FN Debuts Prototype AR Pistols

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The newest guns from FN have arrived. And by new I mean the prototypes just hit their booth at SHOT, at the tail-end of the week. These two guns are so new there aren’t any spec sheets, no media kits, nothing whatsoever. Just two pistols in two different calibers with two different length barrels. I was fortunate enough to have a meeting with FN today that involved getting a look at these prototypes. So without further ado, here you go: the newest offerings from FN. AR pistols.

All we know at this time is that these pistols are being offered in two calibers: 5.56 NATO and .300 BLK. They come in different barrel lengths, 12″ and 10″, respectively. It was immediately clear they’re made up to FN’s usual high standards and although I haven’t had a chance to shoot one yet – these being prototypes and all – I look forward to the day I finally squeeze the trigger. They’re being called the FN-15 Pistols, and once I have details beyond the bare basics, I’ll be sure to pass them on.

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katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • I find nothino special about these.

  • BillC

    What is there to prototype? Make the gas port the proper size, FA BCG, use appropriate buffer (most likely H2). Yeah, it’s a real challenge to get that MI handguard I saw in the picture to work.

  • Mike

    Probably just testing the market reaction to them.

  • myndbender

    Looks conspicuously like the 12″ bbl AR pistol I built a year & a half ago. Yawn; Now bring on the FN M4 marked stripped lowers or announce lower msrp on the SCARS, FN-15’S & I’d be interested…

  • LetsTryLibertyAgain

    American firearms buyers are becoming a bit spoiled. I know I am. Kel-Tec introduces some cool pumped-full-of-drugs new firearms and we see comments stating that we probably won’t find them at our local gun shop or they’ll be selling above MSRP on GunBroker. FN comes out with what looks like a nice new line of quality AR pistols, a new market for them, and the comments are, “What’s the big deal?”