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New Buttstock for the FN SCAR-SC Subcompact Carbine

This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com

FN Herstal is building their library of buttstocks, to make the new FN SCAR-SC more attractive to Special Units of the Police and the Army. The new buttstock (pictured above and below) is shown right now at Enforce Tac 2018.

With the foldable buttstock (in the folded position) you get down to 462.1 mm total length, just above 18″ in total length.

The new short telescopic buttstock will get you down to 507.4mm or just below 20″ collapsed.

Below you can see the standard FN SCAR-SC buttstock for comparison.

Below you can find the Press Release from FN Herstal:

(Herstal, Belgium) – March 2, 2018. FN Herstal proposes a short telescopic buttstock for its FN SCAR-SC Subcompact Carbine.

This variant adds to the already wide choice of buttstock types available for this weapon:

QQ standard telescopic buttstock (coming standard with the FN SCAR-SC Subcompact Carbine),
QQ fixed buttstock,
QQ foldable buttstock (concave or convex butt plate),
QQ foldable, adjustable offset buttstock for aiming and shooting with anti-riot or bulletproof helmet visor.


This comprehensive product offering will enable the Law Enforcement and Security personnel to select the buttstock best suited to their morphology and the mission at hand.

The FN SCAR®-SC is the subcompact model derived from the FN SCAR® rifle family, specifically adapted for Security Forces. Extremely compact for use in confined spaces, the 5.56x45mm (.223) caliber FN SCAR®-SC Subcompact Carbine is available with semi-auto or selective fire trigger mechanism and a wide variety of accessories including a sound suppressor, and can feed non-military ammunition (e.g. soft nose, hollow point).

It features a 7.5’’ barrel, non-reciprocating charging handle, ambidextrous operating controls,
MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny type top and side rails for optics and accessories.

Below you can see the different options offered for the FN SCAR.

FN SCAR®-SC – Technical Data

Caliber: 5.56x45mm (.223)
Operating principle: Gas operated, rotating bolt

Barrel length: 190.5mm (7.5’’)
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds

Weapon weight (w/o magazine): Approx. 3.150 kg (model with standard telescopic buttstock)
Cyclic rate of fire: 550-650 rounds/min

Standard stock pictured

Weapon length: Buttstock extended / Buttstock collapsed / Buttstock folded

Standard telescopic buttstock 653.0mm / 536.2mm / N/A
Short telescopic buttstock 624.4mm / 507.4mm  / N/A
Fixed buttstock, concave butt plate 710.7mm / 647.3mm / N/A
Foldable buttstock, concave butt plate 710.4mm / 646.9mm / 462.1mm
Foldable buttstock, convex butt plate 721.7mm / 658.2mm / 462.1mm

Foldable, adjustable offset buttstock for use with anti-riot or bulletproof helmet visor
652.0mm / 625.0mm / 478.5mm

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