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Sentinel Concepts Announces Partnership with FN for Product Development and Training

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Howell, Mi. – Jan. 11, 2017) — Sentinel Concepts, leading consultant and training organization specializing in the firearms industry, announces a partnership with FN America, LLC to provide input to the company’s product development as well as instruction on cutting-edge training protocols for their staff. Additionally, Steve Fisher, owner and President of Sentinel Concepts, will act as a brand ambassador for the FN brand, utilizing the company’s FN 15™ series of modern sporting rifles and semi-automatic, polymer pistols during his training courses.

“We are very excited to have Steve Fisher joining us in this role.” said Greg Livermore, vice president of product management for FN America, LLC. “Steve’s background will see him play two important roles at FN – as a subject matter expert and as a trainer for FN personnel. Our goal remains to develop the best possible platforms for our civilian and professional customers.”

FN America selected Fisher for his practical approach to training and reach within the civilian and law enforcement training communities. Fisher will transition to the FN 15 Series of rifles – the Tactical Carbine II and the DMR II for his 2017 classes. Fisher will be participating as a professional representative of the FN line of rifles and pistols and as an active member of the product development team. Consulting for manufacturers in product design and testing has long been a part of Fisher’s contribution to the industry.

“I am honored to join the FN team and represent such high quality, well designed products.” Steve Fisher said. “The team of design engineers at FN are some of the most forward thinking individual I have yet to work with in the industry and I look forward to contributing to new innovations at FN.”

That’s some pretty big news. Congrats Yeti!

FN’s Series Of Modern Sporting Rifles Re-engineered For Enhanced Performance

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

(McLean, Va. – Dec. 05, 2016) FN America, LLC announces the release of the next evolution of modern sporting rifles bearing the FN 15TM name and featuring the newly-designed FN handguard with M-LOK technology. The FN 15 Series will take on a streamlined, family approach and will feature updated models like the FN 15 DMR II and Tactical Carbine II in both 5.56x45mm and .300 AAC Blackout.


“The updates made to the FN 15 series focus heavily on the handguard,” said John Keppeler, senior vice president of commercial and law enforcement sales. “We evaluated handguard options on the market and decided that the next evolution of this line would need to outperform our customers’ expectations in terms of fit and finish as well as accuracy. We are confident that these new rifles will do just that.”

The FN handguard, constructed of 6061 aluminum, precisely locks to the upper receiver, over top of the barrel and barrel nut, using wedge locks tightened clockwise and anti-rotation pin preventing movement between rail and receiver. Finishing off the installation are two screws to bottom out in the barrel nut groove. Combined, the handguard’s alignment mechanism provides extreme rigidity and less deflection, ensuring that all mounted accessories will remain affixed without any shift in zero, despite pressures that may be applied during firing.

The new rifles and carbines will begin shipping to FN distributors this month and are expected to be available at retail at the end of the year. Manufacturer’s suggested retail values are as follows – FN 15 DMR II, $1,999; FN 15 Tactical Carbine II, $1,599; FN 15 Tactical Carbine .300 BLK II, $1,599.

For more information and full product specifications on the new FN 15 carbines and rifles, or other FN products, please visit us online at www.fnamerica.com.

Although this press release diesn’t mention it, this sounds a lot like the carbine they’ve working on with Hodge Defense Systems. It would be great to see a production version.