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Fabrique Nationale FN Barracuda


Six-Shot Revolver


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The FN Barracuda revolver appeared in limited quantities with some security forces around the world.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 2/26/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
The FN Barracuda was a security service pistol proposed by the Belgium firm of Fabrique Nationale and accepted into service with a few forces worldwide. The system represented FN's only foray into the world of revolvers but appeared on the scene at a time when other more sexy automatic alternatives were available.

At its core, the system was a double-action weapon, firing from a traditional rotating cylinder containing 6 rounds of ammunition. The weapon could fire the .38 Special or the 357 Magnum rounds but a replacement cylinder offered up use of the 9mm Parabellum. The Barracuda remained a solid offering up until 1989, to which the system was no longer produced by FN.


Specifications



Year:
1974
Manufacturing
Fabrique Nationale; FN Herstal - Belgium
National flag of Belgium Belgium
- Close Quarters Battle (CQB) / Personal Security
- Sidearm
Overall Length:
211 mm (8.31 in)
Barrel Length:
76 mm (2.99 in)
Weight (Unloaded):
1.98 lb (0.90 kg)
Sights:
Fixed Iron Sights
Action:
Double-Action; Revolving Cylinder
Muzzle Velocity:
1,180 feet-per-second (360 meters-per-second)
Rate-of-Fire:
12 rounds-per-minute
Effective Range:
164 ft (50 m; 55 yd)
Barracuda - Base Series Designation

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