Now that the Supreme Court has chosen to allow Maryland’s scary black rifle ban to stand, the Old Line State’s restrictions on what constitutes an “assault rifle” are going to be the new reality. At least for the foreseeable future. That means there will be a market for Maryland-compliant AR’s.
We’ve seen a variety of companies design products for the huge California market, FN USA being one of them. FN apparently believes that even a state the size of Maryland warrants a couple of state-specific SKU’s, too. They’ve just announced that they’ll be offering two new models to
get around comply with the state’s ludicrous attempts to make the state safer through legislation. Here’s FN’s press release . . .
FN ADDS TO LIST OF STATE-COMPLIANT RIFLES WITH NEW MARYLAND FN 15s
(McLean, VA – December 1, 2017) FN America, LLC announces today the release of two new state-compliant FN 15® models for Maryland residents. The FN 15 MD Heavy Barrel Carbine and FN 15 MD Heavy Barrel Rifle meet the state of Maryland’s requirements for sale with the heavy barrel profile, limited 10-round magazine capacity and other features.
Combining rock-solid reliability with pinpoint accuracy and battle-proven durability, the FN 15 MD Heavy Barrel Carbine and Rifle are ready for the firing line. The 10-round carbine features a free-floated, 16-inch cold hammer-forged and chrome-lined heavy-profile barrel with a 12-inch M-LOK rail, low-profile gas block and PWS muzzle break. The rifle, also with 10-round capacity, features a free-floated, 20-inch hammer-forged heavy profile barrel with chrome lining, 15-inch Samson Evolution rail, low profile gas block and threaded muzzle with thread protector.
These new FN 15s will be available at authorized distributors starting Dec. 1, 2017, and are expected to be available at retail within the month. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $1,399 for both models.