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While word may have leaked out before FN America would have liked, the news isn’t any less welcome. They’ve just officially announced two new pistols, the FNS-9 and FNS-40 Compacts along with five new additions to their consumer AR rifle line including the FN 15 Tactical Carbine and FN 15 Sporting models. We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to get our hands on an FNS-9 Compact which — judging from it’s full-size older brother — may be the go-to carry gun for double-stack toters. Press release after the jump . . .

FN America, LLC is proud to announce the launch of seven new products under the FNH USA brand for 2015, including compact variants of its popular FNS striker-fired pistol and additions to its FN 15™ modern sporting rifle line.

“We are pleased to continue to introduce new products for 2015,” said Mark Cherpes, FN America President and CEO.  “These additions round out our already-robust commercial product lines and showcase our ability to quickly bring to market new variants that are in such demand by our customers.”

The FNS™-9 Compact and FNS™-40 Compact offer the same features as the standard models but have 3.6” barrels and were designed to be snag-free for better concealment and a faster draw.  The front sight also has a larger dot for faster target acquisition.  The FNS-9™ Compact comes with two 12-round and one 17-round magazine.  The FNS™-40 Compact comes with two 10-round and one 14-round magazine.  Both come in hard locking cases.  MSRP is $599.

A total of five new variants of the FN 15™ line of modern sporting rifles are also available, including the industry’s first AR’s to feature the revolutionary Magpul M-LOK™ accessory mounting system.

“Magpul is pleased with the relationship that has been built with FN America, LLC over the past year,” added Drake Clark, Sr. Director for Sales and Business Development for Magpul Industries. “There’s a great value to the customer when two brands such as ours partner on products like the FN 15™ Tactical Carbine, FN 15 DMR™ and FN 15™ MOE SLG. The addition of a M-LOK™ compatible fore-end on these models shows FN America has their finger on the pulse of the consumer.”


The FN 15™ Tactical Carbine offers the same features as the standard model but has a free floating, chrome-lined, cold hammer-forged barrel for increased life and easier cleaning.  It also comes with enhancements such as a 3-prong muzzle brake to reduce flash, a mid-length gas system and H1 buffer to decrease recoil, a Magpul grip, buttstock and M-LOK™ accessory mounting system, and an ALG Defense combat trigger for smoother pull, a cleaner break and less grit.  MSRP is $1,479.



The FN 15™ DMR includes many of the same features as the FN 15™ Sporting but was designed for more tactical applications.  The FN 15™ DMR features an 18” match-grade, cold hammer-forged barrel with a 1:7 twist to enhance stability and accuracy for heavier grain precision shooting ammunition.  It also comes with pre-installed Magpul MBUS Pro backup iron sights, a Magpul M-LOK™ accessory mounting system, and a 1913 rail for mounting optics, night vision or thermal devices.  MSRP is $1,899.


The FN 15™ MOE SLG is the result of  partnering with Magpul to equip the FN 15™ Carbine platforms with the latest and most desired Magpul AR accessories. The new MOE SLG, the first AR-15 to feature the Magpul MOE® SL™ accessories, will come standard with features like a 5.56 mm chambered, 16” chrome-lined, alloy steel, button-broached barrel as well as the new Magpul MOE® SL™ trigger guard, forearm, hand guard, stock and rear sight assembly. MSRP is $1,169.


The FN 15™ Sporting was designed for competition – chambered in .223 Remington, it features an 18” match-grade, cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrel, a SureFire ProComp 556 muzzle brake to reduce recoil, a Timney competition trigger for a crisp break with a short reset, a Magpul grip and buttstock, and a 15” Samson Evolution accessory rail.  MSRP is $1,749.


Finally, the FN 15™ Patrol Carbine, the latest addition to FNH USA’s tactical law enforcement line, offers the same features as the standard FN 15™ Carbine model but has a 16″ alloy steel, button broached, chrome-lined barrel with 14.5″ sight radius, Samson flip-up rear sight for compact and reliable back-up sighting and a Midwest Industries drop-in 7” quad rail/forearm for increased adaptability and front gripping options.  MSRP is $1,219.

For more information about these and other FN products, visit or find us on Facebook at the FNH USA Facebook Fan Page.

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FN America, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A. and is a leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality, reliable firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers in the U.S.  Headquartered in McLean, VA with manufacturing operations in Columbia, SC, FN America is passionately committed to providing its customers with a portfolio of products, training and support services under the FNH USA brand name that enhance their performance and safeguard their lives.  For more information, visit


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  1. I like the FNS line of Pistols; they are great but they struggle to find a home in a market dominated by S&W, Glock, H&K and now SIG. They need to win some major police contracts, then they will start to get SIG like respect.

    • The FNS is an awesome pistol regardless of whether or not FN sells it’s soul like Glock did to win police contracts. It is everything the Glock is, just much better.

      • Would you mind explaining the details of why the FN’s are better than Glock? I’m not familiar and was wondering this as I was reading the article.

        • @pweekles, sure. FHS has a better trigger, better sights, less radical grip angle, changable backstraps an integral magwell and the option of a factory thumbsafety. The Glock has nkne of that from the factory. Glock did try a weak attempt at updating the backstrap…but it’s weak sauce.

  2. I really like the FNS but also love the M&P, which obviously has tons more aftermarket support. This compact version might get a look from me. I need a nice sidearm for when I am bird hunting, fly fishing and/or hiking in the woods and having a perfect CCW holster won’t matter to me. I just want something reliable, light and tough.

    I am also excited about the new AR models. I am in the market and a couple of those sound great!

    Perhaps a matched pair: FNS Compact and FN 15 Tactical Carbine

  3. really no point paying this much for any of these when we don’t know how they will operate. especailly when i can get something proven, like a DD or Spikes, for the same price if not less.

    • You do realize FNH makes almost all Modern M16s/M4s,M249s for the U.S. Govt, right? They are higher quality than Colt in many regards. The question is not weather it will operate, but what the fit and finish AND sales markup will be.

    • Dan says:
      December 22, 2014 at 20:11

      Dear FNH:

      “Compact” means “thin” not “short, extremely fat and stubby”

      Tell that to LITERALLY every other pistol manufacturer that markets a compact model. “Compact”, and “Subcompact” even more so, very specifically mean a shorter barrell and handgrip, but NOT thinner.


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