At Milipol Paris 2017 FN Herstal, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of small arms, unveiled an addition to the FN SCAR® family: The FN SCAR®-SC subcompact carbine. SCAR rifles are currently in use within the SOF community and have developed a reputation for reliability and adaptability. The new 5.56x45mm (.223) caliber FN SCAR®-SC builds on this heritage with an extremely compact design that’s ideal for homeland security operations.
Specifically adapted for mobility and flexibility, the FN SCAR®-SC has semi-auto only or selective fire capabilities, non-reciprocating charging handle and a wide range of add-ons. This includes a red dot sight, tactical light, a variety of foregrips and a sound suppressor. All of these add-ons have been tested and certified by FN Herstal as providing reliable, durable performance in even the toughest circumstances.
The FN SCAR®-SC comes with a telescopic buttstock as standard. Optional buttstocks include fixed, foldable, adjustable (length and height) with either concave or convex butt plate and a foldable offset buttstock for aiming and shooting with anti-riot or bulletproof helmet visor. Existing users of FN SCAR® will already be familiar with how to operate this rifle, minimizing training time.
Technical data (with telescopic buttstock):
– Length: 536mm (21.10”) when fully retracted / 653mm (25.71”) when fully extended
– Weight: approx. 3.150 kg (approx. 6.94 lb)
– Barrel length: 190.5mm (7.5”)
– Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
– Cyclic rate of fire: 550-650 rounds per minute
Editorial Comment: I can see a version of the FN SCAR®-SC with a stabilizing brace in the not too distant future.