McLean, VA –-(Ammoland.com)- FNH USA, LLC is pleased to announce today that the Killeen Police Department has confirmed their procurement of 231 new FN 15 Carbines.
Delivery of the carbines, which are fitted with A2-style front sights and 30-round magazines, began in May. The rifles are produced at the company’s production facilities in Columbia, SC and distributed through TK Tactical.
“We are pleased that the Killeen Police Department has chosen the FN 15 Carbine to help them protect against threats their officers encounter from criminals,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO.
“The FN 15 Carbine offers the standard benefits expected from an M4-style rifle plus the unparalleled durability and reliability law enforcement officers demand in the line of duty.”
The FN 15 Carbine has a 16-inch chrome-lined, alloy steel barrel and is available in 5.56mm NATO. The polymer forearm and fixed butt stock are both black, and the total length is 35.2 inches extended. The FN 15 Carbine also features an A2-style compensator and a 1:7-inch RH twist rate. It comes with fixed A2-style front sights, a removable M4-style rear carrying handle, and one GI pattern 30-round aluminum magazine. Product specifications are listed in Figure 1 below.
Figure 1: Specifications for the FN 15™ Rifle
FN 15™ Rifle
|Barrel Length||16 inches|
|Twist Rate||1:7-inch RH|
|Barrel||Chrome-lined, alloy steel|
|Muzzle Device||A2-style compensator|
|Sights||A2-style fixed front sights, removable rear M4-style carrying handle|
|Stock||Collapsible, 6-position, Black|
|Forearm||Black, two-piece ribbed, round|
|Weight (with sights and empty magazine)||6.94 lbs.|
|Length||31.9 inches collapsed, 35.2 inches extended|
|Height (with sights and magazine)||10.5 inches|
|Length of Pull||9.9 – 13.2 inches|
|Magazine||GI pattern 30-round aluminum|
In addition to department procurements, the FN 15 Carbine is also available for individual purchase at a special discount by eligible law enforcement officers, first responders and military service members through the FNH USA Individual Officer Program. For more information about this program and to find a local dealer, please visit http://www.fnhusa.com/l/products/le-products/iopinfo/ .
Note to Editors: Photo of the FN 15™ Carbine is attached.
FNH USA, LLC is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality, reliable firearms for the military, law enforcement and commercial markets. A pioneer in innovative firearm technology since the days of John M. Browning, the company supplies a variety of products to customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Based in McLean, VA with manufacturing operations in Columbia, SC, FNH USA is responsible for all U.S.-based sales and marketing efforts. For more information, visit us at www.fnhusa.com.