Suppressor for FS2000


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stubbicatt
May 16, 2009, 09:43 AM
All. I have been eyeballing the FN FS2000 bullpup rifle. The muzzle brake/flash suppressor is grooved in a way that leads me to believe that perhaps FN contemplated a QD sound suppressor installation on the device.

1) Anybody know of a company who is manufacturing suppressors for this rifle?

Guess any can designed to fit the standard NATO flash hider should fit this rifle.

2) I understand that a source of noise in the AR15 series is the action, due in part to the DI gas system. Do you suppose that the gas piston type action, and the fact that the action on the FS2000 is enclosed will reduce noise at that source?

TIA.

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Javelin
May 16, 2009, 10:51 AM
The 15.7" barrel would not be able to accept a suppressor as the factory flash hider is welded and pinned.

1) The 17" barrel option would be great with an AAC SPR M4 http://www.advanced-armament.com/product.aspx?pid=62

Though you could also go with an AAC M4-2000. I was thinking that the backpressure would be reduced in the SPR/M4 and both are rated #1 in Silencer Research independent testing.

I would personally go with the SPR/M4 in that configuration since you have the barrel length to do it.

2) DI or any gas gun is going to be perceived as 'louder' compared to other actions. Gas piston systems are not fun to shoot suppressed as they over gas easily due to the increased pressure so you have to choose your suppressor that will accomodate the limitations of the design.

**on a side note, if you want a really good multi-caliber suppressor that is QD and will reduce sound to within 2dB I would consider an AAC 762SD. You would also be able to throw it on any of your 30 caliber rifles as well. Just food for thought. It does add 1.75" vs. the M4-2000 and ~1.2" vs. the SPR/M4... and like 4oz of weight but it would also help keeping your bulpup from getting increased back pressure due to the large volume of the suppressor.

:)

stubbicatt
May 16, 2009, 12:19 PM
OK. The only version I've seen of the FS2000 (http://www.fnhusa.com/le/products/firearms/model.asp?fid=FNF011&gid=FNG006&mid=FNM0030) has a sort of scoop shape flash suppressor, with cutouts which seem designed to accept an over the muzzle device.

Will the ones you linked to work on this device? Howabout the Gemtech? Is this muzzle device a "NATO standard" device that would accept the Gemtech?

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