In 1935, the FN-made Browning Hi Power was revolutionary.
The market quickly adopted this high-capacity 9mm pistol
accordingly, and it has since been fielded by over 100 countries.
FN's newest contribution the handgun's evolution is named the
Five-seveN®. This 20-round pistol fires a 5.7mm bullet that
will defeat most body armor in military service around the world
today. Essentially, the Five-seveN® represents a quantum
leap forward in the handgun's suitablity for close engagements
by delivering the type of performance that was previously
confined to rifles or carbines. Elements of this performance
High magazine capacity: The Five-seveN®
comes standard with 20-round magazine.
High stopping power: The Five-seveN® fires
the 5.7x28mm SS190 Ball round which reliably penetrates Kevlar
helmets and vests as well as CRISAT protection.
High hit probability: The Five-seveN's®
extremely low recoil impulse results in virtually no muzzle climb,
thereby facilitating fast and controllable follow-up shots.
Yet, the Five-seveN® is:
Light and ergonomic: Weighing 30% less than
most 9mm pistols, the smoothly-contoured Five-seveN®
is comfortable to carry and quick to deploy.
Fully safe: Due to its double-action firing
mechanism, the Five-seveN® offers no inherent risk of
accidental discharge during transportation. Furthermore,
all of its safety devices are automatically reengaged following
each firing cycle.
The Five-seveN® fires the SS190 5.7x28mm ball round.
This projectile will perforate any individual protection on
today's battlefield including the PASGT kevlar helmet, 48
layers of kevlar body armor and the CRISAT target (titanium
and kevlar). The SS190's conventional design allows it to
be manufactured on existing production lines, and its lead-free
composition eliminates range contamination.