POTD: Suppressed FN SCAR 17 with Handl Defense Lower

    Suppressed FN SCAR 17 with Handl Defense Lower

    Photo Of The Day: When I shot the SCAR 17 for the first time I was surprised how light it was for a major caliber. According to the specifications, the weight is 8 pounds or 3.6 kg, with the 16.25″ barrel. SCAR stands for Special Operations Combat Assault Rifle. This one is upgraded with a lower from Handl Defense.

    For more information about the scope, check out our review: The 1-8×24 PM II ShortDot Dual CC – from Schmidt & Bender.

    Here is how FN America describes the FN SCAR 17S (Source).

    Experience the long-range accuracy, downrange power, exceptional reliability and match winning versatility of the FN SCAR® 17S, the semi-auto only version of the U.S. Special Operations Command’s newest service rifle. Chambered in 7.62x51mm, the FN SCAR® 17S features a free-floating, cold hammer-forged MIL-SPEC barrel with hardchromed bore. Fully-ambidextrous operating controls instantly adapt the FN SCAR® 17S to any user or any shooting position. The receiver-integrated MIL-STD-1913 optical rail plus three accessory rails enable mounting of a wide variety of scopes, electronic sights, tactical lights and lasers. The telescoping, side-folding polymer stock is fully adjustable for comb height and length of pull.

    This privately owned SCAR has a QD suppressor from Swiss B&T and comes fairly close in configuration to the French SCAR-H PR. The extension rail is from Midwest Industries.

    Photos: Private collection, used with permission.