FN is a legendary gun maker that has armed militaries and civilians across the world for defense and recreation for decades. This varies from their famously re-introduced High Power pistol to the equally sought-after SCAR series of rifles. Perhaps their most notable firearm model – the Five-seveN – is now getting a modern upgrade to support all of your favorite red dot optics. Now, introducing the Five-seveN MRD!
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This new version of the Five-seveN MRD will have a slide cut to mount the industry’s most popular red dot optics. Also, the Five-seveN MRD will boast minimal recoil from the FN 5.7x28mm cartridge like its predecessors. You will also enjoy an enhanced grip with stippled texturing for the most assured dexterity throughout handling and weapon manipulations. This upgraded version will also have adjustable iron sights that co-witness with most MRDs on the market today. The rest of specifications can be read below as presented by FN:
Cartridge: 5.7 x28mm Operation: Delayed Blowback, Single-Action Only Slide/Frame Finish: Black/Black | Flat Dark Earth (FDE)/Flat Dark Earth (FDE) Magazine: Two (2) 10 or 20 Round [depending on city, municipality, and/or state restrictions] Weight: 25.2 Oz Length: 8.2″ Barrel Length: 4.8”
“When we embarked on this design update for the Five-seveN MRD, we focused on the core benefits our user base wants in a modern pistol. The Five-seveN pistol was already extremely accurate and reliable, although there was untapped performance in the design and cartridge to bring forward. Milling the slide in the factory allows for immediate mounting of almost any MRD on the market, with improved ergonomics and controls, the Five-seveN MRD delivers more precision and versatility for the modern handgunner.” – John Ryan, Director of Product Management for FN America, LLC
Slide Add Most MRDs in Minutes without a Gunsmith Machined Steel Slide with Polymer Cover Enhanced Slide Cover Improves Cocking Control Photo-Luminescent Front Sight with Adjustable Rear Barrel Cold Hammer-Forged Barrel for Enduring Accuracy Precision 5.7x28mm Chamber for Feed Reliability Frame Stippled Texture for Adverse Conditions Internal Single-Action Hammer Smooth Trigger Pull – Breaks at ~6.2 Lb Operating Controls Oversize Controls Fit any Shooter
The asking price for the New Five-seveN MRD – regardless of color or the magazines it will ship with depending on your state’s laws – is set at $1,449. Considering that the original Five-seveN pistols are benchmarked at $1,319 that sounds like pretty fair pricing for an optic-ready pistol out-of-the-box with other upgrades and enhancements to boot.
The only question that honestly remains is this something you would be willing to open your wallet for? This could potentially be a home defense pistol, used for everyday carry (EDC), and in some instances even deployed for varmint hunting. What do you think? As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.
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