Got this juicy tidbit from Vltor the other day

Discuss the FN lineup of tactical rifles; the FS2000, SCAR, and the venerable FAL.
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Got this juicy tidbit from Vltor the other day

Post by fooschnickens » 18 Sep 2011, 15:49

We are finishing the first production run as we speak.

Please check back with us in four weeks.

Thanks for the interest.

Eric S. Kincel

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Re: Got this juicy tidbit from Vltor the other day

Post by flyingirish04 » 18 Sep 2011, 16:08

um, what is it? Looks ugly. Am I missing something?
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Re: Got this juicy tidbit from Vltor the other day

Post by fooschnickens » 18 Sep 2011, 16:19

CASV handguard for the SCAR

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Post by Rapier1772 » 18 Sep 2011, 16:58

I assume that is the unpainted/undyed color which they will fix before marketing? I hope...

Why does it extend so far forward? Wouldn't that interfere with using the gas plug, especially if you have gloves on?
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Post by fooschnickens » 18 Sep 2011, 17:14

That pic was at SHOT earlier this year. Besides, I don't think anyone would notice a different shade of tan added to the rifle :laugh: I'm getting the black one anyways, so moot point for me :P

It extends that far for a few reasons. One is to cover the gas block. I've come into contact with it after firing several rounds and made sure NEVER to do so again. The other benefit is that is allows people with long arms (like myself) to get a more rigid stance by allowing their support arm to lock at the elbow without getting a handful of gas block (see reason #1). Lastly it allows you to mount accessories further forward so that they don't interfere with whatever support grip you happen to be using.

Manipulating the gas switch isn't necessary at all aside from cleaning the port every so often or going to a suppressor. Even then, there's still plenty of room to get down in there with gloved digits especially if you flip the front sight up.

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Re: Got this juicy tidbit from Vltor the other day

Post by Rifleshooterscar » 22 Jan 2012, 14:18

Now that thing should add a nice challenge to getting the piston out, just what does this item add to the SCAR except some money to spend.

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Post by fooschnickens » 22 Jan 2012, 21:18

Did you even read my post right above yours?

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Post by Cyberfly » 23 Jan 2012, 06:55

I like it.
I think, if I owned a SCAR, I'd probably add one. I like having a FWD grip, and this one looks more than sturdy enough. IF the price wasn't through the roof.
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Re: Got this juicy tidbit from Vltor the other day

Post by fooschnickens » 23 Jan 2012, 16:18

Well, the AR versions go for $200 for the full-length models, and that comes with an integrated top rail. Since this is only the handguard itself I don't see it costing any more than that. I seem to remember that the "rumored" MSRP was going to be around $175.

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Post by Ubetit » 29 Jan 2012, 08:46

That is one ugly rifle.

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Re: Got this juicy tidbit from Vltor the other day

Post by Thedirtyheat » 29 Jan 2012, 09:55

There is no way that is meant to match right I mean scar colors are bad but that makes even them looking close...

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