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