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Fabrique Nationale FN Barracuda


Six-Shot Revolver [ 1974 ]



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



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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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Specifications



Service Year
1974

Origin
Belgium national flag graphic
Belgium

Classification


Six-Shot Revolver


Fabrique Nationale; FN Herstal - Belgium
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Pistol / Sidearm
Compact design for close-quarters work or general self-defense.


Overall Length
211 mm
8.31 in
Barrel Length
76 mm
2.99 in
Empty Wgt
1.98 lb
0.90 kg
Sights


Fixed Iron Sights


Action


Double-Action; Revolving Cylinder

(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


.357 Magnum; 38 Special; 9x19mm Parabellum

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a 9mm pistol cartridge
Graphical image of a .357 Magnum pistol cartridge
Rounds / Feed


6-round rotating cylinder
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
164 ft
(50 m | 55 yd)
Rate-of-Fire
12
rds/min
Muzzle Velocity
1,180 ft/sec
(360 m/sec)


Barracuda - Base Series Designation


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