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Highly accurate and armor-piercing, the pricy Five-Seven is a slow-loader that compensates with a generous 20-round magazine and forgiving recoil.
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The FN Five-seven is a semi-automatic pistol designed and manufactured by FN Herstal in Belgium. The pistol is named for its 5.7-mm (.224 in) bullet diameter. The Five-seven pistol was developed in conjunction with the FN P90 personal defense weapon and the FN 5.7×28mm cartridge. The P90 was introduced in 1990, and the Five-seven was introduced in 1998 as a pistol using the same 5.7×28mm ammunition. Developed as a companion pistol to the P90, the Five-seven shares many of its design 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. The Five-seven has an internal hammer that is not directly visible. 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. The Five-seven is currently in service with military and police forces in over 40 nations, such as Canada, France, Greece, India, Poland, Spain, and the United States. 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.
The Five-seven is essentially a better version of the P250 in all respects except for cost and reload speed. It has better accuracy, lower recoil, excellent armor penetration, and a significantly more generous supply of bullets for only $500. While it lacks the fire rate of its alternative, the CZ75-Auto, it can still one-shot a nearby helmeted opponent, making it serviceable at close as well as longer ranges. CTs with money to spare on an Eco-Round or a pistol/armor buy will often be rewarded for taking a Five-seven over a P250 or a Desert Eagle for all these reasons.