The World’s Most
FN SUPPLIES THE LARGE MAJORITY OF THE U.S. MILITARY’S SMALL ARMS.
FN® MK 17
The SCAR (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle) has been the choice of the U.S. military’s special units since 2009. Thanks to its incredible firepower and modularity, it’s now in service for over 20 armed forces throughout the free world.READ MORE >
FN® M249 SAW
Nothing beats the battlefield experience of the FN® M249 SAW light machine gun. Since 1991, American soldiers have carried the already legendary SAW into every major conflict, providing covering fire for fast-moving units in theatres across the globe.READ MORE >
What could be more battle-proven? In 2013, FN was awarded the contract to deliver 120,000 of the U.S. Army’s primary infantry weapon – the legendary M4A1.READ MORE >
A warrior in the jungle and the desert, and everything in between, the 4th generation M16 continues to prove itself as the standard-issue infantry weapon of the U.S. Marine Corps.READ MORE >
Born of the legendary FN MAG – the ultimate in power and versatility – the beloved M240 Bravo has served on the front lines with the U.S. Marines continuously since 1977.READ MORE >
Tracing its origins back to the closing days of WWI, the legendary M2 50-caliber heavy machine gun was one of John M. Browning’s greatest military designs. It remains in use today by all branches of the U.S. military and by many of her allies.READ MORE >
Other FN firearms currently contracted by the U.S. military include:
FN® M249 PARA – FN® MK 48 MOD 1 – FN® MK 46 MOD 1 – FN® MK 19
A history of
the highest caliber.
In 1889, FN was created to build 150,000 Mauser Model 89 rifles ordered by the Belgian government. In 1897, John Moses Browning partnered with FN to create game-changing firearms that would be used to secure freedom around the globe for more than 100 years.
The BAR. – The FN FAL. – The M2 “Ma Deuce.” – The M240 Bravo. – The M249 SAW.
The P90. – The Five-seveN. – The SCAR.
Today, our world-class team continues to forge the same revolutionary ingenuity into every machine gun, rifle, and pistol we build.
Our History Made History.
Fabrique Nationale d’Armes
de Guerre (FN) is formed to produce 150,000 Mauser rifles for the Belgian government. The first was delivered to the Belgian government on February 6, 1892.
FN sales manager Hart O. Berg travels to the U.S. to learn about bicycle technology and is introduced to John Moses Browning. This begins a partnership that would last for nearly 30 years.
FN begins manufacturing the Browning-designed Auto-5, the first mass-produced semi-automatic shotgun.
FN enters into a production agreement to produce the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR).
FN begins production of the “Baby” Browning.
FN begins production of the High Power pistol.
FN chief designer Dieudonne Saive creates the first prototype of the FN FAL. The Canadian Army would be the first to adopt it in 1953, followed by 100 other countries.
FN opens FN Manufacturing (now part of FN America) in Columbia, SC to produce the FN MAG® (M240) for the U.S. Army.
The U.S. Army adopts the FN MINIMI®, designated as the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW). Production begins at FN Manufacturing in 1991.
FN begins production of the FN P90® submachine gun in Belgium.
FN unveils the FN M3M™, which is adopted by the U.S. Navy in 2004 and designated as the GAU-21.
FN introduces the companion sidearm for the 5.7x28mm system, the FN Five-seveN®.
The FN SCAR®-designated as the MK 16 and MK 17-is operationally deployed around the globe to U.S. special operators and other agencies, along with the MK 13 Enhanced Grenade Launcher Module.
FN introduces the FN SCAR® PDW to the U.S. military.
FN introduces the FN 15® Rifle and FN 15® Carbine to the commercial markets; The Herstal Group celebrates its 125th anniversary; and FNH USA and FN Manufacturing become one entity: FN America.
FN America expands commercial product line offerings with the FNS Compact, a subcompact pistol ideal for concealed carry or backup gun use, and multiple variants of the FN 15 modern sporting rifle line.
Embracing the company’s rich history of producing firearms for militaries worldwide, FN America launches a new tagline, The World’s Most Battle-Proven Firearms.®, and releases the FN Military Collector Series to U.S. firearms consumers. The series includes the FN 15® M4 and FN 15 M16, faithful replicas of the U.S. military’s standard-issue rifles, and the semi-automatic FN M249S®, based on the legendary M249 SAW, or squad automatic machine gun.
We are not a company of robotic assembly lines. Instead, we are a team of gifted people, fitting steel and polymer with heart and soul. Because perfection is our goal. And the only way to meet our uncompromising standards and unmatched quality is to craft every firearm with unrelenting passion.
That’s why every single firearm that leaves our factory is tested by hand. It’s why more rounds are fired during our product development than any other firearms company.
Conceived by brilliant minds. Crafted by skilled hands. Forged by dedicated souls. Delivered by FN.
Protecting the Home Front.
FN is proud to serve our military, our local and federal law enforcement officers, and the civilians who protect their homes and their freedom. That’s why we stand together and strive together – fully committed, fully capable, and fully proven to deliver the high standards that American gun owners demand.
Speaking of America, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
And we believe that creates an individual constitutional right for citizens of the
United States to carry a firearm.