300 carbines have already been delivered by the local distributor Amchar Wholesale, with another 300 planned over the coming year.
From the FN America Press Release:
SOUTH CAROLINA DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY SELECTS FN 15® PATROL CARBINE
FN America, LLC is pleased to announce that South Carolina Department of Public Safety has selected the FN 15 Patrol Carbine to meet the requirements of their Highway Patrol, State Transport and Protective Services officers.
FN law enforcement distributor, Amchar Wholesale, has delivered an initial quantity of 300 carbines to the agency with planned orders for an additional 300 units through 2020.
“The FN 15 Patrol Carbine, designed and produced in FN’s South Carolina production facility, was a natural fit for its home state’s public safety officers,” said Bucky Mills, Senior Director of Law Enforcement Sales for FN America, LLC.
“FN’s proven track record of producing government-issue M4-style carbines and our ability to offer the agency a carbine that they could custom-build to meet their exact requirements provided them the opportunity to have a quality rifle unique to their agency with a cost-efficient price structure.”
The FN 15 Patrol Carbine can easily be configured based on the needs of the individual agency directly from the FN production facility, based in Columbia, South Carolina.
When selecting the FN 15 Patrol Carbine, agencies start with an affordably-priced base rifle equipped with a Magpul MOE hand guard with M-LOK, 16-inch button-broached barrel with fixed front sights, 12-o’clock picatinny rail for optics or sights, and lower receiver with ambidextrous selector.
From there, agencies can configure with options for various types of slings, sights, magazines, rear stocks and accessory rails.
Note: FN only has the 10.5″ and the 14.5″ Patrol rifles on their homepage, and the 14.5″ is pictured. There was no picture in the FN America press release to show the actual rifle.
You can find more information about the 14.5″ version here.
For more information about the FN’s law enforcement products, please visit www.fnamerica.com