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Available for law enforcement and military.

The FN® M249 PARA is optimized for airborne, armored infantry and close quarters combat (CQC) operations with a shorter barrel and collapsible buttstock. It retains all of the features of the M249 SAW and can be field-converted back to the standard model configuration in just 30 seconds. Each M249 model includes one spare barrel.

LE & Military pricing on request.

*Product follows USA specifications
*Military products available to U.S. sales only


  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm
  • Operation: Open-bolt
  • Weight: 15.95 lb.
  • Barrel Length: 16.3”
  • Overall Length: 30.5" - 36"
  • Effective Range: 600m
  • Maximum Range: 1800m
  • Overall Height: 9.5"
  • Trigger Pull: 7.9 - 15.7 lb.
  • Twist Rate: 1:7 RH
  • Cyclic Rate of Fire: 775 RPM
  • Color: Matte black non-reflective finish


Formed steel frame with claw extractor design

Fixed, pivoting ejector plus side ejection of cases

Top cover integrated MIL-STD-1913 mounting rail for sighting systems


Changeable barrel

Cold hammer-forged steel

Hard chrome-plated bore and chamber


Rotating, telescoping metal buttstock assembly with hydraulic recoil buffer system and non-slip buttplate

Kit consisting of polymer buttstock and 20.5” barrel to convert M249 PARA to M249 SAW configuration is available


Crossbolt safety

Curved trigger for improved finger position and control in rapid fire


Standard disintegrating link belt-fed

Under-mounted polymer ammunition container helps keep ammunition cleaner for reduced wear and added reliability