MANUFACTURER(S): Fabrique Nationale; FN Herstal - Belgium
ACTION: Double-Action; Revolving Cylinder
CALIBER(S): .357 Magnum; 38 Special; 9x19mm Parabellum
LENGTH (OVERALL): 211 millimeters (8.31 inches)
LENGTH (BARREL): 76 millimeters (2.99 inches)
WEIGHT (UNLOADED): 1.98 pounds (0.90 kilograms)
SIGHTS: Fixed Iron Sights
MUZZLE VELOCITY: 1,180 feet-per-second (360 meters-per-second)
RATE-OF-FIRE: 12 rounds-per-minute
RANGE (EFFECTIVE): 164 feet (50 meters; 55 yards)
Detailing the development and operational history of the Fabrique Nationale FN Barracuda Six-Shot Revolver.
Entry last updated on 2/26/2018.
Authored by Staff Writer. 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.
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