Other news are in the FN 15 family and what FN call “significant developments” in their pistol product offerings.
In detail, the FN M249 S Para is described as follows:
- Caliber: 5.56×45 mm
- Operation: Closed-bolt
- Barrel Length: 16.1″
- Overall Length: 31.5-37″
- Overall Height: 9.5″
- Weight: 17.0 lbs. (empty)
- Twist Rate: 1:7″ RH
- Trigger Pull: 4.0 -6.5 lbs.
Further, about the FN M249S Para:
The FN M249S Para, a semi-automatic version of the M249 Para light machine gun, was originally developed by FN Herstal as the FN MINIMI® and adopted by the U.S. Military in 1988. The rifle features the signature 16-inch FN cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrel and operates from a closed bolt position. Chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO, the rifle will accept both magazine and linked ammunition belt and offers a 4.0-6.5 pound trigger pull out-of-the-box.
FN M249S Para
Formed steel frame with claw extractor design
Fixed, pivoting ejector plus side ejection of cases
Top cover integrated MIL -STD 1913 mounting rail for sighting systems
Cold hammer-forged steel
Hard chrome-plated bore and chamber
Rotating, telescoping buttstock assembly with hydraulic recoil buffer system and non-slip buttplate
Curved trigger for improved finger position and control
Standard disintegrating link belt-fed
Under-mounted polymer ammunition container helps keep ammunition cleaner for reduced wear and added reliability
So, that’s mostly the good news.
The bad news? Should be the MSRP of $8,799 then. And the FDE is another $400.
The picture below comes with over 17.000 USD worth of firearms, less ammo (which looks like enough for a few minutes) and optics.
But, as someone said, “It only looks cool until you realize you have to keep pulling the trigger“. I get the point, but I still would buy one if I could.
The webpage for the Para can be found here: http://www.fnamerica.com/products/collector-series/m249s-para/
Press release: http://www.fnamerica.com/about/press-releases/pr-170104/
You can find the FN America 2017 Catalog in this link: http://www.fnamerica.com/files/4414/8345/4163/FNA160049_2017_Catalog_Web_Final.pdf
At last year’s Media event at Shot Show, TFB tried the M429S