Fully compatible with a wide variety of FN firearms, including the Five-seveN pistols, FN PS90 carbines, and FN P90 submachine guns, the 5.7x28mm cartridge has been specially tailored to excel in several specialized roles. The SS195 LF and SS198 LF rounds use an innovative, lightweight, brass-jacketed, aluminum-core hollow point bullet. The SS197SR, distributed in the U.S. by Federal Cartridge Company, is ideally suited for sports and training applications.
FN also offers 5.7x28mm restricted ammunition (duty, tracer, subsonic) for law enforcement and military sales only. The SS190 duty round has been designed to minimize the risk of over-penetration. The L191 tracer and SB193 subsonic rounds, as well as blank rounds for training and simulations, are also available from FN America. All restricted ammunition is only released and shipped from a U.S. Customs-Controlled Bonded Warehouse (CBW) upon BATFE and U.S. Customs approval.
Fabrique Nationale Herstal (English: National Factory Herstal), self-identified as FN Herstal and often referred to as Fabrique Nationale or simply FN, is a leading firearms manufacturer located in Herstal, Belgium, owned by the holding company Herstal Group which is in turn owned by the regional government of Wallonia. It is currently the largest exporter of military small arms in Europe.
Herstal Group also owns U.S. Repeating Arms Company (Winchester) and Browning Arms Company. FN America is the American subsidiary of FN Herstal; FN America was formed by the merger of FN’s previous two American subsidiaries: FN Manufacturing and FNH USA.A United Kingdom based manufacturing facility FNH UK is now also in operation.
Firearms designed and/or manufactured by FN include the Browning Hi-Power and Five-seven pistols, the FAL, FNC, F2000 and SCAR rifles, the P90 submachine gun, the M2 Browning, MAG, Minimi and the FN Evolys machine guns: all have been commercially successful. FN Herstal’s firearms are used by the militaries of over 100 countries.
FN Herstal originated in the small city of Herstal, near Liège. The Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre (French for National Factory of Weapons of War) was established in 1889 to manufacture 150,000 Mauser Model 89 rifles ordered by the Belgian Government. FN was co-founded by the major arms makers of the Liège region, with Henri Pieper of Anciens Etablissements Pieper being the driving force and the primary shareholder of the new company OF CHEAP FN 5.7x28mm AMMO.
1] FN was an important manufacturer of motor vehicles in Belgium, a development championed by Alexandre Galopin as managing director. Cars were produced in Herstal in the early 1900s until 1935. Production of FN motorcycles continued until 1965, and production of trucks until 1970. In 1973, FN changed its name to reflect a product line diversified far beyond just “weapons of war”, adopting the current name of Fabrique Nationale d’Herstal.
One of Fabrique Nationale’s handguns, a Model 1910 semi-automatic pistol in 9×17mm (.380 ACP) (serial number 19074) was one of four weapons that were taken from the assassins of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, although it is unknown which of the four weapons fired the fatal round.
he FN Manufacturing LLC plant in Columbia, South Carolina, is part of the military division of FN. It is primarily responsible for the production of U.S. military weapons, such as M16 rifles, M249 light machine guns, M240 machine guns, and M2 machine guns.
Browning began development of the GP35 “High Power” pistol, the GP standing for Grande Puissance (French for high power), which is well-known as the Browning Hi-Power. The weapon was finalized by FN’s Dieudonné Saive and did not appear until 1935, nearly a decade after Browning’s death; it remained in production until 2017.
Americans define the shoulder angle at alpha/2 ≈ 35 degrees. The common rifling twist rate for this cartridge is 1:228.6 mm (1:9 in), 8 grooves, Ø lands = 5.53 mm, Ø grooves = 5.62 mm, land width = 1.63 mm and the recommended primer type is small rifle.
According to the official C.I.P. (Commission Internationale Permanente pour l’Epreuve des Armes à Feu Portatives) rulings, the 5.7×28mm can handle up to 3,450 bar (345 MPa; 50,000 psi) Pmax (the nominal maximum) piezo[clarification needed] pressure. In C.I.P. regulated countries, every rifle cartridge combination has to be proofed at 125% of this maximum C.I.P. pressure to be certified for sale to consumers, referred to as “PE”. This means that 5.7×28mm chambered arms in C.I.P. regulated countries are currently (2018) proof tested at 4,313 bar (431.3 MPa; 62,550 psi) PE piezo pressure.
|Projectile mass||2.0 g (31 gr)||2.0 g (31 gr)||1.8 g (28 gr)||3.6 g (56 gr)||1.8 g (28 gr)||1.8 g (28 gr)||2.6 g (40 gr)||2.6 g (40 gr)||1.8 g (28 gr)||2.6 g (40 gr)||2.1 g (32 gr)||1.8 g (28 gr)|
|Muzzle velocity (P90)||716 m/s (2,350 ft/s)||716 m/s (2,350 ft/s)||716 m/s (2,350 ft/s)||305 m/s (1,000 ft/s)||716 m/s (2,350 ft/s)||716 m/s (2,350 ft/s)||549 m/s (1,800 ft/s)||594 m/s (1,950 ft/s)||792 m/s (2,600 ft/s)||583.6 m/s (1,915 ft/s)||762 m/s (2,500 ft/s)||930.6 m/s (3,053 ft/s)|
|Muzzle energy (P90)||534 J (394 ft⋅lb)||534 J (394 ft⋅lb)||467 J (344 ft⋅lb)||163 J (120 ft⋅lb)||467 J (344 ft⋅lb)||467 J (344 ft⋅lb)||393 J (290 ft⋅lb)||461 J (340 ft⋅lb)||482 J (356 ft⋅lb)||441 J (325 ft⋅lb)||604 J (445 ft⋅lb)||788 J (581 ft⋅lb)|
|Projectile type||FMJ “AP“||FMJ tracer||JHP||FMJBT||JHP||JHP||V-Max||V-Max||JHP||TMJ||Turned Exotic Solid Copper||JHP|
|Effective range||200 m (660 ft)||200 m (660 ft)||200 m (660 ft)||50 m (160 ft)||200 m (660 ft)||200 m (660 ft)||150 m (490 ft)||150 m (490 ft)||200 m (660 ft)||200 m (660 ft)||200 m (660 ft)||200 m (660 ft)|
|Color code||Plain, black or white/black||Red or red/black||Plain JHP||White||Green||Plain JHP||Red V-Max||Blue V-Max||Green||Plain TMJ||Anodized Black||Plain JHP|
|Availability||Restricted by FN||Restricted by FN||Commercial (discontinued)||Restricted by FN||Restricted by FN (discontinued)||Commercial||Commercial (discontinued)||Commercial||Restricted by FN||Commercial||Commercial||Commercial|
Fired from the longer 40.74 cm (16.04 in) barrel of the PS90, the muzzle velocity of SS195LF is roughly 60 m/s (200 ft/s) faster, and the muzzle velocity of SS197SR is roughly 45 m/s (150 ft/s) faster. Fired from the shorter 12.2 cm (4.8 in) barrel of the Five-seven pistol, the muzzle velocity of SS195LF is roughly 90 m/s (300 ft/s) slower, and the muzzle velocity of SS197SR is roughly 60 m/s (200 ft/s) slower. 
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