I have probably mentioned in the past that I like FN Herstal a lot more than I like HK. Not just because they make better guns (take THAT, fanboys) but because FN loves the civilian market.
As a compare and contrast, HK said that they won’t make their HK-416 in a civilian legal version. Meanwhile, FNH has decided that they will sell their SCAR weapons system to civilians.
SCAR 16S and SCAR 17S As close to USSOCOM as you can get without enlisting.
Experience the civilian-legal semi-auto only version of the rifle chosen by U.S. Special Operations Command as its first new rifle since the early 1960’s. The SCAR 16S is chambered in 5.56X45mm NATO (223 Rem.) while the SCAR 17S fires the 7.62X51mm NATO (308 Win.) cartridge. The innovative gas-operated, short stroke piston system reduces fouling for greater reliability. The side folding polymer stock is fully adjustable for comb height and length of pull and is colored authentic USSOCOM Flat Dark Earth. Both 10 and 30-round detachable box magazines(DBM) are available, and the ambidextrous operating controls instantly adapt the SCAR S-Series to any user.
Of course, good luck finding someone who actually has one in stock. With the way EBRs are flying off the shelves these days, actually finding these guns isn’t going to be easy.