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sabrewulf  [Member]
5/23/2010 1:14:28 PM
I'm considering purchasing this. The place I've gotten my past two firearms has it for $2330. Is that a good deal?
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2600fromatari  [Member]
5/23/2010 1:36:12 PM
I've seen the tan SCARs go for under $2,000, but those are blems. That sounds reasonable for a NIB, no blemish SCAR. Would you mind telling me the name of the shop?
c33m0n3y  [Member]
5/23/2010 2:21:43 PM
$2,330 for a Scar 17S sounds like a great deal. On another board a poster stated he ordered one for about $3,000 a couple of weeks ago.
99HMC4  [Member]
5/23/2010 2:40:42 PM
Is it really a 17?
joshua79109  [Member]
5/23/2010 3:37:04 PM
Originally Posted By 99HMC4:
Is it really a 17?


+1, since I doubt it is


If it is a 17 I buy as many as I could get.
c33m0n3y  [Member]
5/23/2010 4:08:40 PM
SCAR 17S are advertised at the $2,500 range, see:

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/582/products_id/62606

But they are "out of stock". The last I heard from my local dealer is that they would not come out until this fall. I was surprised when I heard that someone was able to order one with a delivery date less than several months out.

So a $2,300 17S is not inconceivable but improbable at this point.
TCBA_Joe  [Team Member]
5/23/2010 4:25:01 PM
I was under the impression that the 17 hadn't been released yet.
joshua79109  [Member]
5/23/2010 6:04:33 PM
Originally Posted By TCBA_Joe:
I was under the impression that the 17 hadn't been released yet.


Me too, and I'm paying attention.

c33m0n3y  [Member]
5/23/2010 6:16:04 PM
Here is a link to another thread on the FNH forums.

http://www.fnforum.net/release-date-update-5-22-2010-t20882.html

sabrewulf  [Member]
5/24/2010 12:13:25 AM
Yes. It is a 17S and this is a reputable company. I've purchased a couple of firearms from them in the past. The prices may be LE/Military. The sales guy gave me the part number FN-98561 (Black 17S) and said they ordered just a handful, which one was already spoken for. The 16S is selling for $2200. The 17S not listed on their site because they are on order, will sell for $2329 per the sales rep.

I'm not sure if I can post links, but just google Gtdist based out of GA and TX. This is coming from their TX location which has been able to get me the firearms a lot quicker than the GA location. Again, from past experience with them.
99HMC4  [Member]
5/24/2010 1:30:51 AM
If it is a 17, then that is below my dealer cost....
fadedsun  [Team Member]
5/24/2010 1:47:33 AM
What is the difference between the two?
fike  [Team Member]
5/24/2010 2:41:47 AM
Originally Posted By fadedsun:
What is the difference between the two?




16S-5.56
17S-.308
joshua79109  [Member]
5/24/2010 9:24:32 AM
Originally Posted By sabrewulf:
Yes. It is a 17S and this is a reputable company. I've purchased a couple of firearms from them in the past. The prices may be LE/Military. The sales guy gave me the part number FN-98561 (Black 17S) and said they ordered just a handful, which one was already spoken for. The 16S is selling for $2200. The 17S not listed on their site because they are on order, will sell for $2329 per the sales rep.

I'm not sure if I can post links, but just google Gtdist based out of GA and TX. This is coming from their TX location which has been able to get me the firearms a lot quicker than the GA location. Again, from past experience with them.


Please keep us up to date with the outcome of this.

I'm interested because I also want to buy the 17s. I believe many folks have them on order, but are not sure when they will get them. That price sounds too good to be true.

I understand you know the company and trust the pricing, so I hope it works out.

Thanks

Gunnut105  [Member]
5/24/2010 10:49:32 AM
I contacted them a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, there are many states where they will not ship firearms, unless they are shipping directly to a police department. PA is one of them.
sabrewulf  [Member]
5/24/2010 11:40:39 AM
Originally Posted By joshua79109:
Originally Posted By sabrewulf:
Yes. It is a 17S and this is a reputable company. I've purchased a couple of firearms from them in the past. The prices may be LE/Military. The sales guy gave me the part number FN-98561 (Black 17S) and said they ordered just a handful, which one was already spoken for. The 16S is selling for $2200. The 17S not listed on their site because they are on order, will sell for $2329 per the sales rep.

I'm not sure if I can post links, but just google Gtdist based out of GA and TX. This is coming from their TX location which has been able to get me the firearms a lot quicker than the GA location. Again, from past experience with them.


Please keep us up to date with the outcome of this.

I'm interested because I also want to buy the 17s. I believe many folks have them on order, but are not sure when they will get them. That price sounds too good to be true.

I understand you know the company and trust the pricing, so I hope it works out.

Thanks



I went ahead and called them just now and gave them all my info to secure one of the few they are getting. $2359 with shipping.
They unfortunately do not have an ETA on the rifles since FN hasn't really been keeping them up to date with their order. The guy said they have been on order since March. All I wanted to do was secure mine at that price and hope to get it some time next month (FN is supposed to release them in June). Whenever I get it, I'll post pics. Oh and I asked about the shipping restrictions (Glock wouldn't let them ship to many states).. He said FN has no restrictions on that with them and yes, the price is indeed LE/Military.
Gunnut105  [Member]
5/24/2010 12:09:10 PM
Huh...When I contacted them about the 16s, they told me they could not ship to PA. Maybe I got the new girl that doesn't know what she's talking about. ohh well..I almost got the same deal elsewhere. I hope to have my 16s by the end of the week
sabrewulf  [Member]
5/24/2010 12:30:54 PM
Originally Posted By Gunnut105:
Huh...When I contacted them about the 16s, they told me they could not ship to PA. Maybe I got the new girl that doesn't know what she's talking about. ohh well..I almost got the same deal elsewhere. I hope to have my 16s by the end of the week


Don't know what to tell you. Maybe there's something about PA? All I know if that FL is good to go as far as the FN goes and GT Distributors
rawheadjim  [Member]
5/27/2010 8:34:04 PM
This price is definitely sounding almost too good to be true. I've called all of my possible sources who deal in FNH, and was told retail is $3,300 so expect to pay close to $3,000. If anyone can find me a black 17S in the $2,700 range I would be ecstatic.
sabrewulf  [Member]
5/27/2010 8:40:05 PM
Originally Posted By rawheadjim:
This price is definitely sounding almost too good to be true. I've called all of my possible sources who deal in FNH, and was told retail is $3,300 so expect to pay close to $3,000. If anyone can find me a black 17S in the $2,700 range I would be ecstatic.


Why don't you just call GT Distributors yourself then? 512-451-8298 www.gtdist.com
Don't take my word for it. Inquire yourself. $2329.95 (plus shipping) Yes, 17S.. NOT the 16S which sells for $2,199.95

Of course, it's all pointless if you're not LE/Military.
rawheadjim  [Member]
5/28/2010 9:34:36 PM
I'm not LE/Military...I'll have to ask some of my veteran buddies if they can get this same price...thanks
fadedsun  [Team Member]
5/29/2010 4:55:49 AM
Originally Posted By fike:
Originally Posted By fadedsun:
What is the difference between the two?




16S-5.56
17S-.308


Scar17 and Scar17s?
Boone  [Member]
5/29/2010 5:09:33 AM
2 models.

16s - 5.56
17s - 7.62
Master_Blaster  [Member]
5/29/2010 6:32:24 PM
The 17S is the way to go, for sure. The rumored SCAR "common receiver" is actually a Mk17 w/ the necessary parts to enable it to run 5.56, so if FN took that project through, there'd be the possibility of commercial counterpart retrofit kit. Haven't heard that's going to happen, but the platform has that ability.
maxell27  [Member]
6/1/2010 3:28:16 PM
Originally Posted By sabrewulf:
Originally Posted By rawheadjim:
This price is definitely sounding almost too good to be true. I've called all of my possible sources who deal in FNH, and was told retail is $3,300 so expect to pay close to $3,000. If anyone can find me a black 17S in the $2,700 range I would be ecstatic.


Why don't you just call GT Distributors yourself then? 512-451-8298 www.gtdist.com
Don't take my word for it. Inquire yourself. $2329.95 (plus shipping) Yes, 17S.. NOT the 16S which sells for $2,199.95

Of course, it's all pointless if you're not LE/Military.



Sabrewulf,

Thanks for the heads up

Max
bcw107  [Team Member]
6/5/2010 1:05:04 AM
Originally Posted By fadedsun:
Originally Posted By fike:
Originally Posted By fadedsun:
What is the difference between the two?




16S-5.56
17S-.308


Scar17 and Scar17s?


The "S" is for "Sivilian".



rawheadjim  [Member]
6/8/2010 10:45:18 PM
My FFL who is also ex-military and LE called and they have no ETA on these. I still haven't found any dealers with a definite ship date.
99HMC4  [Member]
6/8/2010 11:20:47 PM
Originally Posted By rawheadjim:
My FFL who is also ex-military and LE called and they have no ETA on these. I still haven't found any dealers with a definite ship date.


Thats cause the comanies we get them from dont know either....
1811guy  [Member]
7/25/2010 11:19:01 PM
Originally Posted By sabrewulf:
Originally Posted By rawheadjim:
This price is definitely sounding almost too good to be true. I've called all of my possible sources who deal in FNH, and was told retail is $3,300 so expect to pay close to $3,000. If anyone can find me a black 17S in the $2,700 range I would be ecstatic.


Why don't you just call GT Distributors yourself then? 512-451-8298 www.gtdist.com
Don't take my word for it. Inquire yourself. $2329.95 (plus shipping) Yes, 17S.. NOT the 16S which sells for $2,199.95

Of course, it's all pointless if you're not LE/Military.


Thanks for the info! I am getting one.
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