Friday, March 2, 2012

Five Seven

Five Seven

Five Seven
The "Five Seven" Self-loading Pistol was designed by Belgium company Fabrique Nationale (FN). Pistol was publicly presented in 1996. "Five Seven"  is chambered for the new perspective 5.7 x 28 mm (SS190) intermediate cartridge developed by Fabrique Nationale.

It was published that the SS190 penetrates 48 layers of kevlar in 200 m range, fired from the P-90 submachine gun. In 150 m range bullet proofs standard US Army helmet and defeats target covered by it. Cartridge recoil power is threefold lower than the standard NATO 5.56 x 45 mm (.223 Rem) cartridges. The "Five-seveN" Self-loading Pistol is a new generation and conception weapon. "Five Seven"  Technically it is classified as an ordinary submachine gun but tactically it is a Personal Defense Weapon.

"Five Seven"  small-bore cartridge has a very high initial speed as well as a sharp nose bullets. These both features provide extremely high penetration effect. However light bullet has one disadvantages as it quickly looses it's initial speed. Furthermore light cartridges weight allows to increase ammunition storage in 60%.

"Five Seven"  Pistol has no manual safeties in standard model. It's slide and lock are made from steel. Handle has adjustable rear part. The FN "Five Seven"  is completed with some different such rear parts so it fits almost every hand. Mainly "Five-seveN" has no radical constructional design features comparing with other pistols. Almost the only new feature is SS190 cartridge. "Five Seven"   Externally it only has new shape trigger guard likely to the P-90. It allows to shoot when wearing gloves. Pistol can be easily dismantled into 4 main parts. The "Five Seven"  uses standard, tracer and subsonic speed bullets (used with sound suppressor). It has an opened fixed sight. Every "Five Seven"  can be fitted with an underbarrel mounted laser pointer or a flashlight. To sum it up "Fabrique Nationale" engineers designed a self-loading pistol with a really impressive bullet armor-piercing and penetration abilities almost equal to an ordinary assault or automatic rifle abilities in a short range distances. The "Five Seven"  became the first Personal Defense Weapon requirements fitting pistol.
"Five Seven"  Advantages: Extremely high penetration effect and long range of effective fire. Powerful cartridge and also light cartridges weight. High magazine capacity and high practical rate of fire as well. No manual safeties. Quiet comfortable handling for a two row magazine. "Five Seven" Compatible with a sound suppressor.

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