ATK will be working cooperatively with FN Herstal to develop ammo for the SCAR weapons platforms, as well as 5.7mm ammo for the US Civilian market.
That reminds me of a beef I have with civilian firearms manufacturers, but why aren’t we seeing more guns chambered for 5.7mm? Sure, it’s a souped up .22 Magnum, but there are some people (MEEEEEEE) that flip their lid for a compact carbine with a 16 inch barrel chambered for 5.7mm. In fact, I bet if you could develop a 5.7mm carbine and sell it for $600 dollars that you wouldn’t be able to make them fast enough to keep up with the demand. Right now, if I want something to shoot 5.7×28 rounds, I’m either going to buy an FN P90 which has been neutered to make it civilian legal, or an AR-57 from American Tactical Imports. I guess I could get a T/C Encore made for it (they catalogue barrels in 5.7mm) but a single shot 5.7mm doesn’t really blow my skirt up.
I guess what I’m saying is that I want more guns for this cartridge – as a defensive cartridge I’m indifferent, but as a blaster/150 yard coyote terminator, I’m all about it.