FN America is headquartered in McLean, VA, with manufacturing operations in Columbia, SC. Altogether FN America, LLC, is the U.S. subsidiary of the Belgium-based FN Herstal, S.A. Today we’re going to have a look at the new FN 15 TAC3 line of carbines with new configurations, new colors, finishes and other features like an ambidextrous charging handle and selector.
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The FN 15 TAC3 comes with an FN Handguard with a Hodge Defense-designed wedge-lock technology and proprietary barrel nut for an extremely rigid setup that allows for a fully free-floated barrel. The MSRP is $1,729.00.
FN 15 TAC3 Duty has a lightweight handguard with continuous 12 o’clock Picatinny rail, 5 integrated QD attachment points and multiple M-LOK slots at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, a 16-inch government profile, chrome-lined, cold hammer-forged barrel, an M16-style MIL-SPEC bolt carrier group and HPT/MPI-tested bolt made from Carpenter 158. The gas system is mid-length with an H buffer and pinned gas block. It is a lightweight carbine weighing just 6.5 lbs.
Below: The FN 15 TAC3 Duty, available for commercial and law enforcement with an MSRP of $1,599.00.
Here are the new FN 15 TAC3 carbines, as presented by FN America:
(McLean, VA) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of the all-new FN 15® TAC3 line of carbines. The four configurations offer new colors, finishes, and features. These features include an ambidextrous charging handle and selector and FN’s new custom furniture; developed for improved ergonomics and handling. The new FN 15® TAC3 line of carbines is made to FN’s exacting standards.
“The modern sporting rifle category is the most popular segment of our market. It serves consumers looking for a rifle for shooting sports, hunting, home defense, and general use on the range” said Chris Cole, Vice President of Sales for FN America, LLC. “These customers, whether new to MSRs or experienced, now have access to a professional quality line of rifles with the FN 15 TAC3 and TAC3 Duty. If you’re in the market for an MSR that is easily configurable to your needs, delivers superior accuracy, and is highly reliable, then the FN 15 TAC3 is for you.”
Each FN 15 TAC3 or TAC3 Duty is built from a true MIL-SPEC foundation; high-pressure-tested, magnetic particle-inspected bolt, M16-style bolt carrier group, mid-length gas system, and H-buffer ensuring reliable function with every shot downrange.
Made from FN’s proprietary chrome-moly vanadium steel, the cold-hammer-forged 16-inch government-profile barrel is chrome-lined for extended barrel life. It is fully free floated within an extended handguard, delivering the superior accuracy that FN barrels are known for.
FN 15 TAC3
The FN 15 TAC3 features a Hodge Defense-designed wedge-lock rail system with a proprietary barrel nut featuring anti-rotation technology for extreme rigidity and reduced deflection. It is available in black anodize or factory Cerakote™ (these colors are like flat dark earth or tungsten gray). The Hodge rail measures nearly 15 inches and offers a continuous MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail, allowing users to customize their optic-setup, and multiple M-LOK slots for the addition of lights, lasers, or other accessories.
FN 15 TAC3 Duty
The FN 15 TAC3 Duty is available in black anodize. It is a lightweight carbine weighing just 6.5lbs. It ships standard with a 15-inch Midwest Industries rail system with full-length Picatinny rail at 12 o’clock, five integrated QD mounts, and multiple M-LOK attachment points.
The FN 15 TAC3 improves handling and enables users to maneuver easily on range, around barriers, and deliver accurate shots on target. It is complete with a new ambidextrous charging handle and low-profile, reversible selector switch made by Radian, and FN’s custom furniture including the 6-position, collapsible buttstock with integrated QD mount, and an ergonomic pistol grip with improved grip angle and texturing.
To me, this looks like a well-built carbine. What do you think?
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