SHOT Show 2018: FN America


FN America’s full display product line distracted me the direction I was headed an the purpose for which I was going there.

SCAR’s, AR’s, SAW’s, and there fine handgun display took a while to navigate. The folks at FN are proud of the line-up and the reasons behind it. A display of U.S. Military small arms currently deployed rounded out one end of the line credentialing the rest.

In another corner I found the forbidden treasure.

FN’s SCAR-SC (Subcompact) is an LEO available product. I and several other writers shook our fists and sky from the media room for the cruel tease to the public domain.

In functionality though the SC is a fine concept for a variety of LEO carbine tasks. It’s small and would easily maneuver inside a cruiser. It’s upgraded non-reciprocating charging handle address the issues of using a magwell grip that’s more common on smaller carbines and submachine guns like the MP5. Everything on the SCAR-SC has been retuned and engineered as necesarry for the smaller form and shorter barrel.

Someone just needs to put an SB Tactical PDW end cap body on that frame and we have ourselves a subcompact pistol like none before.

How do I buy you!?

FN’s booth was most about continuing a refinement on their current lineup. The SCAR-SC is the only addition to the U.S. line while all others are adapted variations on their core firearms.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.