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Posted: 10/17/2006 2:02:34 PM EDT
  I just got back from the International Chiefs of Police Conference, now being held in Boston.  They had an extensive Expo of related products, to include a nice display from FN.  A company person (FN) told me that they are going to produce a Semi-Auto, belt fed M240 and M249.  I couldn't believe it!, I was even told that they would have a drum magazine.  Wow....
Link Posted: 10/17/2006 2:18:18 PM EDT
[#1]
Dayum, I thought they were going to make one.

Linky
Link Posted: 10/17/2006 2:18:37 PM EDT
[#2]
Dayum. Well the movie industry needs guns why not.  They will sell quite a few of these no doubt to collectors as well.
Link Posted: 10/17/2006 2:29:07 PM EDT
[#3]
No kidding - my dad is there too, called to tell me about all the toys on display.
Link Posted: 10/17/2006 4:22:30 PM EDT
[#4]
How Much!?
Link Posted: 10/17/2006 10:51:22 PM EDT
[#5]
I hope this is true, I want a M249. FN may get all my money, I have the FS2000, getting a PS90 soon. Waiting on the SCAR L and H and now M240 and M249, I love FN.
Link Posted: 10/18/2006 8:09:48 AM EDT
[#6]
I have long heard rumors about a FN semi-auto M249 in the works! Imagine bumpfiring that thing at the range!!!


As long as the semi M249 can take STANAG mags/AR15 mags and linked ammo...
Link Posted: 10/18/2006 6:14:14 PM EDT
[#7]
I sure hope they use FNC fire control components...................and can take an S&H autosear.
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 11:12:48 AM EDT
[#8]
M249 SAW with drum (insert drooling Homer Simpson sound)...
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 11:14:02 AM EDT
[#9]
PS - Was that a SAW that Robert DeNiro used in Ronin?
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 2:45:54 PM EDT
[#10]
Tell them not to put a stock on it and then we can have M249 pistols
Link Posted: 10/19/2006 5:37:37 PM EDT
[#11]
Here's a problem:
Impact lists the LEO/MIL SAWs for $5,000 - $6,000 new. I expect a semi-auto will run at least $6000-$7000. No thanks.
Link Posted: 10/21/2006 5:18:47 AM EDT
[#12]

Quoted:
Here's a problem:
Impact lists the LEO/MIL SAWs for $5,000 - $6,000 new. I expect a semi-auto will run at least $6000-$7000. No thanks.


That is a valid factor, for most of us the cost of a PS90 or FS2000 wasnt anything to laugh at, but at 3,4,5,6000 dollars we wouldnt even consider buying one..same thing that keeps us normal Joes from owning a Barrett light .50 . Its the kind of gun that Doctors and lawyers that are gun collectors will buy, because its pocket change to some of them . Most wifes would react to a middle class man buying one of these like Jack when he came home with majic beans instead of the cow money.
Link Posted: 10/21/2006 7:19:59 PM EDT
[#13]
I talked to the FN guys today at their 5.7 fest at CMMG

ANyways they are about 90% semi 249s and 240s, they are pending ATF tech branch approval, and expect them to start at $6000

Also Civilian SCARS ETA 2008

A little Bolt action 5.7 is on the way.

FNP45

And AR uppers with Hard chrome barrels like the SPRs, They kind of want to do complete rifles but are afraid of colt suing them. ANyways expect sub MOA barrels that can be ran very hard and long without ill effect.
Link Posted: 10/21/2006 7:57:24 PM EDT
[#14]

Quoted:
I talked to the FN guys today at their 5.7 fest at CMMG

ANyways they are about 90% semi 249s and 240s, they are pending ATF tech branch approval, and expect them to start at $6000

Also Civilian SCARS ETA 2008

A little Bolt action 5.7 is on the way.

FNP45

And AR uppers with Hard chrome barrels like the SPRs, They kind of want to do complete rifles but are afraid of colt suing them. ANyways expect sub MOA barrels that can be ran very hard and long without ill effect.


6k... dang!  The 240 is by far the most orgasmic machine gun I ever fired.  I would love to have one in semi.  
Link Posted: 10/22/2006 10:04:53 PM EDT
[#15]
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Quoted:
I talked to the FN guys today at their 5.7 fest at CMMG

ANyways they are about 90% semi 249s and 240s, they are pending ATF tech branch approval, and expect them to start at $6000

Also Civilian SCARS ETA 2008

A little Bolt action 5.7 is on the way.

FNP45

And AR uppers with Hard chrome barrels like the SPRs, They kind of want to do complete rifles but are afraid of colt suing them. ANyways expect sub MOA barrels that can be ran very hard and long without ill effect.


did ken say if they were going to be able to take the FNC sear?
Link Posted: 10/22/2006 10:34:15 PM EDT
[#16]
Now, a bolt action 5.7 might be cool. A really, really little woodchuck gun.
Link Posted: 10/23/2006 8:21:26 AM EDT
[#17]
i just think that Fn has made 20,000 dollars of of me if everything they are putting out makes it

damn i better start saving and playing the power ball now!!!
Link Posted: 10/23/2006 5:13:35 PM EDT
[#18]
I think I'll start panhandleing to get the $6000 for a M240.  The sign will read:

"Want to buy a M240G, any spare change helps..."  


0351
Link Posted: 10/23/2006 11:41:50 PM EDT
[#19]

Quoted:
...Civilian SCARS ETA 2008...


That might be about 1 calender year too late to see a market, if you get my drift.
Link Posted: 10/24/2006 4:29:38 AM EDT
[#20]
Let's hope they get the Scars to us on time.
Link Posted: 10/24/2006 6:43:23 AM EDT
[#21]
Don't sweat any gun bans until 2009.  The House seats that are in play are in urban, NE areas, where the Rep's are anti gun anyway.  Even with a Dem House win, the House will still be pro-gun.  The Dems are still afraid of the gun issue, and will want to get through at least two elections (2006 and 2008) before blabbering on about it - still smarting from 2000 and 2004 loses via the gun crowd.
The Senate will be less pro-gun, but not by much, even with Dem wins (Ohio - slight, Mo - big, PA- medium, RI - none, Montana - slight) changes for the worse.
2008 is the big year, need to keep pro-gun majorities, and keep a R in the White House.
Link Posted: 10/24/2006 6:51:37 AM EDT
[#22]

Quoted:

Quoted:
...Civilian SCARS ETA 2008...


That might be about 1 calender year too late to see a market, if you get my drift.


Gun control is a dead issue for now.
I'm not too worried.
Link Posted: 10/24/2006 7:56:40 AM EDT
[#23]

Quoted:

Quoted:

Quoted:
...Civilian SCARS ETA 2008...


That might be about 1 calender year too late to see a market, if you get my drift.


Gun control is a dead issue for now.
I'm not too worried.


They willn ot put a Clinton type ban up they are leaving that to the states but a federal tax on ammo will be an issue, also complete bans on all importation of firearms maybecome an issue.  As far as all the nice AK & FAL kits they're goners.
Link Posted: 10/24/2006 8:15:27 AM EDT
[#24]
Link Posted: 10/24/2006 3:48:53 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/26/2006 7:49:52 AM EDT
[#26]
Just when I thought I had my ultimate fun gun....my semi-auto M60. This happens, I see a change in my license plate from "M60-4U" to "M240-4ME".
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 9:01:34 AM EDT
[#27]
A semi auto SAW would be sweet.

It's what the VPC wants
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:10:54 PM EDT
[#28]
I would rather have a US ORD M-60E4 Semi or a VLTOR PKM Semi. Just my opinion.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 8:05:55 PM EDT
[#29]
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