Essentially, the Five-seveN represents a quantum leap forward in the handguns suitability for close engagements by delivering the type of performance that was previously confined to rifles or carbines. 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.