FN Announces Key Upgrades to Proven FN SCAR Semi-Automatic Line-Up

FN Announces Key Upgrades to Proven FN SCAR Semi-Automatic Line-Up
FN Announces Key Upgrades to Proven FN SCAR Semi-Automatic Line-Up

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- FN America, LLC is pleased to announce that the long-awaited non-reciprocating charging handle (NRCH) upgrade is now available in all FN SCAR® semi-automatic models. FN’s new NRCH assembly features dual, ambidextrous charging handles that enable users to shoot from any position or use any grip style. The FN SCAR upgrade improves an inherently more accurate and reliable platform that, in its military configuration, has served America’s most elite fighting forces for more than a decade.

“The FN SCAR has proven itself as a leader in its class since its introduction, setting the standard for what gas-driven, semi-auto rifles should be,” said Chris Cole, Vice President, Sales & Marketing of FN America, LLC. “The complete modularity and fast-handling character of our most versatile rifle platform continues to advance. The FN SCAR 17S and 20S were already the softest shooting gas-driven .30-caliber rifles on the market and these upgrades deliver even more functionality to the SCAR platform.”

Dual, Non-Reciprocating Charging Handles

FN Announces Key Upgrades to Proven FN SCAR Semi-Automatic Line-Up
The FN SCAR becomes even more intuitive to the end user with new, non-reciprocating, dual charging handles, enabling any shooting position, grip style or optic choice.

The FN SCAR becomes even more intuitive to the end user with new, non-reciprocating, dual charging handles, enabling any shooting position, grip style or optic choice. Combined with the fully-ambidextrous operating controls and adjustable buttstock, the FN SCAR instantly adapts to any shooter.

The assembly, consisting of a new charging handle sled and two ambidextrous, reversible charging handles that lock forward on bolt-close and remain static during fire, provide superior forward assist capabilities. The two charging handles, one at a 30-degree cant specifically designed to reduce interference with low-mount optics and one low-profile, are user-swappable in the field. The reduced reciprocating mass of the new bolt carrier produces less felt recoil, making a soft-shooting rifle even easier to manage.

“With the FN SCAR there’s a reason for every part, all have to work together perfectly to deliver the uncompromising accuracy, reliability and toughness this platform has earned under fire, that’s the difference between an FN SCAR and other carbines, we are held to a higher standard than most, failure is not an option for our Nation’s most elite forces, said Benjamin Voss, Product Manager for FN’s Long Guns. “With the semi-auto FN SCAR 16S, 17S and 20S, we hold the same standards of quality for these commercial variants. Adding the non-reciprocating charging handles allows SCAR to be even more adaptable, enhancing an already accurate and soft-shooting rifle. Shooting positions like urban prone, from a barrier or with a CQC-style grip are made possible and users can now run low-mount optics without interference.”

Every SCAR Tells a Story

FN Announces Key Upgrades to Proven FN SCAR Semi-Automatic Line-Up
The legendary FN SCAR series takes root in its battle-proven lineage, adapted from USSOCOM’s newest battle rifle since the M4 entered service in the 1990’s.

The legendary FN SCAR series takes root in its battle-proven lineage, adapted from USSOCOM’s newest battle rifle since the M4 entered service in the 1990’s. The benchmark of reliability and versatility with its three variants, the FN SCAR 16S, SCAR 17S and SCAR 20S are capable of consistent accuracy from their cold hammer-forged and chrome-lined barrels and one-piece forged aluminum receiver, delivering precision fire with aid from its fully adjustable buttstock, low-flash gas regulator and fast-handling characteristics uncommon in similar rifle platforms.

Experience the FN SCAR’s unmatched history of military excellence and never-ending list of features, including the new, non-reciprocating charging handles online at www.fnamerica.com/scar.

FN Announces Key Upgrades to Proven FN SCAR Semi-Automatic Line-Up
Experience the FN SCAR’s unmatched history of military excellence and never-ending list of features, including the new, non-reciprocating charging handles.

About FN America, LLC

Carry the Future | FN America, LLC, the U.S. subsidiary of Belgium-based FN Herstal, S.A. provides U.S. military, law enforcement and commercial customers with a complete range of state-of-the-art, groundbreaking solutions developed around small caliber firearms and associated ammunition under the FN brand name.

FN Herstal is the Defense & Security entity of Herstal Group that also includes a Hunting & Sports Shooting entity (Browning and Winchester Firearms’ brand names) and operates globally.

FN product lines include portable firearms, less lethal systems, integrated weapon systems for air, land, and sea applications, remote weapon stations, small-caliber ammunition, as well as modern and cutting-edge solutions to provide enhanced combat, logistics, maintenance, and communication capabilities.

In addition to FN America – headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina –, FN Herstal is the parent company of FNH UK in England and Noptel (electro-optics) in Finland.

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Captain
Captain (@diamondwrap)
3 months ago

My only problem with the way the 17 charges is not the weapon but the ACOG mount on the rail. I bust my knuckles regularly with the charge handle on the left side of the weapon because of the knobs on the ACOG mount. hurts like hell!

Knute
Knute
3 months ago

No bullpups for me. I thought they were the coolest back in the 1980’s… until I got to shoot a few. Besides the horrible feel, their biggest problem is they cannot be fired from either shoulder. They leave one without the ability to swap shoulders to shoot around barricades when necessary.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
3 months ago
Reply to  Knute

I had a couple. Unnecessarily heavy and unreliable. Sold them.

Captain
Captain (@diamondwrap)
3 months ago
Reply to  Russn8r

I’ve never had mine fail on me. EVER.

Captain
Captain (@diamondwrap)
3 months ago
Reply to  Knute

First of all the SCAR17 is not a bullpup in any configuration. they can be fired from either shoulder they eject the rounds forward at a 45 degree angle and it’s one of the most accurate combat rifles on the market today, period.

Last edited 3 months ago by Captain
Glocktarded
Glocktarded (@kevdjohnson)
3 months ago
Reply to  Captain

“First of all the SCAR17 is not a bullpup…”

It’s a penis extension. $3500 should buy you a lot of dick.

Beobear
Beobear (@beobear)
3 months ago
Reply to  Knute

The SCAR isn’t a buildup.

Knute
Knute
3 months ago
Reply to  Beobear

Oops. I was thinking of the 2000. Never been inside of a scar. Don’t know anything about them, so I’m not qualified to comment on them.