What can I say? Sometimes I wish I didn’t live in CA…..
Off the FN website.
The FN Five-seveN® single-action autoloading pistol fires the low-recoil 5.7x28mm cartridge making it ideal for personal protection, target shooting or NRA Tactical Police Competition. It features a textured, ergonomic polymer frame with checkered panels for enhanced grip. The polymer slide cover helps reduce weight and the operating controls allow for easy access with a reversible magazine release and ambidextrous manual safety levers. The barrel is hammer-forged and chrome-lined for enhanced accuracy and extended service life. Models are available with matte black, olive drab green or Flat Dark Earth frames with a choice of adjustable target sights or fixed three-dot combat sights.
- Polymer slide cover
- Rear cocking serrations
- Adjustable three-dot target sights or fixed three-dot combat sights
- Night sights available by special order
- Hammer-forged stainless steel with chrome-lined bore
- Polished chamber and feed ramp
- 4.75″ barrel on all models
- Rugged polymer construction
- Checkered grip
- Underframe accessory mounting rail
- Serrated trigger guard
- Fully-ambidextrous manual safety levers
- Reversible magazine release button
- Polymer magazine body
- Low-friction follower
- Polymer basepad
- Caliber: 5.7x28mm
- Operation: Single-Action Only (SAO)
- Twist Rate: 1 in 9 RH”
- Barrel Length: 4.75″
- Height: 5.7″
- Width: 1.4″
- Barrel Length: 4.80″
- Overall Length: 8.2″
- Weight: 20.8 oz. empty
- Magazine: 20or 10-round magazines
From a long time reader of ours and dead eye marksman Kathy Sato! Thanks Kathy, you rock. -Brandon
“Elite Ammunition’s S4M, FNH Five seven pistol and Ballistic Gelatin protected by a Level IIIA in an Interceptor carrier. It’s always tiresome seeing so many ‘experts’ comparing it to a .22 mag. At least they’d get closer if they said .22 Hornet. I certainly understand their reservations and though I have a FNH FiveseveN, my favorite is still my Sig P229 in .357Sig to which I just added a Bar-Sto 9x19mm barrel. I now have a three caliber great quality sidearm and can feed my zombie apocalypse fantasy by knowing that I can scrounge 9mm or .40 anywhere 🙂 I am anxiously awaiting more real world AARs about the 5.7’s use and effectiveness.
Oh one thing I wanted to mention about the FiveseveN. I’ve tried it out on quite a few days with the X300 attached in its Raven RCS Phantom with the soft loops, 20 rnd mag and a spare 20 rnd on my weak side. It is so flat that I can conceal it easily under a very light cotton tank top and also so light that it makes my P229 and spare magazine (Kramer leather IWB) feel like a bowling ball by comparison.” – Kathy