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FNally, a FDE FN 15…

In a move that adds a new series of modern sporting rifles to their consumer and LE offerings, FN USA has announced the new TAC3 line.

The FN 15 series rifles include three standard TAC3 models– in black, flat dark earth, or tungsten gray– and a more basic black TAC3 Duty variant. All are chambered in 5.56 NATO and include FN’s famed hammer-forged chrome-lined 16-inch government-profile barrel with a 1:7 twist.

Mil-spec– keep in mind that FN makes thousands of M4s every year for Uncle Sam– they have a mid-length gas system and M16-style bolt carrier groups with an HPT/MPI-tested bolt made from Carpenter 158 steel. Other standard features are a 6-position stock with QD attachment points, a fully ambi Radian Raptor-LT charging handle, and an ergonomic FN pistol grip set at a 19.5-degree angle.

The standard FN 15 TAC3 includes a Hodge Defense rail and the option for FDE, among others (Photo: FN)

On the downside, it costs as much as a SCAR!

More in my column at Guns.com.

Answering those AR selection questions

As I have gotten a lot of questions on how to select an AR-15 in recent months, I put together some 2,000~ of basic information as to what features to look for, what they mean (e.g. the differences between 8620 steel and S7 steel on bolts), and what to avoid on black rifles.

If you are curious, check it out in my regular column at Guns.com.