FN P90's for us peasants.


September 4, 2004, 09:02 PM
Well I had heard that FN might possibly market a semi auto 16inch barrel in the near future should the AWB go away.

Well my local dealer said that he has two on pre-order and that it is official that they are making a civilian version.

........might just be the gun that I pay the $200 SBR fee for me thinks.

Just a heads up.


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September 4, 2004, 11:49 PM
Did the dealer mention anything on the price for those 2 pre-orders? Just so we can get an idea of what kind of damage these things will do to the wallet ? :p

September 4, 2004, 11:50 PM
Oh, how I would LOVE to pay the $200 for a real select-fire P90. :(

September 5, 2004, 12:22 PM
Right now best guess is around $1200.


September 5, 2004, 12:38 PM
Isn't the 'stock' barrel around 10.5 inches in length?

September 5, 2004, 01:03 PM
Stock barrel is around 10". So they will have to add around 6 inches or so. My guess is they will make it a mock supressor or something to that effect.


September 5, 2004, 01:48 PM
cslinger, do you know if these are being built here or are they being imported? FN making something for civies:what:. Maybe we can see semi FN2000s, FALs, FN249s :evil: , and FNCs again.

September 5, 2004, 04:26 PM
FNCs would sell like hotcakes, at least til everyone that has a registered sear gets one. Even then there will still be a big demand for parts to maintain/customize the guns.

September 5, 2004, 04:59 PM
I'm pretty sure the FAL and FNC have both been discontinued, and that the FN2000 isn't in production yet. However, this news about the P90 is very very cool. I want one in 9x19mm.

September 5, 2004, 07:04 PM
How about one in 7.62x25 Tok? :evil:

September 5, 2004, 07:34 PM
I'd call FN directly for the scoop on this. Considering the p90 is made outside the US it won't meet the parts count and in turn won't be availible for sale to civilians.

FNMI produces guns adopted by the US military in the US as per contract (and even that production is limited). As the p90 has suffered poor sales in the US there is very little or no reason for it to be produced here.

Also consider this before everyone starts thinking all the machine guns and evil featured assault weapons will end up on the shores of the US when the ban goes away...it takes MONTHS and millions of dollars to ramp up a product line.

If the AWB goes away, do you think at some point something new won't replace it? Do you think a MFG in their right mind is going to commit the money and resource to MAYBE sell a few thousand units of a given gun? Do you think they are going to take the months of effort and documentation to get approval for a gun from the BATFE when they full well don't even know if the ban is going away or if it will stay away?

Number 6
September 9, 2004, 02:28 PM
I'm pretty sure the FAL and FNC have both been discontinued,
Actually I think the FNC is still in production but I could be wrong. The Belgians still use it as their general issue rifle and its still listed on its website.


The problem with this gun as with Sig 550s, HK G36s and a lot of the other semi-automatic rifles is that the gun manufacturers U.S. production facilities are not set up for making these rifles and with the 1994 ban their was not a whole lot of point in producing these rifles when they can only use a 10 round magazine. They also have to consider how this gun will sell in the market given the demand and cost of making a production facility. I think with the 1994 ban going away there is more incentive for gun companies to sell guns like the P90 domestically but it all depends on if they believe their sales will exceed the cost of gearing up for production.

September 9, 2004, 08:30 PM
My understanding is that the FNP90 is, to at least some extent, domestically produced.

September 9, 2004, 10:42 PM
Not ot the extent that it meets a parts count or that they guns can come in outside a bonded warehouse.

If you have direct information on that I would love to know as every time we get p90's the biggest wait seems to be customs.

September 10, 2004, 12:23 AM
Regardless of whether Herstal still makes FALs, the FAL is made in some overseas (ie: to the Belgians) still. Since they call Portugese High Powers Brownings or FNs, they could easily sell "FN" FALs anytime they want to.

Lots of guns that are current issue are not made. I hear tell the StGw90 is not made anymore, but the SG550 basic rifle is, for those that are interested. I'll bet without looking the FNC90 is no longer in production in Belgium. Maybe Bofors still has production capability for the Ak5, though?

September 10, 2004, 01:00 AM
David Fortier, in his recent article on FN in the SGN, categorically states that there is to be a semi-auto P90 and in general FN is committed to US civilian sales. He write this while on a visit to the FN plant in Herstal, so I tend to believe it.

September 10, 2004, 01:55 PM
How about one in 7.62x25 Tok?
I'll vouch for that! much better than the 9mm (performance wise) and not as odd as the 5.7X28. Perfect for a civy version.

Victor Romen
September 10, 2004, 09:24 PM
Or 10mm Auto if that is even possible. It would work length wise, but adapting to the diameter might be a problem.

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