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FN SCAR-SC Now Available to U.S. Law Enforcement Customers

(McLean, VA – January 17, 2018) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of the FN SCAR®-SC carbine, available to U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The 5.56x45mm-caliber FN SCAR-SC builds on the FN SCAR heritage with an extremely compact design that’s ideal for special response teams and SWAT. The new FN SCAR-SC will be on display at FN’s booth (#13662) at 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 22 – 26, 2018.


Specifically adapted for mobility and flexibility, the FN SCAR-SC is offered in the U.S. as select-fire only with a non-reciprocating charging handle and telescoping buttstock. Existing users of FN SCAR® will already be familiar with how to operate this rifle, minimizing training time.

Technical data (with telescoping buttstock):
? Length: 21.10 inches collapsed; 25.71 inches fully extended
? Weight: 6.94 pounds
? Barrel length: 7.5 inches
? Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
? Cyclic rate of fire: 550-650 rounds per minute

Other rifles in the FN SCAR family include the FN SCAR 16 and FN SCAR 17 rifles, the under barrel or standalone FN40GL® grenade launcher and the FN® MK 20 SSR precision rifle.

To learn more about the FN SCAR-SC and other FN products, please visit or visit the FN Booth (#13662) at the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 23-26, 2018, at The Sands Expo and Convention Center.


22 Responses to “FN SCAR-SC Now Available to U.S. Law Enforcement Customers”

  1. hodge175 says:

    While I like my SCAR 16S, is there even much of a market anymore for this weapon system. Are they getting any Police/Federal/MIL contracts anymore?

    Seems like there is very little talk about it on the civilian side as well these days.

    • Hubb says:

      I also own a SCAR16S and love it. I think a lot of civilians are turned off on the SCAR line because they are so expensive.

  2. Gerard says:

    Call me old fashioned but the SCAR system doesnt impress me. One downside is weight. Almost 7 lbs for a subcompact is too heavy. AR DI system rifles can be comapact and light, its a proven system. Piston rifles by any maker arnt nearly as practical.

    • straps says:

      Half the reason for even developing these platforms is suppressors. For that you need piston.

      These guns are made for 95th percentile specimens accustomed to bearing weight and looking good while doing it.

      • Seans says:

        What? Have you not noticed that the M4s and MK18s run fine suppressed.

        • RobCollins says:

          Adj gas blocks really would help a lot with this. FALs have them, I think most piston driven ARs have them. Direct impingement guns with adjustable gas blocks are a thing, not sure how long they’ve been a thing…

      • Jeb says:

        Straps, I would agree with you with the exception that the SCAR system is only quasi comfortable with a can. I run a Sandman L on my CQBR URG with tremendous success in suppression and I would put my SCAR16 slightly behind the 10.3″ suppressed CQBR. The 16 sports a factory 16″ barrel… Suppressing the SCAR17 even with the Sandman L is a NOGO. Absolute shitty performance in suppression and utter shit on being gassy. For comparison I used a friends DI AR10 which I built out and although true to form, .308 swallows to suppress, it was much less gassy. Just my experience from owning both SCARs, utilization of DI ARs and a Sandman L known for volume.

  3. d says:

    While the SCAR Light won’t replace the M4/AR-15 for most users, I could see this in 300 BLK in the same role as the Sig MCX.

    The big advantage over a DI AR is the stock (or lack thereof).

    • Gerard says:

      A LAW folding stock adapter, can make any conventional AR rifle more compact. It can also make an AR pistol with an ‘arm brace’ small enough to carry in a small backback. Most LEO and civilians dont use or even own surpressors, supressors are the Only reason to run a piston gun. The one exception is the AK rifles

      • Lasse says:

        Isn’t the ability to shoot with the buttstock collapsed a feature someone in a confined space will appreciate?

        • Will says:

          I would say that one could shoot it collapsed if they had to on short notice, but I for one would want to shoulder it if I could. I think the best thing about the package is its size for transport and movement in confined spaces.

  4. some booty says:

    Yes they have customers.

    To say the SCAR isn’t combat proven is just silly.

  5. Hubb says:

    Dearest FN,
    If you are out there listening then please offer this in a civilian legal pistol version. Thanks.

  6. Mike says:

    We had issues on deployment with SCAR-H failure to feed if the buttstock wasn’t seated firmly against the shoulder. Easily reproducible on the range.

    The 5.56 variant may not have that problem, but it makes me wonder if this would even be usable with the buttstock collapsed. I’m skeptical.

    • Seans says:

      Seen the same thing with 416s also.

      • Lasse says:

        I’ve tried that trick with my issued 416N (16.5″) and it doesn’t happen. I’ve seen the 416s fired from so many horrible shooting positions that it simply can’t be right- as long as you run proper ammo but then it becomes an ammo problem and not a platform problem.

        • Seans says:

          Considering there were us military issued 416s and using military ammo that our MK18s had no issue with think it was a rifle issue.

  7. Tazman66gt says:

    So, an AR with a MVB Industries or similar PDW stock with the same 7.5″ barrel as this would be the same weight or lighter and be just as short. Nice thing about the MVB stock is that you can use a piston upper since it doesn’t use a proprietary bolt carrier. I know, these aren’t meant for those who build their own, it’s just my worthless observation.

  8. Hobbs says:

    I wonder how long this will take to hit the civilian market?

    Unless FN has now taken the mantle of “Because you suck, and we hate you”, keeping all the cool toys for the .gov crowd only.

  9. Greg K says:

    That thing is just the cutest..

  10. Cass H. says:

    “non-reciprocating charging handle”

    That’s usually the biggest gripe about the SCAR after the price…

    • Rob says:

      This one does not reciprocate. You can see the split in the rear end of the charging handle slot that separates what FN calls the “sled” from the carrier. FN has drop in kits to change that on all SCAR models as well they just don’t sell them on the commercial market.