SHOT 2023: Foxtrot Mike Gen 2 FM-15

Foxtrot Mike is bringing a number of new products to the gun world from second-generation iterations of their popular guns to new and varied furniture options. Gen 2 complete firearms include different barrel lengths of the company’s FM-15 line while new furniture includes fixed and folding models. The guns are designed for versatility and reliable function.

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FM launched their second-generation complete firearms and a variety of new furniture options. (Photo credit: Foxtrot Mike)

The FM-15 line is chambered in 223 Wylde. Because they’re chambered in 223 Wylde, shooters can run them with either 5.56 NATO or 223 Remington, and the results are typically more accurate than with other chamberings. These are direct impingement which is preferred by many gun owners for accuracy. Currently available barrel lengths include 16-inch carbines and a 12.5-inch pistol. Barrels are made from 41v50 steel, which contains vanadium and is known for superior durability, strength, and stability at high temperatures. A black nitride finish protects the barrels from wear and promotes corrosion resistance.

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The FM-15 is available with different stocks including the pictured Thril Competition stock. (Photo credit: Foxtrot Mike)

One of the upgrades to the second-generation FM-15 guns is a new lug on the bottom of the gas key which is designed to prevent failures. According to the company, their firearms haven’t had any gas key failures, but they added the lug to further strengthen the existing design.

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One of the new models from Foxtrot Mike is the pictured rifle with an AK 102 lower that’s compatible with 5.56 AK mags. (Photo credit: Foxtrot Mike)

Also new from the company is an FM-15 that is compatible with 5.56 AK magazines from AC Unity. Those guns feature an AK 102 lower and come in all currently offered FM-15 barrel lengths. It’s a great option for fans of direct impingement who also want some AK features, only on an AR platform rifle.

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The guns are available with folding stocks. (Photo credit: Foxtrot Mike)

Available stocks for the FM-15 line include:

  • Magpul Zhukov for AK-compatible firearms
  • A3 Tactical collapsible stock
  • THRIL Competition

MSRP for the FM-15 line varies by specific model and stock.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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