Tag: SCAR

French Police with FN SCAR

A reader emailed us an interesting photo of a FN SCAR Mk. 17 being carried by a French policeman during a raid. It has a long barrel and a bipod, so it is obviously intended for sharpshooter work, but is fitted with a 1x EOTech holographic scope. This is actually not a [Read More…]

FN SCAR-H PR (Precision Rifle)

FN Herstal is officially debuting the 7.62x51mm FN SCAR-H PR (Precision Rifle) at the MILIPOL Paris expo this week. The production version of this rifle looks slightly different from the prototype we saw last year. FN has replaced the awkward looking, but weight saving, [Read More…]

Kiwi with SCAR

I love this blog and its readers! Just yesterday I blogged that I had heard that the New Zealand Army was evaluating the FN SCAR rifle. Today a reader emailed in a photo, dated December 2009, of a Kiwi solider using a SCAR during a training exercise. [ Many thanks to [Read More…]

NZ Army evaluating the FN SCAR

A credible source told me that the New Zealand Army has been evaluating the FN SCAR rifle as a possible replacement for the Steyr AUG. My source also told me that there has also been a lot of talk in the NZ Army about adopting 7.62mm rifles. The troops who have been [Read More…]

More photos of the FN SCAR PDW

“gotm4″, an armorer at Virginia Arms, posted photos of the SCAR PDW at M4Carbine.net. The ultra-short barrel combined the high mounted red dot at the end of the receiver makes it look almost sci-fi. [ Many thanks to King for the link. ]

FN SCAR PDW

The French Defense Ministry has posted an interesting article on their website about new products at the US Army’s AUSA ’10 expo. Notably, they mention a new PDW version for the SCAR. It has a very short barrel (10″?) and an H&K-style retractable [Read More…]

FN SCAR Review

Another great review from Vuurwapen Blog. One comment I do want to make is that you choose a sling for a rifle, not a rifle for a sling. Vuurwapen used the SCAR rifle for a match. His after-action report is here. [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the video. ]

FN SCAR 17S is now shipping

The long awaited FN SCAR 17S is now shipping (to dealers) in all its 7.62x51mm goodness 🙂 The 17S comes in the USSOCOM flat dark earth finish, has a barrel length of 16.25″ and weighs 8 lbs. Customers have a choice of 10 or 20 round magazines. The gun is being [Read More…]

FN SCAR-H PR (Precision Rifle)

The SCAR-H PR (Precision Rifle) show below has an extra rail for accessories (this one is with the KAC front sight, but future models will have front sight integrated into the rail), a heavy 20″ barrel, new two-stage adjustable trigger and a 6-positon buttstock [Read More…]

SOCOM abandons FN SCAR Mk-16

The big news this week is that SOCOM are abandoning the FN SCAR MK-16 (5.56mm NATO version) after buying less than 1000 rifles. Military.com’s Kit Up blog reports … Details provided exclusively to Military.com reveal that SOCOM, the Tampa-based command that [Read More…]

FN SCAR production approved

From the press release … FN Herstal, S.A. (FN) received notification from the USSOCOM Program Executive Office—SOF Warrior (PEO—SW) that the SCAR Acquisition Decision Memorandum (ADM) was approved and signed on April 14, 2010, moving this FN program into the [Read More…]

Review of SCAR 16s

Jeff and Boge Quinn of GunBlast have reviewed the SCAR 16s and liked what they saw … With the MK 16, FN Herstal has set out to build the world’s best 5.56mm fighting rifle, and the SCAR 16s is as close to that rifle as most of us can get, legally. It is a [Read More…]