FN Herstal: FN 15 TAC3, 5.56x45mm, 16" FDE

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With all new configurations, finishes and features, the FN 15 TAC3 carbine gives you everything you need in an AR-style rifle from top to bottom, made to FN’s exacting standards. Built from a MIL-SPEC foundation with HP/MPI-tested and certified bolt and M16-style bolt carrier group with mid-length gas system and H buffer, the TAC3 performs reliably. Superior accuracy and performance come from the company’s signature chrome-lined, cold hammer-forged barrel made from FN proprietary steel, fully free-floated within a Hodge Defense-designed wedge lock hand guard. The rigid hand guard, affixed with a proprietary barrel nut and anti-rotation technology, provides continuous 12 o’clock rail space and multiple M-LOK attachment points for lights, lasers and other accessories while minimizing deflection during hard use. Outfitted with ambidextrous charging handle and selector, and FN’s custom 6-position butt stock, pistol grip and magazine, the FN 15 TAC3 is a streamlined, rugged carbine ready for any situation.

Primary Features:

  • FN Hand guard with Hodge Defense-designed wedge-lock technology and proprietary barrel nut for an extremely rigid setup that allows for a fully free-floated barrel.
  • 16-inch government profile, chrome-lined, cold hammer-forged barrel made from FN’s proprietary steel.
  • M16-style MIL-SPEC bolt carrier group and HPT/MPI-tested bolt made from Carpenter 158.
  • Mid-length gas system with H buffer and pinned gas block.


  • MIL-SPEC forged aluminum receiver in either black anodize or factory Cerakote finish (FDE or Gray).
  • Mid-length gas system with H buffer and pinned gas block.
  • M16-style bolt carrier group made from 8620 steel.
  • HPT/MPI-tested and certified bolt made from Carpenter 158.
  • Gas keys properly sealed, torqued and staked according to MIL-SPEC.


  • 16-inch government profile chrome-lined and cold hammer-forged barrel with 1:7 twist.
  • FN Proprietary CMV barrel steel, DIN Spec 21CrMoV5-11.
  • High Pressure tested, MPI after proof firing.
  • A2-style muzzle device.
  • Fully free-floated.

Hand Guard:

  • Extremely rigid 14 5/8-in Hodge Defense-designed wedge lock handguard composed of 6061 aluminum with proprietary barrel nut and anti-rotation technology resulting in minimal deflection.
  • Continuous Picatinny rail at 12 o’clock position.
  • Multiple M-LOK slots at 3, 6, 9 o’clock positions for lights, lasers and other accessories.


  • Custom FN 6-position, snag-free buttstock with rubber butt pad and integrated QD attachment point.
  • Ergonomic FN pistol at 19.5-degree grip angle and aggressive texturing for secure grip.


  • MIL-SPEC trigger.

Operation Controls:

  • Fully ambidextrous Radian Raptor-LT charging handle.
  • Fully ambidextrous Radian Talon long and short modular safety selector that are reversible with precision machined dovetail interface with spring-loaded retention stud to lock lever in place.
  • MIL-SPEC-style magazine and bolt release. 
  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm
  • Operation: Direct impingement
  • Mag Capacity: 30 Rd.
  • Weight: 7 lb.
  • Barrel Length: 16"
  • Overall Length: 33" - 36.2"


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16 inch