SHOT Show 2016: FN Unveils a New Prototype

FN is renowned for their firearms, especially their rifles. Whether you humped an M249 through a tour (or three) or patrolled with a SCAR, you’re probably reasonably familiar with their guns. If you’re not, well, it’s high time you made their acquaintance – preferably by spending some quality time with one or more of their products.

This past year FN announced their Military Series which is comprised of a semi-auto M249, an M4, and an M16. But that’s not all they’ve come out with lately. I was fortunate enough to stop by their booth at SHOT Show for a meeting just in time to get a look at a pair of prototypes.

FNThe new gun is the FN-15 and it is currently being made in 5.56 NATO and .300 BLK. It comes in two barrel lengths – 12″ and 10″, respectively. It has a fixed stock. And that is where the specs end. There isn’t much known about the FN-15 yet aside from the cool factor of its being an AR pistol, but I was able to take a few pictures of each prototype. Keep in mind, prototype can easily translate to “this model will have changed markedly by the time the guns actually hit your local gun store shelf.”

After taking a look I couldn’t help but think perhaps FN should make their own brace to go with these AR pistols. You never know…

Visit FN’s website to see their other firearms:






Katherine Ainsworth

Katherine is a military and political journalist with a reputation for hard-hitting, no-holds-barred articles. Her career as a writer has immersed her in the military lifestyle and given her unique insights into the various branches of service. She is a firearms aficionado and has years of experience as a K9 SAR handler, and has volunteered with multiple support-our-troops charities for more than a decade. Katherine is passionate about military issues and feels supporting service members should be the top priority for all Americans. Her areas of expertise include the military, politics, history, firearms and canine issues.
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