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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✓Pistol / Sidearm
Compact design for close-quarters work or general self-defense.
211 mm 8.31 in
76 mm 2.99 in
1.98 lb 0.90 kg
Fixed Iron Sights
Double-Action; Revolving Cylinder
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.357 Magnum; 38 Special; 9x19mm Parabellum
Rounds / Feed
6-round rotating cylinder
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164 ft (50 m | 55 yd)
1,180 ft/sec (360 m/sec)
Barracuda - Base Series Designation
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