FNH USA is known for making some amazing rifle barrels. I’ve seen their shop firsthand and was extremely impressed, and having shot a SCAR for a couple years, I know what that quality manufacturing can do. And I’m not the only one who adores their barrels — people have been known to buy their upper receivers from a certain online shop specifically to use off-label FN barrels in their rifle builds. It looks like FN has taken notice and will now start selling their barrels direct to the public, and at a remarkably reasonable price. Presser after the jump . . .
(McLean, VA – November 3, 2014) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the launch of its new AR-15 commercial barrel line, produced at the company’s manufacturing facility in Columbia, SC. Product specifications for each are listed below in Table 1.
Table 1: Product Specifications for FN AR-15 Commercial Barrel Line
Product No. Description MSRP 36420 AR-15 Hammer-Forged Barrel 14.5”, OAL, Carbine Length Gas System, 5.56×45 mm $349 36421 AR-15 Hammer-Forged Barrel 16” OAL, Carbine Length Gas System, 5.56×45 mm $349 36422 AR-15 Hammer-Forged Barrel 16” OAL, Mid Length Gas System, 5.56×45 mm $349 36423 AR-15 Hammer-Forged Barrel 18” OAL, Rifle Length Gas System, 5.56×45 mm $379 36424 AR-15 Hammer-Forged Barrel 20” OAL, Rifle Length Gas System, 5.56×45 mm $379
“FN barrels are among the best in the world,” said Mark Cherpes, FN America President and CEO. “Our parent company, FN Herstal, has spent decades perfecting the art of making cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrels. This knowledge has transitioned and is the same process we use today in South Carolina. Top-quality materials, state-of-the-art equipment and rigorous quality testing produce the most precise, long-lasting barrels money can buy.”
“With the addition of this new AR-15 commercial barrel line, FN customers now have the option of upgrading their standard AR-15 barrel to an FN,” said Ken Pfau, Senior Vice President of Commercial and Law Enforcement Sales. “This will allow shooters to customize their AR-15 platforms with top-notch components that give them a great return on investment both on and off the range.”
FN America produces more than 20,000 barrels each month for a variety of military and commercial products sold in the U.S., including the FN 15™, M4/M4A1 carbines, M16 rifles, M249 SAWs, MK 48, MK 46, M240, M240C, M240E1, M240B and M240L machine guns, and the FNX™ and FNS™ pistol lines. Each is made from the highest quality steel available and is processed by more than $10 million in state-of-the-art equipment. All barrels undergo rigorous automated and manual quality testing to ensure they are free of micro-stresses and cracks that could affect performance. Any product that scores less than 100 percent is rejected.