FN America releases the FN M249S Para Military Collector Series

    FN America just released their 2017 catalog. It’s a very tempting catalog to read, with a lot of nice firearms and pictures. There’s also the LE and Military section, what dreams are made of.
    One of the news, for consumer and law enforcement buyers – is the FN M249S Para in the Military Collector Series,

    Other news are in the FN 15 family and what FN call “significant developments” in their pistol product offerings.

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    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 MINIMIĀ® 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

    RECEIVER

    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

    BARREL

    Changeable barrel

    Cold hammer-forged steel

    Hard chrome-plated bore and chamber

    STOCK

    Rotating, telescoping buttstock assembly with hydraulic recoil buffer system and non-slip buttplate

    OPERATING CONTROLS

    Crossbolt safety

    Curved trigger for improved finger position and control

    FEED SYSTEM

    Standard disintegrating link belt-fed

    Under-mounted polymer ammunition container helps keep ammunition cleaner for reduced wear and added reliability

    FDE

    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.

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    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

    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/01/19/media-day-range-fn-m249s-hands-onfirst-impressions-shot-2016/

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.


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