FN Introduces the 1776

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson
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FNH USA announced a new rifle in the FN 15 line up: the 1776. According to the company, the new AR-style rifle “is designed to be high performance, value-priced, and optics-ready, perfect for shooters looking for a base rifle to customize to their liking.” The MSRP is $899.

The new guns are chambered in 5.56 NATO and use a direct impingement design. FN uses a 16″ barrel with a 1:7″ twist and A2-type muzzle device. The guns come with an M4-type stock and a single Gen 3 PMAG.

The upper has a Picatinny rail for adding a scope or red dot. The low profile gas block does not appear to have any rail or mounting option on it, suggesting that iron sights are not easily added by the shooter.

Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.

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  • Ostiariusalpha Ostiariusalpha on Jul 06, 2015

    Button broached barrel? If I buy an FN, it damn well better have a cold hammer forged barrel. Button broached ARs are a dime-a-dozen, and can be had for pretty near the quality of this budget FN for even less money.

    • Jay Jay on Jul 06, 2015

      @ostiariusalpha It's funy, because when FN released their last version of ar15, with a cold hammer forged barrel, everyone complained that it's not milspec.

  • ColaBox ColaBox on Jul 06, 2015

    Im gonna leave this here if that's ok...

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    • The Raven The Raven on Jul 14, 2015

      @thetruth Isn't that you? There... at the head of the line....