish availability and pricing, contact store manager Roger Schmidt. roger.schmidt@fnhusa.com

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Below is a photo of store employee, Mo Yunis.

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Since this is a store that sells to private citizens, they do not have any of the fun guns like the grenade launchers or the select fire weapons. The M249 semi auto is not there yet, however, Roger did say he will be getting the FNH Ballista. The Ballista is FNH USA’s long distance bolt gun that is chambered in multiple calibers; .338 Lapua, .300 Win, .308 Win.



Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • Renegade

    I would definitely fork over $689 for that 20″ A2-style rifle.

    • Ken

      Yeah, far cheaper than the retail prices I’ve seen.

  • ostiariusalpha

    That must be Gun Heaven, they even have Chubby Jesus there!

    • MB

      He gets +1 for drop leg holster

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Sadly, his arms look too short to reach it down there.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Only heaven for the wealthy, my child, and we know what Jesus has to say about that…
      “A camel can enter heaven as soon as a rich man can go through the eye of a needle”
      – Fallopians 5:56

      • ostiariusalpha

        Yeah, but don’t forget what Paul conveyed to the Church in Epididymis:
        “Wherefore take unto you the full armory of God, that ye may be able to stand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
        – Epistle to the Epididymis 4:20

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          At least im not going to hell alone.

          • carlcasino

            You probably sent a bunch of people scrambling for the Family Bible thinking they might have missed something!

  • journal

    so what is stopping someone from just hitching those trailers up to a truck and driving away with loads of dollars in guns?

    • ostiariusalpha

      I don’t know. Maybe you should give it a try, let us know how it works out.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      They got it chained to a bike rack.

    • Blake

      It’s a doublewide; you’d need a highway permit.

  • StylishFever

    Could you grab some SCAR 17 and FiveseveN magazines while you’re there?

    • Nicholas Chen

      Yes you can.

  • David Lowrey

    How significant was the discount on the blemished scar 16?

    • Nicholas Chen

      I don’t recall as my friend was inquiring about it. I want to say it was under $2k. But i could be wrong.

      • Jim

        Just called, $2390. That’s high since I bought my 16s for 2350 new.

  • I’ve been there. It’s a nice little shop. Pricing is very good. If you are an FNH Fan, it’s worth the pilgrimage. I only got to take home a nice hoodie – but next time I’ll bring home a new shotgun.
    399 for an P-12? Heck yeah!

    • Nicholas Chen

      I know right? I was tempted by the P-12 but I got something better.

  • Anonymoose

    Think we’ll ever see a civvy Mk20 or CSR through the ProShop?

  • Sam

    Wait… what is semi-rare about an FNS-9? Unless it’s the long slide…

  • InfiniteGrim

    20″ AR for $689 is a great price!

  • William Smith

    Great store to shop at. With the Individual Officer Program, I was able to get a SCAR 17S FDE for around $2,589 and magazines for approximately $33.

    • spartacus

      Dannnng- you cops make da big bucks

  • Jose

    What could it be more exciting for FNH, to please all gun collectors and shooters? Bringing back the FNC rifle! All they can do is ask the FNH branch at Belgium to send in the tools; blueprints; the stamping dies, etc, so they can reproduce that rifle, in South Carolina.

    Haven’t noticed that the SCAR rifle has some resemblance to the FNC rifle, especially the lower receiver? The SCAR is an evolution of the FNC rifle! Even Indonesia and Sweden developed improved versions of the FNC, since both countries produced that weapon under license. Don’t you agree?

  • Bill

    Hagrid works in a gun shop?

  • Brett

    Is it wrong that I want a FN15 rifle, the 20″ barrel one?

  • Cymond

    Damn! I just moved out of Columbia! I didn’t realize FN has a retail location.

  • Max Hvy

    I like F’N guns!