Quantico Tactical


The FN Advanced Carbine is the weapon submitted to the US Army’s Individual Carbine program.


It’s been described as “SCAR on Jenny Craig” and has had small, incremental changes to comply with the Army’s length and weight requirements. For example, the stock is slightly shorter and the front sight has been moved from the gas port to the rail. Additionally, the barrel now has the FNC profile in front of the gas port. One big change, a non-reciprocating charging handle.


FN has also introduced a PDW to support an ICE requirement. Once again based on the SCAR platform, the PDW has a 6.75″ barrel with an operating system optimized for the short barrel. What’s really cool is that they developed a non-reciprocating charging handle for the PDW that can be retrofitted to existing guns!


For future improvements of the PDW look for additional calibers such as .300, 6.8 and 6.5 was even mentioned. I’m looking at this and thinking MP5 replacement.


10 Responses to “AUSA – FNHUSA”

  1. TCBA_Joe says:

    Will there be a civilian version for purchase?

  2. Bob the Builder says:

    Heyyyyy…. is that a “Bayonet Lug” I see on that boom stick?

    I’m sure I must be mistaken because our fearless leader said we don’t use those things anymore.

  3. TM says:

    Was there a reason that they didn’t incorporate the non-reciprocating charging handle on the full size gun?

  4. Ryan says:

    I believe it says that both include a non reciprocating handle. I liked the Scar and my only real gripe about firing it was the reciprocating charging handle. The magazine well grippers of the world will be happy to see these changes.

  5. Bill says:

    I don’t know why, but I really like the idea of the PDW in 300 BLK. Just sounds cool for some reason.

  6. bob says:

    What I would rather see is spare barrels for sale for the scar variants already on the civilian market, as well as caliber kits for both the 16s and 17s.

  7. mike says:

    I’d love to see the PDW version up close as it’s what I’m looking for out of an AR pistol. I’m going to build one out of the 5.56 PWS Diablo upper, but that and the Scar PDW make me think the same thing… “I’m going to need to get some thicker gloves.” A foregrip will help, but the heat is going to get crazy and I don’t really like using the grips.

  8. daggertx says:

    PWS Diablo vs FN PDW both look sweet. When handling a full size scar I was impressed with it’s light weight feel. I have a PWS 14″ and carries most of it’s weight on the railed handguard. it’s a good heat sink though. I have a feeling the FN PDW will be lighter. Heat build up is probably only going to bother you if your a doing a lot of full auto.