Whether you served in the military or not, there is something special about many of the weapons that they use. Among those weapons, the familiar M249 has been shown in plenty of movies and holds a special place in many shooters’ hearts. Of course, getting a fully-auto weapon as a civilian is really not much of an option, but fortunately there are some other alternatives. Namely, this FN Herstal M249S, which offers you the look and feel you need in a semi-auto package.
Built as a semi-automatic version of the M249 SAW light machinegun, this was developed to give civilians a taste of what the military is using. It offers a 20.5” cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrel, which functions from a closed bolt position. It is offered in the familiar 5.56 NATO round, accepting both magazine and belt linked ammunition. Thanks to its 4.5-6.5 lb. trigger pull, you can get consistent accuracy with every shot you take. For its limited edition release, the model uses a folding stock, which allows for easier transportation and also includes a 500 round belt (as opposed to standard 200), custom case with cutouts, and an extra barrel.
If you are looking for a unique rifle that follows a time-tested military design, look no further than this excellent new offering from FNH.