Tag: SCAR

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BREAKING: French Defense Procurement Department CONFIRMS Heckler & Koch HK416 Win for French Rifle Contract

If any of you still had doubts about the HK416’s rumored win of the French AIF (Arme Individuelle du Futur – Future Individual Weapon) contract, doubt no more. The French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement, their defense procurement office) has released [Read More…]

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Top 5 Guns We Wish Were More Popular


In a world full of AR15s and AK variants, few companies dare to be different. This list deals with a few offerings on the market that we wish would make more range appearances but tend to sit on the shelves or in distributor warehouses. Criteria for this list requires the guns to be listed by [Read More…]

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Meet the “Black Rifle”: An Introduction to the AR-15

It’s no good to discuss how firearms work without also giving the context surrounding the firearms themselves. With that said, let’s talk about the AR-15, its copycats, competitors, and relatives. Together these rifles share space under the loose umbrella [Read More…]

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TFB’s Rifle (And Subgun) Weight Omnibus – How Heavy is Your Rifle? (Part 1 of 3)

In October, I traveled out to see my co-writer Alex C. to collect data on the weights of different long guns and some of their components. Over that weekend, I weighed 58 rifles and submachine guns, and numerous magazines, bolts, bolt carriers, and other miscellaneous [Read More…]

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Handl Defense Releases Video of SCAR-47 Lower, Intermediate Calibers A Possibility

The SCAR-H, once a secondary requirement for a 7.62×51 conversion for the 5.56mm SOCOM Assault Rifle program, has now been brought to the fore as one of the primary lightweight 7.62x51mm semiautomatic rifle platforms available on both the civilian and military [Read More…]

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Finland Gives Up New Rifle Program, Will Modernize Rk. 62 to Serve Until 2035

The Finnish Commander of the Army has announced that the Nordic country will not be purchasing 5.56mm replacements for their existing 7.62x39mm caliber Rk. 62 rifles, but instead will seek to upgrade the venerable Kalashnikov-based Valmet. Altair.com reports (machine [Read More…]

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.300 BLK FNH SCAR

Walking around SHOT Show, some things stand out and catch your eye. This all blue SCAR 16S stood out to me. At first glance I thought it was just custom Cerakoted SCAR. But upon looking closer, it is chambered in .300blk.

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Peru Adopts FN SCAR-H

IndoDefensa is reporting that the Army of Peru will be purchasing 8,110 FN SCAR-H rifles from FN Herstal. The deal is worth $31.5 million. FN won the contract over local weapon maker FAME who are already manufacturing IWI Gailil ACE rifles under license for the Army of [Read More…]

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French Police with FN SCAR

A reader emailed us an interesting photo of a FN SCAR Mk. 17 being carried by a French policeman during a raid. It has a long barrel and a bipod, so it is obviously intended for sharpshooter work, but is fitted with a 1x EOTech holographic scope. This is actually not a [Read More…]

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FN SCAR-H PR (Precision Rifle)

FN Herstal is officially debuting the 7.62x51mm FN SCAR-H PR (Precision Rifle) at the MILIPOL Paris expo this week. The production version of this rifle looks slightly different from the prototype we saw last year. FN has replaced the awkward looking, but weight saving, [Read More…]