I have always had a curious fascination with FN Firearms. My first introduction to FN was when I was in the U.S. Navy serving as a Hospital Corpsman assigned to the Marines.

Providing medical support one week at the rifle range, my Gunnery Sergeant asked me over to give a run on the M-249 machine gun.

It was instantaneous love! The sheer fire power I held in my hands was enough to make a nun shout for joy during mass!

Ever since then, I have always held FN firearms in the highest regard. With the hype in the media trying to vilify “assault weapons” (I hate that term), the medias’ attention seems to be focused on the AR-15 and AK-47 firearm platforms.

Thankfully, they don’t know crap about firearms, and they’re ignoring two platforms that I truly love. Both are made by FN, and both are truly exceptional weapons systems. The system I am focusing on in this article is the  FN SCAR® 17S. The other system, which I will cover in a different article is the P-90 bull pup chambered in FN 5.7. 

The FN SCAR® 17S is hands down, one of the cleanest, accurate and dependable weapons platforms I have ever had the pleasure to operate. Perfect for patrol, home defense and even 3-Gun competition, the FN SCAR® 17S will not disappoint.

High performing and easily maintained, the FN SCAR® 17S is chambered in 7.62x51mm, guaranteeing the knock down power you need and want in tough situations. With a price tag MSRP of around $3,499.99 it is an investment; but one that is well worth it in my opinion.

From FN:

Experience the long-range accuracy, downrange power, exceptional reliability and match winning versatility of the FN SCAR® 17S, the semi-auto only version of the U.S. Special Operations Command’s newest service rifle.

Chambered in 7.62x51mm, the FN SCAR® 17S features a free-floating, cold hammer-forged MIL-SPEC barrel with hard chromed bore. Fully-ambidextrous operating controls instantly adapt the FN SCAR® 17S to any user or any shooting position.

The receiver-integrated MIL-STD-1913 optical rail plus three accessory rails enable mounting of a wide variety of scopes, electronic sights, tactical lights and lasers.

The telescoping, side-folding polymer stock is fully adjustable for comb height and length of pull, making it ideal for Heavy Metal 3-Gun matches. (Read More)

SPECS

  • CALIBER: 7.62x51mm
  • OPERATION: Short-stroke gas piston
  • MAG CAPACITY: 10 or 20 Rd.
  • WEIGHT: 8.0 lb.
  • BARREL LENGTH: 16.25″
  • TWIST RATE: 1:12 RH

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Semi-auto only

Rotating, locking bolt

RECEIVER

Hard-anodized monolithic aluminum

MIL-STD 1913 accessory rails at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions

Adjustable folding front and folding/removable rear iron sights

BARREL

Hammer-forged, chrome-lined, fully free-floating

Compensator

STOCK

Telescoping side-folding polymer stock

Adjustable cheekpiece

A2-style pistol grip

OPERATING CONTROLS

Ambidextrous safety lever and magazine release

Charging handle may be mounted on right or left side

Enlarged trigger guard for easier access when wearing gloves

Composite polymer trigger module

MAGAZINE

Steel or aluminum body

Low friction follower

SPECS

  • CALIBER: 7.62x51mm
  • OPERATION: Short-stroke gas piston
  • MAG CAPACITY: 10 or 20 Rd.
  • WEIGHT: 8.0 lb.
  • BARREL LENGTH: 16.25″
  • TWIST RATE: 1:12 RH

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Semi-auto only

Rotating, locking bolt

RECEIVER

Hard-anodized monolithic aluminum

MIL-STD 1913 accessory rails at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions

Adjustable folding front and folding/removable rear iron sights

BARREL

Hammer-forged, chrome-lined, fully free-floating

Compensator

STOCK

Telescoping side-folding polymer stock

Adjustable cheekpiece

A2-style pistol grip

OPERATING CONTROLS

Ambidextrous safety lever and magazine release

Charging handle may be mounted on right or left side

Enlarged trigger guard for easier access when wearing gloves

Composite polymer trigger module

MAGAZINE

Steel or aluminum body

Low friction follower

SPECS

  • CALIBER: 7.62x51mm
  • OPERATION: Short-stroke gas piston
  • MAG CAPACITY: 10 or 20 Rd.
  • WEIGHT: 8.0 lb.
  • BARREL LENGTH: 16.25″
  • TWIST RATE: 1:12 RH

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Semi-auto only

Rotating, locking bolt

RECEIVER

Hard-anodized monolithic aluminum

MIL-STD 1913 accessory rails at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions

Adjustable folding front and folding/removable rear iron sights

BARREL

Hammer-forged, chrome-lined, fully free-floating

Compensator

STOCK

Telescoping side-folding polymer stock

Adjustable cheekpiece

A2-style pistol grip

OPERATING CONTROLS

Ambidextrous safety lever and magazine release

Charging handle may be mounted on right or left side

Enlarged trigger guard for easier access when wearing gloves

Composite polymer trigger module

MAGAZINE

Steel or aluminum body

Low friction follower