FN America is displaying two versions of a new Black Rifle collaboration with Hodge Defense Systems, Inc. Based on the Hodge AU Mod-2, the rifle will be offered as Gen II and Gen II Pro variants.
As commercial models, neither will feature Aliminum Lithium components. Instead, the Gen II offers a Hodge Rail made from 6061 Aluminum while the Gen II Pro is 7075 Aluminum.
Only the Pro will have either a SureFire muzzle device, with the WarComp on 14.5″ and up with the standard SureFire Flash Hider.
Both models will be offered with 10.3, 11.5, 12.5, 14.5″, 14.5″ pinned, 16″ and 18″ hammer forged barrels with 1/7 twist. However, the Pro model has the Hodge barrel profile.
Finally, they will be stamped as FN guns and offered at a slightly more affordable price. Look for a commercial launch at SHOT Show.
The photo features two Gen II Pro demonstrators. Final variants may differ slightly.