FN America FN M249S 5.56 Semi-Automatic AR-15 Rifle - 56460
- Type: Law Enforcement
- Series/Collection: FN M249S
- Action: Semi-Automatic
- Magazine Type: Box
- Stock Type: Buttstock
- Trigger Type: Curved
- Magazine Capacity: 200 Belt or 30
- Caliber/Gauge: 5.56x45mm NATO
- Twist Rate: 1:7"
- Orientation: Right
- Safety: Crossbolt
- Barrel Material: Cold Hammer Forged Steel
- Receiver Material: Steel
- Stock Material: Polymer
- Barrel Finish: Chrome
- Stock Finish: Black
- Barrel Length: 18-1/2"
- Overall Length: 40-3/4"
- Weight: 17.2 lb
- Operating System: Closed Bolt
- Overall Height: 9-1/2"
- Trigger Pull: 4 to 6.5 lb
The FN M249S, a semi-automatic version of the M249 Saw light machine gun, was originally developed by FN Herstal as the FN Minimi and adopted by the US military in 1988. The rifle features the signature 18.5 inches FN cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrel and operates from a closed-bolt position. Chambered in 5.56 x 45mm NATO, the rifle will accept both magazine and linked ammunition belt and offers a 4 to 6.5 lb trigger pull out of the box.
- Semi auto replica of the government-issue FN M249 SAW
- Robust gas system
- Receiver - formed steel frame with claw extractor design
- Receiver - fixed, pivoting ejector, plus side ejection of cases
- Receiver - top cover integrated MIL-STD-1913 mounting rail for sighting systems
- Receiver - folding steel bipod
- Receiver - folding carry handle
- Receiver - flip up feed tray cover and feed mechanism
- Barrel - quick-change barrel capability
- Barrel - 18-1/2 inches cold hammer-forged steel
- Barrel - hard chrome plated bore and chamber
- Barrel - removable heatshield
- Highly ergonomic polymer buttstock assembly with hydraulic recoil buffer system and non slip buttplate
- Operating controls - redesigned trigger mechanism for semi-automatic fire
- Operating controls - non-reciprocating charging handle
- Feed system - standard disintegrating link belt-fed
- Under mounted polymer ammunition container helps keep ammunition cleaner for reduced wear and added reliability