| Item #: 3868929120
Description: FNM FIVE-SVN USG SA PST B 20RD
Manufacturer: FNH USA
Model #: Five Seven USG
Type: Semi-Automatic Pistol
stock: Blk Polymer Frm, Equip Rail, Imprvd Trigr Guard
Sights: Adjustable 3-Dot Sights
Barrel Length: 4.82"
Overall Length: 8.2"
Weight: 21.76 oz
Packaging: Black Plastic Case with Cable Lock
Additional Features 1: Improved Trigger Guard
Additional Features 2: Manufactured by FN Herstal Belguim
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|refers to its 5.7-mm (.224 in) bullet diameter, and the unusual capitalization style is intended to spell out the manufacturer's initials—FN.
The Five-seven pistol was developed in conjunction with the FN P90 personal defense weapon and the 5.7x28mm cartridge. The P90 was introduced in
1990, and the Five-seven was introduced in 1998 as a pistol using the same 5.7x28mm ammunition. As a companion pistol to the P90, the Five-seven
shares many of the same features: it is a lightweight polymer-based weapon with a large magazine capacity, ambidextrous controls, low recoil, and the
ability to penetrate body armor when using certain cartridge types.
Sales of the Five-seven were originally restricted by FN to military and law enforcement customers, but since 2004, the pistol has also been offered to
civilian shooters for personal protection, target shooting, and similar uses. Although offered only with sporting ammunition, the Five-seven's
introduction to civilian shooters was met with strong opposition from gun control organizations such as the Brady Campaign, and the pistol has been
subject to ongoing controversy in the United States.
The Five-seven is currently in service with military and police forces in over 40 countries throughout the world. In the United States, the Five-
seven is in use with numerous law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Secret Service. In the years since the pistol's introduction to the civilian
market in the United States, it has also become increasingly popular with civilian shooters.