The FNH SC-1 Over/Under Has a Well Documented Design Flaw
This might be old news to some, but we felt it necessary to post in keeping with the integrity of our reviews.
2,500 Rounds In, The Forearm Cracked
Yes, it happened. The forearm design features a large latch used for takedown, and eventually a crack appears directly down the center. I noticed mine because I was looking for it, before it split in half mid round. The FN representative on the phone acknowledged that it is a common issue, and that they are working on redesigning the forearm to prevent this from happening. Repair times can be as long as six months due to the slow pace of manufacturing for these shotguns. I opted for a full refund of the purchase price, which I had in hand just three business days after they received the shotgun and a copy of the receipt. It’s a shame that such a gorgeous firearm suffers from such a flaw, but FN is being a stand-up company. Unfortunately, they’re still putting out a product that has a near-guaranteed and fatal failure built right into the hardware. Purchasing one of these shotguns still isn’t a terrible ride though, since you get to put round after round through the thing before getting a full refund that you can spend on a more dependable if less eye catching shotgun like a Browning Citori. Read the Full Review.