FN 5.7×28mm cartridge fully compatible with a variety of FN firearms including the Five-seveN (r) pistols, FN PS90 (r) carbines and FN P90 (r) submachine guns. It has been specifically designed to excel in specialized roles. The lightweight, aluminum-core hollow-point bullets of the SS195 LF round and SS198 LF rounds are light, brass-jacketed, lightweight ammunition. Federal Cartridge Company distributes the SS197SR in the USA. It is ideal for training and sports.
FN also sells 5.7x28mm restricted ammunition (duty tracer, subsonic), for law enforcement and military sale only. To minimize the possibility of over-penetration, the SS190 duty round was designed. FN America also offers the L191 tracer, SB193 subsonic and blank rounds for training or simulations. All restricted ammunition must be released only after approval by the U.S. Customs and BATFE. The FN 5.7x28mm cartridge is a relatively new addition to the shooting industry. The cartridge was released in the early 1990s and was intended to be a low-velocity, bullet-weight round that could both be used by military and police forces. The FN 5.7x28mm cartridge was intended to replace NATO’s 9mm Luger, but full adoption never took place. The cartridge was a popular choice among private gun owners, particularly hunters, who desired a small-caliber handgun round that could be used at medium to long ranges. Shop for the FN 5.7x28mm cartridge at our site.
The FN 5.7x28mm Caliber has been integrated into the Multi-Caliber Manual Of Proof and Inspection. It joins the standardized NATO small-caliber ammunition portfolio (along with the 9.x19mm NATO and the 5.56x45mm NATO and the 7.62x51mm NATO) and the 12.7x99mm NATO. Also known as the.50 caliber. The FN 5.7x28mm provides armies with interchangeability and operational efficiency between ammunition from different manufacturers. This standardization offers a new option in the Handgun/Submachine gun category, implementing NATO Army Armament Group’s LCGDSS requirements (Land Combat Group Dismounted Soldier System), as outlined in the NEW NATO INNFANTRY SMALL ARMS POSTE 2025>> document*. The sponsorship of the Belgian Army means that the FN(r), P90 submachine gun, and the FN FiveseveN (r) pistol will soon be the first NATO Nominated Weapons for the 5.7x28mm caliber.