Industry News FN Releases Factory Short Barreled Rifles Industry News March 20, 2017 0 COMMENT Industry News: FN Releases Factory Short Barreled Rifles Here’s what they have to say about it: FN America, LLC announces today the release of two FN 15™ Patrol carbines in short barreled configurations, available to commercial customers. These two new carbines are the first time FN has offered short barreled rifles for sale to the individual consumer. “FN has been producing SBR’s for military and law enforcement customers, and as individual upper receivers or barrel kits, but never as factory-produced consumer products,” said John Keppeler, vice president of sales and marketing for FN America, LLC. “These new carbines are currently shipping to FN distributors nationwide and are just the first of many SBR configurations we will be releasing.” The two FN 15 Patrol SBR carbines will be chambered in 5.56x45mm and offered in either a 10.5- or 14.5-inch, button-broached and chrome-lined barrel with A2-style compensator, hard-anodized aluminum upper receiver, 6-position collapsible stock and combat-grade trigger. In addition, the two carbines are equipped with low-profile gas systems optimized for each barrel length offered. Both the 14.5″ and 10.5″ barreled factory SBRs have the same MSRP of $1,149, but we note some differences aside from the barrel lengths themselves. The 14.5″ model comes equipped with a twelve inch Midwest Industries M-LOK rail and no sights. The 10.5″ model comes standard with a regular old plastic M4 handguard but with a folding rear sight and an A-frame front. You can visit FN online here Industry News. What are you seeing here? Just as the tagline reads — industry news. This is a product (or service) announcement. It is not an endorsement. It is not a review. It is not an advertisement. Posts on RECOILweb.com labeled as Industry News are advisory notifications only. Information contained therein is likely provided by the individual manufacturer (or service provider), provided to RW and passed along to our readers as a notification only. Such articles do not represent our tacit approval, nor (unless labeled SPONSORED) were they paid for. RECOIL publishes not just for a fraction of the gun-owning community, but all of it. Individual editorial staff member opinions are not the sole arbiter of what news we present. What one person derides, another will extol. One of RECOIL’s responsibilities is to inform readers of new products or services from manufacturers, training organizations, and the like. RECOIL readers have made it very clear this is something they want to see, and frequently. Some of those products will be chosen for further coverage or evaluation. Some will not. Some may have great promise or potential. Others will do nothing but prove the old adage, A fool and his money are soon parted. Readers should form their own conclusions, if appropriate. Rest assured if a member of the RECOIL staff is providing an opinion, you will know about it. If you are aware of a new technology, product, or service you think is worth us passing along, reach out to RECOIL@enthusiastnetwork.com with details.